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The Record-Breaking, Historical, and Controversial 2024 Oscar Nominations




Aira discusses the various nominations in this year's Oscars ceremony.


As this year’s award shows have begun with shows like the Golden Globes and the Emmys, next month we will see Hollywood’s Biggest Night of the Year. The 96th Academy Awards, known as the Oscars is an annual awards ceremony that nominates and awards films and its actors, music/score, etc. during 2023. The 96th Academy Awards are scheduled to air on March 10, 2024 broadcasted by ABC, taking place in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Boulevard, California. 


Nominations were announced in January 2024, films like ‘Oppenheimer’ earned 13 nominations, ‘Poor Things’ earned 11, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ earned 10, and ‘Barbie’ earned eight. And actors and actresses like Bradley Cooper, Cillian Murphy, Emma Stone, and Lily Gladstone have been nominated for best actor or actress. Actress Lily Gladstone is the first Native American actress to be nominated for Best Actress category and according to ‘Variety’, 81 year-old Martin Scorsese “made history by becoming the oldest directing nominee.”  ‘Oppenheimer’, ‘Barbie’, ‘Past Lives’, ‘Poor Things’, etc. have been nominated for Best Picture, while this year’s nominations have some record-breaking and historic nominations, there were also surprises and snubs as well including snubs that were met with controversy. 


While Barbie earned a total of eight nominations including Best Picture, the film’s director Greta Gerwig and actress Margot Robbie weren’t nominated for Best Director and Best Actress respectively despite getting shortlisted (a list of possible nominees for an official nomination). Fans of the film and even actors of ‘Barbie’ like Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera were disappointed and outraged by the snubs. Some fans see the snubs ironic as a patriarchy-parody of what the film was trying to prove, according to DEADLINE actress Margot Robbie responded to her snub, “There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed,” saying that fans shouldn’t get too sad with her snub but also saying Greta Gerwig should have been nominated for Best Director. Greta Gerwig also had a similar response to her snub and also wanted Margot Robbie to be nominated for Best Actress. Overall this is typically normal to have controversies like this when nominations are announced, but despite that if you still want to know who won an Oscar, then tune in on March 10th on ABC, at 7:00 p.m. est!





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