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“Oppenheimer” Dominates with 13 Oscar Nominations, Including Best Picture

Los Angeles, January 23, 2024, The Europe Today: The highly acclaimed film “Oppenheimer,” depicting the intense World War Two race to create the first atomic bomb, emerged as a frontrunner in the 94th Academy Awards nominations, securing an impressive 13 nods, including a coveted spot in the prestigious best picture category.

Outshining its competitors, the gothic comedy “Poor Things” trailed closely with 11 nominations, setting the stage for a compelling showdown at the film industry’s most esteemed event.

Competing alongside “Oppenheimer” for the best picture trophy are the feminist doll adventure “Barbie,” the Leonard Bernstein biopic “Maestro,” and Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” a gripping narrative surrounding the Osage Nation murders in 1920s Oklahoma.

Christopher Nolan, nominated for best director for “Oppenheimer,” expressed his excitement, stating, “It’s a real thrill to see the film receive so many nominations. I think it’s a great year for movies, and it’s a real honor to be included.”

In addition to the best picture category, nominees include “American Fiction,” “The Holdovers,” “Past Lives,” “The Zone of Interest,” and the French film “Anatomy of a Fall.”

The acting categories saw ten first-time nominees, with stars like Lily Gladstone from “Killers of the Flower Moon” and Jeffrey Wright and Sterling K. Brown from “American Fiction.” Surprisingly, Leonardo DiCaprio of “Flower Moon” was snubbed, while Robert De Niro earned a supporting actor nomination.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, comprising approximately 11,000 industry professionals, will decide the winners of the coveted Oscar statuettes. Notably, the Academy has made strides in diversifying its membership since the #OscarsSoWhite controversies of 2015 and 2016, with increased representation of women, people of color, and international members. This year’s voting process attracted participation from a record 93 countries, reflecting the global impact of the film industry.