Oscars nominations 2024: Cillian Murphy, Carey Mulligan and Emily Blunt lead the British


Cillian Murphy, Carey Mulligan and Emily Blunt led the British and Irish stars receiving an Oscars nomination ahead of this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.

The Oppenheimer actor, who scooped the 2024 Golden Globe for Best Actor, is hoping to also take the Oscar home after being nominated in the same category.

Irish star Cillian’s performance has received critical acclaim for his role in the Christopher Nolan directed film and he was hotly-tipped to receive an Oscars nod.

Cillian – who was predicted to go head-to-head with fellow Irishman Barry Keoghan – will face no competition from the actor as he missed out on a nod. 

However he will go up against Bradley Cooper [Maestro], Colman Domingo [Rustin], Paul Giamatti [The Holdovers] and Jeffrey Wright [American Fiction].

Also up for one of the top gongs is Carey Mulligan, who has received a Best Actress nod for her role in Maestro, as Bernstein’s wife Felicia Montealegre in Maestro.

She will face Annette Bening [Nyad], Lily Gladstone [Killers of the Flower Moon], Sandra Huller [Anatomy of a Fall] and Emma Stone [Poor Things].

Carey, who has been nominated twice before for an Oscar for Promising Young Woman [2021] and An Education [2010], will be hoping its third time lucky.

Meanwhile, British actress Emily has been nominated for Oppenheimer as the title character’s wife, Katherine ‘Kitty’ Oppenheimer, in Best Supporting Actress.

Cillian Murphy, Carey Mulligan and Emily Blunt led the British and Irish stars receiving an Oscars nomination ahead of this year's Academy Awards ceremony

Cillian Murphy, Carey Mulligan and Emily Blunt led the British and Irish stars receiving an Oscars nomination ahead of this year’s Academy Awards ceremony

Meanwhile, Emily has been nominated for Oppenheimer as the title character's wife, Katherine 'Kitty' Oppenheimer, in the Best Supporting Actress category

Meanwhile, Emily has been nominated for Oppenheimer as the title character’s wife, Katherine ‘Kitty’ Oppenheimer, in the Best Supporting Actress category 

British and Irish Academy Awards nominations at a glance:

 Best Actor

Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer

Best Actress

Carey Mulligan – Maestro

Original Song

Mark Ronson – I’m Just Ken – Barbie 

 Best Supporting Actress

Emily Blunt – Oppenheimer

Best Director

Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer

Jonathan Glazer – The Zone of Interest

Also nominated in the same category is; Danielle Brooks [The Color Purple], America Ferrera [Barbie], Jodie Foster [Nyad] and Da’vine Joy Randolph [The Holdovers].

Another Brit receiving a nod on Tuesday afternoon was award-winning songwriter Mark Ronson, who penned Barbie’s I’m Just Ken.

He will go up against Billie Eilish’s What Was I Made For?, which is also from Barbie as well as The Fire Inside from Flamin’ Hot, It Never Went Away from American Symphony and Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People) from Killers of the Flower Moon.

British-American filmmakers Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Glazer have been nominated for Best Director for Oppenheimer and The Zone Of Interest respectively.

Christopher has been nominated for five Oscars for his films Momento, Inception, Dunkirk in the past – but has never won.

While it was a big night for these stars, there were several surprise snubs for actors who were expected to receive nominations from the Academy.

There had been Oscars buzz surrounding Saltburn star Barry Keoghan, however the Irish actor did not receive the coveted nod.

Saltburn failed to acquire any nominations at the ceremony, notably for British actress Rosamund Pike, Elspeth Catton.

Despite being nominated at both the Grammys and Golden Globes, Dua Lipa’s original song, Dance The Night, did not receive the same fate at the Oscars.

Her Barbie track missed out on a nomination, however two other songs from the soundtrack [I’m Just Ken and What Was I Made For] made it onto the shortlist. 

The nominees were revealed by Atlanta star Zazie Beetz and The Boys actor Jack Quaid. 

Also up for one of the top gongs is Carey Mulligan, who has received a Best Actress nod for her role in Maestro, as Bernstein's wife Felicia Montealegre in Maestro

Also up for one of the top gongs is Carey Mulligan, who has received a Best Actress nod for her role in Maestro, as Bernstein’s wife Felicia Montealegre in Maestro

Carey, who has been nominated twice before for an Oscar for Promising Young Woman [2021] and An Education [2010], will be hoping its third time lucky

Carey, who has been nominated twice before for an Oscar for Promising Young Woman [2021] and An Education [2010], will be hoping its third time lucky

Cillian - who was predicted to go head-to-head with fellow Irishman Barry Keoghan (pictured in Saltburn) - will face no competition from the actor as he missed out on a nod

Cillian – who was predicted to go head-to-head with fellow Irishman Barry Keoghan (pictured in Saltburn) – will face no competition from the actor as he missed out on a nod

After a tumultuous movie year marred by strikes and work stoppages, the Academy Awards showered nominations on Nolan’s blockbuster biopic, Oppenheimer, which came away with a leading 13 nominations.

Nolan’s three-hour opus, viewed as the best picture frontrunner, received nods for best picture; Nolan’s direction; acting nominations for Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr. and Emily Blunt; and multiple honors for the craft.

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie wasn’t far behind with eight nominations, including nods for best picture; Ryan Gosling for best supporting actor; and two best-song candidates in What Was I Made For and I’m Just Ken. But Gerwig was surprisingly left out of the best director field.

Over the summer, Oppenheimer went head-to-head with Greta Gerwig’s hit comedy based on the iconic Mattel doll – which eventually earned almost $1.5 billion at the box office whilst ‘Oppenheimer’ brought in $953.8 million – and the two will both go up against each other once again for the title of Best Picture. 

Both Martin Scorsese’s Osage epic Killers of the Flower Moon and Yorgos Lanthimos’ Frankenstein riff Poor Things were also widely celebrated. Poor Things landed 11 nods, while Killers of the Moon was nominated for 10 Oscars.

Lily Gladstone, star of Killers of the Flower Moon, became the first Native American nominated for best actress. For the 10th time, Scorsese was nominated for best director. Leonardo DiCaprio, though, was left out of best actor.

Despite being nominated at both the Grammys and Golden Globes, Dua Lipa's original song, Dance The Night, did not receive the same fate at the Oscars

Despite being nominated at both the Grammys and Golden Globes, Dua Lipa’s original song, Dance The Night, did not receive the same fate at the Oscars

Those four contenders made for a maximalist quartet of Oscar heavyweights. Nolan’s sprawling biopic. Gerwig’s near-musical. Scorsese’s pitch-black Western. Lanthimos’ sumptuously designed fantasy. 

Each utilised a wide spectrum of cinematic tools to tell big, often disturbing big-screen stories. And each – even Apple’s biggest-budgeted movie yet, Killers of the Flower Moon – had robust theatrical releases that saved streaming for months later.

The 10 films nominated for best picture were: Oppenheimer, Barbie, Poor Things, Killers of the Flower Moon, The Holdovers, Maestro, American Fiction, Past Lives, Anatomy of a Fall and The Zone of Interest.

The nominees for best actress are: Annette Bening, Nyad Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon; Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall; Carey Mulligan, Maestro; Emma Stone, Poor Things

Oscar nominations 2024 full list – see who received nods for this year’s Academy Awards

Best Picture

American Fiction

Anatomy of a Fall

Barbie

The Holdovers

Killers of the Flower Moon

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Past Lives

Poor Things 

The Zone of Interest

Best Director 

Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall

Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon 

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things

Jonathan Glazer, The Zone of Interest

Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening, Nyad

Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon

Sandra Huller, Anatomy of a Fall

Carey Mulligan, Maestro

Emma Stone, Poor Things

Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Colman Domingo, Rustin

Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Actress in a Supporting Role

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

America Ferrera, Barbie

Jodie Foster, Nyad

Actor in a Supporting Role

Sterling K. Brown, American Fiction

Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon

Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer

Ryan Gosling, Barbie

Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things 

Animated Feature Film

The Boy and the Heron

Elemental

Nimona

Robot Dreams

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Cinematography

El Conde

Killers of the Flower Moon

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Original Screenplay

Anatomy of a Fall

The Holdovers

Maestro

May December

Past Lives 

Adapted Screenplay

American Fiction

Barbie

 Oppenheimer

Poor Things

The Zone of Interest

Achievement in Production Design

Barbie

Killers of the Flower Moon

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things 

Achievement in Sound

The Creator

Maestro

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Oppenheimer

The Zone of Interest

Original Song 

‘The Fire Inside’ from Flamin’ Hot

‘I’m Just Ken’ from Barbie

‘It Never Went Away’ from American Symphony

‘Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)’ from Killers of the Flower Moon

‘What Was I Made For?’ from Barbie

Original Score 

American Fiction

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Killers of the Flower Moon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Live Action Short Film

The After

Invincible

Knight of Fortune

Red, White and Blue

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Animated Short Film

Letter to a Pig

95 Senses

Our Uniform

Pachyderme

WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko

Documentary Feature Film

Bobi Wine: The People’s President

The Eternal Memory

Four Daughters

To Kill a Tiger

20 Days in Mariupol 

Documentary Short Film

The ABCs of Book Banning

The Barber of Little Rock

Island in Between

The Last Repair Shop

Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó

International Feature Film

Io Capitano, Italy

Perfect Days, Japan

Society of the Snow, Spain

The Teachers’ Lounge, Germany

The Zone of Interest, United Kingdom

Makeup and Hairstyling

Golda

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Society of the Snow 

Achievement in Costume Design

Barbie

Killers of the Flower Moon

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Achievement in Film Editing

Anatomy of a Fall

The Holdovers

Killers of the Flower Moon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things 

Visual Effects

The Creator

Godzilla Minus One

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Napoleon



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