Oscars nominations 2024: Oppenheimer eclipses Scorsese, Poor Things – and Barbie

Jan 25, 2024
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: The Guardian (by Catherine Shoard).

Christopher Nolan looks set to secure his first ever Oscar at next month’s ceremony after his latest film, Oppenheimer, was revealed as the movie with the most nominations.

A biopic of Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist behind the atomic bomb, the film is shortlisted in 13 categories, including best film, director and adapted screenplay. Stars Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr and Emily Blunt are also in contention for awards. This tally means it has the most nominations garnered by a single film since 2018’s The Shape of Water, which went on to win four, including best picture and director.

Nolan, who has previously been nominated for five Oscars, is also frontrunner at next month’s Bafta awards – where he has likewise always come away empty-handed.

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