Snubs and Surprises in the 2024 Oscar Nominations

For the most part, the nominations for the 2024 Oscars went as expected. Oppenheimer and Barbie received best picture nods, as did such favorites as The Holdovers, Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon.

Two songs from Barbie were nominated for best original song – “I’m Just Ken” (written by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt) and “What Was I Made For?” (written by Billie Eilish and Finneas). Barbie is the first film to spawn two best song nominees since La La Land seven years ago. “City of Stars” and “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” were both nominated. “City of Stars” went on to win.


The late Robbie Robertson was nominated for best original score for Killers of the Flower Moon. This was the 12th and last Martin Scorsese film that Robertson worked on. Robertson, who died in June at age 80, is the first composer to be nominated in this category posthumously since the legendary Bernard Herrmann was cited in 1976 for both Obsession and Taxi Driver.

But not everything went according to pundits’ predictions, as you will see.

Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the 2024 Oscars, which will be held March 10 at its usual home, the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood. It will mark Kimmel’s fourth time as host.

The Oscar ceremony, which will air on ABC, will be executive produced by Raj Kapoor, Molly McNearney and Katy Mullan, with Kapoor also serving as showrunner. Hamish Hamilton will serve as director.

Here are notable snubs and surprises in the 2024 Oscar nominations.

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