The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released, this Tuesday (23), the list of feature films nominated for the 2024 Oscar.
“Oppenheimer”, by Christopher Nolan, tops the list of most nominated films, with presence in 13 categories. “Poor Creatures”, with 11, and “Killers of the Flower Moon”, with 10, close the podium.
In addition to these three, seven other features were nominated for the Best Film award, which will be awarded at the ceremony that takes place on March 10th.
See below the complete list of the 10 films nominated for the main Oscar prize:
Directed by Cord Jefferson, from “Master of None”, “Watchmen” and “The Good Place”, “American Fiction” tells the story of writer Thelonius “Monk” Ellison (Jeffrey Wright, from “Batman”) and his attempt to keep your books are relevant and interesting for new generations.
The cast features names like Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, John Ortiz and Erika Alexander.
“Anatomy of a Fall”
“Anatomy of a Fall” is a French production that won the Palme d’Or at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. The film, directed by Justine Triet, is a police drama that tries to solve the mystery of the death of a man whose body was found in the outside the cottage where he lived with his wife and son.
The biggest box office of 2023 is also nominated for the Best Film award. “Barbie” tells the story of the plastic doll, is directed by Greta Gerwig and produced by LuckyChap Entertainment, by Margot Robbie, who also stars in the film.
Ryan Gosling brings Ken to life and shares the screen with names like America Ferrera, Will Ferrell, Emma Mackey and Issa Rae.
There is also comedy on the list. “The Rejected” accompanies the misadventure of a grumpy teacher from a prestigious American school, forced to remain on campus to look after the group of students who have nowhere to go during Christmas break.
He ends up forming an unlikely bond with one of them and the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam.
The plot stars Paul Giamatti, Dominic Sessa and Da’Vine Joy Randolph. Directed by Alexander Payne, known for his work on “Sideways – Entre Umas e Others”, “Pequena Grande Vida” and “Os Descendentes”.
“Killers of the Flower Moon”
Martin Scorsese’s new film, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is based on the book of the same name by David Grann and tells how the Osage people of Oklahoma were killed because of control of the oil rights that were making them rich.
The film also explores the marriage between a white man, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and his wife Osage, played by Lily Gladstone. DiCaprio’s character, pressured by his uncle (Robert De Niro), participates in the murder scheme — even though he loves his wife and children.
Bradley Cooper’s new production is also on the list. “Maestro” is a biopic of Leonard Bernstein and chronicles the relationship between the American maestro and composer and Costa Rican actress Felicia Montealegre in the midst of his professional rise.
The film compiles moments in the history of American composer Leonard Bernstein, from the beginning to the end of his life.
In addition to Cooper and Mulligan, Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke and Sarah Silverman make up the cast of “Maestro”. The names Steven Spielbeg and Martin Scorsese are in the film’s credits as executive producers.
The film “Oppenheimer”, by Christopher Nolan, tells the story of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer as he works with a team of scientists during the Manhattan Project, responsible for creating the atomic bomb.
Starring Cilian Murphy, the cast includes Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Robert Downey Jr.
Because it premiered on the same day as “Barbie”, the film provoked a dispute that became known as “Barbenheimer”.
“Vidas Passadas” is directed by Celine Song and features Greta Lee, Yoo Teo, John Magaro in the cast.
The film tells the story of Nora and Hae Sung, two childhood friends with a deep connection who end up separated when Nora’s family decides to leave South Korea and reunite 20 years later.
One of the main films of the season, “Poor Creatures” is by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimosknown for his work on “The Lobster” (2015), “The Sacrifice of the Sacred Deer” (2017) and “The Favorite” (2018).
In the plot, a woman is revived after suicide by a mad doctor who replaces her brain with that of her unborn baby.
Childlike but with the body of an adult, Bella Baxter becomes increasingly independent and enthusiastic about her sexual experiences as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery through a version of 19th century Europe.
The production stars Emma Stone and veterans Mark Ruffalo and Willem Dafoe.
“Zone of Interest”
Elected third best film of 2023 by Time magazine“Zona de Interesse” also won the Academy.
Set during World War II, the film follows the commander-in-chief of Auschwitz and his wife as the couple try to build a life on the sidelines of a concentration camp.
The film is directed by Jonathan Glazer, and features Sandra Hüller, who is also in “Anatomy of a Fall”, in the cast.
Which film should win the top Oscar prize?
- American Fiction
- Anatomy of a Fall
- The Rejected
- Flower Moon Assassins
- Past lives
- Poor Creatures
- Zone of Interest
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