Oppenheimer leads the Oscar nominations

Barbie and Oppenheimer lead the way for the Academy Awards.

Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster biopic “Oppenheimer” dominates the Oscar nominations with a leading 13 nods, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Driving the news: The feminist comedy “Barbie” receives eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor for Ryan Gosling.


  • Greta Gerwig, director of “Barbie,” is surprisingly left out of the Best Director category, despite her previous nomination for “Lady Bird.”
  • Other notable films include Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” with 10 nominations and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” with 11 nods.
  • Lily Gladstone, star of “Killers of the Flower Moon,” becomes the first Native American nominated for Best Actress.

The big picture: The 10 films nominated for Best Picture are: “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.”

  • Notable nominations include Cord Jefferson’s “American Fiction” with five nods, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph from “The Holdovers” in the Best Supporting Actress category.
  • Netflix leads with the most nominations, 18 in total, but the industry’s focus has shifted back to the importance of theatrical releases.
  • Oscars voters are poised to potentially award a big-budget blockbuster like “Oppenheimer,” which grossed $326.8 million domestically.
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