February 21, 2024 10:41:40 booked.net

Shortlists Revealed for the 96th Oscars: Notable Entries Include ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ Across Multiple Categories

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has disclosed the shortlists across ten categories for the upcoming 96th Oscars ceremony, showcasing standout contenders such as ‘Barbie,’ ‘Oppenheimer,’ and ‘The Last Voyage of the Demeter.’

Greta Gerwig’s comedic masterpiece, ‘Barbie,’ leads the mentions with nominations in five categories, including sound and original song featuring submissions from renowned artists like Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa. The film also receives recognition for its original score composed by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt.

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ secures nods in three categories: hairstyling, sound, and original score.

While some anticipated films like ‘The Color Purple’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ did not make the cut, the shortlists feature A24’s unconventional ‘Beau is Afraid’ and Universal Pictures’ chilling release ‘The Last Voyage of the Demeter.’

Among the musical compositions, notable entries come from Daniel Pemberton’s ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ Ludwig Göransson’s ‘Oppenheimer,’ and the late Robbie Robertson’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon.’ The list includes esteemed veterans like Thomas Newman and John Williams.

The diversity within the recognized composers is a standout aspect, featuring talents such as Jon Batiste, Kris Bowers, Laura Karpman, and Mica Levi.

The host for the 96th Oscars in 2024 is set to be television host-comedian Jimmy Kimmel, marking his return.

The Oscar nomination period is scheduled from Jan. 11-16, with the official nominees announcement slated for Jan. 23.

List of Nominated Films

Documentary Feature

  • American Symphony
  • Apolonia, Apolonia
  • Beyond Utopia
  • Bobi Wine: The People’s President
  • Desperate Souls, Dark City, and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy
  • The Eternal Memory
  • Four Daughters
  • Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project
  • In the Rearview
  • Stamped from the Beginning
  • Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie
  • A Still Small Voice
  • 32 Sounds
  • To Kill a Tiger
  • 20 Days in Mariupol

Documentary Short Subject

  • The ABCs of Book Banning
  • The Barber of Little Rock
  • Bear
  • Between Earth & Sky
  • Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games
  • Camp Courage
  • Deciding Vote
  • How We Get Free
  • If Dreams Were Lightning: Rural Healthcare Crisis
  • Island in Between
  • The Last Repair Shop
  • Last Song from Kabul
  • Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó
  • Oasis
  • Wings of Dust

International Feature

  • Armenia, Amerikatsi
  • Bhutan, The Monk and the Gun
  • Denmark, The Promised Land
  • Finland, Fallen Leaves
  • France, The Taste of Things
  • Germany, The Teachers’ Lounge
  • Iceland, Godland
  • Italy, Io Capitano
  • Japan, Perfect Days
  • Mexico, Totem
  • Morocco, The Mother of All Lies
  • Spain, Society of the Snow
  • Tunisia, Four Daughters
  • Ukraine, 20 Days in Mariupol
  • United Kingdom, The Zone of Interest

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Beau Is Afraid
  • Ferrari
  • Golda
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • The Last Voyage of the Demeter
  • Maestro
  • Napoleon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things
  • Society of the Snow


  • Barbie
  • The Creator
  • Ferrari
  • The Killer
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Maestro
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  • Napoleon
  • Oppenheimer
  • The Zone of Interest

Original Score

  • American Fiction
  • American Symphony
  • Barbie
  • The Boy and the Heron
  • The Color Purple
  • Elemental
  • The Holdovers
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things
  • Saltburn
  • Society of the Snow
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • The Zone of Interest

Original Song

  • It Never Went Away from American Symphony
  • Dear Alien (Who Art In Heaven) from Asteroid City
  • Dance The Night from Barbie
  • I’m Just Ken from Barbie
  • What Was I Made For? from Barbie
  • Keep It Movin’ from The Color Purple
  • Superpower (I) from The Color Purple
  • The Fire Inside from Flamin’ Hot
  • High Life from Flora and Son
  • Meet In the Middle from Flora and Son
  • Can’t Catch Me Now from The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  • Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People) from Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Quiet Eyes from Past Lives
  • Road To Freedom from Rustin
  • Am I Dreaming from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Animated Short Film

  • Boom
  • Eeva
  • Humo (Smoke)
  • I’m Hip
  • A Kind of Testament
  • Koerkorter (Dog Apartment)
  • Letter to a Pig
  • Ninety-Five Senses
  • Once Upon a Studio
  • Our Uniform
  • Pachyderm
  • Pete
  • 27
  • War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko
  • Wild Summon

Live-Action Short Film

  • The After
  • The Anne Frank Gift Shop
  • An Avocado Pit
  • Bienvenidos a Los Angeles
  • Dead Cat
  • Good Boy
  • Invincible
  • Invisible Border
  • Knight of Fortune
  • The One Note Man
  • Red, White, and Blue
  • The Shepherd
  • Strange Way of Life
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Visual Effects

  • The Creator
  • Godzilla Minus One
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  • Napoleon
  • Poor Things
  • Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire
  • Society of the Snow
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse