Out ofOppenheimer and its 13 nominations in the absence of Leonardo DiCaprio in the Best Actor category, here are five things you should know about the 96 nominations announced Tuesdaye Edition of the Oscars, which will take place on March 10th in Los Angeles:
Christopher Nolan's biopic about the father of the atomic bomb, which was a big winner at the Golden Globes in early January, sweeping every major category and winning again at the Critics Choice Awards, is on track to make a splash at the Oscars with its 13th Nominations.
In the history of these awards, the most prestigious in Hollywood cinema, only three films have received more nominations: Titanic, Eve and La La Land.
Praised by critics and audiences, this three-hour feature film grossed nearly $1 billion at the box office in 2023. Only Barbie and Super Mario Bros., the movie, performed better.
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First surprise: the relatively modest number of nominations (eight) for Greta Gerwig's film, which cracked the global box office this year. In addition to Oppenheimer, Poor Creatures (11) and Killers of the Flower Moon (10) do better.
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Also notable is the absence of Margot Robbie among the nominees in the Best Actress category, but the film is still represented by America Ferrera, who made a name for herself in the series “Ugly Betty.”
In the film she plays an ordinary mother who, above all, delivers a passionate monologue about the position of women in society.
Finally, after a similar experience with Daughters of Doctor March, Greta Gerwig was again rejected in the Best Director category, four times.
Prominent female directors
However, Greta Gerwig can console herself with a nomination in the “Best Film” category, which two other feature films by women also won. This is a first at the Oscars.
These other two directors are the French Justine Triet (Anatomy of a Fall) and Celine Song (Past Lives – Nos vies d'avant).
Justine Triet, whose film won the last Palme d'Or at Cannes, is perhaps the one who blocked the way for Greta Gerwig in the Best Director category.
The Frenchwoman is the eighth woman nominated in this category, the fourth since 2021.
Domingo instead of DiCaprio
Rumors have been swirling in Hollywood in recent weeks: Wouldn't Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio be nominated for his performance in Martin Scorsese's critically acclaimed Killers of the Flower Moon?
This was indeed the case and it was 54-year-old actor Colman Domingo who got the green light for Bayard Rustin, in which he plays the role of a homosexual civil rights activist.
Until then, his career had consisted mostly of supporting roles, notably in “Lincoln” and “Selma.”
Lily Gladstone, DiCaprio's alter ego in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” became the first Indigenous person to be nominated in the best actress category.
Hollywood ages well
It's the oldies in which Hollywood sometimes makes its best films, such as Martin Scorsese and John Williams.
At 81, Scorsese (“Killers of the Flower Moon”) became the oldest nominee in the Best Director category. This is the tenth time his name has received this prestigious statuette.
Two more and he joins the record holder for nominations in this category, William Wyler (Roman Holiday, Ben Hur).
91-year-old composer John Williams received an incredible 54th nomination for the music of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Only Walt Disney has been nominated for more Oscars.