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Oscars 2024 predictions – Oppenheimer, Poor Things to Barbie; movies that may take the trophy home

Oscars 2024 is just around the corner and now as we move closer, we decided to predict the winners. Oscars 2024 is just around the corner and now as we move closer, we decided to predict the winners. 

Oscars 2024 predictions – Oppenheimer, Poor Things to Barbie; movies that may take the trophy home
Oscars 2024 Predictions

Last Updated: 07.20 PM, Mar 09, 2024


As we inch closer to one of the most awaited Sundays of the year, the excitement is getting intense and will only be satisfied by the commencement of the big night. In case you are confused about what we are talking about, The Academy Awards 2024, aka The Oscars 2024, is here, and the big night is just two days away now. The competition this year is intense, and there are a lot of reasons for it. While the nominations that were announced last month have led to enough conversation, many are also not happy with some of the films snubbed, including the much-loved and newsmaking machine Barbie.

But now, as the night inches closer, the curiosity to know who wins and who loses is at its all-time high. So, as we continue with the excitement and have a long way to go, we thought, why not predict the winners based on the buzz and the performances?


This year, we all know that Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, and a long list of talented actors, will make the biggest dent this season. The movie, which is about the father of the atomic bomb, has already created a stir at every possible award night, and there is no way it will do the same at the Oscars. The movie has 13 Academy Awards nominations in its kitty, which is the highest this year, and has also broken a few records.

Following Oppenheimer in the nomination race is Poor Things, the Emma Stone starrer who has made a massive buzz in the award pool already and is now coming to the Oscars with 11 nominations. The movie has been appreciated for the art and the performance of its leading lady. However, Barbie, which was one of the highest-earning movies of the year, is not as strong as the above two in the Oscar race. The biggest shock is Margot Robbie not getting a Best Actress nomination, and that did create some friction. There are other worthy contenders too, including Anatomy Of A Fall, The Zone Of Interest, and more nominated in various categories.

So below is the complete list of nominations for Oscars 2024 and also our predictions on who we think will take home the prestigious trophy.

Best Picture

  • American Fiction, Ben LeClair, Nikos Karamigios, Cord Jefferson, and Jermaine Johnson, producers
  • Anatomy of a Fall, Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion, producers
  • Barbie, David Heyman, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner, producers
  • The Holdovers, Mark Johnson, producer
  • Killers of the Flower Moon, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Martin Scorsese and Daniel Lupi, producers
  • Maestro, Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning and Kristie Macosko Krieger, producers
  • Oppenheimer, Emma Thomas, Charles Roven, and Christopher Nolan, producers
  • Past Lives, David Hinojosa, Christine Vachon, and Pamela Koffler, producers
  • Poor Things, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Emma Stone, producers
  • The Zone of Interest, James Wilson, producer
  • Our Prediction: Oppenheimer!

    Best Director

  • Justine Triet — Anatomy of a Fall
  • Martin Scorsese — Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Christopher Nolan — Oppenheimer
  • Yorgos Lanthimos — Poor Things
  • Jonathan Glazer — The Zone of Interest
  • Our Prediction: Christopher Nolan.

    Actor in a Leading Role

  • Bradley Cooper — Maestro
  • Colman Domingo — Rustin
  • Paul Giamatti — The Holdovers
  • Cillian Murphy — Oppenheimer
  • Jeffrey Wright — American Fiction
  • Our Prediction: Cillian Murphy.

    Actress in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening — Nyad
  • Lily Gladstone — Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Sandra Hüller — Anatomy of a Fall
  • Carey Mulligan — Maestro
  • Emma Stone — Poor Things
  • Our Prediction: Lily Gladstone or Emma Stone.

    Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Sterling K. Brown — American Fiction
  • Robert De Niro – Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Robert Downey Jr. — Oppenheimer
  • Ryan Gosling — Barbie
  • Mark Ruffalo — Poor Things
  • Our Prediction: Robert Downey Jr.

    Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Emily Blunt — Oppenheimer
  • Danielle Brooks — The Color Purple
  • America Ferrera – Barbie
  • Jodie Foster — Nyad
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph — The Holdovers
  • Our Prediction: Da’Vine Joy Randolph or Danielle Brooks.

    Adapted Screenplay

  • American Fiction, written for the screen by Cord Jefferson
  • Barbie, written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach
  • Oppenheimer, written for the screen by Christopher Nolan
  • Poor Things, screenplay by Tony McNamara
  • The Zone of Interest, written by Jonathan Glazer
  • Our Prediction: American Fiction.

    Original Screenplay

  • Anatomy of a Fall, screenplay by Justine Triet and Arthur Harari
  • The Holdovers, written by David Hemingson
  • Maestro, written by Bradley Cooper and Josh Singer
  • May December, screenplay by Samy Burch; story by Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik
  • Past Lives, written by Celine Song
  • Our Prediction: Anatomy Of A Fall.


  • El Conde – Edward Lachman
  • Killers of the Flower Moon – Rodrigo Prieto
  • Maestro – Matthew Libatique
  • Oppenheimer – Hoyte van Hoytema
  • Poor Things – Robbie Ryan
  • Our Prediction: Oppenheimer.

    Original Song

  • The Fire Inside from Flamin’ Hot, music and lyric by Diane Warren
  • I’m Just Ken from Barbie, music and lyric by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt
  • It Never Went Away from American Symphony, music and lyric by Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson
  • Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People) from Killers of the Flower Moon, music and lyric by Scott George
  • What Was I Made For? from Barbie, music and lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
  • Our Prediction: I’m Just Ken or What Was I Made For?

    Costume Design

  • Barbie – Jacqueline Durran
  • Killers of the Flower Moon – Jacqueline West
  • Napoleon – Janty Yates and Dave Crossman
  • Oppenheimer – Ellen Mirojnick
  • Poor Things – Holly Waddington
  • Our Prediction: Barbie or Poor Things.


  • The Creator, Ian Voigt, Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic
  • Maestro, Steven A. Morrow, Richard King, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Chris Munro, James H. Mather, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor
  • Oppenheimer, Willie Burton, Richard King, Gary A. Rizzo and Kevin O’Connell
  • The Zone of Interest, Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn
  • Our Prediction: Oppenheimer.

    Original Score

  • American Fiction – Laura Karpman
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny – John Williams
  • Killers of the Flower Moon – Robbie Robertson
  • Oppenheimer – Ludwig Göransson
  • Poor Things – Jerskin Fendrix
  • Our Prediction: Oppenheimer.

    Live Action Short Film

  • The After, Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham
  • Invincible, Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron
  • Knight of Fortune, Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk
  • Red, White and Blue, Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Wes Anderson and Steven Rales
  • Our Prediction: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.

    Animated Short Film

  • Letter to a Pig, Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter
  • Ninety-Five Senses, Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess
  • Our Uniform, Yegane Moghaddam
  • Pachyderme, Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius
  • War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko, Dave Mullins and Brad Booker
  • Our Prediction: War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko.

    Documentary Feature Film

  • Bobi Wine: The People’s President, Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp and John Battsek
  • The Eternal Memory
  • Four Daughters, Kaouther Ben Hania and Nadim Cheikhrouha
  • To Kill a Tiger, Nisha Pahuja, Cornelia Principe and David Oppenheim
  • 20 Days in Mariupol, Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner and Raney Aronson-Rath
  • Our Prediction: 20 Days In Mariupol.

    Documentary Short Film

  • The ABCs of Book Banning, Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic
  • The Barber of Little Rock, John Hoffman and Christine Turner
  • Island in Between, S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien
  • The Last Repair Shop, Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
  • Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó, Sean Wang and Sam Davis
  • Our Prediction: The Last Repair Shop.

    International Feature Film

  • Io Capitano (Italy)
  • Perfect Days (Japan)
  • Society of the Snow (Spain)
  • The Teachers’ Lounge (Germany)
  • The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom)
  • Our Prediction: The Zone Of Interest.

    Animated Feature Film

  • The Boy and the Heron, Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki
  • Elemental, Peter Sohn and Denise Ream
  • Nimona, Nick Bruno, Troy Quane, Karen Ryan and Julie Zackary
  • Robot Dreams, Pablo Berger, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé and Sandra Tapia Díaz
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal
  • Our Prediction: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

    Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Golda, Karen Hartley Thomas, Suzi Battersby and Ashra Kelly-Blue
  • Maestro, Kazu Hiro, Kay Georgiou and Lori McCoy-Bell
  • Oppenheimer, Luisa Abel
  • Poor Things, Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston
  • Society of the Snow, Ana López-Puigcerver, David Martí and Montse Ribé
  • Our Prediction: Poor Things.

    Production Design

  • Barbie, production design: Sarah Greenwood; set decoration: Katie Spencer
  • Killers of the Flower Moon, production design: Jack Fisk; set decoration: Adam Willis
  • Napoleon, production design: Arthur Max; set decoration: Elli Griff
  • Oppenheimer, production design: Ruth De Jong; set decoration: Claire Kaufman
  • Poor Things, production design: James Price and Shona Heath; set decoration: Zsuzsa Mihalek
  • Our Prediction: Barbie.

    Film Editing

  • Anatomy of a Fall – Laurent Sénéchal
  • The Holdovers – Kevin Tent
  • Killers of the Flower Moon – Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Oppenheimer – Jennifer Lame
  • Poor Things – Yorgos Mavropsaridis
  • Our Prediction: Killers Of The Flower Moon.

    Visual Effects

  • The Creator, Jay Cooper, Ian Comley, Andrew Roberts and Neil Corbould
  • Godzilla Minus One, Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams and Theo Bialek
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Alex Wuttke, Simone Coco, Jeff Sutherland and Neil Corbould
  • Napoleon, Charley Henley, Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet, Simone Coco and Neil Corbould
  • Our Prediction: Godzilla Minus One.

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