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Oscars 2024 shortlists disclosed- Oppenheimer is left in the dust by Underdogs Society of the Snow and Across the Spider-Verse

One of the most prestigious awards of cinematic history, Oscars 2024 has dropped its nomination shortlist in 10 categories. Though Barbie remains the top contender, the underdog films nearly catch up.

Oscars 2024 shortlists disclosed- Oppenheimer is left in the dust by Underdogs Society of the Snow and Across the Spider-Verse
Society of the Snow and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Last Updated: 06.43 AM, Dec 22, 2023


The Oscars 2024 shortlists are here, with nominations for each category, ranging from films like Maestro and Poor Things to Elemental and Saltburn. Since its origin in 1929, every year the Awards appreciate and highlight the best films, music, documentaries, and artists for their extraordinary contribution to Cinema, and this year is no different.

The nominations were dropped on December 21, 2023. Also known as The Academy Awards, nomination voting will be done between January 11 to 18, 2024. The official nominations will be disclosed on January 23 and its voting period will run from Feb 22-27. As for the ceremony, the 96th annual Academy Awards will occur on March 10 in Beverly Hills and will be hosted by fourth-time returnee, emcee Jimmy Kimmel.

The 10 categories declared are Documentary Feature Film, Documentary Short Film, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Original Song, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound, and Visual Effects. Among the top contenders this year are Barbie, with five nominations in its bag. Followed by that are Killers of the Flower Moon with four nominations, while Oppenheimer stands at three.

However, while films like Maestro and Poor Things have done well for themselves, despite the former failing to get a musical nomination, at two and three respectively. The Indian entry for International Feature Film Everyone is a Hero, a Malayalam movie by Torvino Thomas failed to make the list as well. But this year nominations were also kind to several deserving, underrated films, that got nominated.

Films like Elemental, Ferrari, Rebel Moon, Saltburn, Godzilla Minus One, and more get nominated, not once but multiple times, for their merit. Society of the Snow, a new, more authentic take on the 1972 Andes plane crash, has bagged four nominations this year, in Visual Effects, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, and International Feature Film, leaving Oppenheimer, the box office bandit, in the dust. The underdog overachiever will stream on Netflix in January 2024.


Among animated ventures, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has topped the list with three nominations in Visual Effects, Original Score, and Original Song, tying place with Oppenheimer, Poor Things, and The Color Purple. This appreciated but still underrated flick is available for rent on Prime Video.

Oppenheimer itself bagged Sound, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Original Score, so far not an impressive haul for a film that was competing with Barbie, this year’s top contender for most Oscars.

Here is a full list of the shortlist nominations in 10 categories.


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


The ABCs of Book Banning

The Barber of Little Rock


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


Wings of Dust


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


Beau Is Afraid



Killers of the Flower Moon

The Last Voyage of the Demeter




Poor Things

Society of the Snow


American Fiction

American Symphony


The Boy and the Heron

The Color Purple


The Holdovers

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Killers of the Flower Moon


Poor Things


Society of the Snow

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Zone of Interest


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




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




War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko

Wild Summon


The After

The Anne Frank Gift Shop

An Avocado Pit

Bienvenidos a Los Angeles

Dead Cat

Good Boy


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




The Creator


The Killer

Killers of the Flower Moon


Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One



The Zone of Interest


The Creator

Godzilla Minus One

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One


Poor Things

Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire

Society of the Snow

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

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