Academy Awards: Nominations, by film
Movie TitleNumber of nominations
Oppenheimer13
Poor Things11
Killers of the Flower Moon10
Barbie8
Maestro7
American Fiction5
Anatomy of a Fall5
The Holdovers5
The Zone of Interest5
Napoleon3
The Creator2
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One2
Nyad2
Past Lives2
Society of the Snow2
  • Region: Worldwide
  • Time period: 2024
  • Published: Jan 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Oppenheimer leads with most nominations

Oppenheimer dominates the Academy Awards nominations, boasting a total of 13 nominations, setting it apart as the film with the highest number of nods. This showcases the industry's recognition and potential critical acclaim for the movie.

Top three films account for 34 nominations

Oppenheimer, Poor Things, and Killers of the Flower Moon collectively secure 34 nominations, indicating these films are the most celebrated this award season, representing a significant portion of the total nominations.

Diverse nomination range across films

Films nominated range widely in the number of nominations, from a high of 13 for Oppenheimer to a low of 2 for several films including The Creator and Nyad, highlighting the diversity in recognition across different genres and productions.

Eight films with five or more nominations

A total of 8 films received five or more nominations, indicating a competitive field among these contenders that have garnered significant attention from the Academy.

Half of the films received three or fewer nominations

7 out of the 15 films listed received three or fewer nominations, demonstrating a steep drop-off in the number of nominations per film beyond the top contenders.

Action and historical drama genres are prominent

With films like Oppenheimer, Killers of the Flower Moon, and Napoleon among the nominations, the action and historical drama genres are notably prominent, reflecting the Academy's appreciation for these storytelling forms.

Multiple films tied with five nominations

American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall, The Holdovers, and The Zone of Interest each received 5 nominations, showcasing a tie among these films for recognition across various categories, indicating no clear preference within this nomination range.

Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres less represented

Despite the diversity in genres, Sci-Fi and Fantasy are less represented in the top nominations, with the majority of nominations going to dramas and historical films, pointing towards a trend in the Academy's selection process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which film has the highest number of Academy Awards nominations?

The film Oppenheimer has the highest number of nominations with 13.

How many nominations do the top three films account for?

The top three films, Oppenheimer, Poor Things, and Killers of the Flower Moon, collectively secure 34 nominations.

Terms and Definitions

Also famously known as the "Oscars," the Academy Awards are annual awards recognizing artistic and technical virtue in the film industry. The awards are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and winners receive a gold-plated statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit."

A nomination is an official entry for consideration for an award. In the context of the Academy Awards, members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote in their respective categories to determine the nominees.

The Best Picture category is one of the major categories in the Academy Awards. The award is presented to the producers of the film and is considered the most prestigious award of the night as it represents the best cinematic achievement in a given year.

The actor and actress categories consist of two subcategories: best lead actor/actress and best supporting actor/actress. Nominees in these categories are recognized for outstanding acting performances in films released in the qualifying year.

In the Director category, directors of films are recognized for their outstanding creative and technical direction of a film. This is considered one of the most critical categories, as the director generally has the most creative influence over the story and production of the film.

Screenplay categories are divided into two: Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay. An Original Screenplay is a script not based upon previously published material, while an Adapted Screenplay is a script based on another piece of work like a novel, play, short story or TV show.

The Animated Feature Film category recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of animation. This award goes to the director and key creative figures of the film.

The Short Film categories are divided into Live Action and Animated, recognizing outstanding short film production. A short film is defined by the Academy as a film with a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits.
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