Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer has received the highest number of nominations, with a total of 13, for this year’s Oscars. In the category of production design, there is once again a Hungarian nominee: Zsuzsa Mihalek has a chance to win the award for the film Poor Things.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced the Oscar nominations on Tuesday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles. Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid, known from Joker, and the star of The Hunger Games announced the nominees for the more than 20 film categories. The event was live-streamed on the Academy’s website, and ABC television’s morning programme also broadcasted it.
The nominations were decided by the nearly 11,000 members of the American film academy. This year, voting members from a record number of 93 countries submitted their votes. The Best Picture category nominees were voted on by the entire membership, while the members of the respective branches voted in the other categories, as explained by Janet Yang, the president of the film academy.
Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer, portraying the father of the atomic bomb, received 13 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, and Original Score. Nolan has yet to win an Oscar, and none of his previous films have secured the Best Picture Oscar, but Oppenheimer presents a strong chance this year.
Jorgosz Lanthimos’s film Poor Things received 11 nominations, including Best Production Design. As the production designer of the film, Zsuzsa Mihalek, along with production designer James Price and Shona Heath, could potentially win the Oscar.
Greta Gerwig’s film Barbie, which grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide, received 8 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
The 96th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on 10 March at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
Sources: Hungarian Conservative/AMPAS/MTI