With the 96th annual Academy Awards taking place on March 10, nominations for the coveted awards show have been announced Tuesday morning (January 23).
Jack Quaid and Zazie Beetz announced the nominees live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. In addition to the Oscars airing live on March 10 from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, the ceremony will start an hour earlier at 7 p.m. ET. Jimmy Kimmel is returning as the host for the second year in a row, his fourth time hosting the event overall. Watch the show on ABC, streaming on Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV and FuboTV, or on ABC.com and the ABC app by authenticating with your provider.
About This Year’s Films
Fantastic films are nominated for this year’s Oscars, with Oppenheimer, Barbie, Killers of the Flower Moon, Poor Things, The Holdovers, The Color Purple, Maestro, American Fiction, and Past Lives taking a lot of nominations in the major categories. This year, 321 feature films were eligible for the Oscars, and 265 of those qualified for the Best Picture category. For the first time in history, three of the ten movies nominated for best picture were directed by a female, the most in Oscars history. Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, and Celine Song’s Past Lives are battling it out against directors Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, and Bradley Cooper. Only four years have included films directed by women for best picture: Lone Scherfig’s An Education, Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right, Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman, Siân Heder’s CODA, and Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog. Three of these women-directed films won best picture in their respective Oscar-nominated years: The Hurt Locker, Nomadland, and CODA.
Take a look below at this year’s Oscar nominations: