Academy Awards 2024 - Ones To Watch

22nd February 2024

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Our top picks for the upcoming 2024 Academy Awards, which honours the best films of 2023.

The 96th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, will be held on the 10th March 2024. The event takes place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

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Director: Christopher Nolan

Nominated for: Actor In A Leading Role (WINNER), Actor In A Supporting Role (WINNER), Actress In A Supporting Role, Cinematography (WINNER), Costume Design, Directing (WINNER), Film Editing (WINNER), Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score) (WINNER), Best Picture (WINNER), Production Design, Sound, Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Matt Damon, Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr.

Synopsis: J. Robert Oppenheimer, the creator of The Atomic Bomb, is put on trial for his supposed communist ties in the past, all while coming to terms with what it meant to change the history of the world for the sake of winning World War Two.

American Fiction

Director: Cord Jefferson

Nominated for: Actor In A Leading Role, Actor In A Supporting Role, Music (Original Score), Best Picture, Writing (Adapted Screenplay) (WINNER)

Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sterling K. Brown, Adam Brody

Synopsis: A novelist who's fed up with the establishment profiting from "Black" entertainment uses a pen name to write a book that propels him into the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

Poor Things

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Nominated for: Actor In A Supporting Role, Actress In A Leading Role (WINNER), Cinematography, Costume Design (WINNER), Directing, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling (WINNER), Music (Original Score), Best Picture, Production Design (WINNER), Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Starring: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Ramy Youssef

Synopsis: Brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, a young woman runs off with a lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, she grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.


Director: Greta Gerwig

Nominated for: Actor In A Supporting Role, Actress In A Supporting Role, Costume Design, Music (Original Song) (WINNER), Best Picture, Production Design, Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Starring: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Dua Lipa, John Cena

Synopsis: Barbie and Ken leave the seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land to go to the real world, but soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.


Director: Bradley Cooper

Nominated for: Actor In A Leading Role, Actress In A Leading Role, Cinematography, Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Picture, Sound, Writing (Original Screenplay)

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Bradley Cooper, Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke

Synopsis: On the verge of securing a golden opportunity, American conductor Leonard Bernstein begins a tumultuous relationship with actress Felicia Montealegre, upturning their lives.