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Best Picture Nominees Showcased at AMC

January 25th, 2024Best Picture Nominees Showcased at AMC

With the announcement of the 96th Academy AwardⓇ nominations, AMC is proud to present nine of the Best Picture nominees back on the big screen. This year’s nominees range from hit blockbusters like BARBIE and OPPENHEIMER to more intimate films, such as ANATOMY OF A FALL or PAST LIVES. Seven of the nominees are selected as part of the AMC Artisan Films programming, recognizing films that are driven by innovators and encourage discussion, with fresh, diverse perspectives.

The continued support of our loyal AMC Best Picture Showcase fanbase has helped us bring together cinephiles from around the country to celebrate the previous year in movies. This year, the AMC Best Picture Showcase will celebrate the collection of the year’s Best Picture OscarⓇ nominees beginning on January 26 and available through March 10.

And the Best Picture nominees are…

American Fiction

Jeffrey Wright gives an Academy Award-nominated performance as a struggling Black author who jokingly writes a novel full of racial stereotypes that, much to his horror, becomes a huge hit in the thought-provoking satire, AMERICAN FICTION. Director Cord Jefferson also received a nod for his screenplay – which he adapted from Percival Everett’s book, “Erasure” – along with Laura Karpman’s original score and Sterling K. Brown’s supporting performance.

AMERICAN FICTION 


Anatomy Of A Fall

While France did not submit ANATOMY OF A FALL as its official selection for this year’s Best International Feature category, the Academy recognized this intense drama starring Sandra Hüller as a woman suspected of murdering her husband as a Best Picture contender. In addition to Hüller’s Best Actress nomination, Justine Triet was also recognized for directing and collaborating with co-writer Arthur Harari on this puzzling crime thriller that is also up for Best Film Editing and was previously selected as an AMC Artisan Film.

ANATOMY OF A FALL


Barbie

Margot Robbie stars as the title character of BARBIE, in which she and her boyfriend, Ken (Ryan Gosling in a Best Supporting Actor-nominated performance) travel beyond their idyllic fantasy world and into our reality after she suffers an existential crisis. Director Greta Gerwig’s feature adaptation of the popular toy line wound up becoming one of the biggest surprises of 2023, earning widespread critical acclaim and topping the year’s box office, but its Best Picture nod is easily its greatest honor.

BARBIE 


The Holdovers

Magic seems to happen every time Paul Giamatti collaborates with director Alexander Payne and the latest bit of proof is the heartwarming and hilarious Best Picture nominee, THE HOLDOVERS. The actor earned his second Oscar nomination, this time for his role as a disgruntled teacher forming an unlikely bond with a troubled student (Angus Tully) while spending their boarding academy’s winter break together in the early ‘70s. Joy Da’Vine Randolph’s performance as a cafeteria worker in the AMC Artisan Film also earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination.

THE HOLDOVERS 


Killers Of The Flower Moon

Out of the 10 nominations given to KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, two were the latest of many for director Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro for his supporting role, while one marks the first for Lily Gladstone with her breakthrough leading performance as Mollie Burkhart. Leonardo DiCaprio also stars in this gripping, Best Picture-nominated AMC Artisan Film based on the true story of the murders of several wealthy Osage tribespeople in 1920s Oklahoma.

 KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON 


Oppenheimer

The most Oscar nominations in 2024 have gone to writer and director Christopher Nolan’s, AMC Artisan-selected biopic, OPPENHEIMER, with a total of 13. The visually and emotionally striking retelling of how physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer changed the world by leading the development of the atomic bomb could be a frontrunner for the Best Picture win, not to mention the buzz surrounding Cillian Murphy’s lead performance in the title role, Robert Downey Jr.’s turn as Lewis Strauss, and Emily Blunt as Kitty Oppenheimer.

 OPPENHEIMER 


Past Lives

A24’s mesmerizing romantic drama PAST LIVES – starring Greta Lee as a married woman who begins to question her life choices after reconnecting with a friend she grew up with in South Korea (played by Teo Yoo) – was recognized as an AMC Artisan Film upon release. Now, it is being recognized by the Academy as a Best Picture contender, and for writer and director Celine Song’s original screenplay.

 PAST LIVES 


Poor Things

Emma Stone earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance as a reanimated corpse discovering the pleasures of life in the visually arresting, whimsical, “Frankenstein”-inspired fantasy, POOR THINGS. Director Yorgos Lanthimos and writer Tony McNamara’s adaptation of Alasdair Gray’s novel is also an AMC Artisan FIlm and has 11 nominations, including Best Picture.

 POOR THINGS


The Zone Of Interest

The AMC Artisan Film THE ZONE OF INTEREST chronicles an Auschwitz commandant’s efforts to maintain an idyllic life for his family while living right outside the site of the genocide. This A24-distributed Holocaust-era drama from writer and director Jonathan Glazer not only scored a Best Picture nomination, but is also representing the United Kingdom in the Best International Feature category.

 THE ZONE OF INTEREST 

See these 2024 Best Picture Oscar nominees before the big night at an AMC Theatres location near you!