Oscars 2024: When are the Academy Awards, how to watch in UK and who has been nominated

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Barbenheimer weekend made almost £30 million at the UK box office and has been credited with creating a renewed interest in going to the cinema by some. Attention has now turned to the Oscars 2024 ceremony, with Barbie and Oppenheimer both nominated for best picture.

The 96th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 10. The ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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Here, we take a look at who votes for Oscar nominees and winners, the 2024 best picture nominations, and where to watch the ceremony in the UK.

Who is in the Academy?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences membership is made up of ‘film artists working in the production of theatrically-released motion pictures’. 

The Academy has 18 branches, with members including actors, directors, cinematographers, makeup artists and more.

What is the Oscar nominations process?

Submissions for general entry categories are received after which preliminary voting takes place. This year the awards had a submission deadline of November 15, with preliminary voting opening on December 14 and ending on December 18.

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The Oscar shortlists are announced and Academy members then vote for nominees. The 2024 Oscar shortlists were announced on December 21 and nominations votes were cast from January 11 to January 16.

After this voting has completed, the Oscar nominations are announced. The 2024 Oscar nominations were announced live on January 23.

For most Oscars categories, Academy members vote for nominees in their field, for example, actors nominate actors. Every Academy member can make a nomination for best picture.

Who votes for Oscar winners?

When it comes to choosing Oscar winners, every voting member of the Academy can vote in all of the Awards categories.

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The final ballots are then tabulated by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

How are Oscar winners decided?

In many Oscar categories, the nominee that receives the most votes wins.

For best picture, a preferential ballot is used.

Voters list the films in order of preference. When one film gets more than 50% of the top votes, it is the winner.

If there is not one film which has received over 50% of the vote, then the film which got the least votes is eliminated. Voters who had the eliminated film as their first choice have their votes go towards their second choice. This continues until one of the nominees gets the majority of the vote, and becomes the winner.

What are the nominations for best picture at the 96th Academy Awards?

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The 2024 nominations for best picture are; Anatomy of a Fall, Barbie, Maestro, Oppenheimer, Past Lives, The Holdovers, American Fiction, Killers of the Flower Moon, Poor Things and The Zone of Interest.

Who are the 2024 nominees for best actor in a leading role?

The 2024 nominees for best actor in a leading role are; Bradley Cooper (Maestro), Colman Domingo (Rustin), Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers), Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer) and Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction).

Who are the 2024 nominees for best actress in a leading role?

The 2024 nominees for best actress in a leading role are; Annette Bening (Nyad), Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon), Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall), Carey Mulligan (Maestro) and Emma Stone (Poor Things).

How can you watch the Oscars 2024 in the UK?

In the UK, the 96th Academy Awards will be broadcast on ITV1 and ITVX. The coverage will be hosted by Jonathon Ross and will start from 10:30pm on March 10.