13 Oscar Nomination Facts of 2024 That Will Amaze and Amuse You

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Welcome to the 2024 Oscars trivia universe, where the glam meets the unexpected, and even the most ardent movie buffs raise their eyebrows in amusement!

The Essential 2024 Oscar Nominations Facts

As the 2024 Oscar nominations unfurl their red carpet of surprises, let’s embark on a quirky guide through the 13 most fascinating trivia facts about this year’s nominations.

1. Tuesday’s the New Friday: The Odd Timing of Nominations

Ever thought a Tuesday could be exciting? The 96th Academy Awards proved us wrong by announcing their nominations on, you guessed it, a Tuesday! Because why should Fridays have all the fun?

2. ‘Oppenheimer’: The Belle of the Ball

With a whopping 13 nominations, ‘Oppenheimer’ didn’t just walk the red carpet; it practically owned it. Talk about making an atomic-sized impact!

3. The Runner-Ups: ‘Poor Things’ and ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Not far behind, ‘Poor Things’ and ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ bagged 11 and 10 nominations, respectively. Seems like the Oscars had trouble choosing their favorite child this year.

4. ‘Barbie’ Goes to the Oscars

Who said Barbies were just for kids? The movie ‘Barbie’ strutted into the nominations with eight impressive nods. Life in plastic is indeed fantastic.

5. Four Times the Charm for Jimmy Kimmel

Hosting the Oscars once is cool, but four times? Jimmy Kimmel is setting hosting goals, proving that good humor never gets old – just like some of our favorite actors.

Classic Oscars
Screenshot: 2018 Academy Awards

6. Mark Your Calendars: The Oscar Date and Venue

Scheduled for March 10 at the Dolby Theatre, this event promises more drama than my Aunt Edna’s Thanksgiving dinner. A night where the stars align, literally.

7. A Reflection of Times: ‘Oppenheimer’ and ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Tapping into America’s historical and political soul, these films aren’t just about entertainment. Both draw from significant chapters of American history. It’s like buying a ticket and actually learning a thing or two.

8. Box Office Bonanza: ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’

Earning over $2 billion globally, these films showed that the box office still has some fight left in it. Take that, streaming services!

9. Ladies Leading the Way in Best Picture

This year, the Oscars are not just about the gents. Three films in the Best Picture category, directed by women, break the glass ceiling, one frame at a time. Yet, only Justine Triet, the director of ‘Anatomy of a Fall,’ received a Best Director nomination.

10. Age is Just a Number for Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese
Screenshot: GQ – YouTube

At 81, Martin Scorsese isn’t just making films; he’s making history as the oldest directing nominee. Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

11. A Trailblazer for Native American Representation

Lily Gladstone, nominated for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ is the first Native American performer to be nominated for the Oscars.

12. The Big Picture: Industry in Transition

With a backdrop of streaming wars and changing viewing habits, this year’s nominations reflect an industry at a crossroads. Drama, intrigue, transformation – it’s like a movie within a movie!

13. The Battle of the Studios: Disney, Netflix, and Comcast

In the left corner is Disney with 20 nominations, and on the right is Netflix and Comcast with 18 nominations each. This battle for Oscar glory is as intense as a final round of trivia night.

As the curtains close on our 2024 Oscar trivia extravaganza, remember: it’s not just about who wins or loses. It’s about the quirky, the unexpected, and the downright amusing facts that make the Oscars a treasure trove for trivia enthusiasts. So, whether you’re a movie buff or just here for the laughs, these tidbits from the 96th Academy Awards will surely add sparkle to your trivia night.

FAQs: Trivia Nuggets, Records, and Firsts from the 2024 Oscar Nominations

Here are some common questions and answers about the 2024 Oscar nominations.

What Record Did ‘Oppenheimer’ Set in This Year’s Nominations?

‘Oppenheimer’ blasted into the Oscar stratosphere, leading the pack with 13 nominations – a true show-stopper in cinematic achievement.

What’s the Buzz About Female Directors at the Oscars?

The Oscars shattered the glass ceiling this year with three female-directed films vying for Best Picture. A triumphant moment for gender equality in the director’s chair!

How Is Martin Scorsese Rewriting Oscar History?

At 81, he’s the oldest directing nominee ever, proving that legends just get better with time.

What Makes Lily Gladstone’s Nomination Historic?

Lily Gladstone’s nomination for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ marks a groundbreaking moment as the first Native American actress to be Oscar-nominated.

Did the Associated Press Get an Oscar Nod?

In a twist that nobody saw coming, the Associated Press, after 178 years of journalistic excellence, scored its first Oscar nomination for the gripping Ukraine war documentary “20 Days in Mariupol.” Talk about making history!

Who’s Leading the Streaming Services Nominations?

Disney and its subsidiaries rank first with 20 nominations for the 2024 Oscars.

2024 Oscar Nominations Quiz Time

Now that you know all the facts about the 2024 Oscar nominations, how about a news quiz?

2024 Oscar Nominations Quiz (Pop-Culture Trivia Game)

News Quiz: 11 Multiple-choice general knowledge questions summarizing Jan. 23, 2024’s 96th Academy Awards nominations. No time-limit. How smart are you today?

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1. Which movie leads the nominations race for the 2024 Oscars?

Screenshot: 2024 Golden Globes

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2. Who was J. Robert Oppenheimer?

Screenshot: Oppenheimer / Universal Pictures

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3. How many women-directed films are nominated for Best Picture at the 96th Academy Awards?

Screenshot: 2024 Golden Globes

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4. The “Barbie” movie received an Oscar nomination for its adapted screenplay. But what was the script adapted from?

Screenshot: Barbie | Max (youtube.com)

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5. What unexpected plot twist led to the Barbie movie being canceled in Vietnam?

Screenshot: Barbie / Warner Bros. Pictures – YouTube

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6. What’s the plot of Anatomy of a Fall, the French film that won the Palme d’Or at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival?

Screenshot: Cannes 2023 – YouTube

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7. Emma Stone took on a role in “Poor Things,” with a certain… “electrifying” inspiration from classic cinema. Which iconic film character might have been the inspiration for her portrayal?

Screenshot: Poor Things / Searchlight Pictures

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8. Who is the oldest Oscar directing nominee ever?

Screenshot: GQ – YouTube

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9. What unique language did Lily Gladstone speak during her acceptance speech at the 2024 Golden Globes?

Screenshot: Golden Globes – YouTube

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10. Which film is the highest-grossing biopic in movie history?

Screenshot: Universal Pictures – YouTube

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11. ‘Oppenheimer’ won the Golden Globe for Best Director in 2024. Who directed the film?

Screenshot: Golden Globes – YouTube

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Classic Oscars Trivia Quiz

Test your knowledge of all-time Oscar records and tidbits with our classic Oscars quiz. How many of these 16 questions can you answer?

Classic Oscars Quiz Questions

16 general knowledge multiple-choice questions on the Oscars classic films, Nominations, and Academy Awards Ceremony moments. Click “Start quiz.”

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1. He was the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Photo: National Archives at College Park, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized.

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2. What record did China-born Chloé Zhao break at the 2021 Oscars?

Screenshot: The 2021 Academy Awards Telecast / ABC

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3. Who was the youngest recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role?

Screenshot: Academy Awards 2003

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4. Which record did Anthony Hopkins break at the 2021 Oscars?

Screenshot: The Father / Sony Pictures Classics

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5. How many Academy Awards did Glenn Close receive over the years?

Screenshot: The 2021 Academy Awards Telecast / ABC

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6. When was the last time the winners of best actress and best actor in the Oscars were from the same film?

Screenshot: 2021 Academy Awards

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7. Which of these songs won the Oscar for best original song for the movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”?

Screenshot: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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8. Which movies earned the late William Hurt three consecutive best actor Oscar nominations?

Screenshot: Captain America Civil War Onset Interview / Marvel

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9. Which Oscar nominations did the original Home Alone receive?

Image: Home Alone / Disney + / 20th Century Studios
Home Alone

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10. Oscar winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are members of which rock band?

Screenshot: Soul / PIXAR / Disney+

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11. Which record did CODA’s Troy Kotsur make at the 2022 Oscars?

Screenshot: 94th Academy Awards / ABC

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12. Who is the first openly LGBTQ actor to win an Oscar?

Screenshot: 94th Academy Awards / ABC

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13. What is the total number of Oscar winners in 2023’s “Fast X” cast?

Screenshot: FAST X  / Universal

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14. Which of these unforgettable appearances did NOT earn the late Alan Arkin an Oscar nomination?

Screenshot: Glengarry Glen Ross / New Line Cinema

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15. Who is the oldest Oscar directing nominee ever?

Screenshot: GQ – YouTube

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16. Who was the first Latina to win an Oscar?

Screenshot: West Side Story (2021) / 20th Century Studios

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