BREAKING: Carey Mulligan, Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy nominated for Oscars as Margot Robbie misses out

Cillian Murphy, Carey Mulligan and Emily Blunt are among the stars nominated for an Oscar.

Best Picture 

The best picture Oscar nominees are American Fiction, Anatomy Of A Fall, Barbie, The Holdovers, Killers Of The Flower Moon, Maestro, Oppenheimer, Past Lives, Poor Things and The Zone Of Interest.

Best Director

British filmmakers Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Glazer have been nominated for the best director Oscar for Oppenheimer and The Zone Of Interest respectively.

Best Actor

The nominees for the best actor Oscar are Bradley Cooper for Maestro, Colman Domingo for Rustin, Paul Giamatti for The Holdovers and Jeffrey Wright for American Fiction, as well as Cillian Murphy for Oppenheimer.

Irish actor Murphy has been widely acclaimed for his performance as J Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist described as the father of the atomic bomb, in Christopher Nolan’s epic biopic Oppenheimer.

He is already nominated for a Bafta and an SAG award for the performance, has won a Golden Globe and is considered to be a frontrunner to take home the best actor Academy Award.

Murphy is likely to face competition from Paul Giamatti, who has also won plaudits for his performance as a cranky prep school teacher forced to remain on campus over the holidays with a troubled student in drama The Holdovers.

Others nominated include Bradley Cooper for his Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro, which he also directed, and Jeffrey Wright for his turn as a frustrated novelist who pens a book that propels himself into the centre of the hypocrisy he disdains, in American Fiction.

Best Actress

The nominees for the best actress Oscar are Annette Bening for Nyad, Lily Gladstone for Killers Of The Flower Moon, Sandra Huller for Anatomy Of A Fall, Emma Stone for Poor Things, as well as Carey Mulligan for Maestro.

Maestro co-star Mulligan has been nominated in the best actress category for her performance as Bernstein’s wife Felicia Montealegre.

She is likely to face stiff competition from Emma Stone for steampunk fairytale Poor Things, and Lily Gladstone for Martin Scorsese’s western crime thriller Killers Of The Flower Moon.

Best Supporting Actress

The nominees for the best supporting actress Oscar are Danielle Brooks for The Color Purple, America Ferrera for Barbie, Jodie Foster for Nyad and Da’Vine Joy Randolph for The Holdovers, as well as Emily Blunt for Oppenheimer.

Blunt, who plays Oppenheimer’s wife Kitty in Nolan’s film, has already been widely nominated for supporting actress prizes.

Her main competition is likely to come from US actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph, who has won a slew of precursor prizes for her turn as a cook in The Holdovers.

Best Supporting Actor

The nominees for the best supporting actor Oscar are Sterling K Brown for American Fiction, Robert De Niro for Killers Of The Flower Moon, Robert Downey Jr for Oppenheimer, Ryan Gosling for Barbie and Mark Ruffalo for Poor Things.

Robert Downey Jr is considered the favourite to win the best supporting actor Oscar for his role as Lewis Strauss, the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, in Oppenheimer.

Other likely nominees include Robert De Niro for Killers Of The Flower Moon, Ryan Gosling for Barbie and Mark Ruffalo for Poor Things.

Ruffalo’s co-star Willem Dafoe is also in with a chance of landing a nod, as is Charles Melton for May December, Dominic Sessa for The Holdovers and Sterling K Brown for American Fiction.

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