Billie Eilish, Emma Stone, Indian-Born Nisha nominated for Oscars

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Updated On: 29 Jan 2024

Billie Eilish, Emma Stone, Indian-Born Nisha nominated for Oscars

The nominations for the 96th Academy Awards were announced last week. Following the announcements, many shared their excitement about being nominated for Oscars in certain categories. Among them was Billie Eilish who secured a spot for her second Oscar nomination in Best Original Song, Emma Stone for Best Actress For her performance in the movie Poor Things, and Delhi-based, Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja’s ‘To Kill a Tiger’ being nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars. The mentioned personalities took to Instagram to share their joy at being nominated for the Academy Awards.

The 22-year-old Popstar and Grammy-winning artist shared a sweet post on Instagram the next day, featuring the Barbie movie’s star, Margot Robbie. In the post, the singer tightly embraced the actor as they both posed for the camera. Additionally, she also shared an image capturing the touching & sentimental moment when their tender ballad played in the movie. In a joint statement, the sibling duo expressed their sentiments regarding the scene. She penned the post saying that she is extremely grateful to the members of the Academy Awards and also to be a part of the movie ‘Barbie.’ In addition to this, she sent her heartfelt thanks towards the Academy appreciating the recognition alongside a multitude of songwriters whom they deeply respect and admire. 

Their latest nomination arrives two years after clinching their first-ever Oscar in 2022 for their work on No Time to Die for the James Bond film of the same title.

Eilish’s touching ballad, exploring themes of self-discovery has been warmly embraced throughout the awards season. This success culminated in a recent Golden Globe victory for Best Original Song.

The other nominees for Best Original Song include Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People) from Killers of the Flower Moon, featuring music and lyrics by Scott George, I’m Just Ken by Ryan Gosling, Becky G and Diane Warren’s The Fire Inside from Flamin’ Hot, and Jon Batiste’s It Never Went Away from American Symphony.

On the other hand, Actor Emma Stone received an Oscar nomination for ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ for her performance as the character Bella Baxter in the movie, ‘Poor Things.’ The movie has received a total of 11 nominations in the Oscar including Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, and many more. In response, Emma Stone said that she is beyond grateful to the Academy for nominating her as both actress and producer among other exceptional nominees, and also for enlisting the movie in various categories by recognizing its worth.

Mark Ruffalo, Emma’s co-star also got nominated for the Oscar in the category of ‘Actor in a supporting role’ as Duncan Wedderburn. “The team of artists who contributed to Poor Things gave it everything and I am forever thankful for the opportunity to play Bella and see the world through her eyes. She has shown me that life is so much more than just sugar and violence,”  said the actress. Emma Stone previously received Oscars for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2017 for her performance as Mia in the movie  La La Land. 

Among all these nominees is Indian-born Nisha Pahuja who made her way to the list of Oscar nominees for her movie ‘To Kill a Tiger.’ To Kill a Tiger is a feature documentary film based in a small village in Jharkhand, India, that follows the story of Ranjit and his battle to bring justice to his daughter, who was sexually assaulted by three men. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022, where it won the Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film. 

Other projects credited to Nisha’s name include the feature documentary Bollywood Bound (2003), the three-part series Diamond Road (2007), The World Before Her (2012), and To Kill a Tiger. She has received recognitions like Best Documentary Feature and Jury Award Winner from the Tribeca Film Festival, Best Canadian Documentary from Hot Docs and TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten, and an Emmy-nominated film.

Here is the list of the nominations for the Oscars 2024:

Best pictureAmerican FictionAnatomy of a FallBarbieThe HoldoversKillers of the Flower MoonMaestroOppenheimerPast LivesPoor ThingsThe Zone of Interest
Best ActorBradley Cooper,  “Maestro” Colman Domingo,  “Rustin” Paul Giamatti,  “The Holdovers” Cillian Murphy,  “Oppenheimer” Jeffrey Wright,  “American Fiction” 
Best ActressAnnette Bening,  “Nyad” Lily Gladstone,  “Killers of the Flower Moon” Sandra Hüller,  “Anatomy of a Fall”Carey Mulligan,  “Maestro Emma Stone,  “Poor Things” 
Best Supporting ActorSterling K. Brown,  “American Fiction” Robert De Niro,  “Killers of the Flower Moon”Robert Downey Jr.,  “Oppenheimer” Ryan Gosling,  “Barbie” Mark Ruffalo,  “Poor Things” 
Best supporting actressEmily Blunt,  “Oppenheimer” Danielle Brooks,  “The Color Purple” America Ferrera,  “Barbie” Jodie Foster,  “Nyad” Da’Vine Joy Randolph,  “The Holdovers” 
Best directorJonathan Glazer,  “The Zone of Interest” Yorgos Lanthimos,  “Poor Things” Christopher Nolan,  “Oppenheimer” Martin Scorsese,  “Killers of the Flower Moon” Justine Triet,  “Anatomy of a Fall” 
International feature film“Io Capitano,”  Italy “Perfect Days,”  Japan “Society of the Snow,”  Spain “The Teachers’ Lounge,”  Germany “The Zone of Interest,”  United Kingdom
Animated feature filmThe Boy and the Heron  Elemental  Nimona  Robot Dreams  Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 
Adapted screenplayAmerican Fiction  Barbie  Oppenheimer  Poor Things  The Zone of Interest 
Original screenplayAnatomy of a Fall  The Holdovers  Maestro  May December  Past Lives 
Visual effectsThe Creator  Godzilla Minus One  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3  Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One  Napoleon 
Original scoreAmerican Fiction  Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny  Killers of the Flower Moon  Oppenheimer  Poor Things 
Original song“It Never Went Away”  from  American Symphony  “I’m Just Ken”  from  Barbie  “What Was I Made For?”  from  Barbie  “The Fire Inside”  from  Flamin’ Hot  “Wahzhazhe” (A Song For My People)  from  Killers of the Flower Moon 
Documentary feature film20 Days in Mariupol  Bobi Wine: The People’s President  The Eternal Memory  Four Daughters  To Kill a Tiger 
CinematographyEl Conde  Killers of the Flower Moon  Maestro  Oppenheimer  Poor Things 
Costume designBarbie  Killers of the Flower Moon  Napoleon  Oppenheimer  Poor Things 
Animated short filmLetter to a Pig  Ninety-Five Senses  Our Uniform  Pachyderme  War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko 
Live action short film The After  Invincible  Knight of Fortune  Red, White, and Blue  The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar 
Documentary short filmThe ABCs of Book Banning  The Barber of Little Rock  Island in Between  The Last Repair Shop  Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó 
Film editingAnatomy of a Fall  The Holdovers  Killers of the Flower Moon  Oppenheimer  Poor Things 
SoundThe Creator  Maestro  Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One  Oppenheimer  The Zone of Interest 
Production designBarbie  Killers of the Flower Moon  Napoleon  Oppenheimer  Poor Things 
Makeup and hairstylingGolda  Maestro  Oppenheimer  Poor Things  Society of the Snow 
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