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Top 10 Contenders for Oscars 2024 Best Picture: From ‘Barbenheimer’ to ‘Poor Things’.


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The race for the coveted Oscars 2024 Best Picture is heating up with a diverse lineup of contenders showcasing a range of genres and narratives. Among the top contenders vying for the prestigious award are:

  1. American Fiction: This sharp satire, starring Jeffrey Wright, tackles systemic racism and hypocrisy in a hilarious yet poignant manner. It has already claimed top honors at the Toronto Film Festival and is a frontrunner for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars.
  2. Anatomy of a Fall: A Cannes Film Festival winner, this intricate French legal drama has captivated audiences with its compelling narrative, potentially making it a dark horse for the Best Picture award.
  3. Barbie: Greta Gerwig’s feminist satire has garnered widespread attention and commercial success, making it a strong contender despite facing high-profile snubs in certain categories.
  4. The Holdovers: Directed by Alexander Payne and featuring Paul Giamatti, this charming drama set in a 1970s New England boarding school has received critical acclaim, positioning it as a formidable competitor.
  5. Killers of the Flower Moon: Martin Scorsese’s epic drama, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, explores the murders of Native Americans in 1920s Oklahoma, making it a visually stunning and culturally significant contender.
  6. Maestro: Bradley Cooper’s biopic about Leonard Bernstein has garnered nominations but faces challenges due to controversies, yet it remains a contender for technical awards.
  7. Oppenheimer: Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster drama about the father of the atomic bomb has dominated discussions and is widely expected to be a frontrunner for the Best Picture award.
  8. Past Lives: Celine Song’s emotional journey, following the reunion of childhood sweethearts, has resonated deeply with audiences despite facing long odds for the top prize.
  9. Poor Things: Emma Stone shines in this absurdist and feminist tale, reminiscent of Yorgos Lanthimos’ earlier work, making it a contender for various awards including Best Actress.
  10. The Zone of Interest: Jonathan Glazer’s Holocaust drama offers a unique perspective, keeping the horrors of Auschwitz at the periphery while delivering a powerful narrative.

With such a diverse and compelling lineup, the competition for the Oscars 2024 Best Picture promises to be intense, with each film bringing its own unique strengths and stories to the table.

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