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The Academy Awards of 2024 brought forth a cinematic spectacle, showcasing the best of the film industry’s talent and creativity. Among the contenders, one film stood out prominently: Oppenheimer. The movie quickly became the centrepiece of discussions and predictions for the Academy Awards. Its journey to the coveted Best Picture award nomination was paved with critical acclaim and meticulous planning.

The success of Oppenheimer was evident from the outset, with its strategic release timing playing a pivotal role. Coinciding with the release of “Barbie,” the film created a buzz on social media platforms, captivating both audiences and critics. The two films sparked debates and discussions, ultimately propelling Oppenheimer into the limelight.

However, the film’s ascent to glory was not only attributed to its release strategy. Christopher Nolan’s directorial work brought forth a story that was both intellectually stimulating and visually captivating, resonating with audiences on a deep level.

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In addition to its remarkable direction, Oppenheimer paired it with stellar performances from its lead actors, further solidifying its status as a frontrunner for the Academy Awards. With predictions pointing towards victories in Best Director, Best Lead Actor, and potentially Best Picture, the film seems to be outshining all its competitors.

Yet, amidst the dominance of Oppenheimer, another contender emerged in the race for cinematic excellence. “Killers of the Flower Moon,” led by a powerful performance from its lead actress, presented as the only film predicted to break Oppenheimer’s winning streak, it added an element of suspense to an otherwise predictable outcome. Lily Gladstone also makes history by being the first Native American actress nominated for an Oscar. 

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The audiences eagerly await the unveiling of this year’s Academy Awards winners. With strong performances and storytelling all around, it’s safe to say that this year’s ceremony will be full of surprises.  


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