11 major snubs and surprises among the 2024 Oscar nominations

This year's awards season is extremely competitive and completely unpredictable, which means the 2024 Oscars are sure to be fierce. That proved true when Zazie Beetz and Jack Quiid's nominations were announced on January 23rd.

As expected, Oppenheimer dominated the 96th Academy Awards nominations with an impressive 13 nominations. Barbie, its counterpart to "Bappenheimer," also had a good morning, racking up eight nominations, although it received two major snubs, to the dismay of fans on X (formerly Twitter) disturbed.

Christopher Nolan's epic is followed by Emma Stone's adventure "Poor Things" with 11 nominations, and Martin Scorsese's acclaimed "Killers of the Flower Moon" with 10 nominations. Bradley Cooper's Leonard Bernstein biopic "The Master" received seven nominations.

Read on for the most shocking Oscar snubs and surprises.

gloria's monologue supreme

America Ferrera attends the "Barbie" special screening and Q&A event on December 7, 2023 in London, England. Jeff Spicer/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

America Ferrera surprised everyone with a Best Supporting Actress nomination for "Barbie" after not receiving any lead nominations all season long, proving the power of Gloria's feminist monologue in the film strength.

Lost in May and December

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Despite pre-season Oscar buzz, May 12 stars Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman and Charles Melton have been left out of the acting categories. However, the film did receive a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

The Oscars won’t end with a “dancing night”

Dua Lipa attends the European premiere of "Barbie " in London on July 12, 2023. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Dua Lipa's Barbie stomp "Dance the Night" didn't make the cut in the best original song category. However, if the producers were smart, they would still have her kick off the ceremony with a Barbie disco extravaganza.

Greta Gerwig failed to win Best Director

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Apparently the Oscar directing branch isn't really feminist. Although "Barbie" received eight nominations, including Best Picture, Greta Gerwig wasn't enough to earn a spot in the directing category. But Gerwig was nominated for best adapted screenplay along with husband Noah Baumbach.

Leonardo DiCaprio failed to make it

Leonardo DiCaprio will arrive in Los Angeles to attend the 14th Annual Governors Awards on January 9, 2024 . VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Leonardo DiCaprio was not nominated for Best Actor despite starring in Killers of the Flower Moon , which was nominated for Best Picture.

purple gradually disappears

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The Oprah Winfrey-produced musical remake of " The Color Purple " had a relatively quiet showing, with Danielle Brooks picking up just one nomination for best supporting actress.

Barbie is not good enough for the Oscars

Margot Robbie promotes Barbie at CinemaCon on April 25, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Although Ryan Gosling was nominated for her role as Ken, it's a shame that Margot Robbie's transformative portrayal of Barbie didn't make the cut for Best Actress. However, the film's Best Picture nomination meant Robbie was still nominated as a producer.

Oscar Can't Catch Olivia Rodrigo

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While many fans expected Olivia Rodrigo to be nominated for her song "Can't Catch Me Now" from "The Hunger Games" prequel "Song of the Dead ," the singer didn't. Best Original Song Award.

Saltburn gets Saltburn -ed

Paul Reese, Jacob Elordi, Emerald Fennell, Barry Keoghan, Carey Mulligan and Archie Madekwe attend the Sow Awards on November 14, 2023 in Los Angeles "Ulterborn" premiere. Variety/Variety/Getty Images

The most polarizing, Jacob Elordi-filled film of awards season, the Academy Awards weren't enamored with director Emerald Fennell's Saltburn , which received zero nominations .

American novel becomes Oscar reality

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"American Novel" is shaping up to be a major Oscar contender, picking up five nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Jeffrey Wright and Best Supporting Actor for Sterling K. Brown.

Another Greta was left out

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While Celine Song's critically acclaimed romance "Previous Life" won Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, its star Greta Lee sadly missed out on the Best Nominated for leading actress, this is the second time Greta has been snubbed in a major category at this year's Oscars.