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Celebrity Cousins: The 2024 Oscar Nominations Are Surprisingly Diverse & Revealed This Celebrity Fun Fact

by Black America Web

The 2024 Oscar nominations were announced today (Jan. 23). While critics have their opinions about surprise nominations and films that were snubbed, the biggest shock is finding out Niecy Nash-Betts, Sterling K. Brown and Danielle Brooks are all related. Check out the list of diverse nominees and a few fan reactions to the news inside.

Films Oppenheimer, Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon dominated the list of contenders for the 96th Academy Awards this year. Oppenheimer leads with 13 nods, including Best Picture. Nine other films join Christopher Nolan’s project to compete for the top prize including Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction, Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers, Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, Celine Song’s Past Lives, Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things and Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest.

Poor Things received 11 nominations and Killers of the Flower Moon followed closely behind with 10 total nominations. Barbie secured eight nominations.

There were many historic nominations this year with several diverse actors and films included.

Lily Gladstone made history as the first Native American nominated for best actress, for her role as Mollie Burkhart in the crime thriller Killers of the Flower Moon.

Colman Domingo became the first Afro Latino to be nominated in the Best Actor category for his performance in the civil rights drama Rustin. Jeffrey Wright, who starred in American Fiction, joins Domingo in the Best Actor category. This is the second time in Oscar history where more than one Black actor was nominated for the leading prize. The first was the 2004 Oscars with Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda) and winner Jamie Foxx (Ray).

Wright’s co-star Sterling K. Brown was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal as Clifford “Cliff” Ellison, a recently divorced and once closeted gay man. This…

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