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The Californian's That Earned Oscars 2024 Nominations

The Californian's That Earned Oscars 2024 Nominations

As a key part of global film culture, it's only natural there would be many Californians who earned Oscar nominations. Here's the key ones. Team


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January 23, 2024

Oscars 2024 season is underway and this year's list is stacked with amazing films and gripping performances. From the cultural phenomenons "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" to remarkable pieces of cinema like "Killers of the Flower Moon" and "Past Lives," Oscar nominations are the gift that keeps on giving.

California boasts some big-name Oscar nominees throughout the various categories, showcasing the depth of talent that comes from California in the film and entertainment worlds. So, let's take a look at the key Californians that earned prestigious Oscar nominations.

Greta Gerwig - Best Picture nomination for "Barbie"

"Barbie" took the world by storm in 2023 breaking box office records and starting a cultural phenomenon with the unique Barbenheimer craze. The hype was definitely backed up because "Barbie" was a fun, charming, and  purposeful film that brought the iconic toy brand to life with a great modern-day message. Director Greta Gerwig has hit a remarkable feat with "Barbie" being nominated. Her first three films, "Barbie," "Lady Bird," and "Little Woman" all earned Best Picture nominations. The Sacramento native is a undeniable modern-day legend.

"Barbie" took the world by storm and has secured a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars.

America Ferrera - Best Supporting Actress for "Barbie"

The longtime star America Ferrera, known for her leading roles in "Ugly Betty" and "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," has earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gloria in the smash-hit film "Barbie." This is the first Oscar nomination for the Los Angeles-born actress to go alongside her suite of awards for the hit show "Ugly Betty."

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Jodie Foster - Best Supporting Actress for "Nyad"

Los Angeles native Jodie Foster is a cinema legend. The actress boasts two Oscars to go along with five nominations. "Nyad" is her fifth nomination and comes 30-years after her previous nomination for "Nell." The timeless star plays Bonnie Stoll in the biographical drama film about iconic swimmer Diana Nyad and her attempt to swim the Straits of Florida.

Jodie Foster's career spans several decades, making her one of the most accomplished actors in the field.

Todd Haynes - Best Original Screenplay for "May December"

Todd Haynes, from Los Angeles, directed the 2023 drama "May December," earned an Oscar nod for Best Original Screenplay. The Netflix film stars Natalie Portman, Charles Melton, and Julianne Moore. The star-studded cast and well-done screenplay has helped director Todd Haynes get his film the nomination.

Earning a nomination at the Oscars is a remarkable achievement. These awards represent some of the highest honors in film and highlight the most exemplary work done that year. The 96th annual Academy Award show takes place on March 10 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. 

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