'To Kill A Tiger' by Indian-origin director nominated for Oscars; 'Oppenheimer' bags 13 nominations

Actors Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid host the announcement of the 96th Oscars Nominations in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

'To Kill A Tiger' by Indian-origin director Nisha Pahuja has been nominated for the 96th Academy Awards in the Documentary Feature category.

The documentary, based on a Jharkhand family's campaign for justice after the brutal rape of their daughter, had premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September.

Meanwhile, historical dramas "Oppenheimer" and "Killers of the Flower Moon" will compete with "Barbie," "The Holdovers" and other films for the Best Picture.

Other best picture nominees announced on Tuesday included "Poor Things," "Maestro: and "American Fiction."

"Oppenheimer" outpaced all other films with 13 nominations, including acting nods for stars Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Robert Downey Jr.

"Poor Things," starring Emma Stone as a woman revived from the dead, received 11 nominations.

Winners of the golden statuettes will be announced at a Hollywood ceremony broadcast live on Walt Disney's ABC on March 10. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will return as host.

Here are the nominees in major categories with Onmanorama's strongest contenders marked in bold italics:

Best Picture
"American Fiction"
"Anatomy of a Fall"
"The Holdovers"
"Killers of the Flower Moon"
"Past Lives"
"Poor Things"
"The Zone of Interest"

Best Director
Jonathan Glazer, "The Zone of Interest"
Yorgos Lanthimos, "Poor Things"
Christopher Nolan, "Oppenheimer"
Martin Scorsese, "Killers of the Flower Moon"
Justine Triet, "Anatomy of a Fall"

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper, "Maestro"
Colman Domingo, "Rustin"
Paul Giamatti, "The Holdovers"
Cillian Murphy, "Oppenheimer"
Jeffrey Wright, "American Fiction"

Best Actress
Annette Bening, "Nyad"
Lily Gladstone, "Killers of the Flower Moon"
Sandra Huller, "Anatomy of a Fall"
Carey Mulligan, "Maestro"
Emma Stone, "Poor Things"

Best supporting actor
Sterling K. Brown, "American Fiction"
Robert De Niro, "Killers of the Flower Moon"
Robert Downey Jr, "Oppenheimer"
Ryan Gosling, "Barbie"
Mark Ruffalo, "Poor Things"

Best supporting actress
Emily Blunt, "Oppenheimer"
Danielle Brooks, "The Color Purple"
America Ferrera, "Barbie"
Jodie Foster, "Nyad"
Da'Vine Joy Randolph, "The Holdovers"

Best international feature film
"Io Capitano" (Italy)
"Perfect Days" (Japan)
"Society of the Snow" (Spain)
"The Teachers' Lounge" (Germany)
"The Zone of Interest" (United Kingdom)

Best animated feature
"The Boy and the Heron"
"Robot Dreams"
"Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse"

Best documentary feature
"Bobi Wine: The People's President"
"The Eternal Memory"
"Four Daughters"
"To Kill a Tiger"
"20 Days in Mariupol"

Films with seven or more nominations
"Oppenheimer" - 13
"Poor Things" - 11
"Killers of the Flower Moon" - 10
"Barbie" - 8
"Maestro" - 7
(With Reuters, AFP inputs)

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