An Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024 and two African films have been nominated for best documentary feature film. Photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP File
An Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024 and two African films have been nominated for best documentary feature film. Photo: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP File

Nominations for this year’s Oscars were announced Tuesday and two African films made it past the shortlist stage and received formal nominations. Both films were nominated in the same category.

A documentary from Uganda “Bobi Wine: The People’s President” which is a story about Uganda’s renown singer and opposition figure Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, commonly known as Bobbi Wine. It was released in 2022 and was screened last year at select theatres in the United States after National Geographic acquired it following its premier at the Venice International Film Festival.

Tunisian filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania’s “Four Daughters” is also received a nomination in the best documentary feature film. The documentary is about Olfa, a Tunisian mother of four daughters, who is dealing with the disappearance of her two older daughters. It was released in 2023.

Others nominated in the same category are “The Eternal Memory”, “To Kill a Tiger” and “20 Days in Mariupol.”

The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, in Hollywood and will be broadcast live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

How to watch the African nominated films

You can watch the African nominated films ahead of the March 10 broadcast.

“Bobi Wine: The People’s President” can be Streamed on Disney+

“Four Daughters” can be watched on Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, and Vudu .

Full list of nominations

Best Picture

American Fiction
Anatomy of a Fall
Barbie
The Holdovers
Killers of the Flower Moon
Maestro
Oppenheimer
Past Lives
Poor Things
The Zone of Interest

Best Director

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

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 Hüller, 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 Original Screenplay

Justine Triet and Arthur Harari, Anatomy of a Fall
David Hemingson, The Holdovers
Bradley Cooper and Josh Singer, Maestro
Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik, May December
Celine Song, Past Lives

Best Adapted Screenplay

Cord Jefferson, American Fiction
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, Barbie
Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
Tony McNamara, Poor Things
Jonathan Glazer, The Zone of Interest

Best Animated Feature

The Boy and the Heron
Elemental
Nimona
Robot Dreams
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Best International Feature

Io Capitano (Italy)
Perfect Days
(Japan)
Society of the Snow
(Spain)
The Teachers’ Lounge
(Germany)
The Zone of Interest
(United Kingdom)

Best Documentary Feature

Bobi Wine: The People’s President
The Eternal Memory
Four Daughters
To Kill a Tiger
20 Days in Mariupol

Best Documentary Short

The ABCs of Book Banning
The Barber of Little Rock
Island in Between
The Last Repair Shop
Nai Nai & Wai Po

Best Live-Action Short

The After
Invincible
Knight of Fortune
Red, White, and Blue
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Best Animated Short

Letter to a Pig
Ninety-Five Senses
Our Uniform
Pachyderme
WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko

Best Original Score

Laura Karpman, American Fiction
John Williams, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Robbie Robertson, Killers of the Flower Moon
Ludwig Göransson, Oppenheimer
Jerskin Fendrix, Poor Things

Best Original Song

“The Fire Inside” from Flamin’ Hot, music and lyric by Diane Warren
“I’m Just Ken” from Barbie, music and lyric by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt
“It Never Went Away” from American Symphony, music and lyric by Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson
“Wahzhaze” (A Song for My People) from Killers of the Flower Moon, music and lyric by Scott George
“What Was I Made For?” from Barbie, music and lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

Best Sound

The Creator
Maestro
Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One
Oppenheimer
The Zone of Interest

Best Production Design

Barbie
Killers of the Flower Moon
Napoleon
Oppenheimer
Poor Things

Best Cinematography

El Conde
Killers of the Flower Moon
Maestro
Oppenheimer
Poor Things

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Golda
Maestro
Oppenheimer
Poor Things
Society of the Snow

Best Costume Design

Jacqueline Durran, Barbie
Jacqueline West, Killers of the Flower Moon
Janty Yates and Dave Crossman, Napoleon
Ellen Mirojnick, Oppenheimer
Holly Waddington, Poor Things

Best Film Editing

Anatomy of a Fall
The Holdovers
Killers of the Flower Moon
Oppenheimer
Poor Things

Best Visual Effects

The Creator
Godzilla Minus One
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One
Napoleon

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