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‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ Lead Windie Award Nominations

By George Bate & Josh Reilly B.

The Chicago Indie Critics have officially announced the nominees for their upcoming Windie Awards. The awards honor the previous year’s achievements in film and television, while also featuring unique categories that are not recognized by other award shows like the Academy Awards. Winners will be revealed on the evening of January 20, 2024 during a private Awards Party.

Barbie and Oppenheimer, which we chose as our #1 film of 2023, lead the Windie Awards nominations with 13 and 12 nominations each respectively. Other films earning a stellar number of nominations include Poor Things, The Holdovers, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Check out a full list of nominees below and stay tuned for more coverage of the 2024 Windie Awards here.

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM 

All of Us Strangers 

Anatomy of a Fall 

The Iron Claw 

Past Lives 

The Zone of Interest 

BEST STUDIO FILM 

Barbie 

The Holdovers 

Oppenheimer 

Poor Things 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 

BEST FOREIGN FILM 

Anatomy of a Fall 

The Boy and the Heron 

Godzilla Minus One 

When Evil Lurks 

The Zone of Interest

BEST DOCUMENTARY 

American Symphony 

The Disappearance of Shere Hite 

Silver Dollar Road 

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie 

20 Days in Mariupol 

BEST ANIMATED FILM 

The Boy and the Heron 

Elemental 

Nimona 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem 

BEST DIRECTOR 

Greta Gerwig, Barbie 

Alexander Payne, The Holdovers 

Bradley Cooper, Maestro 

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer 

Celine Song, Past Lives 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 

Anatomy of a Fall 

Barbie 

The Holdovers

The Iron Claw 

Past Lives 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 

American Fiction 

Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. 

Killers of the Flower Moon 

Oppenheimer 

Poor Things 

BEST ACTOR 

Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction 

Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers 

Bradley Cooper, Maestro 

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer 

Teo Yoo, Past Lives 

BEST ACTRESS 

Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall 

Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon 

Carey Mulligan, Maestro 

Greta Lee, Past Lives 

Emma Stone, Poor Things 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 

Ryan Gosling, Barbie 

Glenn Howerton, BlackBerry 

Dominic Sessa, The Holdovers 

Charles Melton, May December 

Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Rachel McAdams, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. America Ferrera, Barbie 

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers 

Julianne Moore, May December 

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer 

BEST ENSEMBLE (awarded to casting director) American Fiction 

Asteroid City 

The Holdovers 

Oppenheimer 

Poor Things 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

Barbie 

Killers of the Flower Moon 

Oppenheimer

Poor Things 

The Zone of Interest 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Barbie 

The Color Purple 

Killers of the Flower Moon 

Oppenheimer 

Poor Things 

BEST COSTUMES 

Barbie 

The Color Purple 

Killers of the Flower Moon 

Poor Things 

Priscilla 

Wonka 

BEST MAKEUP 

Barbie 

The Iron Claw 

Maestro 

Poor Things 

Priscilla 

BEST EDITING 

The Holdovers 

The Iron Claw 

Oppenheimer 

Poor Things 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 

Barbie 

The Boy and the Heron 

Killers of the Flower Moon 

Oppenheimer 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 

“I’m Just Ken” – Barbie 

“What Was I Made For?” – Barbie “Keep It Movin’” – The Color Purple “Peaches” – The Super Mario Bros. Movie “A World of Your Own” – Wonka 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS 

The Creator 

Godzilla Minus One

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 

Oppenheimer 

Poor Things 

BEST STUNTS 

The Iron Claw 

John Wick: Chapter 4 

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One 

Polite Society 

Sisu 

BREAKOUT ARTIST 

Charles Melton 

Dominic Sessa 

Cailee Spaeny 

Celine Song 

Sophie Wilde 

SIGHT UNSEEN PERFORMANCE 

Helen Mirren, Barbie 

Bradley Cooper, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 

Oscar Isaac, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 

Hailee Steinfeld – Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 

Jack Black – The Super Mario Bros. Movie 

IMPACT AWARD 

Rebecca Fons – Gene Siskel Film Center 

Dann Gire and Raymond Benson – “Dan and Raymond Movie Club” 

Morgan Harris – Acacia Media Group 

Katie Rife, Will Morris, and Ryan Oestreich – Music Box Theatre programming 

Dennis Scott – Music Box Theatre organist 

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