Robert De Niro sets Oscars record with latest Supporting Actor nomination

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24 Jan 2024, 14:59

Robert De Niro in Killers of the Flower Moon

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Killers of the Flower Moon’s Robert De Niro has set a new Oscars record with his Best Supporting Actor nomination.

Following on 49 years after his first Academy Awards nomination - also for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Godfather Part II - De Niro’s Killers of the Flower Moon nomination makes him the actor with the most years between his first and most recent Oscars nomination.

The two times Academy Awards winner took home his supporting actor nod in 1974, and also later won Best Actor for his lead role in Raging Bull in 1980. This year he is up against Barbie’s Ryan Gosling, American Fiction’s Sterling K Brown, Poor Things’ Mark Ruffalo and Oppenheimer’s Robert Downey Jr for the award.

Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon received a total of ten nominations for 2024’s Oscars. Lily Gladstone is nominated for Best Actress, Martin Scorsese is up for Best Director, and the film was also nominated for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Song for ‘Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)’.

The film is also competing alongside American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall, Barbie, The Holdovers, Maestro, Oppenheimer, Past Lives, Poor Things and The Zone of Interest for Best Picture.

This year’s Oscars awards show has already been causing a stir owing to the perceived snubbing of Barbie’s lead star Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig in their respective categories.

Fellow star Ryan Gosling (who receives a nomination alongside De Niro in the supporting actor category) released a statement admitting he was disappointed with the Academy voters for not nominating the talented pair, while also sharing his appreciation for how the film has been recognised in other categories.

Killers of the Flower Moon is available to stream now on Apple TV+ and available to buy elsewhere. The Oscars will be shown on ITV1 and ITVX on Sunday, 10th March.