Fans were quick to point out: A pair of charismatic, smart, girl-power entertainment figures are up for the biggest prize in the industry. And one of the biggest nominations goes to ... Ken?
Christopher Nolan's blockbuster biopic will be up for 13 awards, followed by Poor Things with 11 and Killers of the Flower Moon with 10. Barbie, the year's highest-grossing film, got 8 nominations.
If awards season has been building toward a second match-up of Barbenheimer, this round went to Oppenheimer. It also won best director, best drama actor, best supporting actor and for best score.
Here are our editors' picks for stories from 2023 that we wish more people would see: from an elephant safari for teens to mating glaciers in Pakistan to a debate about Barbie's skin tone in India.
Girl spending was one of the most powerful economic forces in 2023. Taylor Swift and Beyoncé concerts boosted local and national economies. World leaders begged Taylor Swift to come and perform.
Nicks introduced "Stevie Barbie" at a concert on Sunday night, and preorders sold out the next day. The doll resembles Nicks in her Rumours era, with her signature flowy sleeves and platform boots.
This summer, three women at the peak of their powers lead a spectacular pop culture revival. Barbie, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift shattered records and created a communal economy of irrational exuberance.
Greta Gerwig's film joins a high-grossing list of mostly male-directed movies, most of them with men leading the casts.