The Greater Cincinnati Area's Connection To The 2024 Oscars


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LEBANON, OH -- Warren County, which is part of the Greater Cincinnati Area, has had its share of movies being filmed in its county seat of Lebanon

  • In 1978 the movie Harper Valley PTA starring Barbara Eden 
  • In 1994 by Milk Money starring Melanie Griffith and Ed Harris 
  • In 2013 the Hallmark movie The Christmas Spirit  
  • In 2015 the Oscar-nominated film Carol was filmed in the area. 

And according to according to Kristen Schlotman, executive director of Film Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Area has plenty of connections to this year's Academy Award nominees, just announced this week. 

“Barbie:” actor Ryan Gosling shot “Ides of March” in Cincinnati in 2013 with George Clooney while Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach shot “White Noise” in Ohio two years ago.

“The Holdovers:” Director Alexander Payne was in Cincinnati in 2019 for a Netflix untitled feature, along with producers Chris Stinson and Amy Green who shot the Zac Efron movie, “Extremely Wicked,” about Ted Bundy in NKY. Producer Mark Johnson produced “Rain Man” in Cincinnati. Nominated Best Actor, Paul Giamatti also starred in “Ides of March” in Cincinnati.

“Killers of the Flower Moon:” starring Robert De Niro, who was in Cincinnati last year filming “Wise Guys/Alto Knights,” which will premiere this fall.

“Maestro:” actress Maya Hawk shot “Wildcats” in Louisville last year with many Cincinnati crew and producer Steven Spielberg who is originally from Cincinnati.

Nominated Best Actor, Jeffrey Wright starred in “The Public,” with Emilio Estevez, filmed in Cincinnati in 2017.

“Oppenheimer:” actor Casey Affleck filmed “Old Man and a Gun” with Robert Redford in Cincinnati debuting in 2018.

“Past Lives:” producers Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler along with David Hinojosa have made many movies in Cincinnati, including “Carol,” “Goat,” “Mercy” and “Dark Waters.”

“Poor Things:” director Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Ed Guiney shot “Killing of a Sacred Deer” in Cincinnati in 2016. The movie also stars Mark Ruffalo, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor and starred in “Dark Waters” which shot in Cincinnati in 2018. 

Another fun movie fact, when it comes to the Greater Cincinnati Area

Parts of the 1989 Oscar winning film "Rainman" was filmed in Cincinnati. Not only did the film win Best Picture, Oscars were given for

  • Best Actor in Leading Role - Dustin Hoffman
  • Best Director - Barry Levinson
  • Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen - Ron Bass and Barry Morrow
  • Best Cinematography - John Seale

Game Day Communications contributed to this story.

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