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96th Academy Awards Full List: Oppenheimer bags 7 awards including Best Picture

Cillian Murphy and Emma Stone won the Oscar awards for Best Actor and Best Actress.

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The Oscars are always a celebration of cinematic excellence, and the 96th edition was no exception! The 96th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscar awards, took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 10.

Christopher Nolan’s biographical thriller Oppenheimer bagged seven awards, out of the total of 13 nominations, including Best Picture. Apart from this, Nolan swept the Oscar for Best Director, while Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. Emma Stone won the Best Actress for Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things, a movie based on the 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray.

The much-eyed, prestigious Academy Awards ceremony honor outstanding achievements in the film industry for movies released in 2023. Television host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the coveted, start-studded ceremony for the fourth time this year. Let’s delve into 2024 Oscars winners and nominations.

Oscars 2024 Winners:

Best Picture

Winner: The film “Oppenheimer” secured this coveted award, presented by the veteran actor Al Pacino. The movie is based the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography titled American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, who is credited to being the father of the atomic bomb.

Nominees:

American Fiction

Anatomy Of a Fall

Barbie

The Holdovers

Killers of the Flower Moon

Maestro

Past Lives

Poor Things

The Zone of Interest

Best Actor in Leading Role

Winner: Cillian Murphy received recognition for his exceptional performance in Oppenheimer where he played the role of J Robert Oppenheimer, an American theoretical physicist and the father of atomic bomb. This is Murphy’s first Oscar.

Nominees:

Bradley Cooper – Maestro

Colman Domingo – Rustin

Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers

Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction

Best Actress in Leading Role

Winner: Emma Stone was celebrated for her outstanding work in Poor Things where she played Bella Baxter. Stone’s recognition over hotly tipped Lily Gladstone came as a surprise to many. Meanwhile, this is the actress’ second Oscar; Stone won the Best Actress Award for “La La Land” back in 2017.

Nominees:

Annette Bening – Nyad

Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon

Sandra Hüller – Anatomy of a Fall

Carey Mulligan – Maestro

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Winner: Robert Downey Jr. impressed the audience with his role in Oppenheimer, earning him his first-ever Oscar. RDJ has been previously nominated for the Academy Awards in 1993 and 2009.

Nominees:

Sterling K. Brown – American Fiction

Robert De Niro – Killers of the Flower Moon

Ryan Gosling – Barbie

Mark Ruffalo – Poor Things

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Winner: Da’Vine Joy Randolph shone in her supporting performance in The Holdovers. “I always wanted to be different, but now I realize that I just need to be myself,” she said in an emotional acceptance speech of her first Oscar win.

Nominees:

Emily Blunt – Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple

America Ferrera – Barbie

Jodie Foster – Nyad

Best Directing

Winner: Christopher Nolan was honored for his directorial excellence in Oppenheimer, which became the star of the show after bagging seven Academy Awards. Written, directed, and produced by Nolan, Oppenheimer earned over $950 million at the global box office. The director’s winning came after eight nominations in the past.

Nominees:

Anatomy of a Fall – Justine Triet

Killers of the Flower Moon – Martin Scorsese

Poor Things – Yorgos Lanthimos

The Zone of Interest – Jonathan Glazer

Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: “American Fiction” stood out in this category. Directed by Cord Jefferson, the movie is based on Percival Everett’s novel “Erasure.”

Nominees:

Barbie

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

The Zone of Interest

Best Original Screenplay

Winner: French legal drama “Anatomy of a Fall” by Justine Triet received acclaim in the category.

Nominees:

The Holdovers

Maestro

May December

Past Lives

Best Animated Feature

Winner: “The Boy and the Heron” charmed audiences.

Nominees:

Elemental

Nimona

Robot Dreams

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Best Documentary Feature

Winner: “20 Days in Mariupol” captivated viewers.

Nominees:

Bobi Wine: The People’s President

The Eternal Memory

Four Daughters

To Kill a Tiger

Best International Feature Film

Winner: “The Zone of Interest” showcased global talent.

Nominees:

Io Capitano

Perfect Days

Society of the Snow

The Teachers’ Lounge

Best Cinematography

Winner: “Oppenheimer” wowed with its visual storytelling.

Nominees:

El Conde

Killers of the Flower Moon

Maestro

Poor Things

Best Costume Design

Winner: “Poor Things” demonstrated creativity.

Nominees:

Barbie

Killers of the Flower Moon

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Best Film Editing

Winner: “Oppenheimer” showcased seamless editing.

Nominees:

Anatomy of a Fall

The Holdovers

Killers of the Flower Moon

Poor Things

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Winner: “Poor Things” excelled in this category.

Nominees:

Golda

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Society of the Snow

Best Original Score

Winner: Ludwig Goransson delivered a memorable soundtrack in “Oppenheimer”, winning him his second Oscar .

Nominees:

American Fiction

Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny

Killers of the Flower Moon

Poor Things

Best Original Song

Winner: “What Was I Made For?” co-written by Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell from Barbie enchanted the audience. The duo made history by becoming the youngest-ever two-time winners of the Academy Awards in the category.

Nominees:

The Fire Inside – Flamin’ Hot

I’m Just Ken – Barbie

It Never Went Away – American Symphony

Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People) – Killers of the Flower Moon

Best Production Design

Winner: “Poor Things” created captivating sets.

Nominees:

Barbie

Killers of the Flower Moon

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Best Sound

Winner: “The Zone of Interest” impressed with its audio.

Nominees:

The Creator

Maestro

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Oppenheimer

Best Visual Effects

Winner: “Godzilla Minus One” wowed with its visual magic.

Nominees:

The Creator

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Napoleon

Best Documentary Short Film

Winner: “The Last Repair Shop” stood out.

Nominees:

The ABCs of Book Banning

The Barber of Little Rock

Island in Between

Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó

Best Animated Short Film

Winner: “War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko” showcased creativity.

Nominees:

Letter to a Pig

Ninety-Five Senses

Our Uniform

Pachyderme

Best Live Action Short Film

Winner: “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” left an impact.

Nominees:

The After

Invincible

Knight of Fortune

Red, White and Blue

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