Oscars 2024 winners: 7 Awards to Oppenheimer

Oscars 2024 winners: 7 Awards to Oppenheimer

The 96th Annual Academy Awards ceremony proved to be a marathon event, stretching longer than many viewers anticipated. However, amidst its extended duration, the evening unfolded with enough unexpected moments to captivate audiences.

Host Jimmy Kimmel injected humor with well-placed jabs at the filmmakers nominated for Oscars. 

Heading into the night, historical drama Oppenheimer led with 13 nominations, with Poor Things and Martin Scorsese drama Killers of the Flower Moon following with 11 and 10 nominations, respectively. But the ceremony progressed, it became evident that Poor Things had captured the Academy's affection, securing wins for Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, and Best Actress for Emma Stone, marking her second Oscar, and pitting her against Killers of the Flower Moon’s Lily Gladstone. In a predictable yet impressive turn, Oppenheimer emerged triumphant, clinching Oscars in Cinematography, Original Score, Best Actor, and Best Director categories.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph set the tone by winning Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her outstanding performance in The Holdovers, which garnered a total of five nominations. Despite Hayao Miyazaki's absence, The Boy and the Heron clinched the award for Best Animated Feature. Justine Triet's Anatomy of a Fall, nominated for five awards, secured Best Original Screenplay, while Cord Jefferson's American Fiction claimed Best Adapted Screenplay.

Jonathan Glazer, writer/director of The Zone of Interest, made a poignant speech upon winning Best International Feature, drawing parallels between his film and the ongoing conflict in Gaza. Robert Downey Jr.'s unexpected win for Best Supporting Actor in Oppenheimer added to the night's unpredictability, while the creative team behind Godzilla Minus One brought whimsy to the stage with their Godzilla action figures while receiving the award for Best Visual Effects.

The full list of Oscar winners is detailed below: OSCARS
photo credits: Ryan Gosling performs “I’m Just Ken” (copyrighted by AMPAS and ABC)