Mar 27, 2024
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Golden Glory: The Oscar Winners 2024

Golden Glory: The Oscar Winners 2024

The 96th Academy Awards, held in 2024, was a celebration of cinematic excellence, with a diverse array of films and talents being honored. 

The night was dominated by "Oppenheimer," a biographical drama directed by Christopher Nolan, which took home seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director for Nolan, and Best Actor for Cillian Murphy's portrayal of the titular character. Emma Stone's performance in "Poor Things" earned her the Best Actress award, while Robert Downey Jr. and Da'Vine Joy Randolph were recognized as Best Supporting Actor and Actress for their roles in "Oppenheimer" and "The Holdovers," respectively.

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The ceremony was not just about the glitz and glamor but also highlighted the creative storytelling and technical prowess that define today's film industry. "American Fiction" won Best Adapted Screenplay, while "Anatomy of a Fall" was awarded Best Original Screenplay, showcasing the power of the written word in cinema. The Best Animated Feature went to "The Boy and the Heron," a testament to the enduring appeal of animated storytelling.

In the technical categories, "Oppenheimer" continued its winning streak with awards for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Score, further cementing its status as a cinematic tour de force. "Poor Things" dazzled the Academy with its visual and makeup artistry, winning Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. The Best Original Song award went to "Barbie," adding a musical accolade to the evening's festivities.

The international film community was also well-represented, with "The Zone of Interest" winning Best International Feature Film and Best Sound, highlighting the global nature of the film industry. The documentary categories shone a light on pressing global issues, with "20 Days in Mariupol" taking home the Best Documentary Feature, offering a poignant look at the human impact of conflict.

The '20 Days in Mariupol' team accepting their best documentary Oscar. (Photo: T.Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)

The Oscars also celebrated achievements in short films, with "The Last Repair Shop" and "War Is Over!" winning Best Documentary (Short Subject) and Best Animated Short Film, respectively. "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar" was recognized as the Best Live Action Short Film, proving that powerful stories can be told in any format.

As the stars walked the red carpet and the winners took to the stage, the Oscars of 2024 reminded us of the magic of movies and their ability to inspire, entertain, and provoke thought. It was a night where the golden glory of the Oscars shone brightly, honoring those who push the boundaries of storytelling and craft in the pursuit of cinematic excellence.

Full List of Oscars 2024 Winners

  • Best picture: "Oppenheimer"
  • Best director: Christopher Nolan, "Oppenheimer"
  • Best actress: Emma Stone, "Poor Things."
  • Best actor: Cillian Murphy, "Oppenheimer"
  • Best supporting actress: Da'Vine Joy Randolph, "The Holdovers"
  • Best supporting actor: Robert Downey Jr., "Oppenheimer"
  • Best original screenplay: Justine Triet and Arthur Harari, "Anatomy of a Fall"
  • Best adapted screenplay: Cord Jefferson, "American Fiction"
  • Best animated feature: "The Boy and the Heron"
  • Best animated short: "War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John Lennon and Yoko Ono"
  • Best international feature: "The Zone of Interest" (United Kingdom)
  • Best documentary feature: "20 Days in Mariupol"
  • Best documentary short: "The Last Repair Shop"
  • Best live action short: "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar"
  • Best score: Ludwig Göransson, "Oppenheimer" 
  • Best original song: Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell, "What Was I Made For?" from "Barbie"
  • Best sound: Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn, "The Zone of Interest"
  • Best production design: James Price, Shona Heath and Zsuzsa Mihalek, "Poor Things"
  • Best cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema, "Oppenheimer"
  • Best makeup and hairstyling: Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston, "Poor Things"
  • Best costume design: Holly Waddington, "Poor Things"
  • Best editing: Jennifer Lame, "Oppenheimer"
  • Best visual effects: Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima, "Godzilla Minus One" 

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