"Oppenheimer" Dominates the Oscars with Seven Wins Including Best Picture

Written by Camilla Jessen

Mar.11 - 2024 8:09 AM CET

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"Oppenheimer" sweeps the 96th Oscars, winning major categories such as Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

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"Oppenheimer" emerged as the standout victor at the 96th Academy Awards, securing seven Oscars from its thirteen nominations, including top honors for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor.

Lily Gladstone's bid to become the first indigenous Best Actress Oscar winner fell short as Emma Stone clinched the award for "Poor Things," which garnered a total of four Oscars. Da'Vine Joy Randolph's win as Best Supporting Actress for "The Holdovers" marked her remarkable sweep of the awards season.

The screenplay categories saw "Anatomy Of A Fall" and "American Fiction" winning Best Original and Best Adapted Screenplay, respectively. Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell's "What Was I Made For?" from "Barbie" took home Best Original Song, representing the film's lone victory out of eight nominations.

The ceremony also celebrated Indian cinema with a special mention of "RRR" in a reel for stunt performers and honoring art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai in the In Memoriam segment. India's official entry, the Malayalam film "2018: Everyone Is A Hero," was eliminated during the shortlist phase, while "To Kill A Tiger," an India-set documentary, was in the running for Best Documentary Feature, ultimately won by "20 Days In Mariupol."

This year's nominations were noted for the absence of "Barbie’s" Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, as well as "Killers Of The Flower Moon’s" Leonardo DiCaprio, sparking discussions of notable snubs.

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Oscars for the fourth time, bringing memorable moments like John Cena’s unique presentation for Best Costume Design, Ryan Gosling’s performance of "I’m Just Ken," and Robert Downey Jr’s humorous acceptance speech.

Here’s a recap of the winners:

  • Best Picture: Oppenheimer

  • Best Director: Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer

  • Best Actress: Emma Stone for Poor Things

  • Best Actor: Cillian Murphy for Oppenheimer

  • Best Supporting Actress: Da'Vine Joy Randolph for The Holdovers

  • Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr. for Oppenheimer

  • Best Original Screenplay: Anatomy Of A Fall

  • Best Adapted Screenplay: American Fiction

  • Best International Feature: The Zone of Interest (UK)

  • Best Animated Feature: The Boy And The Heron

  • Best Original Score: Ludwig Goransson for Oppenheimer

  • Best Original Song: Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell for What Was I Made For? from Barbie

  • 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 Animated Short: War Is Over! Inspired By The Music Of John And Yoko

  • Best Sound: The Zone of Interest

  • Best Production Design: Poor Things

  • Best Film Editing: Oppenheimer

  • Best Costume Design: Poor Things

  • Best Hair And Makeup: Poor Things

  • Best Cinematography: Oppenheimer

  • Best Visual Effects: Godzilla Minus One

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