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Peppered by predictability, yet another coveted international film awards come to a close with Oppenheimer taking most of the Oscars home

Published On Mar 11, 2024 | Updated On Mar 11, 2024


Were any of you expecting Killers Of The Flower Moon to win a little at The Oscars this year? I was. But science won over history at the 2024-edition of the 96th Academy Awards with Oppenheimer pocketing seven awards. How many did Killers Of The Flower Moon and in fact Barbie get? Ten nominations for the former, and seven for the latter. 

Barbie took home one, thanks to Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell who won the ‘Best Original Song’ for What Was I Made For?. The other, not even one, despite opening to rave reviews at Cannes. 

But yay to Robert Downey Jr for winning his first Oscar — it only took him 50 years of being in the industry — which he received for being the ‘Best Actor In A Supporting Role’ in Oppenheimer, not to mention Christopher Nolan, maker of badass movies, who won his first Oscars this year for his direction. 

Cillian Murphy, Best Actor for Oppenheimer 

Cillian Murphy, who’s been trending since clips from Peaky Blinders became a thing on Instagram, and his lines became quotable quotes, not to mention the terribly handsome and brooding persona, is best actor for Oppenheimer. Bet you don’t remember him from Inception, do you? I’d have given him the award for just that face. 

Rest is just as expected. Emma Stone won the best actress award for Poor Things, and a whole lot of more for Oppenheimer. Kudos to Da'Vine Joy Randolph for her 'Best Actress In A Supporting Role' award for the movie The Holdovers

Hilarious is TV show host Jimmy Kimmel who did not forget to wave out at Barbie in his Oscars monologue, and he said: "Ryan and Margot, I want you to know that even if neither one of you wins an Oscar tonight, you both already won something much more important -- the genetic lottery." 

But that’s not all, Ryan Gosling, dressed in pink, made hearts melt with his rendition of I’m Just Ken from Barbie, and then there was actor and wrestler John Cena, who decided to present the award for best costume without a shred of clothing on his body, seriously announcing, “Costumes, they are so important." He held the famous envelope over his privates till host Kimmel showed up and gave him some cloth to cover himself. Cena wasn’t being crazy, but more like reminding some of the mad moments at the Oscars such as when in 1974, as actor David Niven was introducing Elizabeth Talyor, a man, who later turned up to be a photographer and a gallery owner, streaked across the stage. That must have been fun. 

Emma Stone, Best Actress for Poor Things

And before we throw the list of winners at you, if you haven’t seen The Boy and the Heron, which won under the ‘Best Animation’ category, go see it. Made by the ace filmmaker, the 83-year-old Hayao Miyazaki, this film is inspired by How Do You Live?, a 1937-novel by Genzaburō Yoshino. This is apparently Miyazaki’s last film. He wants to retire but there’s a chance he might just not be able to. If you don’t know who he is, you’re not watching enough Manga. 

And with that, here’s the quick list of winners of the 2024-Academy Awards: 

Best Picture: Oppenheimer 
Best Directing: Christopher Nolan 
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Cillian Murphy for Oppenheimer
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Emma Stone for Poor Things
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Robert Downey Jr for Oppenheimer
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Da’Vine Joy Randolph for The Holdovers
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): American Fiction, written for the screen by Cord Jefferson 
Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Anatomy of a Fall, screenplay by Justine Triet and Arthur Harari 
Best Animated Feature: The Boy and the Heron by Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki
Best Documentary Feature Film: 20 Days in Mariupol by Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner and Raney Aronson-Rath
Best International Feature Film: The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom) 
Best Animated Short Film: War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko, by Dave Mullins and Brad Booker
Best Live-Action Short Film: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar by Wes Anderson and Steven Rales 
Best Documentary Short Film: The Last Repair Shop by Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
Best Cinematography: Oppenheimer (Hoyte van Hoytema) 
Best Costume Design: Poor Things (Holly Waddington) 
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Poor Things (Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston) 
Best Original Song: “What Was I Made For?” from Barbie (by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell) 
Best Original Score: Oppenheimer (Ludwig Göransson) 
Best Production Design: Poor Things 
Best Film Editing: Oppenheimer (Jennifer Lame) 
Best Sound: The Zone of Interest 
Best Visual Effects: Godzilla: Minus One 

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