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Oscars 2024: The full winners list and highlights

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By Marissa Chin

Oscars 2024: The full winners list and highlights

After much anticipation, cinema’s biggest night once again took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on 10 March to celebrate the best of film in the past year. Making one half of 2023’s biggest cinematic event, Oppenheimer led the night with 13 nominations, followed by Poor Things with 11, Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon with 10 and Barbie with eight. The Oscars also returned to an old presenting format, having previous winners announce the nominees for the four acting categories.

Throughout the ceremony, the atomic bomb biopic emerged as the ultimate winner, nabbing seven total Oscars: Best Director, making Christopher Nolan an Academy Award-winning director; Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best Original Score. Notably, the film also earned Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. their career-first Oscar trophies in their respective categories. 

Left to right: Robert Downey Jr., winner of the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award for ‘Oppenheimer’, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, winner of the Best Supporting Actress award for ‘The Holdovers’, Emma Stone, winner of the Best Actress in a Leading Role award for ‘Poor Things’, and Cillian Murphy, winner of the Best Actor in a Leading Role award for ‘Oppenheimer’

In a surprise win, Emma Stone beat out Killer of the Flower Moon’s Lily Gladstone in a close race to win Best Actress for Poor Things. However, Barbie remained victorious in the soundtrack department, taking home Best Original Song for Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell’s What Was I Made For?.

Find out more exciting highlights from Oscars 2024 below, including a naked John Cena, Ken’s heart-stealing performance and Al Pacino’s chaotic presentation for Best Picture.


Cillian Murphy takes home his first Oscar

After two decades in the industry, Cillian Murphy is finally receiving his flowers! Dominating the film award circuit for his haunting performance as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Murphy maintained his winning streak by nabbing his very first Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards. Watch his touching speech above as he celebrates this career milestone!


Emma Stone’s surprise win for Best Actress

While she has received numerous awards for her role in Poor Things, no one was as surprised as Stone was when she won Best Actress! The A-list star gave a tearful speech as she accepted her second Academy Award of her career. 


Robert Downey Jr credits his “terrible childhood” in acceptance speech 

Oppenheimer is giving a lot of firsts to its cast and crew. Namely, RDJ has also received golden statuette numero uno for his short but memorable portrayal as Lewis Strauss. In his touching speech, the actor thanked his “terrible childhood” and honoured his wife for “loving him back to life.” We’re not crying, you are!


Da’vine Joy Randolph thanks the Academy for “seeing” her 

Emotions were high during the acting categories as Da’vine Joy Randolph’s win moved many viewers to tears. “I didn’t think I was supposed to do this as a career,” she shared in her speech. “For so long, I’ve always wanted to be different, and now I realise I just need to be myself. And I thank you. I thank you for seeing me.” She wins for her supporting role in The Handovers.


Ryan Gosling sings his heart out for I’m Just Ken 

Barbie may not have walked away the biggest winner of the night but Ryan Gosling showed that he was more than Kenough with his show-stopping performance as Ken! Performing the Oscar-nominated song in a bejewelled hot-pink Gucci tuxedo, the actor took part in the dance choreography alongside other pink Cowboys and Slash lending their talents for the guitar solo. 


John Cena bares it all 

How do you remind the audience how important costume design is? Have John Cena appear on stage naked, of course! The wrestler-turned-actor presented the award wearing only a pair of Birkenstocks and a strategically placed envelope to cover his modesty. 


Al Pacino’s chaotic and confusing Best Picture presentation

Listen, we’re still not over the 2017 mix-up between La La Land and Moonlight. When the legendary Al Pacino appeared visibly confused and casually announced Oppenheimer as the winner, we thought we were about to get a repeat. Luckily, Oppenheimer was indeed the intended victor and no one had to correct him on stage. Having said that, this presentation will go down in pop culture books!

Find the complete list of winners below. 


Best Picture

American Fiction 

Anatomy of a Fall 


The Holdovers 

Killers of the Flower Moon

Oppenheimer (WINNER)

Past Lives

Poor Things 

The Zone of Interest


Left to right: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, and Charles Roven, winners of the Best Picture award for ‘Oppenheimer’

Best Directing

Justine Triet (Anatomy of a Fall)

Martin Scorsese (Killers of the Flower Moon)

Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer) (WINNER)

Yorgos Lanthimos (Poor Things)

Jonathan Glazer (The Zone of Interest)


Best Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper (Maestro)

Colman Domingo (Rustin)

Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers)

Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer) (WINNER)

Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction)


Cillian Murphy, winner of Best Actor in a Leading Role for ‘Oppenheimer’


Best Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening (Nyad)

Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon)

Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall)

Carey Mulligan (Maestro)

Emma Stone (Poor Things) (WINNER)


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Sterling K. Brown (American Fiction)

Robert De Niro (Killers of the Flower Moon)

Robert Downey Jr. (Oppenheimer) (WINNER)

Ryan Gosling (Barbie)

Mark Ruffalo (Poor Things)


Da’Vine Joy Randolph, winner of Best Supporting Actress for ‘The Holdovers’

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Emily Blunt (Oppenheimer)

Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple)

America Ferrera (Barbie)

Jodie Foster (Nyad)

Da’Vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers) (WINNER)


Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

American Fiction (Written for the screen by Cord Jefferson) (WINNER)

Barbie (Written by Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach)

Oppenheimer (Written for the screen by Christopher Nolan)

Poor Things (Screenplay by Tony McNamara)

The Zone of Interest (Written by Jonathan Glazer)


Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Anatomy of a Fall (Screenplay by Justine Triet and Arthur Harari) (WINNER)

The Holdovers (Written by David Hemingson)

Maestro (Written by Bradley Cooper & Josh Singer)

May December (Screenplay by Samy Burch; Story by Samy Burch & Alex Mechanik)

Past Lives (Written by Celine Song)

‘The Boy and The Heron’ (Hayao Miyazaki), winner of Best Animated Feature

Best Animated Feature

The Boy and the Heron (Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki) (WINNER)

Elemental (Peter Sohn and Denise Ream)

Nimona (Nick Bruno, Troy Quane, Karen Ryan and Julie Zackary)

Robot Dreams (Pablo Berger, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé and Sandra Tapia Díaz)

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal)


Best Documentary Feature Film

Bobi Wine: The People’s President (Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp and John Battsek)

The Eternal Memory (Maite Alberdi)

Four Daughters (Kaouther Ben Hania and Nadim Cheikhrouha)

To Kill a Tiger (Nisha Pahuja, Cornelia Principe and David Oppenheim)

20 Days in Mariupol (Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner and Raney Aronson-Rath) (WINNER)


Jonathan Glazer, winner of the Best International Feature Film award for ‘The Zone of Interest’

Best International Feature Film

Io Capitano (Italy)

Perfect Days (Japan)

Society of the Snow (Spain)

The Teacher’s Lounge (Germany)

The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom) (WINNER)


Best Animated Short Film

Letter to a Pig (Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter)

Ninety-Five Senses (Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess)

Our Uniform (Yegane Moghaddam)

Pachyderme (Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius)

War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko (Dave Mullins and Brad Booker) (WINNER)


Left to right: Finneas O’Connell and Billie Eilish, winner of Best Original Song for ‘Barbie’

Best Live-Action Short Film

The After (Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham)

Invincible (Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron)

Knight of Fortune (Lasse Lyskjaer Noer and Christian Norlyk)

Red, White and Blue (Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane)

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (Wes Anderson and Steven Rales) (WINNER)


Best Documentary Short Film

The ABCs of Book Banning (Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic)

The Barber of Little Rock (John Hoffman and Christine Turner)

Island in Between (S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien)

The Last Repair Shop (Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers) (WINNER)

Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó (Sean Wang and Sam Davis)

‘Oppenheimer’, winner of Best Cinematography

Best Cinematography

El Conde (Edward Lachman)

Killers of the Flower Moon (Rodrigo Prieto)

Maestro (Matthew Libatique)

Oppenheimer (Hoyte van Hoytema) (WINNER)

Poor Things (Robbie Ryan)


Best Costume Design

Barbie (Jacqueline Durran)

Killers of the Flower Moon (Jacqueline West)

Napoleon (Janty Yates and Dave Crossman)

Oppenheimer (Ellen Mirojnick)

Poor Things (Holly Waddington) (WINNER)


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Golda (Karen Hartley Thomas, Suzi Battersby and Ashra Kelly-Blue)

Maestro (Kazu Hiro, Kay Georgiou and Lori McCoy-Bell)

Oppenheimer (Luisa Abel)

Poor Things (Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston) (WINNER)

Society of the Snow (Ana López-Puigcerver, David Martí and Montse Ribé)


‘Poor Things’, winner of Best Costume Design, Makeup and Styling

Best Original Song

The Fire Inside from Flamin’ Hot (Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

)I’m Just Ken from Barbie (Music and Lyric by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt)

It Never Went Away from American Symphony (Music and Lyric by Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson)

Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People) from Killers of the Flower Moon (Music and Lyric by Scott George)

What Was I Made For? from Barbie (Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell) (WINNER)


Best Original Score

American Fiction (Laura Karpman)

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (John Williams)

Killers of the Flower Moon (Robbie Robertson)

Oppenheimer (Ludwig Göransson) (WINNER)

Poor Things (Jerskin Fendrix)


Best Production Design

Barbie (Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer)

Killers of the Flower Moon (Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Adam Willis)

Napoleon (Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Elli Griff)

Oppenheimer (Production Design: Ruth De Jong; Set Decoration: Claire Kaufman)

Poor Things (Production Design: James Price and Shona Heath; Set Decoration: Zsuzsa Mihalek) (WINNER)


Best Film Editing

Anatomy of a Fall (Laurent Sénéchal)

The Holdovers (Kevin Tent)

Killers of the Flower Moon (Thelma Schoonmaker)

Oppenheimer (Jennifer Lame) (WINNER)

Poor Things (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)


Best Sound

The Creator (Ian Voigt, Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic)

Maestro (Steven A. Morrow, Richard King, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic)

Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One (Chris Munro, James H. Mather, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor)

Oppenheimer (Willie Burton, Richard King, Gary A. Rizzo and Kevin O’Connell)

The Zone of Interest (Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn) (WINNER)


Best Visual Effects

The Creator (Jay Cooper, Ian Comley, Andrew Roberts and Neil Corbould)

Godzilla: Minus One (Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima) (WINNER)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams and Theo Bialek)

Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning, Part One (Alex Wuttke, Simone Coco, Jeff Sutherland and Neil Corbould)

Napoleon (Charley Henley, Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet, Simone Coco and Neil Corbould)


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