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2024 Academy Awards Winners – ‘Oppenheimer’ & Nolan Win Oscars

by Alex Billington
March 10, 2024

The 96th Academy Awards are finally upon us and it’s time to watch the show and discover the winners of the most prestigious award in Hollywood. The Oscars are back in their normal routine playing out during the winter months, wrapping up this year’s intriguing & extensive awards season in March. All awards will be marked below in the complete list alongside the nominees. There are ten Best Picture noms from 2023, including both Barbie and Oppenheimer from the “Barbenheimer” craze. While I was originally hoping Poor Things would win, it’s expected that Oppenheimer will take home the most awards this year. It may finally be time for Christopher Nolan to have his year! It might also be the first Oscar for Godzilla if it wins in Best VFX. I’m ready for the night and looking forward to find out what The Academy members have chosen. All of the nominated movies are worthy – including American Fiction and Maestro and The Zone of Interest. Now it’s time to find out who’s taking home Oscars, and who isn’t, at the annual Academy Awards. The full set of nominees below will be updated with the winners added once revealed live – refresh for updates.

BEST PICTURE:
Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer!!
Congrats Chris & Emma
BEST DIRECTOR:
Christopher Nolan - Oppenheimer
Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer
BEST ACTOR:
Cillian Murphy - Oppenhimer
Cillian Murphy for Oppenheimer
BEST ACTRESS:
Emma Stone - Poor Things
Emma Stone for
Poor Things

Continue reading for a complete list of #Oscars2024 nominees & winners. Comment on the winners below.

This will be updated throughout the night to reflect the winners as revealed. Additionally, I might be adding a small bit of personal commentary beneath each category. Winners are highlighted in BOLD below.

Picture:
American Fiction
Anatomy of a Fall
Barbie
The Holdovers
Killers of the Flower Moon
Maestro
Winner! Oppenheimer
Past Lives
Poor Things
The Zone of Interest

Thoughts: What a moment! Woohoo! All predictions pointed to this one winning. And yes I am super happy about it!! Nolan finally, finally gets his day. A most deserving win, with Oppie taking home 7 Oscars in total.

Director:
Justine Triet – Anatomy of a Fall
Martin Scorsese – Killers of the Flower Moon
Winner! Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer
Yorgos Lanthimos – Poor Things
Jonathan Glazer – The Zone of Interest

Thoughts: Nolan did it! He got his Oscar. Finally. Finallyyyyyyyy. Always been a Nolan fan. Glad this is his day. After all these movies, finally recognized as the master filmmaker he is. Love him. Congratulations.

Actor:
Bradley Cooper – Maestro
Colman Domingo – Rustin
Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers
Winner! Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer
Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction

Thoughts: I am ecstatic about this! Finally! He wins it and deserves it and this couldn’t be a better pick.

Cillian Murphy - Best Actor Winner

Actress:
Annette Bening – Nyad
Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon
Sandra Hüller – Anatomy of a Fall
Carey Mulligan – Maestro
Winner! Emma Stone – Poor Things

Supporting Actor:
Sterling K. Brown – American Fiction
Robert De Niro – Killers of the Flower Moon
Winner! Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer
Ryan Gosling – Barbie
Mark Ruffalo – Poor Things

Thoughts: As expect and congrats! Exactly what everyone was hoping! Good news and completely deserving.

Supporting Actress:
Emily Blunt – Oppenheimer
Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple
America Ferrera – Barbie
Jodie Foster – Nyad
Winner! Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers

Thoughts: Of course! She’s the best! I have been rooting her since The Holdovers first opened last fall.

Da'Vine Joy Randolph - Best Supporting Actress Winner

Original Screenplay:
Winner! Anatomy of a Fall – Justine Triet & Arthur Harari
The Holdovers – David Hemingson
Maestro – Bradley Cooper & Josh Singer
May, December – Samy Burch; Story by Samy Burch & Alex Mechanik
Past Lives – Celine Song

Thoughts: As expected for tonight! A big win for France! This went on long journey from Cannes last year, but this screenplay kept wowing everyone all year with its complexity. Congrats.

Adapted Screenplay:
Winner! American Fiction – Cord Jefferson
Barbie – Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach
Oppenheimer – Christopher Nolan
Poor Things – Tony McNamara
The Zone of Interest – Jonathan Glazer

Thoughts: Happy about this! I was hoping it would win, had the right buzz & energy behind it all season.

Animated Feature:
Winner! The Boy and the Heron
Elemental
Nimona
Robot Dreams
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Thoughts: Wow! Miyazaki wins! Everyone was expecting Spider-Man, but never doubt the magic of Ghibli.

International Feature:
Io Capitano (Italy)
Perfect Days (Japan)
Society of the Snow (Spain)
The Teachers’ Lounge (Germany)
Winner! The Zone of Interest (UK)

Thoughts: Congrats! As expected. I would’ve loved to have Perfect Days win this one instead, but this is an important film and it’s the right time for it and for Glazer to win anyway.

Cinematography:
El Conde – Edward Lachman
Killers of the Flower Moon – Rodrigo Prieto
Maestro – Matthew Libatique
Winner! Oppenheimer – Hoyte van Hoytema
Poor Things – Robbie Ryan

Thoughts: Huzzah! Congrats to the genius Hoyte for finally winning his first Oscar. Totally deserves it.

Documentary Feature:
Bobi Wine: The People’s President – Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp, John Battsek
The Eternal Memory – Maite Alberdi
Four Daughters – Kaouther Ben Hania & Nadim Cheikhrouha
To Kill a Tiger – Nisha Pahuja, Cornelia Principe, David Oppenheim
Winner! 20 Days in Mariupol – Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner, Raney Aronson-Rath

Documentary Short:
The ABCs of Book Banning – Sheila Nevins & Trish Adlesic
The Barber of Little Rock – John Hoffman & Christine Turner
Island in Between – S. Leo Chiang & Jean Tsien
Winner! The Last Repair Shop – Ben Proudfoot & Kris Bowers
Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó – Sean Wang & Sam Davis

Animated Short:
Letter to a Pig – Tal Kantor & Amit R. Gicelter
Ninety-Five Senses – Jerusha Hess & Jared Hess
Our Uniform – Yegane Moghaddam
Pachyderme – Stéphanie Clément & Marc Rius
Winner! War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko – Dave Mullins & Brad Booker

Live-Action Short:
The After – Misan Harriman & Nicky Bentham
Invincible – Vincent René-Lortie & Samuel Caron
Knight of Fortune – Lasse Lyskjær Noer & Christian Norlyk
Red, White and Blue – Nazrin Choudhury & Sara McFarlane
Winner! The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar – Wes Anderson & Steven Rales

Visual Effects:
The Creator
Winner! Godzilla: Minus One
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Napoleon

Thoughts: YES! I am so happy for them! Congrats! Right what I was hoping would happen. Huzzah. Super happy to see the whole VFX team bringing Godzilla toys up on stage and juggling them and Oscar statues.

Godzilla: Minus One - Best Visual Effects Winner

Production Design:
Barbie – PD: Sarah Greenwood; Set: Katie Spencer
Killers of the Flower Moon – PD: Jack Fisk; Set: Adam Willis
Napoleon – PD: Arthur Max; Set: Elli Griff
Oppenheimer – PD: Ruth De Jong; Set: Claire Kaufman
Winner! Poor Things – PD: James Price & Shona Heath; Set: Zsuzsa Mihalek

Thoughts: Yes! Congrats! So glad Poor Things is picking up some wins, especially for the totally wacky and crazy and brilliant sets in this film. Love it.

Costume Design:
Barbie – Jacqueline Durran
Killers – Jacqueline West
Napoleon – Janty Yates & Dave Crossman
Oppenheimer – Ellen Mirojnick
Winner! Poor Things – Holly Waddington

Make-Up & Hair:
Golda – Karen Hartley Thomas, Suzi Battersby, Ashra Kelly-Blue
Maestro – Kazu Hiro, Kay Georgiou, Lori McCoy-Bell
Oppenheimer – Luisa Abel
Winner! Poor Things – Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier, Josh Weston
Society of the Snow – Ana López-Puigcerver, David Martí, Montse Ribé

Editing:
Anatomy of a Fall – Laurent Sénéchal
The Holdovers – Kevin Tent
Killers of the Flower Moon – Thelma Schoonmaker
Winner! Oppenheimer – Jennifer Lame
Poor Things – Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Thoughts: Deserving win here. And the first of many to come at the ceremony tonight for Oppenheimer.

Sound:
The Creator
Maestro
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Oppenheimer
Winner! The Zone of Interest

Thoughts: Wow! A surprise win but of course the incredible, unsettling sound work in this deserves to win.

Original Score:
American Fiction – Laura Karpman
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny – John Williams
Killers of the Flower Moon – Robbie Robertson
Winner! Oppenheimer – Ludwig Göransson
Poor Things – Jerskin Fendrix

Thoughts: YES! Phew! An all-timer score here, one of the best ever – so so so glad this won.

Original Song:
“The Fire Inside” from Flamin’ Hot – Diane Warren
“I’m Just Ken” from Barbie – Mark Ronson & Andrew Wyatt
“It Never Went Away” from American Symphony – Jon Batiste & Dan Wilson
“Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)” from Killers of the Flower Moon – Scott George
Winner! “What Was I Made For?” from Barbie – Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell

Thoughts: Barbie wins an Oscar! But I would’ve rather given it to “I’m Just Ken” instead…

Honorary:
Winner! Angela Bassett, Mel Brooks, Carol Littleton (More info)

2024 Oscar Nominees

Final Thoughts: Congrats to all of the winners! I’m extremely happy about Oppenheimer and Poor Things winning so many Oscars – both of these were in my Top 5 of 2023. I think Emma Stone absolutely deserves the win over Lily! She gave the most impressive performance of the year, without a doubt, and while Lily’s performance is also outstanding it was truly Stone’s to win. I was also hoping to Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Cillian Murphy would win – and they did! Huzzah! I do think Paul Giamatti would’ve been just as satisfying instead, but once again it’s Murphy’s year and it would’ve been a bigger travesty if he didn’t take home the Oscar. Nearly every other win is just right. The Zone of Interest winning Best Sound over Oppenheimer was a big surprise at first, but also a great win – that sound design is astonishing and vital to the film’s unsettling vibe. Of course it’s the right pick in the end. And finally, Godzilla: Minus One is a sweet victory! Godzilla’s first ever Oscar after 70 years since the big lizard first appeared on the big screen in 1954. What a night. I’m not upset about much…! Every winner this year really deserved it and I think The Academy chose well again.

[For last year’s Academy Awards winners, fear. Everything Everywhere All at Once winning big, click here.]

Chime in below after reviewing the list of 2024 Oscars winners updated throughout the night and tell us if you’re satisfied with this year’s awards, and thoughts on the amusing ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel – the main event being held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. One final congratulations to all of 2024’s winners as well as every last nominee! Are you relieved? Any thoughts on the 96th Academy Awards?

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