Academy Awards 2024: Oppenheimer’s Big Bang

Oscars 2024: Oppenheimer's Big Bang - Best Picture, Wins For Christopher Nolan, Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr. All Winners

Oppenheimer won big at the 96th Academy Awards. (Image courtesy: Getty)

New Delhi:

Oppenheimer triumphed at the 96th Academy Awards winning seven of the 13 Oscars it was nominated for. It won Best Picture, Best Director for Christopher Nolan, Best Actor for Cillian Murphy and Best Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr. The film also won Best Original Score and several technical awards. There was heartbreak for Killers Of The Flower Moon star Lily Gladstone who didn’t become the first indigenous Best Actress in Oscar history; instead, the award went to Emma Stone for Poor Things which also scored three other Oscars. Da’Vine Joy Randolph was named Best Supporting Actress for The Holdovers, completing her clean sweep of this awards season.

Anatomy Of A Fall and American Fiction won Best Original and Best Adapted Screenplay respectively. Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell won Best Original Song for What Was I Made For? from Barbie – this was the film’s only win of the eight Oscars it was nominated for.

Indian audiences were thrilled to first see RRR featured in a reel celebrating stunt performers and then art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai honoured in the In tributes segment Memoriam.

India’s official entry, Malayalam film 2018: Everyone Is A Hero, exited the nomination race at the shortlist stage. To Kill A Tiger, set in India, competed for Best Documentary Feature, which was won by 20 Days In Mariupol.

The Oscar nominations this year made headlines for three notable omissions – snubs were delivered to Barbie director and lead star Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, and Killers Of The Flower Moon actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Oscars were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the fourth time. Highlights of the ceremony included a nearly-naked John Cena hilariously presenting the Oscar for Best Costume Design, Ryan Gosling’s crowd favourite rendition of I’m Just Ken with a little help from his Barbie co-stars and rockstar Slash, and Robert Downey Jr’s laugh riot acceptance speech in which he referred to wife Susan Levin as his “veterinarian.”

Here are all the winners:

Best Picture: Oppenheimer

Best Director: Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer

Best Actress: Emma Stone,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: Justine Triet and Arthur Harari, Anatomy Of A Fall

Best Adapted Screenplay: Cord Jefferson, 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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