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Oppenheimer walks away with 7 Oscars at the 96th Academy Awards 2024

Poor Things came a close second with four wins.



Cillian Murphy at Oscars 2024

By Jyothi Venkatesh

The winners of the 96th annual Academy Awards were unveiled in Hollywood. The show was televised live on ABC, with an earlier-than-usual start time this year, and in more than 200 territories worldwide. Jimmy Kimmel returned for his fourth stint as host. This year’s ceremony took place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel returned to host the Oscars for the second year in a row and his fourth time overall.

“Oppenheimer” won the most Oscars at the 96th Academy Awards with seven, including some of the most coveted awards — best picture and best director. Robert Downey Jr. and Cillian Murphy won best supporting actor and best actor for their roles in the film, while the movie also took home awards for cinematography, editing and score.

Oppenheimer was named best picture at the 2024 Oscars, which were handed out yesterday on Sunday. Yes. The coveted film notched up a total of seven awards during the night: Christopher Nolan won best director, Cillian Murphy won best actor and Robert Downey Jr. won best supporting actor. The film also won awards for best cinematography, best original score and best film editing.

Emma Stone won best actress for Poor Things, which also snapped up three crafts wins, for best costume design, production design, and makeup and hairstyling. She beat out perceived frontrunner Lily Gladstone, who has scooped up numerous awards for her role in Killers of the Flower Moon.

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Da’Vine Joy Randolph won best supporting actress for The Holdovers. Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki’s The Boy and the Heron was named best animated feature, while Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest won the Oscar for best international feature. 20 Days in Mariupol won the award for best documentary.

Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell won the Oscar for best original song for “What Was I Made For?” from Barbie. Justine Triet and Arthur Harari won best original screenplay for Anatomy of a Fall, while Cord Jefferson won best adapted screenplay for American Fiction.

Heading into the ceremony, Oppenheimer led the 2024 Oscar nominations, with the film nabbing a total of 13 nominations, followed by Poor Things with 11, Killers of the Flower Moon with 10 and Barbie with eight.


Best picture: “Oppenheimer”

Best director: Christopher Nolan, “Oppenheimer”

Best actress: Emma Stone, “Poor Things.”

Best actor: Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer”

Best supporting actress: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”

Best supporting actor: Robert Downey Jr., “Oppenheimer”

Best original screenplay: Justine Triet and Arthur Harari, “Anatomy of a Fall”

Best adapted screenplay: Cord Jefferson, “American Fiction”

Best animated feature: “The Boy and the Heron”

Best animated short: “War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John Lennon and Yoko Ono”

Best international feature: “The Zone of Interest” (United Kingdom)

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 score: Ludwig Göransson, “Oppenheimer”

Best original song: Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, “What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie”

Best sound: Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn, “The Zone of Interest”

Best production design: James Price, Shona Heath and Zsuzsa Mihalek, “Poor Things”

Best cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema, “Oppenheimer”

Best makeup and hairstyling: Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston, “Poor Things”

Best costume design: Holly Waddington, “Poor Things”

Best editing: Jennifer Lame, “Oppenheimer”

Best visual effects: Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima, “Godzilla Minus One”