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Oscars Award Ceremony

This year’s award ceremony gave rise to viral moments

  On Sunday, Mar. 10, 2024 the Academy Awards Ceremony hosted by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who presented awards to 23 categories, with Oppenheimer being the primary recipient. Artists such as Ryan Gosling, Billie Eilish with FINNEAS, Becky G, Jon Batiste and Scott George and the Osage Singers gave wonderful performances each in their own way. Singer and songwriters Eilish and Finneas’s song, “What Was I Made For?” from the “Barbie” movie, was nominated for and won Best Original Song. 

  Actress Emma Stone won the award Best Actress for her role in Poor Things as the character Bella Baxtard. Her acceptance speech then consisted mainly of thanking several of the other impressive women on and off stage, as well as the director of Poor Things, Yorgos Lanthimos, who she gave credit to in helping her see that it is all about the group effort and memories and not a single person. 

  Director Christopher Nolan won Best Director for Oppenheimer and thanked Universal Studios and the cast members, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Cilian Murphy, as well as his wife. He was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay which instead went to Cord Jefferson for American Fiction. Steven Spielberg announced Christopher Nolan as the Best Director. 

  Cillian Murphy was nominated for and won Best Actor for his role in Oppenheimer as the character J. Robert Oppenheimer. 

  Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo presented the award to Oppenheimer for Best Original Score, whom composer Ludwig Göransson accepted on its behalf. Other nominees in that category included: 

American Fiction

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Poor Things

Killers of the Flower Moon

  Ryan Gosling performed his song, “I’m Just Ken”

  Becky G sang, “The Fire Inside”

  Scott George performed, “Wahzhazhe”

  Jon Batiste played, “It Never Went Away”

  Billie Eilish and FINNEAS sang, “What Was I Made For?”

  Oppenheimer wins yet again another award, this time being for Best Cinematography which Hoyte van Hoytema accepted from presenter Zendaya. 

Jamie Lee Curtis announced Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Best Supporting Actress.

Other nominees include:

Emily Blunt

Jodie Foster

America Ferrera

Danielle Brooks

  Many found that Jimmy Kimmel’s hosting experience did not pan out as expected and was found rather irritating, especially nominee and award winner Robert Downey Jr. When Kimmel had made a comment on Downey’s past substance abuse allegations, Downey signaled for him to “wrap it up”. 

  And let’s not forget to mention when John Cena walked on stage naked and the audience’s shocked and amused reactions. 

  John Krasinski and Emily Blunt showed up and slayed as this year’s power couple on the red carpet.

  The red pins you may have seen various artists and celebrities wearing throughout the night were to represent their support towards the Israel-Hamas ceasefire. Celebrities such as Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, Ramy Youssef, and Mark Ruffalo wore the pins.


Oscars Awards Ceremony 2024

Best Picture: Oppenheimer

Best Actor: Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer

Best Actress: Emma Stone – Poor Things

Best International Feature Film: The Zone of Interest – Jonathan Glazer

Best Supporting Actress: Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers

Best Original Song: What Was I Made For? – Billie Eilish, Finneas – Barbie

Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr.

Best Director: Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer

Best Original Score: Oppenheimer

Best Cinematography: Oppenheimer

Best Makeup and Hair: Poor Things

Best Costume Design: Poor Things

Best Production Design: Poor Things

Best Film Editing: Oppenheimer


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