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Oppenheimer Dominates, Wins Best Picture At 96th Annual Academy Awards

March 10, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Oppenheimer Image Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon/Universal

Oppenheimer powered its way to the top of the winners list at the 96th Annual Academy Awards, winning Best Picture and more. The Christopher Nolan biopic/thriller took home seven awards at Sunday’s Oscars, including wins for Best Picture, Best Director (Christopher Nolan), Best Actor (Cillian Murphy), Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.), Best Editing, Best Cinematography, and Best Score. The win marks Nolan’s first as Best Director, having previously been nominated for Dunkirk, as well as the first for Murphy and Downey.

Poor Things came in second with four wins: Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. The Zone of Interest picked up two wins, one for Best International Film and one for Best Sound, where it upset Oppenheimer which was the betting favorite to win.

Among the other major awards, Da’Vine Joy Randolph won Best Supporting Actress for The Holdovers while Hayo Miyazaki’s The Boy & The Heron upset Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse for Best Animated Feature. The Godzilla franchise won its first Oscar as well, with Godzilla Minus One taking Best Visual Effects. Best Original Screenplay went to Justine Triet and Arthur Harari for Anatomy Of a Fall, while Cord Jefferson won Best Adapted Screenplay for American Fiction.

Some heavy contenders were shut out, including Killers of the Flower Moon which went winless in 10 nominations and Maestro which went zero for seven. Barbie took home a sole win out of eight nominations, that for Best Original Song (“What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell). Eilish and O’Connell are now two-time winners, having won “No Time to Die” from the Bond movie of the same name.

Totals By Film:
Oppenheimer: 7
Poor Things: 4
The Zone of Interest: 2
20 Days in Mariupol: 1
American Fiction: 1
Anatomy Of a Fall: 1
Barbie: 1
Godzilla Minus One: 1
The Boy & The Heron: 1
The Holdovers: 1
The Last Repair Shop: 1
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar: 1
War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko: 1


Award for Best Supporting Actress: Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers
Award for Best Animated Short: War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko
Award for Best Animated Feature: The Boy & The Heron
Award for Best Original Screenplay: Justine Triet and Arthur Harari – Anatomy Of a Fall
Award for Best Adapted Screenplay: Cord Jefferson – American Fiction
Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier, and Josh Weston – Poor Things
Award for Best Production Design:: Sarah Greenwood & Katie Spencer – Poor Things
Award for Best Costume Design: Holly Waddington – Poor Things
Award for Best International Film: The Zone of Interest
Award for Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer
Award for Best Visual Effects: Godzilla Minus One
Award for Best Editing: Jennifer Lame – Oppenheimer
Award for Best Documentary Short: The Last Repair Shop
Award for Best Documentary Feature: 20 Days in Mariupol
Award for Best Live Action Short: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
Award for Best Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema – Oppenheimer
Award for Best Sound: Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn – The Zone of Interest
Award for Best Score: Ludwig Göransson – Oppenheimer
Award for Best Original Song: Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, “What Was I Made For?” – Barbie
Award for Best Best Actor: Cilian Murphy – Oppenheimer
Award for Best Direction: Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer
Award for Best Best Actress: Emma Stone – Poor Things
Award for Best Best Picture: Oppenheimer