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Oscars 2024: The Glitz, The Glamour, and the Surprises



Oscars 2024: The Glitz, The Glamour, and the Surprises

Lights, camera, action! The Oscars, the biggest night in film, never fails to captivate audiences around the world. Last year’s Academy Awards showcased outstanding talent and unforgettable moments.

Unveiling the Winners: A Night of Triumph

The Oscars night is filled with anticipation and excitement as the winners are announced one by one. Last year, the ceremony was marked by a series of surprises and memorable moments that kept viewers on the edge of their seats.

Best Supporting Actress: Da’Vine Joy Randolph Shines

The night kicked off with a bang as Da’Vine Joy Randolph won the Best Supporting Actress award for her remarkable performance in “The Holdovers.” This film, which received five nominations in total, captivated audiences with its compelling storyline and exceptional acting.

Animated Delights: Celebrating Creativity

Animated films always bring joy and wonder to the big screen, and this year was no exception. Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpiece, “The Boy and the Heron,” took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Miyazaki’s unparalleled storytelling and breathtaking visuals transported audiences to a world of imagination and magic.

Best Original Screenplay: Justine Triet’s Triumph

The category for Best Original Screenplay was filled with exceptional talent, but it was Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall” that emerged victorious. Triet’s screenplay captivated audiences with its unique storytelling and compelling characters, making it a well-deserved win.

Best Actress: Emma Stone Shines in “Poor Things”

In a star-studded category, Emma Stone’s performance in “Poor Things” stood out, earning her the Best Actress award. Stone’s portrayal of a complex and multifaceted character captivated audiences and showcased her incredible talent. She triumphed over formidable competition, including Annette Bening, Lily Gladstone, Sandra Hüller, and Carey Mulligan.

The Big Moment: “Oppenheimer” Takes Home Best Picture

As the night progressed, the anticipation grew for the most prestigious award of the evening: Best Picture. With its compelling storyline, impeccable direction, and outstanding performances, “Oppenheimer” emerged as the ultimate winner of the night. The film, which had garnered multiple awards throughout the evening, solidified its place as a cinematic masterpiece.

Memorable Performances: A Celebration of Music

No Oscars ceremony is complete without mesmerizing musical performances. Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson took the stage in a dazzling rendition of “I’m Just Ken,” a nominee for Best Original Song from the film “Barbie.” The performance, featuring audience participation and a surprise appearance by Slash, brought the energy levels to new heights.

Celebrating Excellence in Craft: Technical Awards

While the Best Picture and acting categories often steal the spotlight, the Oscars also recognize the behind-the-scenes talent that brings films to life. Categories like makeup and hairstyling, production design, costume design, and visual effects highlight the dedication and creativity of these unsung heroes.

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Creating Magic on Screen

Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier, and Josh Weston received recognition for their outstanding work in “Poor Things,” winning the award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Their artistry and attention to detail brought the characters to life and added depth to the storytelling.

Production Design: Crafting Immersive Worlds

James Price, Shona Heath, and Zsuzsa Mihalek were awarded for their exceptional work in “Poor Things” in the category of Production Design. Their meticulous attention to detail and creative vision created immersive and visually stunning worlds that transported audiences into the heart of the story.

Costume Design: Fashioning the Characters

Costume design plays a crucial role in bringing characters to life. Holly Waddington’s incredible costumes in “Poor Things” earned her the prestigious Oscar for Best Costume Design. Her attention to detail and ability to capture the essence of each character through their wardrobe added depth and authenticity to the film.

Visual Effects: Pushing Boundaries

The world of cinema is constantly evolving, thanks to groundbreaking visual effects. “Godzilla Minus One” wowed audiences with its awe-inspiring visuals, earning Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi, and Tatsuji Nojima the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Their innovative work pushed the boundaries of what is possible on the big screen.

And the Winners Are…

The Oscars night culminated in a grand finale, with the announcement of the winners in each category. Here is the complete list of the winners of the Oscars 2024:

Best Picture“Oppenheimer”
Best DirectorChristopher Nolan, “Oppenheimer”
Best ActressEmma Stone, “Poor Things”
Best ActorCillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer”
Best Supporting ActressDa’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”
Best Supporting ActorRobert Downey Jr., “Oppenheimer”
Best Original ScreenplayJustine Triet and Arthur Harari, “Anatomy of a Fall”
Best Adapted ScreenplayCord 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 ScoreLudwig Göransson, “Oppenheimer”
Best Original SongBillie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, “What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie”
Best SoundTarn Willers and Johnnie Burn, “The Zone of Interest”
Best Production DesignJames Price, Shona Heath and Zsuzsa Mihalek, “Poor Things”
Best CinematographyHoyte van Hoytema, “Oppenheimer”
Best EditingJennifer Lame, “Oppenheimer”
Best Visual EffectsTakashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi, and Tatsuji Nojima, “Godzilla Minus One”

The Oscars 2024 was a night filled with glitz, glamour, and unforgettable moments. From the stunning performances to the well-deserved wins, with the evening celebrated the best of the best in the world of cinema. As we eagerly await the next edition of the Oscars, we can’t help but wonder what surprises and triumphs await us. Lights, camera, Oscars!