“Oppenheimer” is the Big Winner of the Night at the 2024 Academy Awards

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Cillian Murphy of "Oppenheimer" celebrates backstage with his Best Actor Oscar in March 2024. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI/Shutterstock (14384521bp)

Oppenheimer has won countless trophies this award season, and it came into the Academy Awards on Sunday night as a clear front-runner. Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic won over Oscars voters, who honored it with seven trophies, including best picture.

Oppenheimer faced tough competition in Barbie, The Holdovers, Poor Things, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall, Past Lives, and The Zone of Interest on its path to winning best picture, but managed to beat them all. Christopher Nolan also collected an Oscar for his work as the film’s director, his first in this category.

Oppenheimer stars Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. walked away with acting Oscars in their respective categories, alongside Poor Things’ Emma Stone (best actress) and The Holdovers’ Da’Vine Joy Randolph (best supporting actress).

Oppenheimer was also the main winner in the technical categories with three additional awards – best original score, best cinematography, and best film editing. The list of films with multiple wins also included Poor Things with four and The Zone of Interest with two, including best international feature film.

The 96th Academy Awards were held on March 10 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, with Jimmy Kimmel serving as the host.


Best Picture
Emma Thomas, Charles Roven, and Christopher Nolan, Producers

Actress in a Leading Role
Emma Stone
Poor Things

Christopher Nolan

Actor in a Leading Role
Cillian Murphy

Music (Original Song)

“What Was I Made For?” from Barbie
Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

Music (Original Score)
Ludwig Göransson

The Zone of Interest
Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn

Live Action Short Film
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
Wes Anderson and Steven Rales

Hoyte van Hoytema

Documentary Feature Film
20 Days in Mariupol
Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner and Raney Aronson-Rath

Documentary Short Film
The Last Repair Shop
Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers

Film Editing
Jennifer Lame

Visual Effects
Godzilla Minus One
Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima

Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Downey Jr.

International Feature Film
The Zone of Interest (UK)

Costume Design
Poor Things
Holly Waddington

Production Design
Poor Things
Production Design: James Price and Shona Heath; Set Decoration: Zsuzsa Mihalek

Makeup and Hairstyling
Poor Things
Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
American Fiction
Written for the screen by Cord Jefferson

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Anatomy of a Fall
Screenplay – Justine Triet and Arthur Harari

Animated Feature Film
The Boy and the Heron
Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

Animated Short Film
War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko
Dave Mullins and Brad Booker

Actress in a Supporting Role
Da’Vine Joy Randolph
The Holdovers