2024 Academy Awards: “Oppenheimer” Wins Big

Oppenheimer blew critics and moviegoers away when it hit the theaters this past summer, and Oscar voters weren’t immune to its explosive charm. Christopher Nolan’s atomic bomb epic dominated the Academy Awards on Sunday night and walked away with seven statuettes.

Oppenheimer was crowned with the coveted best picture trophy, beating the likes of Barbie, The Holdovers, Poor Things, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall, Past Lives, and The Zone of Interest. Christopher Nolan also finally won his long-awaited first best director Oscar for helming this acclaimed biopic.

Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. also had a reason to celebrate, after walking away with Oscars for best actor and best supporting actor for Oppenheimer. Emma Stone won the best actress trophy for Poor Things, while Da’Vine Joy Randolph continued her best supporting actress sweep with an Oscar win for The Holdovers.

Oppenheimer was also the leader in the technical field with additional three Oscars, for best original score, best cinematography, and best film editing. The list of films with multiple accolades also included Poor Things with four and The Zone of Interest with two.

The 96th Academy Awards took place at the iconic Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 10, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting ABC’s live ceremony.


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