Academy Awards Recap

Academy Awards Recap

by Sabrina Henriquez

The 96th Academy Awards were held on March 10th 2024, with Jimmy Kimmel as the host. The night was filled with many awards, surprises, and huge moments. Since 1929, the Oscars have been an annual awards show that recognizes excellence in cinematic achievements. Below are specific details regarding the winners on this special night.

Cillian Murphy, best actor winner for Oppenheimer.

 To begin, one of the best reviewed movies of the year was Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer was nominated for 13 awards and emerged as the night’s big winner, taking home seven Oscars, including Best Picture. Oppenheimer was directed by 53-year-old Christopher Nolan and was released this past summer on July 21st. The film racked up awards for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Score, and Best Director. Furthermore, it is undeniable that this movie was an absolute success and deserves all the fame, awards, and honors it received.

Emma Stone, best actress winner for Poor Things.

  However, the Oscars also announced many other big individual awards that night. For example, the biggest individual achievements were in the categories of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Song, Best-Supporting Actor, and Best Director. Three of those categories were awarded to the film Oppenheimer: The award for Best Director was won by Christopher Nolan, the award for Best Supporting Actor was won by Robert Downey Jr., and the award for Best Actor was won by Cillian Murphy. Other actors (and films) also had an incredible night, though. Emma Stone won Best Actress for her role as the main character in the movie Poor Things, Da’Vine Joy Rudolph won Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Holdovers, and Billie Eilish won the award for Best Original Song for her song, “What Was I Made For?” from the movie Barbie

Also, The Boy and the Heron took home the Best Animated Feature Award, Godzilla Minus One took home the Best Visual Effects Award, and Anatomy of the Fall took home the Best Original Screenplay Award.

Overall, the 96th Academy Awards was a huge success for many actors, actresses, and artists. and was filled with so much talent. A big “congrats” to all the individuals who won awards that night.