Oscars 2024: Oppenheimer wins big; Cillian Murphy, Emma Stone adjudged the best

It was the usual suspects who took home the golden statuette at Oscars 2024. Weeks prior to the mega event, actor Cillian Murphy and actress Emma Stone were touted as favourites to win the prestigious award and there was no shock when the names were announced at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday.

Team Oppenheimer receiving the best film. Photo courtesy: Free Press Journal
The Oppenheimer team receiving the best film. Photo courtesy: Free Press Journal

Murphy won his first Oscars for portraying the titular character in Oppenheimer, based on the life of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Stone received it for her role in Poor Things. While other films won, the event was dominated by Oppenheimer, which won seven Oscars, including best actor, supporting actor and director, for Murphy, Robert Downey Jr and Christopher Nolan, respectively.

Here are the winners:

Best picture: Oppenheimer

Best actor in a leading role: Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer

Best actor in a supporting role: Robert Downey Jr – Oppenheimer

Best actress in a leading role: Emma Stone – Poor Things

Best actress in a supporting role: Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers

Best directing: Oppenheimer – Christopher Nolan

Best animated feature film: The Boy and the Heron

Best adapted screenplay: American Fiction

Best original screenplay: Anatomy of a Fall

Best cinematography: Oppenheimer

Best costume design: Poor Things

Best documentary feature film: 20 Days in Mariupol

Best documentary short film: The Last Repair Shop

Best film editing: Oppenheimer

Best international feature film: The Zone of Interest

Best makeup and hairstyling: Poor Things

Best original score: Oppenheimer

Best original song: What Was I Made For? – Barbie

Best production design: Poor Things

Best animated short film: WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko

Best live action short film: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Best sound: The Zone of Interest

Best visual effects: Godzilla Minus One