Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer sweeps 96th Oscars, wins Best Movie award

Oscars. Photo courtesy: X/@Oppenheimer


IBNS-CMEDIA: Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, the epic story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the first atomic bomb, swept the Oscars night on Sunday at the 96th Academy Awards, winning the Best Movie laurel, along with six other awards.

Nolan’s blockbuster biopic on the life of Oppenheimer, who was torn between a guilt conscience and remorsefulness over the atomic bomb’s catastrophic effects after the bombs were dropped in Japan at the fag end of the Second World War, won the honors for best director (Nolan), best actor (Cillian Murphy), best supporting actor (Robert Downey Jr.), best cinematography (Hoyte van Hoytema), best film editing (Jennifer Lame) and best original score (Ludwig Göransson).

Receiving the award, Murphy said, “We made a film about the man who created the atomic bomb and for better or for worse, we are all living in Oppenheimer’s world, so I’d like to dedicate to the peacemakers everywhere.”

Cillian Murphy dedicating his first #Oscars    to the peacemakers all around the world – JUST SO PROUD OF HIM ❤️❤️#Oscars2024    #Oppenheimer— Babai-Abbai అభిమాని (@Dhanush42930901) March 11, 2024

Emma Stone won the best actress award for her role in Poor Things. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things is based on the 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray of the same name.

Emma Stone full speech for her Best Actress win— best of emma stone (@badpostestone) March 11, 2024

Full List

Actor in a leading role: Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer)

Actor in a supporting role: Robert Downey Jr. (Oppenheimer)

Actress in a leading role: Emma Stone (Poor Things)

Actress in a supporting role: Da’vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers)

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

Cinematography: Oppenheimer (Hoyte van Hoytema)

Costume Design: Poor Things (Holly Waddington)

Directing: Oppenheimer (Christopher Nolan)

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: Oppenheimer (Jennifer Lame)

International Feature Film: The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom)

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

Music (Original Score): Oppenheimer (Ludwig Göransson)

Music (Original Song): What Was I Made For? (from Barbie; Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell)

Best Picture: Oppenheimer (Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan, Producers)

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

Animated Short Film: War is Over! Inspired by the music of John & Yoko (Dave Mullins and Brad Booker)

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

Sound: The Zone of Interest (Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn)

Visual Effect: Godzilla Minus One (Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima)

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

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