Glittering Night at the Dolby: Highlights and Winners of the 96th Academy Awards

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The 96th Academy Awards, held on March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, showcased a night of notable triumphs and historical achievements in the film industry. Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” was the standout of the evening, sweeping seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director for Nolan, and Best Actor for Cillian Murphy. This acclaim further solidifies Nolan’s reputation as a master storyteller and director in the realm of cinema.

Emma Stone received the Best Actress award for her role in “Poor Things,” a film that also garnered accolades for Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling, illustrating the movie’s technical and artistic prowess. Robert Downey Jr. won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Oppenheimer,” enhancing the film’s remarkable haul of awards for the night.

In other categories, “The Boy and the Heron,” directed by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki, won Best Animated Feature, marking a significant achievement as Miyazaki, at 83, became the oldest director to win in this category. The film “Godzilla Minus One” took home the Oscar for Best Visual Effects, a first for a Japanese and non-English language film in this category.

“20 Days in Mariupol” clinched the Best Documentary Feature, emphasizing the power of documentary filmmaking in highlighting critical global issues. Meanwhile, the Best International Feature went to “The Zone of Interest” from the United Kingdom, showcasing the diversity of storytelling that transcends borders.

The Best Original Song was awarded to “What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie,” indicating the film’s impact beyond its visual narrative. In terms of music, Ludwig Göransson was honored with Best Original Score for his work in “Oppenheimer,” adding another layer of acclaim to the film’s outstanding achievements.

This year’s Oscars not only celebrated the winners but also highlighted significant milestones and the inclusive progress within the industry. Notably, several first-time nominees were acknowledged, including some from underrepresented communities, showcasing the Academy’s ongoing efforts to embrace diversity​ (Oscars)​​ (Wikipedia)​​ (Al Jazeera)​.

For a complete list of all the winners and more details on the event, you can visit the official Oscars website or the detailed coverage provided by sources like Al Jazeera and Wikipedia.