“Oppenheimer” Sweeps the 2024 Academy Awards With Seven Wins

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Cillian Murphy of "Oppenheimer" celebrates backstage with his Best Actor Oscar in March 2024. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI/Shutterstock (14384521bp)

Oppenheimer was the main contender at this year’s Academy Awards with 13 nominations, and it exceeded our wildest expectations. Christopher Nolan’s atomic bomb film blew the Oscars voters away and stole the show on Sunday night with seven wins, including best picture.

The Holdovers, Poor Things, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall, Past Lives, Barbie, and The Zone of Interest were competing against Oppenheimer for the best picture award, but this film eventually managed to beat them all. Christopher Nolan also won his first Oscar for best director for his work on Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer also dominated the acting categories with two wins for its stars Cillian Murphy (best actor) and Robert Downey Jr. (best supporting actor). Emma Stone (best actress for Poor Things) and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (best supporting actress for The Holdovers) also collected acting Oscars.

Oppenheimer’s Academy Awards sweep continued in the technical categories with three wins, including best original score, best cinematography, and best film editing. It was also a night to remember for the team behind Poor Things with four awards and The Zone of Interest with two.

The 96th Academy Awards returned to LA’s Dolby Theatre on March 10, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting the ceremony for the fourth time.


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