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The Full Oscars 2024 Recap: Who Stole the Show?

By Orgesta Tolaj


12 March 2024

Oscars 2024 recap


From unexpected wins to memorable acceptance speeches, the Oscars always provide plenty of entertainment and excitement. Whether you are a film buff or just love to see your favorite celebrities dressed to the nines, the Oscars never fail to disappoint. And now, with the 96th Academy Awards behind us, it’s time to reflect on the biggest moments from the star-studded event. Let’s take a look back at some of the most unforgettable moments as we discuss the Oscars 2024 recap.

Oscars 2024 Recap

The 2024 Oscars recently concluded, with “Oppenheimer” emerging as the standout winner of the evening. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 96th Academy Awards celebrated cinematic excellence. It recognized outstanding achievements in filmmaking for some of the most notable films of the past year.

The Oscars took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, attracting Hollywood’s elite to the red carpet. Nominees from acclaimed films like “Oppenheimer” and “Poor Things” graced the event. They were alongside renowned actors such as Bradley Cooper, Danielle Brooks, Ryan Gosling, and Lily Gladstone. Jimmy Kimmel returned as host for the evening, with musical performances including Billie Eilish and others adding to the spectacle.

Everything That Happened in the Oscars 2024

Ready to relive the moment? Here is our Oscars 2024 recap:

Emma Stone Won Best Actress

Emma Stone clinched the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Poor Things.” During her acceptance speech, Stone graciously acknowledged her fellow nominees, expressing admiration for Sandra, Annette, Carey, and Lily. She emphasized the collaborative nature of filmmaking, attributing the success to the collective effort of the entire team. Stone credited director Yorgos for reminding her of the importance of the collaborative process. She stated that the beauty of making movies lies in everyone coming together to create something greater than themselves. She extended her gratitude to every cast and crew member who contributed their love, care, and brilliance to the film.

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Cillian Murphy Won Best Actor

Cillian Murphy secured the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer in “Oppenheimer.” Overwhelmed by the win, Murphy expressed his pride as an Irishman and dedicated the award to peacemakers worldwide. He emphasized the significance of Oppenheimer’s legacy in shaping the modern world, acknowledging the complexities surrounding the creation of the atomic bomb.

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Christopher Nolan Won Best Director

Christopher Nolan claimed the Best Director Oscar for “Oppenheimer.” In his speech, Nolan expressed gratitude towards Universal Studios and the authors of the biography “American Prometheus,” Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. He extended thanks to the entire cast, including Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, and Cillian Murphy, as well as his wife, producer Emma Thomas, whom he praised as incredible. He concluded by expressing love for his wife and children.

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“Oppenheimer” Won Best Picture

At the Oscars, Thomas attributed the success of the film to her husband, director Christopher Nolan, praising his singular brilliance and acknowledging their four children. Al Pacino presented the category, marking the 50th anniversary of “The Godfather Part II.” Other nominees included “American Fiction,” “Anatomy of a Fall,” “Barbie,” “The Holdovers,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Maestro,” “Past Lives,” “Poor Things,” and “The Zone of Interest.”

Ryan Gosling Performed “I’m Just Ken”

Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson delivered a memorable performance at the Oscars, presenting “I’m Just Ken” from the film “Barbie.” Gosling was accompanied by fellow Kens from the movie and involved director Greta Gerwig and co-stars Margot Robbie and America Ferrera in a sing-along from the audience. The performance featured Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, who contributed to the recorded track. “I’m Just Ken,” written and co-produced by Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, is nominated for Best Original Song at the awards ceremony.

Oscars 2024 recap
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The “In Memorium” Segment

At the Oscars, the “In Memoriam” segment honored notable figures from the entertainment industry who passed away in the past year. Among those remembered were Michael Gambon, Chita Rivera, Alan Arkin, Julian Sands, Andre Braugher, Glynis Johns, Paul Reubens, Ryan O’Neal, Matthew Perry, Richard Lewis, Lee Sun-Kyun, and Carl Weathers. Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo Bocelli performed “Time to Say Goodbye” during the segment, adding a poignant touch to the tribute.

What is your favorite moment from this Oscars 2024 recap?

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