In the context of the increasing development of online movie platforms along with the emergence of double strikes, film projects have become scarce and difficult during the year 2023. However, on March 10, the 96th Oscar Awards were successfully held in Los Angeles (7 pm-10 pm ET), led by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, with memorable highlights of noteworthy movies. 

  • Poor Things won 3 awards in a row

The film Poor Things, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, scored a hat-trick of Best Makeup and Hairstyling Awards, Best Production Design Awards, and Best Costume Design Awards.

  • Studio Ghibli won the second Golden Statue

The film The Boy and The Heron by director Hayao Mizayaki surpassed the heavyweight opponent, Spider-man: Across The Spider-Verse, and won the Best Animated Feature Award, the second Golden Statue of Hayao Mizayaki after the film Spirited Away in 2002. Turning 83, the Studio Ghibli owner is the oldest winner in the past two decades. However, neither Miyazaki nor producer Toshio Suzuki could be present to receive the award. 

  • Robert Downey Jr. and Christopher Nolan won their first Oscars

The role of villain Lewis Strauss in Oppenheimer brought Robert Downey Jr. not only the Best Supporting Actor Award at the Oscars but also other important awards such as Golden Globe, Critics Choice Awards, BAFTA, SAG, etc.

As for director Christopher Nolan, this is the first time he has received the Best Director Award after being nominated in this category in 2018 for Dunkirk and losing it to the director of The Shape Of Water, Guillermo del Toro.

  • Ryan Gosling has an explosive performance with “I'm Just Ken”

After "making waves" on social networks, the song “I'm Just Ken” is the most anticipated performance at this year's Oscars. Ryan Gosling did not disappoint his fans, appearing in a pink rhinestone outfit and performing impressively with co-star Simu Liu, musician Mark Ronson, and legendary Gun N' Roses guitarist, Slash.

  • Masterpiece Oppenheimer swept the 2024 Oscars

Before the 2024 Oscars, Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer was considered a strong contender, and it was predicted to win big at this year's Oscars. And as expected, Oppenheimer won 7 out of 13 nominations, including Golden Statues for the most important awards such as Best Actor (Cillian Murphy), Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.), Best Director (Christopher Nolan), and Best Picture Awards.

This is one of the works that is considered by experts to be a masterpiece of the art of filmmaking and is a rare work that can perfectly balance the two elements of art and commerce, creating a blockbuster that both critics and audiences love. 

But like every year, there will always be films that have to go home empty-handed and this year, that unfortunate role belongs to Killers of the Flower Moon directed by Martin Scorses, Maestro directed by Bradley Cooper, and Past Lives directed by Celine Song.

The 2024 Oscars season ended with various mixed emotions along with memorable moments. It marked the return of development in the film industry and hopefully provided more motivation to current filmmakers as well as ignited the fire of passion in future creators. 

The List of the 2024 Oscar Awards’ Winners:

Best Picture: Oppenheimer

Best Director: Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Best Actor: Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Best Actress: Emma Stone, Poor Things

Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer

Best Supporting Actress: Da'Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Best Original Screenplay: Anatomy of a Fall

Best Adapted Screenplay: American Fiction

Best Animated Feature: The Boy and the Heron

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 International Feature Film: The Zone of Interest

Best Cinematography: Oppenheimer

Best Costume Design: Poor Things

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Poor Things

Best Production Design: Poor Things

Best Visual Effects: Godzilla Minus One

Best Documentary Feature Film: 20 Days in Mariupol

Best Documentary Short Film: The Last Repair Shop

Best Film Editing: Oppenheimer

Best Sound: The Zone of Interest

Best Music (Original Score): Oppenheimer

Best Music (Original Song): Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell, "What Was I Made For?"  from Barbie