Cinema’s Biggest Night: Highlights from Oscars 2024

The prestigious award ceremony that celebrates filmmaking at its core has finally aired while every movie fanatic has prepared themselves to witness the celebration of last year’s impeccable films.

Oppenheimer lived up to its hype by bagging away the most awards, seven out of eleven nominations, including Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director and the most coveted award of the night, Best Picture. Oppenheimer marks the sixth collaboration between the sheer genius of director Christopher Nolan and actor Cillian Murphy after Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, and Dunkirk. After producing some exceptional movies together, rejoicing their first Oscars for best director and actor in a leading role respectively felt like a story coming full circle. Moreover, Robert Downey Jr’s much anticipated first Oscar for his supporting role prompted a heartfelt speech as the decades of struggle had led to this very moment. 

Furthermore, the stage became enthralled with the charming performance of ‘I’m Just Ken’ by Ryan Gosling in a bedazzled pink suit. Speaking of Barbie, it took home the Oscar for the impressive “What Was I Made For” for Best Original Song. The achievement made Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell the youngest two-time Oscar winners in the category. Surprisingly, Poor Things outperformed Barbie by snatching four awards, handing yet another Oscar to the talented Emma Stone for Best Actress in a Leading Role.  

Stars show support for a ceasefire in Gaza
Stars show support for a ceasefire in Gaza

The night had its solemn moments, particularly when honouring the artists who passed away last year including Matthew Perry in a performance of “Time to Say Goodbye”. While the lives lost in Gaza were not forgotten amidst the celebrations as artists like Billie Eilish, Ramy Youssef and Mark Ruffalo were seen adorning a red pin in support of the cease-fire.

This memorable night highlighted the brilliance of filmmaking and the artists responsible for our entertainment. Now, the cinema enthusiasts look forward to another year of amazing films that will compete for the Oscars in 2025.

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