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Oppenheimer wins big (again) at the 2024 Oscars

A naked John Cena, Jimmy Kimmel gags and a village of figures for Oppenheimer...

Oppenheimer wins big (again) at the 2024 Oscars
Andrew Williams
11 March 2024

The 2024 Oscars awards took place in Los Angeles on March 10. Just as the gambling odds predicted, it was a massive night for Oppenheimer. The film took seven Academy Award wins including best picture and best director.

There was just the one win for Barbie, for Billy Eilish's What Was I Made For? song. It once again shows that while the lighter side of 2023's Barbenheimer phenomenon won at the box office, Oppenheimer still got most of the critical adulation.

But what happened at the actual awards? There were no Will Smith slap-size upsets this time, and the talk of the town is mostly about the planned shenanigans of the evening.

We had a super-buff John Cena turn up in the buff to give out the best costume award, won by Holly Waddington and Poor Things.

Many say Ryan Gosling stole the show with his performance of I’m Just Ken, featuring a guitar solo by Slash, and quite probably a touch of live Autotune.

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 2024 Academy Awards, making light-hearted jibes about Robert Downey Jr.’s famous drug-fuelled past and skewering Donald Trump’s “review” of his performance posted on far-right social network Truth Social.

A highlight for ShortList, though, was seeing Godzilla: Minus One pick up a gong for Best Visual Effects and Hayao Miyazaki picking up his second-ever Oscar for The Boy and The Heron (his first was for Spirited Away).

Don’t care about the Hollywood gossip? You’ll find all of the Oscars 2024 winners below.

Best picture


Best director

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Best lead actor

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Best lead actress

Emma Stone, Poor Things

Best supporting actor

Robert Downey Jr, Oppenheimer

Best supporting actress

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Adapted screenplay

Cord Jefferson, American Fiction

Original screenplay

Justine Triet and Arthur Harari, Anatomy of a Fall

Best cinematography

Hoyte van Hoytema, Oppenheimer

Original song

What Was I Made For? From Barbie by Billy Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

Costume Design

Poor Things, Holly Waddington


Zone of Interest, Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn

Original Score

Oppenheimer, Ludwig Göransson

Best live action short film

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Wes Anderson and Steven Rales

Animated Short Film

War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko, Dave Mullins and Brad Booker

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

International Feature Film

The Zone of Interest

Animated Feature Film

The Boy and the Heron

Makeup and Hairstyling

Poor Things, Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston

Production Design

Poor Things, James Price, Shona Heath and Zsuzsa Mihalek

Film Editing

Oppenheimer, Jennifer Lame

Visual Effects

Godzilla Minus One, Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima