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OSCARS 2024: ‘Oppenheimer’ wins seven awards including Best Picture, Christopher Nolan, Cillian Murphy win big

‘Oppenheimer’, the blockbuster biopic about the race to build the first atomic bomb, claimed the prestigious won seven awards including the Best
Picture trophy at the Academy Awards on Sunday.
Director Christopher Nolan’s film starred Irish actor Cillian Murphy as theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, leader of the US effort in the 1940s to create a weapon devastating enough to end World War Two.
Murphy won the best actor trophy, and Nolan was named best director. Emma Stone won best actress for ‘Poor Things.’
A three-hour historical drama about science and politics, ‘Oppenheimer’ became an unlikely box office hit and grossed $953.8 million, in addition to widespread critical praise.
It was the first of Nolan’s films to win best picture.
The director has previously won acclaim for ‘The Dark Knight’ Batman trilogy, ‘Inception,’ ‘Memento’ and other movies. ‘Oppenheimer’ triumphed over feminist doll adventure ‘Barbie,’ a movie it had battled in a box office showdown dubbed ‘Barbenheimer.’ Other best picture contenders included ‘The Holdovers,’ a dramedy set in a New England boarding school, and the Holocaust tale ‘The Zone of Interest.’
The following is a complete list of Oscar winners at the 96th Academy Awards on Sunday, presented at a live, televised ceremony from Hollywood.
BEST PICTURE
‘Oppenheimer’
BEST ACTOR
Cillian Murphy, ‘Oppenheimer’
BEST ACTRESS
Emma Stone, ‘Poor Things’
BEST DIRECTOR
Christopher Nolan, ‘Oppenheimer’
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Robert Downey Jr, ‘Oppenheimer’
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Da’Vine Joy Randolph,
‘The Holdovers’
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
‘American Fiction’
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
‘Anatomy of a Fall’
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
‘The Boy and the Heron’
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
‘War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko’
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
‘The Zone of Interest,’ United Kingdom
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
’20 Days in Mariupol’
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
‘The Last Repair Shop’
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
‘Oppenheimer’
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
‘What Was I Made For?,’ ‘Barbie’
BEST SOUND
‘The Zone of Interest’
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
‘Poor Things’
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar’
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
‘Oppenheimer’
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
‘Poor Things’
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
‘Poor Things’
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
‘Godzilla Minus One’
BEST FILM EDITING
‘Oppenheimer’.

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