• 24 Jun, 2024

Oscar 2024 Winners: Check List

Oscar 2024 Winners: Check List

When presenters opened the envelopes on stage at the 2024 Academy Awards to announce who will get the Oscar, they used a nickname that has been around nearly as long as the trophy itself. 
 

The trophy handed to victors is officially known as the Academy Award of Merit. Cedric Gibbons, MGM's art director at the time the award was created, designed it. According to the Academy, he sketched a knight clutching a sword while standing in front of a film reel. In 1928, they began the process of turning that concept into a statue.  
 

No one is sure when or why the Academy Award of Merit became known as an Oscar. According to the Academy Awards, one common idea is that Margaret Herrick, the Academy's former librarian in the 1930s and 1940s and later executive director, felt the statuette looked like her Uncle Oscar. After hearing this, Academy staff began referring to the award as Oscar.  

Foster Hirsch, the author of "Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties," believes another idea is more feasible. He stated that others believe the term Oscar originated with Hollywood reporter Sidney Skolsky, who attended the Academy Awards in 1934. 
 

The first known newspaper mention of the Academy Award as an Oscar occurred that year, when Skolsky used it in his column to allude to Katharine Hepburn's maiden triumph as best actress. 
 

"He thought that the ceremonies were pompous and self-important and he wanted to deflate them in his column," Hirsch told me. So Skolsky referred to the trophy as an Oscar, alluding to Oscar Hammerstein I, a theater owner who became the target of ridicule in vaudeville circles. 


Oscar 2024 
This awards season had it all: Bradley Cooper spending six years conducting school for a six-minute sequence that people pretended to care about; Cillian Murphy losing his title as Ireland's Sweetheart to Ayo Edebiri; and Barbie snubs probably heard around the ghost offices of the gaslight, gatekeeper, girlboss co-working space, the Wing. All of the fawning, excitement, and rage of the previous cinematic calendar year will come to a conclusion on March 10 with the 2024 Academy Awards ceremony. The ceremony recognizes achievements in film arts and technology, rather than whose film had the most spineless husband, with Oppenheimer receiving 13 nominations and Poor Things receiving 11 nods. In the end, the Oppenhomies won seven awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, while Poor Things' Emma Stone won Best Actress, taking Killers of the Flower Moon's only chance at a win after ten nominations. Billie Eilish won her second Oscar for her song "Barbie," joining Cillian Murphy as the first Irish-born winner of Best Actor. 

List of Oscar Winners 
 

  • Best Picture 
    American Fiction 
    Anatomy of a Fall 
    Barbie 
    The Holdovers 
    Killers of the Flower Moon 
    Maestro 
    Oppenheimer (Winner) 
    Past Lives 
    Poor Things 
    The Zone of Interest 
     
  • Best Director 
    Justine Triet — Anatomy of a Fall 
    Martin Scorsese — Killers of the Flower Moon 
    Christopher Nolan — Oppenheimer (Winner) 
    Yorgos Lanthimos — Poor Things 
    Jonathan Glazer — The Zone of Interest 
     
  • Best Actor 
    Bradley Cooper — Maestro 
    Colman Domingo — Rustin 
    Paul Giamatti — The Holdovers 
    Cillian Murphy — Oppenheimer (Winner) 
    Jeffrey Wright — American Fiction 
     
  • Best Actress 
    Annette Bening — Nyad 
    Lily Gladstone — Killers of the Flower Moon 
    Sandra Hüller — Anatomy of a Fall 
    Carey Mulligan — Maestro 
    Emma Stone — Poor Things (Winner) 
     
  • Best Supporting Actor 
    Sterling K. Brown — American Fiction 
    Robert De Niro — Killers of the Flower Moon 
    Robert Downey Jr. — Oppenheimer (Winner) 
    Ryan Gosling — Barbie 
    Mark Ruffalo — Poor Thing
     
  • Best Supporting Actress 
    Emily Blunt — Oppenheimer 
    Danielle Brooks — The Color Purple 
    America Ferrera — Barbie 
    Jodie Foster — Nyad 
    Da’Vine Joy Randolph — The Holdovers (Winner) 
     
  • Best Adapted Screenplay 
    American Fiction (Winner) 
    Barbie 
    Oppenheimer 
    Poor Things 
    The Zone of Interest 
     
  • Best Original Screenplay 
    Anatomy of a Fall (Winner) 
    The Holdovers 
    Maestro 
    May December 
    Past Lives 
     
  • Best Visual Effects 
    The Creator 
    Godzilla Minus One 
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 
    Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One 
    Napoleon 
     
  • Best Costume Design 
    Barbie 
    Killers of the Flower Moon 
    Napoleon 
    Oppenheimer 
    Poor Things (Winner) 
     
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling 
    Golda 
    Maestro 
    Oppenheimer 
    Poor Things (Winner) 
    Society of the Snow 
     
  • Best Cinematography 
    El Conde 
    Killers of the Flower Moon 
    Maestro 
    Oppenheimer (Winner) 
    Poor Things 
     
  • Best Production Design 
    Barbie 
    Killers of the Flower Moon 
    Napoleon 
    Oppenheimer 
    Poor Things (Winner) 
     
  • Best Sound 
    The Creator 
    Maestro 
    Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One 
    Oppenheimer 
    The Zone of Interest (Winner) 
     
  • Best Film Editing 
    Anatomy of a Fall 
    The Holdovers 
    Killers of the Flower Moon 
    Oppenheimer (Winner) 
    Poor Things 
     
  • Best Original Score 
    American Fiction 
    Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny 
    Killers of the Flower Moon 
    Oppenheimer (Winner) 
    Poor Things 
     
  • Best Original Song 
    “The Fire Inside” — Flamin’ Hot 
    “I’m Just Ken” — Barbie 
    “It Never Went Away” — American Symphony 
    “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” — Killers of the Flower Moon 
    “What Was I Made For” — Barbie (Winner) 
     
  • Best Animated Short Film 
    Letter to a Pig 
    Ninety-Five Senses 
    Our Uniform 
    Pachyderme 
    War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko (Winner) 
     
  • Best Live-Action Short Film 
    The After 
    Invincible 
    Knight of Fortune 
    Red, White and Blue 
    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (Winner) 
     
  • Best Documentary Short Film 
    The ABCs of Book Banning 
    The Barber of Little Rock 
    Island in Between 
    The Last Repair Shop (Winner) 
     
  • Best Documentary Feature Film 
    Bobi Wine: The People’s President 
    The Eternal Memory 
    Four Daughters 
    To Kill a Tiger 
    20 Days in Mariupol (Winner) 
     
  • Best International Feature Film 
    Io Capitano (Italy) 
    Perfect Days (Japan) 
    Society of the Snow (Spain) 
    The Teachers’ Lounge (Germany) 
    The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom) (Winner) 
     
  • Best Animated Feature Film 
    The Boy and the Heron (Winner) 
    Elemental 
    Nimona 
    Robot Dreams 
    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse