The Oscars : Behind the scenes of Hollywood’s fanciest award night.

The Oscars has always been an iconic event in the world of cinema, serving as the ultimate celebration of excellence, talent, and creativity in filmmaking.

From the golden age of Hollywood to the digital era, the Oscars have remained a steady and constant symbol of cinematic excellence. Over the decades, the awards have honored legendary filmmakers, actors, and technicians who have left an incredible and unparalleled impression on the world of cinema. The legacy of the Oscars is a testament to the long lasting power of storytelling and the artistry of those who bring stories to life on the silver screen.

Since its start in 1929, the Academy Awards have grown into a global phenomenon, capturing the hearts and imaginations of audiences worldwide. With its illustrious history and timeless prestige, the Oscars continue to shine as a light of recognition for the industry’s finest achievements.

The Oscars ceremony itself is a spectacle unlike any other, showcasing the glamor and grandeur of Hollywood’s biggest night. From the red carpet arrivals to the emotional acceptance speeches, every moment is laced and buried with excitement and anticipation. The ceremony not only honors the year’s best films and performances but also pays tribute to the lasting legacy of cinema as a whole.

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 96th Academy Awards, a ceremony which honored excellence in cinematic achievements for some of the past year’s biggest films

As one of the most prestigious events in the entertainment industry, the Oscars showcase the best in cinema and recognize the talent and dedication of filmmakers, actors, and other industry professionals. Here are the winners of the most desired awards at the latest Oscars ceremony, highlighting the remarkable contributions to the world of film.

Best picture


Best actor in a leading role

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Best actress in a leading role

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


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


Best makeup and hairstyling

Poor Things

Best costume design

Poor Things

Best visual effects

Godzilla Minus One

Best film editing


Hollywood’s big night in Los Angeles included few fashion risks, with many sticking to classic silhouettes, black and other standard colors, though soft seafoam colors were plentiful in mermaid crystal looks.

Surprise! Vanessa Hudgens’ pregnancy reveal was the talk of the Oscars red carpet

Before the ceremony started, the red carpet was buzzing not just about the glamorous movie stars but also the very showy pregnancy of Vanessa Hudgens

“I clearly have a lot to be excited for,” she said as the broadcast kicked off, placing a hand near the midsection of her black Vera Wang gown.

We all saw it coming full force but Ryan Gosling’s full-throated singing from the chest rendition of the Barbie movie’s hit I’m Just Ken was even better than we could have hoped for.

He started out the Oscar-nominated original song sitting just behind Barbie co-star Margot Robbie, who could not control her laughter as Gosling hummed into her ear.

Carrying on in his all-pink tuxedo, Gosling made his way to the stage where he danced a choreographed routine with a dozen accompanying cowboy-hat-wearing Kens and several of the other Kens from Barbie including Ncuti Gatwa, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Scott Evans and Simu Liu — tapped into his inner Ken doll transforming the sometimes stuffy evening into a roaring concert. And, if that wasn’t enough, Slash appeared to lend his talents for a guitar solo.

IIn a gorgeous show of cinematic mastery, Christopher Nolan’s highly applauded biographical drama “Oppenheimer” has left an indelible mark on the prestigious stage of the Oscars. With its incredibly inviting storytelling, alluring performances, and breathtaking visuals, “Oppenheimer” has emerged as the undisputed ruler of Hollywood’s most celebrated night, sweeping audiences and critics off of their feet.Oppenheimer came out as the night’s big winner, taking home seven Oscars after being nominated in 13 categories very closely followed by Poor Things at its heels with 11 nods.

“Oppenheimer” and its winning reign at the Oscars.

earning achievements in multiple categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. Christopher Nolan’s diligent direction brought to life the intricate layers of the story, while Cillian Murphy’s refined portrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer captivated audiences and critics alike, earning him a well-deserved spot among the crowd of cinematic greats.

Murphy cements his status as one of the most compelling actors of his generation, leaving a memorable mark on the world of cinema by winning best actor in a leading role.

“We made a film about the man who created the atomic bomb and, for better or worse, we’re all living in Oppenheimer’s world,” Murphy said in accepting his trophy. “So, I would really like to dedicate this to the peacemakers everywhere.” As the crowd applauded, he hoisted his Oscar above his head.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph gave one of the night’s best speeches. Da’Vine Joy Randolph, in the first category of the telecast, kicked the show off with a tear-jerker. The 37-year-old former opera singer, who won best supporting actress for her role in “The Holdovers,” did not hold back any words on the Oscars stage. “You know, I didn’t think I was supposed to be doing this as a career. I started off as a singer,” she said.

The actress released all that pent-up emotion. “For so long, I’ve always wanted to be different, and now I realize I just need to be myself. I thank you for seeing me,” she said as the tears flowed. While onstage, the actress also made sure to give a shoutout to her Yale Drama School professor Ron Van Lieu. “When I was the only Black girl in that class … you saw me, and you told me I was enough.”

Billie Eilish performed her Oscar-nominated Barbie movie hit “What Was I Made For?” at the ceremony, with brother Finneas on the piano, and got a standing ovation from the star-studded crowd. Not only did her hauntingly beautiful rendition held audience’s hearts worldwide, but it also earned her the prestigious Oscar for Best Original Song.

Billie Eilish won her second Oscar, for her Barbie song, making history alongside Cillian Murphy, the first-ever Irish-born winner for Best Actor.

Emma Stone took home the Oscar for Best Actress for her mesmerizing performance in “Poor things” Emma Stone’s role in “Poor Things” is composed to be a defining moment in her already successful career. “Poor things”, the Yorgos Lanthimos film in which she plays a woman whose brain is replaced with that of her unborn child. She singled out Gladstone while acknowledging her fellow nominees and expressed gratitude for the experiences they shared throughout awards season: “Lily, I share this with you. I’m in awe of you,” she added.

Stone gave a charming speech while accepting her win for “Poor Things

“My dress!” she said. “It’s broken, I think it happened during (Ryan Gosling’s performance of) ‘I’m Just Ken.’ ”Don’t look at it,” she added as she walked off the stage later. . With tears of joy and gratitude, Stone delivered a heartfelt acceptance speech, thanking her family, colleagues and an emotional nod to her daughter.

“I love you bigger than the whole sky, my girl,” she said.

This is Stone’s second Oscar win. She previously won best actress for 2016’s “La La Land.”

As if the evening couldn’t get any more interesting, John Cena made a bold entrance while presenting the award for Best Costume.. The award for costume design won’t be easily forgotten this year, thanks to the presentation by John Cena.

Cena appeared on stage entirely naked, except for a pair of Birkenstocks and a strategically placed envelope carrying the name of the winner. Stripping down to nothing but his birthday suit, Cena confidently strutted onto the stage, earning gasps and laughter from the audience

Cena shuffled on stage to the sound of roaring laughter, before a quick exchange with Kimmel –

“The male body is not supposed to be funny,” Cena said.

“Mine is,” Kimmel replied. His unexpected and daring move added a touch of humor and improvisations to the proceedings, proving that anything can happen at the Oscars.

As Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling strolled out on stage to present a montage celebrating stunt men and women, no one had a sense that things would devolve into a winking catfight and digging snaps.

The duo, both stars of the biggest movies of the year, “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” respectively, started fake sniping at each, with Reynolds saying the so-called “Barbenheimer” phenomenon wasn’t called “Oppenbarbie” for a reason.

“You’ve been riding Barbie’s coattails all summer.”

Blunt shot Gosling a glare. “Thanks for Ken-splaining that to me, Mr. ‘I need to paint my abs on to get nominated.’ You don’t see Robert Downey doing that!” It was some of the best acting of the night.

While we still haven’t recovered from the Moonlight/La La Land mix-up back in 2017. So when Pacino hesitated before announcing Oppenheimer as the best picture winner – and then uttered his announcement so casually – there was a sharp intake of breath in the auditorium

Toward the end of the show, Kimmel informed the crowd he received a review of his performance and read it out loud: “Has there ever been a worst host than Jimmy Kimmel at the Oscars? His opening was that of a less than average person trying too hard to be something that he is not and never can be. Get rid of Kimmel and perhaps replace him with another washed up, but cheap, ABC talent, George Slopanopoulos. He would make everybody onstage look bigger, stronger and more glamorous … blah, blah, blah, make America great again.”

“Now, see if you can guess which former president just posted that on Truth Social,” Kimmel said dryly. “Well, thank you, President Trump. Thank you for watching, I’m surprised … isn’t it past your jail time?” The audience roared with applause.

This awards season had it all: Bradley Cooper spending six years in 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; Barbie snubs probably heard around the ghost offices of the gaslight, gatekeep, girlboss.

As the final credits roll on the 2024 Oscars, we can’t help but feel the kenergy through Hollywood’s hallowed halls. From Cillian Murphy’s mesmerizing transformation in “Oppenheimer” to Billie’s haunting melodies that echoed through the theater, this year’s ceremony was a hurricane of cinematic brilliance and pop culture magic. As we let the curtains fall to the glittering lights and star-studded red carpet, we carry with us memories of iconic moments like John Cena’s bold entrance and Emma Stone’s triumphant win. The Oscars are more than just an awards show; they’re a celebration of the endless creativity and imagination that spark up our favorite films and TV. So, until next year, let’s keep the popcorn popping, the stars shining, and the energy alive.