Oscars 2024 live: Winners and highlights Oppenheimer and Emma Stone scoop big awards

The 2024 Oscars was a glittering night that saw Oppenheimer and Poor Things win big while Killers of the Flower Moon went home empty-handed.

You can find a list of all the winners here.

The Academy Awards, which aired in the UK on ITV, were once again hosted by late-night titan Jimmy Kimmel. In his opening monologue, the host took aim at Sony’s Madame Web, disgraced French actor Gerard Depardieu and Oppenheimer nominee Robert Downey Jr.

Among the performers was Ryan Gosling who stunned the audience with his typically vibrant rendition of “I’m Just Ken” from Barbie.

One of the most talked-about moments of the night came when John Cena took to the stage totally naked in a streaking skit gone awry with Kimmel.

Presenters on the night included Mahershala Ali, Nicolas Cage, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o and Zendaya.

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Our favourite unpopular Oscar wins of all time

Not every Oscars ceremony results in a happy audience consensus over the winners; sometimes, some ceremonies have caused major upsets around who and what emerged victorious.

Here’s The Independent culture desk’s pick of our favourite unpopular Oscars wins of all time:

Nicole Vassell11 March 2024 10:17


WATCH: Al Pacino causes confusion announcing Oscar for best picture

It wasn’t a fumble on the level of the infamous La La Land / Moonlight debacle of 2017, but Al Pacino’s unusual form of announcing the Best Picture winner at Sunday’s Oscars still sowed confusion among viewers.

Look back at the moment here:

Al Pacino causes confusion announcing Oscar for best picture

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Why Oppenheimer was a deserving winner of the Oscar for Best Picture

As had been predicted by most, Christopher Nolan’s atomic bomb epic Oppenheimer scooped the night’s highest honour, Best Picture.

Although there was significant competition from the likes of Poor Things, the Cillian Murphy-led drama was the favourite to win – and according to columnist Louis Chilton, for good reason.

He wrote of Oppenheimer’s win: “It speaks to a renewed appetite for serious, grown-up films, about real-world issues. To say it has ‘saved cinema’ is reductive – but if any film can make that claim, it’s this one.”

You can read the comment piece in full, below:

Nicole Vassell11 March 2024 09:46


Where was Wes Anderson and why didn’t he accept his award?

Wes Anderson won his very first Oscar on Sunday, scooping the statuette for Best Live Action Short Film for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.

Despite it being a major career achievement, the filmmaker wasn’t present to accept the award – however, Anderson had a very understandable reason for skipping the ceremony.

Nicole Vassell11 March 2024 09:32


How Ryan Gosling’s I’m Just Ken performance at the Oscars referenced another iconic routine

If you thought Gosling’s dance scene looked familiar, you’d be right. It seems that Gosling and his choreographers made a number of references to Marilyn Monroe’s iconic performance of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” in the 1953 film, Gentleman Prefer Blondes.

Roisin O’Connor looks at the similarities between the performances in the piece below.

Ellie Harrison11 March 2024 09:15


Oscars viewers are ‘begging’ John Mulaney to present the Academy Awards next year

After Jimmy Kimmel’s pretty tepid and unfunny performance, many are calling for The Bear star to step in for the 2025 ceremony.

The calls came after Mulaney left the audiences in stitches with his “hilarious” introduction for the Achievement in Sound category.

Ellie Harrison11 March 2024 08:52


Ryan Gosling leaves Oscars crowd in stitches as he performs I’m Just Ken

One of the biggest highlights of the night had to be Barbie star Ryan Gosling performance of “I’m Just Ken”.

He began his performance in the crowd, sitting in his seat wearing a hot pink suit embellished with rhinestones, matching gloves, a cowboy hat, and a pair of sunglasses.

The actor then went on to dance onstage alongside an entourage of back-up dancers in matching hats.

Get the full lowdown here:

Ellie Harrison11 March 2024 08:11


The meaning behind Emma Stone’s Taylor Swift reference

During her acceptance speech for the Best Actress prize, Stone addressed her daughter with a reference to a song by her old friend Swift, saying: “I love you bigger than the whole sky, my girl.”

Louis Chilton explains the meaning behind it all here:

Ellie Harrison11 March 2024 07:45


Comment: ‘Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscar monologue was tepid and unfunny’

The Independent’s film editor Adam White was not a fan of Kimmel’s fourth outing as Oscars host.

“Kimmel wasn’t – despite Donald Trump’s assertion, posted to his social media site Truth Social mid-show – the worst Oscar host ever,” he writes.

Ellie Harrison11 March 2024 07:30


Everything Donald Trump has said about the Oscars

During last night’s Oscars, host Jimmy Kimmel read aloud a statement posted by Trump on his social media site Truth Social in which the former US president attacked the presenter’s hosting abilities.

Here, we have collated everything Trump has said about the Academy Awards in his various rants over the years:

Ellie Harrison11 March 2024 07:22