How will history remember the 2024 Oscars? Will it be defined by Oppenheimer‘s seven wins, including for Best Picture? What about Ryan Gosling’s amazing performance of “I’m Just Ken” from Barbie? John Cena’s naked body? Or will it be something we can’t possibly predict just yet? Only time will tell, but how the 96th Academy Awards is remembered won’t change who won. The night’s list of honorees includes some of our absolute favorite performers, movies, and even genres, all of whom will forever be known as Oscar winners. Here’s all of the 2024 Oscar winners, including the ones we were especially glad to see.

Robert Downey Jr. and Christopher Nolan holding their Oscars with an image from The Boy and The Heron between them
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Iron Man Makes Oscars History for an Industry Institution – SNL

Robert Downey Jr.’s first-ever Oscar win wasn’t just the culmination of an incredible, unlikely career for the (iron) man who helped launch the MCU. It also marked the first-ever acting Oscar for a former Saturday Night Live cast member.

The Dark Knight‘s Director Finally Gets His Academy Award

The Dark Knight‘s Best Picture snub is still used as an example of how the Academy doesn’t always recognize genre films. But it at least stopped overlooking that film’s director. Christopher Nolan became one of the 2024 Oscar winners when took home Best Director for Oppenheimer. He then quickly followed it up with his second Oscar when the movie won Best Picture. He might be among one of Hollywood’s best directors, but both sci-fi and superhero fans know his win was long overdue.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph Caps Off Her Amazing Run

The Holdovers Da’Vine Joy Randolph won every award she could heading into the 2024 Oscars, where she capped off her amazing run as a winner. Her speech was beautiful, moving, and stood out among the night’s best.

A Star Wars Alum Wins Another Oscar

Oppenheimer‘s Ludwig Göransson took home his second career Oscar for Best Score. That meant the whole world once again got the chance to remember he gifted all of us The Mandalorian theme song.

That’s “Oscar Winner Godzilla Minus One” Thank You

Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi, and Tatsuji Nojima Visual Effects win was one of our favorites on the night. Godzilla Minus One was one of the franchise’s best installments ever. It’s also the exact type of film we’d expect the Academy to overlook for even a nomination. Instead the movie stomped its way to a well-deserved Oscars win.

And Another Oscar Goes to Hayao Miyazaki

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Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki’s Best Animated Feature win for The Boy And The Heron still seems impossible. Not because Miyazaki won his second Academy Award, but because he’d retired! We thought we’d never see another movie from the legendary filmmaker. Instead he gave us an Oscar-winning film.

The Academy Finally Calls Wes Anderson’s Name


Wes Anderson and Steven Rales’s took home the Best Live-Action Short Oscar for “The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar.” That earned Anderson his first-ever golden statue on his eighth try. He deserved (at least) one long ago, so it was nice to finally see him join the ranks of Oscar-winning filmmakers after all this time.

Here’s the full list of 2024 Oscar winners from the 96th Academy Awards:

Best Picture


Best Director

Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer

Best Actress

Emma Stone – Poor Things

Best Actor

Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer

Best Supporting Actress

Da’vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer

Best Original Song

“What Was I Made For?” Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell – Barbie

Best Original Score

Ludwig Göransson – Oppenheimer

Best Cinematography

Hoyte Van Hoytema – Oppenheimer

Best Costume Design

Holly Waddington – Poor Things

Best Adapted Screenplay

Cord Jefferson – American Fiction

Best Original Screenplay

Justine Triet and Arthur Harari – Anatomy Of A Fall

Best International Feature

United Kingdom – The Zone Of Interest

Best Documentary Feature

Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner, and Raney Aronson-rath – 20 Days In Mariupol

Best Documentary Short

Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers – The Last Repair Shop

Best Editing

Jennifer Lame – Oppenheimer

Best Visual Effects

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

Best Makeup And Hairstyling

Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston – Poor Things

Best Production Design

Production Design: James Price And Shona Heath; Set Decoration: Zsuzsa Mihalek – Poor Things

Best Animated Feature

Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki – The Boy And The Heron

Best Animated Short

Dave Mullins and Brad Booker – War Is Over! Inspired By The Music Of John & Yoko

Best Live-Action Short

Wes Anderson and Steven Rales – The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar

Best Sound

Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn – The Zone Of Interest