Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer swept the 2024 Oscars, winning seven prizes including best picture.

The film about the birth of the atomic bomb also won best director for Nolan, best actor for Cillian Murphy and best supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr.

1. Oppenheimer - credit Universal Pictures

Oppenheimer won seven Oscars

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Oppenheimer also took three prizes in the technical categories: best editing, original score and cinematography.

It was the first of Nolan’s films to win best picture. The British director has previously won acclaim for The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar, Memento and other films.

Accepting his best director Oscar, Nolan said: “Movies are just a little bit over 100 years old, we don’t know where this incredible journey is going from here, but to know that you think I’m a meaningful part of it means the world to me.”

The ceremony also saw Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things take home four Oscars and Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest score two.

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Poor Things won best production design, costume design, make-up and hairstyling, as well as best actress for Emma Stone. Lanthimos’ film follows an infant whose brain has been implanted into the body of an adult woman, who then goes on an adventure of discovery across the world.

The Zone of Interest won best sound and became the first British film ever to win the best international feature category. The critically acclaimed Holocaust drama follows a German family who live next to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Barbie, the highest-grossing film of 2023, won only one of the eight prizes it was nominated for - best original song for What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish.

Japanese feature Godzilla Minus One won the Oscar for best visual effects, seeing off major-studio fare like The Creator, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and Napoleon.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph won best supporting actress for her portrayal of a school chef who is trying to cope with the death of her son in The Holdovers.

The best documentary feature prize went to Mstyslav Chernov’s 20 Days In Mariupol, making it the first ever Ukrainian Oscar winner.

Elsewhere, Anatomy of a Fall won best original screenplay, while American Fiction was named best adapted screenplay.

Japanese fantasy film The Boy and the Heron was named best animated feature film, seeing off competition from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

However, Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, about a string of Osage murders in the 1920s, went home empty-handed despite being nominated in 10 categories. Bradley Cooper’s biopic of Leonard Bernstein, Maestro, also went home empty handed having gone into the ceremony with seven nominations.

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