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Oscars 2024 live: Emma Stone, Sydney Sweeney and Kim Kardashian show off glam looks at lavish afterparty

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.

Then, after the ceremony, the celebrities headed to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party to let their hair down and bask in the end of another glitzy awards season.

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Oscars 2024

Why wasn’t Wes Anderson at the Oscars?

20:30 , Inga Parkel

Director and filmmaker Wes Anderson won his first Oscar last night for his best-live action short film, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, based on the late author Roald Dahl’s short story of the same name.

Anderson, however, wasn’t able to make the awards show, as he is currently in Germany filming for his next movie, The Phoenician Scheme, which stars Michael Cera, Benicia Del Toro and Bill Murray.

“If I could have been there, I (along with Steven Rales) would have said “Thank you” to: the family of Roald Dahl, the team at Netflix, Benedict and Ralph and Ben Kingsley and Dev and Richard and Bob and Adam and Jeremy and John and Jim and Rich and Jim and Polly and more,” the 54-year-old said in a statement.

“And also I would have said: if I had not met Owen Wilson in a corridor at the University of Texas between classes when I was 18 years old, I would certainly not be receiving this award tonight – but unfortunately Steven and I are in Germany and we start shooting our new movie early tomorrow morning, so I did not actually receive the award or get a chance to say any of that.”

Read more:

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

Filmmaker was nominated for eight Oscars over the past 22 years but had never previously won

COMMENT: Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscar monologue was tepid and unfunny. It’s time for a new host

20:00 , Inga Parkel

Jimmy Kimmel wasn’t – despite Donald Trump’s assertion, posted to his social media site Truth Social mid-show – the worst Oscar host ever. But his opening monologue wasn’t especially funny, inspiring light titters rather than belly laughs. But it fit a melancholy ceremony nearly derailed by a protest right outside the venue, and an industry uncertain about its own future.

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96th Academy Awards - Show (AP)
96th Academy Awards - Show (AP)

Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscar monologue was tepid and unfunny – it’s time for a new host

With lukewarm gags about ‘Madame Web’ and Christopher Nolan’s ‘porn addiction’, the recurring Academy Awards host struggled to brighten a melancholy ceremony, writes Adam White

How the 1990s Cork music scene helped make Cillian Murphy an Oscar-winning star

19:45 , Inga Parkel

If you were young and carefree and lived in Cork in the early Nineties, at some point you’d have come across an up-and-coming new band led by a skinny frontman with an earnest gaze and a sensible haircut. The group was Sons of Mr Green Genes – freewheeling funk ragamuffins who took their name from a wacky Frank Zappa song. Their singer was a shy teenager named Cillian Murphy.

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‘What the hell is this dude doing playing acid jazz?’: How the 1990s Cork music scene helped make Cillian Murphy an Oscar-winning star

Decades before he became an Oscar winner for his performance in ‘Oppenheimer’, the Irish actor was one of a group of ‘goofy teenagers’ trying to make it as rock stars. Ed Power speaks to friends and peers who knew the star when he was trying to get his band – named Sons of Mr Green Genes – off the ground

The truth behind Anatomy of a Fall’s dog’s appearance at the Oscars

19:15 , Inga Parkel

While it appeared like Messi, the four-legged star of Anatomy of a Fall, was in the audience at the Oscars, it’s been revealed that his “attendance” was all thanks to a little movie magic.

In a pre-recorded clip of the moment, the Border Collie can be seen sitting in one of the auditorium’s seats, surrounded by a group of stand-ins applauding.

He may not actually have been there, but his cameo was much-loved by viewers.

Jimmy Kimmel says he was told not to read out Donald Trump’s criticism at the Oscars

19:00 , Inga Parkel

Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel has revealed that he was told not to read out Donald Trump’s criticism of the ceremony live on air.

During last night’s Oscars, which saw Oppenheimer and Poor Things both win big, 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.

“Has there EVER been a WORSE HOST than Jimmy Kimmel at The Oscars,” Trump wrote. “His opening was that of a less than average person trying too hard to be something which he is not, and never can be…Also a really bad politically correct show tonight, and for years – Disjointed, boring, and very unfair. Why don’t they just give the Oscars to those that deserve them. Maybe that way their audience and TV ratings will come back from the depths. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

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Donald Trump at a campaign rally in March 2023, and Jimmy Kimmel at the Oscars (Getty Images)
Donald Trump at a campaign rally in March 2023, and Jimmy Kimmel at the Oscars (Getty Images)

Jimmy Kimmel says he was told not to read out Donald Trump’s criticism at the Oscars

Kimmel hit back at the former President, joking: ‘Isn’t it past your jail time?’

Ryan Gosling’s wife, Eva Mendes, tells Barbie star to ‘come home’ after Oscars

18:45 , Inga Parkel

Ryan Gosling’s wife, actor Eva Mendes, shared a hilarious message with the Barbie star after he performed the Oscar-nominated song “I’m Just Ken”.

“You took Ken all the way to the Oscars, RG. Now come home, we need to put the kids to bed,” she wrote, alongside a photo of her posing in Gosling’s pink blazer, black cowboy hat and sunglasses.

The couple, who have been together since 2011, share two daughters, Esmeralda Amada, nine, and Amanda Lee, seven.

Billie Eilish reminds friend that she already won an Oscar in 2022

18:15 , Inga Parkel

Billie Eilish remained humble, even as she had to remind her friend that she had already won an Oscar in 2022.

Speaking to ExtraTV ahead of her second Academy Award win, the pop star, 22, shared the text her friend sent her after she received her second nomination.

“She was like, “If you win you’re gonna be halfway to EGOT...’ and I was like ‘Girl, I have one. I love you babygirl, but I have one,” Eilish recalled.

The “Ocean Eyes” singer made history as the youngest person to win two Oscars. She won the first award in 2022 for Best Original Song for the title song of the 2021 James Bond movie No Time to Die.

Meanwhile, Eilish has won nine Grammys. Therefore, she will have to win an Emmy and a Tony to earn EGOT status.

Oscar award pundits argue Lily Gladstone should’ve campaigned for Supporting Actress

17:50 , Inga Parkel

Best Actor nominee Colman Domingo attends Vanity Fair Oscar Afterparty

17:30 , Inga Parkel

Colman Domingo (Rustin)

Colman Domingo (Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
Colman Domingo (Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Best Supporting Actor nominees attend Vanity Fair Oscar Afterparty

17:15 , Inga Parkel

WINNER: Robert Downey Jr (Oppenheimer)

Susan and Robert Downey (Getty Images)
Susan and Robert Downey (Getty Images)

Sterling K Brown (American Fiction)

Sterling K Brown (Getty Images)
Sterling K Brown (Getty Images)

Mark Ruffalo (Poor Things)

Sunrise Coigney and Mark Ruffalo (Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
Sunrise Coigney and Mark Ruffalo (Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Best Supporting Actress nominees attend Vanity Fair Oscar Afterparty

16:50 , Inga Parkel

WINNER: Da’Vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers)

Da’Vine Joy Randolph (AFP via Getty Images)
Da’Vine Joy Randolph (AFP via Getty Images)

Emily Blunt (Oppenheimer)

Emily Blunt (Getty Images)
Emily Blunt (Getty Images)

Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple)

Danielle Brooks (Getty Images)
Danielle Brooks (Getty Images)

America Ferrera (Barbie)

America Ferrera (Getty Images for Vanity Fair)
America Ferrera (Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Best Actress nominees attend Vanity Fair’s Oscar Afterparty

16:25 , Inga Parkel

Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon)

Lily Gladstone (AFP via Getty Images)
Lily Gladstone (AFP via Getty Images)

Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall)

Sandra Hüller (Getty Images)
Sandra Hüller (Getty Images)

Margot Robbie nearly loses it as Ryan Gosling performs ‘I’m Just Ken’ at Oscars

16:00 , Inga Parkel

As Ryan Gosling launched into his soulful Barbie ballad, “I’m Just Ken”, his co-star Margot Robbie could be seen trying hard to stifle her laughter.

WATCH: Cillian Murphy shares how his 15-year-old self would react to Oscars win

15:45 , Inga Parkel

Some of the best looks from the Vanity Fair afterparty

15:20 , Nicole Vassell

We’d be remiss not to acknowledge some of the best looks from the Vanity Fair Oscars Party, which typically involves celebrities being more daring with their outfit choices, compared to the main ceremony.

Some highlights include Best Actress winner Emma Stone...

Emma Stone at Vanity Fair Oscars Party (AFP via Getty Images)
Emma Stone at Vanity Fair Oscars Party (AFP via Getty Images)

...Madame Web actor Sydney Sweeney...

Sydney Sweeney at Vanity Fair Oscars Party (Getty Images)
Sydney Sweeney at Vanity Fair Oscars Party (Getty Images)

...and reality TV star turned entrepreneur, Kim Kardashian:

Kim Kardashian at Vanity Fair Oscars Party (Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian at Vanity Fair Oscars Party (Getty Images)

Paul Giamatti’s big win of the night: a burger

15:00 , Nicole Vassell

According to the official Vanity Fair writeup of the Oscars afterparty, Paul Giamatti was elated at not having to go to extra measures for a bite to eat.

After the Golden Globes in January, the Best Actor nominee had to drive himself to In-and-Out Burger to grab a double-double with onions. However, at the annual magazine event on Saturday, the attendees’ hunger was predicted and there was a tray of burgers ready and waiting on arrival.

The Holdovers star is said to have “happily tucked into one”. Who needs an Oscar when you’ve got a good burger on your side?!

Paul Giamatti (Getty Images)
Paul Giamatti (Getty Images)

Who was the best dressed at the Oscars?

14:42 , Nicole Vassell

As the closing event of awards season, the Oscars is often when celebrities choose to share their very best looks with the world.

Sunday’s event was no exception, with the likes of Zendaya, Emma Stone, Vanessa Hudgens and Da’Vine Joy Randolph stunning onlookers with their glamorous outfits and styling choices.

Here’s The Independent’s roundup of the best:

Oscars 2024: Best dressed stars and red carpet highlights

WATCH: How Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper arrived on Oscars red carpet with family

14:10 , Nicole Vassell

How Oscar bait took over awards season: Method acting, true-life tales and prosthetic honkers

13:52 , Nicole Vassell

From biopics to questionable wigs, there seems to be a formula in Hollywood of how to make a film that’ll get the attention of Academy voters.

Katie Rosseinsky does a deep dive into the rise of what we now understand to be “Oscar bait” below...

How Oscar bait took over awards season, from method acting to prosthetic honkers

Emma Stone, Annette Bening and Lily Gladstone embrace at 2024 Oscars

13:30 , Nicole Vassell

Showing that there’s no love lost between them, Best Actress winner Emma Stone was pictured embracing nominees Annette Bening and Lily Gladstone during a commercial break.

Olivia Hebert reports:

Emma Stone, Annette Bening and Lily Gladstone embrace at 2024 Oscars

WATCH: The Zone of Interest director Jonathan Glazer brings crowd to tears with powerful speech

13:10 , Nicole Vassell

Holocaust drama The Zone of Interest took home the Oscar for Best International Feature on Sunday, with filmmaker Jonathan Glazer giving a powerful acceptance speech that acknowledged the ongoing violence in Gaza.

“Our film shows where dehumanisation leads at its worst. It’s shaped all of our past and present,” he said.

The director, who is Jewish, added: “Right now, we stand here as men who refute their Jewishness and the Holocaust being hijacked by an occupation which has led to conflict for so many innocent people.”

Watch his speech below:

COMMENT: Why Emma Stone’s Best Actress Oscar win over Lily Gladstone doesn’t feel right

12:50 , Nicole Vassell

Emma Stone seemed visibly shocked when Michelle Yeoh announced her as the Best Actress winner at Sunday’s Oscars.

Though Stone’s performance in Poor Things as a woman brought back to life with a baby’s brain is one of the season’s most praised, Lily Gladstone was the favourite to take the Oscar home, for her performance as a Native American woman grieving her family in Killers of the Flower Moon.

Gladstone’s win would have marked the first time a Native American woman had won a Lead Actress award at the Academy Awards. Yet, Stone racked up her second Oscar win, following her 2017 success with La La Land.

According to The Independent’s film critic Clarisse Loughrey, Stone’s win wasn’t the right call.

“She’s a fabulistic creation, given flesh-and-blood relatability through Stone’s contributions,” she wrote of the Poor Things protagonist, Bella Baxter.

“And, yet, for many, the win didn’t quite feel right. And it seemed as if Stone might be inclined to agree.” Read the comment piece in full below:

Emma Stone’s Best Actress Oscar win over Lily Gladstone doesn’t feel right

Robert Downey Jr fans think he made coded dig at Marvel during Oscars speech

12:30 , Nicole Vassell

Robert Downey Jr closed out an awards season full of wins by scoring the Best Supporting Actor award at Sunday’s Academy Awards.

As well as thanking his wife, Susan Downey, the Oppenheimer actor reflected on what his involvement in the atomic bomb epic meant to him.

“Here’s my little secret: I needed this job more than it needed me,” he said. “Chris [Nolan, the director] knew it, [producer Emma Thomas] made sure that she surrounded me with one of the greatest cast and crews of all time.”

However, some viewers have claimed that Downey Jr’s speech contained a swipe at Marvel, for whom he played Tony Stark / Iron Man in several projects.

Louis Chilton reports:

Robert Downey Jr fans think he made a coded dig at Marvel during his Oscars speech

How did Emma Stone make a Taylor Swift reference at the Oscars?

12:12 , Nicole Vassell

During her Best Lead Actress acceptance speech, an emotional Emma Stone took a moment to acknowledge her family for their support and love – and even squeezed in a Taylor Swift reference.

“I really just want to thank my family, my mom, my brother, Spencer, my dad, my husband, Dave. I love you so much,” she said. “And most importantly, my daughter, who’s gonna be three in three days and has turned our lives technicolour.

“I love you bigger than the whole sky, my girl. So thank you so much.”

The last line is a reference to a lyric from Swift’s song “Bigger Than the Whole Sky”, which features on her 10th studio album Midnights (3am Edition).

Stone and Swift are known to be close friends in real life, having met when they were both teenagers; Swift’s song “When Emma Falls in Love” is widely believed to have been written about Stone.

Roisin O’Connor reports:

The meaning behind Emma Stone’s Taylor Swift reference at the Oscars

WATCH: John Cena presents Oscar Best Costume Design award naked

11:50 , Nicole Vassell

John Cena forgot his black tie while presenting the award for Best Costume Design, in a shoutout to one of the Oscars’ wildest moments of years gone by: when a streaker invaded the stage in 1974.

How to watch the Oscars films from home

11:30 , Daisy Lester

After sweeping up at the Oscars, if you’re yet to watch either Oppenheimer or Poor Things, they’re both available to stream from the comfort of your home.

Oppenheimer is available on either Amazon Prime or Apple TV, while Poor Things can be streamed on Disney+ for free (the price of the subscription has been slashed to £1.99).

Emma Stone in ‘Poor Things’ (Searchlight Pictures)
Emma Stone in ‘Poor Things’ (Searchlight Pictures)

Party time! Billie Eilish, Christopher Nolan and Robert Downey Jr attend Vanity Fair Oscar’s afterparty

11:15 , Nicole Vassell

What better way to celebrate winning the highest honours in film than letting your hair down with hundreds of your peers?

Winners Billie Eilish, Christopher Nolan and Robert Downey Jr were among the many who turned up to the Vanity Fair afterparty following Sunday’s ceremony.

Here’s a snapshot of how the party unfolded:

How to read your way through the Oscars 2024

11:00 , Daisy Lester

Spurring the age-old argument about whether the book really is better, half of the best picture nominations at this year’s Oscars were based on literature.

The roster included Poor Things, Oppenheimer, Killers of the Flower Moon and the Zone of Interest – with American Fiction securing the win for best screenplay, adapted from Erasure by Percival Everett (£8.99, Amazon.co.uk).

From biographies of iconic historical figures to eye-opening discussions of race in the media and even female Frankenstein-like tales, the nominees covered something for every genre and taste.

So whether you’re grabbing your popcorn or your reading glasses, these stories are not to be missed. You can find the 2024 best picture nominated books below:

The books behind the Oscar nominees, from Poor Things to Oppenheimer

Paul Giamatti moved to tears at Oscars by co-star Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s powerful acceptance speech

10:45 , Nicole Vassell

Sunday’s Academy Awards kicked off with the reveal of Best Supporting Actress, won by Da’Vine Joy Randolph for her performance in The Holdovers.

Her emotional acceptance speech moved several members of the audience, including her co-star (and Best Actor nominee) Paul Giamatti.

“For so long I have always wanted to be different. And I now I realise I just needed to be myself, and I thank you for seeing me,” Randolph said through tears.

“I didn’t think I was supposed to be doing this as a career, I started off as a singer, and my mother said to me, go across that street to that theatre department, there’s something for you there. And I thank my mother for doing that, I thank all those people who have been there for me, ushered and guided me, I am so grateful to you beautiful people out there.”

Louis Chilton reports:

Paul Giamatti moved to tears by Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s powerful acceptance speech

Billie Eilish matches rare awards feat last achieved by Celine Dion in 1998

10:30 , Nicole Vassell

After stunning viewers at home and in the Dolby Theater audience with her performance of the Barbie hit “What Was I Made For?”, Billie Eilish continued Sunday’s ceremony on a high by winning her second Best Song Oscar.

She won for the first time in 2022 with her Bond theme, “No Time To Die”.

Sharing the award with her brother and frequent collaborator Finneas O’Connell, Eilish is now the first artist since Celine Dion to win both Song of the Year at the Grammys and the Oscar for Best Original Song in the same year.

Roisin O’Connor reports:

Billie Eilish matches rare awards feat last achieved by Celine Dion in 1998

Our favourite unpopular Oscar wins of all time

10:17 , Nicole Vassell

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:

‘I love Suicide Squad!’: Our favourite unpopular Oscar wins of all time

WATCH: Al Pacino causes confusion announcing Oscar for best picture

10:00 , Nicole Vassell

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:

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

09:46 , Nicole Vassell

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:

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

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

09:32 , Nicole Vassell

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.

Ellie Muir reports:

Where was Wes Anderson at the Oscarsand why didn’t he accept his award?

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

09:15 , Ellie Harrison

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.

Ryan Gosling’s Oscars performance referenced another iconic routine

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

08:52 , Ellie Harrison

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.

Read more here:

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

Paul Giamatti wore In-N-Out cuff links at Oscars

19:51 , Inga Parkel

Paul Giamatti wore In-N-Out cuff links to the Oscars in a nod to his viral celebration at the fast food chain following the Golden Globes in January.

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

08:11 , Ellie Harrison

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:

Ryan Gosling leaves Margot Robbie and Oscars crowd in stitches with I’m Just Ken

The meaning behind Emma Stone’s Taylor Swift reference

07:45 , Ellie Harrison

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:

The meaning behind Emma Stone’s Taylor Swift reference at the Oscars

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

07:30 , Ellie Harrison

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.

“But his opening monologue wasn’t especially funny, inspiring light titters rather than belly laughs. But it fit a melancholy ceremony nearly derailed by a protest right outside the venue, and an industry uncertain about its own future.”

Read the full take here:

Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscar monologue was tepid and unfunny – it’s time for a new host

Everything Donald Trump has said about the Oscars

07:22 , Ellie Harrison

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:

Everything Donald Trump has said about the Oscars as Jimmy Kimmel reacts to criticism

Comment: Emma Stone’s Best Actress Oscar win over Lily Gladstone didn’t feel right – and Stone herself seems to know it

07:18 , Ellie Harrison

The Independent’s film critic Clarisse Loughrey has written about Emma Stones triumph for her performance in Poor Things, and argues that Killers of the Flower Moon star Lily Gladstone might have been a more fitting winner.

Read more here:

Why Emma Stone’s Oscar win over Lily Gladstone didn’t feel right

Emma Stone makes poignant Taylor Swift reference in emotional Oscars speech

06:58 , Ellie Harrison

In her Best Actress acceptance speech, Stone thanked her family, including her parents, her brother, and her husband Dave McCary. “I love you so much,” she said. “And, most importantly, my daughter, who’s gonna be three in three days and has turned our lives technicolour. I love you bigger than the whole sky, my girl.”

The last line is in fact an interpolation of a lyric from Swift’s song “Bigger Than the Whole Sky”, as featured on the album Midnights (3am Edition).

Stone and Swift are known to be friends in real life, with the pair having met when they were both teenagers.

Fans have widely interpreted the song as being written about grief or the loss of a loved one, with many theorising that the song is about miscarriage.

Read more:

Emma Stone makes poignant Taylor Swift reference in emotional Oscars speech

Cillian Murphy reacts to first Oscar win

06:30 , Tom Murray

Speaking to journalists backstage at the Oscars, Murphy said: “It’s a little bit of... I’m in a little bit of a daze, you know. I’m very overwhelmed. I’m very humbled. I’m very grateful. And you know, very proud to be Irish standing here today.”

Asked if he’d be content to be remembered for his role in Oppenheimer, Murphy responded: “Very content. I mean, you know, you’ve got to move forward, but this has been a huge, huge moment for me.

“The movie is so special to me and myself and Chris have such a special relationship that I just feel very privileged to be continuing to work with him and I’m very proud of, you know, that this is a film that is provocative and that asks questions and is challenging but yet, you know, so many people want to see it. So I’m really, really proud of that.”

Cillian Murphy (Getty Images)
Cillian Murphy (Getty Images)

When did Nicolas Cage win an Oscar?

05:57 , Tom Murray

Nicolas Cage was one of five previous Oscar winners to present the award for Best Actor at the 2024 Academy Award ceremony.

Cage is a previous winner of an Oscar for Best Actor, having been awarded the prize for his role in the 1996 alcoholism drama Leaving Las Vegas.

In the film, Cage plays a self-destructive screenwriter who falls in love with a sex worker played by Elisabeth Shue.

Read more:

When did Nicolas Cage win an Oscar?

Christopher Nolan calls for increased pressure on politicians to reduce nuclear weaponry

05:00 , Tom Murray

“The film ends on what I consider a dramatically necessary moment of despair, but in reality I don’t think despair is the answer to the nuclear question,” Nolan said backstage after his wins.

“If you look at the work of Non-Proliferation that is being done by individuals and organisations since 1945, there has been a reduction in the number of nuclear weapons on the planet since 1967 of almost 90%.

“In the last few years it has gone the wrong way and it is very important that rather than despair, in reality people are promoting advocacy, they are supporting organisations who are working to pressure politicians and leaders to reduce the number of nuclear weapons on our planet.”

Christopher Nolan (Getty Images)
Christopher Nolan (Getty Images)

Ryan Gosling goes viral for reaction to Anatomy of The Fall dog clapping at Oscars

04:30 , Tom Murray

As Robert Downey Jr accepted his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, cameras caught the Barbie star’s reaction after showing Anatomy of The Fall scene stealer, Messi the dog, clapping with his paws in the audience.

The 41-year-old actor was overjoyed at the sight of the adorable pup. Messi is the only dog to win an award at the Cannes Festival, winning the Palm Dog award for his role in Anatomy of The Fall.

Ryan Gosling joyfully reacts to Anatomy of The Fall dog clapping at Oscars

Emma Stone, Annette Bening and Lily Gladstone embrace at the Oscars

04:15 , Tom Murray

The trio, who were all nominated for Best Actress, shared an emotional group hug during a commercial break at the 96th Academy Awards. At one point, they were reportedly joined by Margot Robbie, who many felt had been snubbed by the awards ceremony for her leading performance in last year’s summer blockbuster Barbie.

Stone went on to triumph over the favourite, Gladstone, in the end.

Emma Stone, Annette Bening and Lily Gladstone embrace at 2024 Oscars

ICYMI: Naked John Cena presents Oscars Best Costume Design

04:00 , Tom Murray

Emma Stone updates press on her broken dress

03:45 , Tom Murray

Backstage at the Oscars, Best Actress winner Emma Stone was asked for an update on her dress, which she said was broken during her acceptance speech.

“Yes, they sewed me back in,” she confirmed. “Right when I came back, they sewed me back in, which was wonderful. I generally do think I busted it during, ‘I’m Just Ken.’

“I was so amazed by Ryan and what he was doing, and that number just blew my mind. And I was right there, and I just was going for it, and, you know, things happen.”

Emma Stone at the Oscars (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Emma Stone at the Oscars (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel roasts Donald Trump after former president slates Oscars host

03:28 , Tom Murray

ICYMI: Oscars 2024 full winners list

03:25 , Tom Murray

The biggest night in film finally arrived, with the 2024 Oscars bringing an end to this year’s awards season.

It was a night of fierce competition with Oppenheimer, Poor Things, and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon leading the tally of nominations, earning 13, 11, and 10 nods respectively.

As expected, though, Christopher Nolan’s atomic bomb epic cleaned up, with Nolan, Murphy, and Robert Downey Jr all earning their first ever Academy Awards thanks to their involvement in the film.

Other big winners of the night included Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things, which took home four prizes including Best Actress for Emma Stone.

Click below for a complete list of all the 2024 Oscar winners.

Watch: ASL interpreter gives amazing performance of Ryan Gosling’s I’m Just Ken at Oscars 2024

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Everything Donald Trump has said about the Oscars

03:16 , Tom Murray

During tonight’s Oscars, 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.

“Has there EVER been a WORSE HOST than Jimmy Kimmel at The Oscars,” Trump wrote. “His opening was that of a less than average person trying too hard to be something which he is not, and never can be.” In response, Kimmel joked: “Isn’t it past your jail time?”

Unusually, this is not the first time Trump has gone after the Oscars.

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Everything Donald Trump has said about the Oscars as Jimmy Kimmel reacts to criticism

Emma Stone makes poignant Taylor Swift reference in emotional Oscars speech

03:15 , Tom Murray

In her speech, Stone thanked her family, including her parents, her brother, and her husband Dave McCary. “I love you so much,” she said. “And, most importantly, my daughter, who’s gonna be three in three days and has turned our lives technicolor. I love you bigger than the whole sky, my girl.”

The last line is in fact an interpolation of a lyric from Swift’s song “Bigger Than the Whole Sky”, as featured on the album Midnights (3am Edition).

Stone and Swift are known to be friends in real life, with the pair having met when they were both teenagers.

Fans have widely interpreted the song as being written about grief or the loss of a loved one, with many theorising that the song is about miscarriage.

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Emma Stone makes poignant Taylor Swift reference in emotional Oscars speech

Christopher Nolan bicep curls Oscar trophies in the winners’ room

02:56 , Tom Murray

“It means I can do [bicep] curls” – Christopher Nolan reacts to winning two Oscars backstage.

“I feel ready and I’m very grateful to receive these two awards,” he adds.

Christopher Nolan, winner of the Best Directing award and the Best Picture award (Getty Images)
Christopher Nolan, winner of the Best Directing award and the Best Picture award (Getty Images)

Emma Stone accepts Best Actress Oscar with broken dress

02:41 , Tom Murray

While accepting the Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Bella Baxter in Poor Things, Stone revealed that the zipper on her dress had broken, leaving the corset-style bodice gaping in the back.

As Stone walked up to the stage to accept the Oscar, she gestured to her back, before making her way to the microphone stand.

“Oh boy. Um, my dress is broken,” Stone said, as she addressed the audience, while turning around to show the style mishap. “I think it happened during ‘I’m Just Ken’. I’m pretty sure.”

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

02:38 , Tom Murray

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.

“But his opening monologue wasn’t especially funny, inspiring light titters rather than belly laughs. But it fit a melancholy ceremony nearly derailed by a protest right outside the venue, and an industry uncertain about its own future.”

Read the full take here:

Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscar monologue was tepid and unfunny – it’s time for a new host

Oppenheimer wins top prize and Christopher Nolan wins first Oscar for Best Director

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Rounding out the night as its biggest winners were Christopher Nolan and Oppenheimer.

One person who will be pleased is my colleague Louis Chilton who wrote a pre-emptive explainer on why the film was a worthy winner of the Best Picture gong.

“There’s much to admire about Oppenheimer,” writes Chilton. “A structurally complicated work, the film flits between three timelines: Oppenheimer’s early life and the development of the atom bomb; a 1954 security hearing in which Oppenheimer gets a calamitous grilling; and the 1959 US Senate confirmation hearing of oily politician Lewis Strauss (Robert Downey Jr).

“... But it’s also a film with something big and significant to say – and, even more importantly, it’s somehow managed to get people to listen.”

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

Cillian Murphy wins Best Actor

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In what seemed like a dead cert, Cillian Murphy has won Best Actor for his eponymous role as Robert J Oppenheimer.

“It’s been the wildest, most exhilarating, most creative journey we’ve been on,” he told the audience. “All my fellow nominees, I remain in awe of you, truly. I’m a very proud Irish man standing here tonight.

“We made a film about the man who created the atomic bomb, and for better or for worse, we’re all living in Oppenheimer’s world – so I’d like to dedicate this to the peacemakers everywhere.”

Decades before he became an Oscar winner for his performance in Oppenheimer, the Irish actor was one of a group of “goofy teenagers” trying to make it as rock stars. Ed Power spoke to friends and peers who knew the star when he was trying to get his band – named Sons of Mr Green Genes – off the ground.

‘Who’s the dude playing acid jazz?’: The music scene that made Cillian Murphy a star

Ryan Gosling leaves Margot Robbie in stitches as he performs ‘I’m Just Ken’ with special guest

02:03 , Tom Murray

Gosling had the Oscars crowd in hysterics with his long-awaited performance of “I’m Just Ken”.

Gosling 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.

Sitting in the seats surrounding Gosling, his Barbie co-star Margot Robbie and Billie Eilish (who won Best Song together with her brother Finneas for their song in Barbie) were spotted on camera cracking up.

Relive the moment here:

Ryan Gosling leaves Margot Robbie and Oscars crowd in stitches with I’m Just Ken

Watch: 20 Days in Mariupol director gives moving speech as he wins Oscar

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Best Film Editing winner Jennifer Lame tells The Independent that Oppenheimer’s pacing was a ‘struggle'

01:58 , Tom Murray

Backstage at the Oscars, The Independent asked Jennifer Lame whether she struggled to keep up with the pace of Oppenheimer, which viewers will know moves rapidly through the atomic bomb creator’s life.

She confirmed: “Yes, it was a struggle! And I never wanted it to feel too quick, so I hope it didn’t feel too quick!

“All the performances were incredible, everything Chris shot, his script was incredible and I wanted it all to be in there. And I wanted everyone to enjoy it as much as I enjoyed it when I read that script.

“I didn’t want it to feel too rushed so that was obviously an incredible challenge that Chris and I worked together on so hard every day. It means so much to me that so many people came out and watched this film and told me they didn’t think it was too long even though I know it’s almost three hours!”

Jennifer Lame poses with Arnlold Schwarzenegger (left) and Danny DeVito (AFP via Getty Images)
Jennifer Lame poses with Arnlold Schwarzenegger (left) and Danny DeVito (AFP via Getty Images)

Olivia Munn can’t sit down in Fendi dress at 2024 Oscars

01:49 , Tom Murray

In an Instagram video filmed in the backseat of a car on the way to the event, the 43-year-old actor showed her followers a bit of her and her boyfriend John Mulaney‘s Fendi looks. She joked that the chrome Fendi gown she was wearing was a “standing-up dress.”

The clip then panned to Mulaney, 41, sitting comfortably in his all-black bow tuxedo as the “sitting down guy”.

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Olivia Munn reveals she can’t sit down in Fendi dress at 2024 Oscars

Robert Downey Jr appears to make subtle dig at Marvel in Oscars speech

01:41 , Tom Murray

Viewers of the 2024 Oscars ceremony claim to have spotted a coded dig at Marvel in Robert Downey Jr’s acceptance speech.

In his speech, Downey said: “Here’s my little secret: I needed this job more than it needed me. Chris [Nolan] knew it, [producer Emma Thomas] made sure the she surrounded me with one of the greatest cast and crews of all time.”

Downey Jr previously appeared to aim a slight at his Marvel past while accepting an award at the Baftas last month.

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Robert Downey Jr fans think he made coded dig at Marvel in Oscars speech

The Zone of Interest director Jonathan Glazer brings crowd to tears with powerful speech

01:38 , Tom Murray

Oscar nominee Sandra Hüller was one of multiple stars brought to tears by Jonathan Glazer’s emotional Oscars acceptance speech.

Glazer’s harrowing drama, The Zone of Interest, about Auschwitz’s commandant, won Best International Film, becoming the first UK movie to win in that category. Accepting his prize on stage, Glazer spoke about Israel’s ongoing military campaign in Gaza.

“All our choices were made to reflect and confront us in the present – not to say, look what they did then, rather look what we do now,” he said.

“Our film shows where dehumanisation leads at its worst.”

Watch it here:

The Zone of Interest director brings crowd to tears with powerful speech

Watch: The moment John Cena took to the stage totally naked

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John Cena stuns viewers as he presents Best Costume Design while completely naked

00:56 , Tom Murray

The Blockers actor and former wrestler was introduced by ceremony host Jimmy Kimmel in a skit that preceded the award presentation. Kimmel began by mentioning the fact that it had been 50 years since a streaker invaded the stage at the 46th Academy Awards ceremony in 1974.

“Can you imagine if a nude man ran across the stage today? Wouldn’t that be crazy?” Kimmel asked, while behind him, Cena peeked out from behind the set dressing.

The pair then bickered over whether or not they were going to go through with “the streaker bit”, as Cena feigned reluctance.

Eventually, however, he emerged from the wings of the stage, with only the winner’s envelope covering his privates from view. “Costumes are…so important,” he said.

John Cena stuns Oscars viewers as he presents award while completely naked

Robert Downey Jr wins Best Supporting Actor

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Downey Jr has now won the Oscar, Golden Globe, Critics Choice, SAG and BAFTA for his performance as Lewis Strauss in Oppenheimer.

“My big secret is: I needed this job more than it needed me,” he told the Dolby Theater audience.

Need a recap? Follow along with all the winners live below:

Oscars 2024 full winners list (updating live)

The Zone of Interest wins Best International Film

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Jonathan Glazer’s film about Rudolf Höss, the commandant of Auschwitz who lived next to the camp with his family, has picked up its first award of the night.

For The Independent, author Thomas Harding met Höss’s daughter and discovered the terrifying truth about what really happened in that family home.

I met those who lived next door to Auschwitz – it wasn’t like The Zone of Interest

Paul Giamatti moved to tears at Oscars by co-star Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s powerful acceptance speech

00:22 , Tom Murray

The actor, who appeared alongside Randolph in the boarding school-set drama The Holdovers, was seen growing visibly emotional as his co-star accepted the prize for Best Supporting Actress.

Randolph won the award for her role in the film as a grieving mother, while Giamatti was nominated for Best Actor for playing a curmudgeonly professor.

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Paul Giamatti moved to tears by Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s powerful acceptance speech

Studio Ghibli shares statement with Oscars press

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Backstage at the Oscars, a representative from Studio Ghibli shared a statement after Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron won Best Animated Feature.

“We would like to apologise that the director and the producer could not be here today. Please forgive them, they’re kind of up in the age bracket,” the representative said.

He went on to read a statement out from producer Toshio Suzuki: “We’re very honoured to receive the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. I would also like to give my thanks to those who were involved in the production of the film and those who worked to distribute the film worldwide.

“This film began with the retracting of the retirement statement that Miyazaki made. Following that, we spent 7 years making this film. It has been 10 years since Miyazaki’s previous film, The Wind Rises, during which time there has been dramatic changes in the filmmaking environment. This was a truly dramatic project to bring to fruition. I am very appreciative that the work that was created after overcoming these difficulties has been seen by so many people around the world.

“I am grateful to receive such an honour at my age.”

Mahito in ‘The Boy and the Heron’ (Elysian/Studio Ghibli)
Mahito in ‘The Boy and the Heron’ (Elysian/Studio Ghibli)

Ryan Gosling brings family with him to the Oscars

00:08 , Tom Murray

The notoriously private Barbie actor took his family to the awards ceremony on 10 March 2024. The actor walked down the red carpet alongside his mother, Donna Gosling, and sister, Mandi Gosling, and stepdad Valerio Attanasio.

For the occasion, Gosling donned an elegant black Gucci suit composed of a blazer, pants, and an open-collared shirt embellished with touches of gold. He accessorised the look with sleek black dress shoes and dainty gold necklaces. He paid homage to Barbie with pink socks.

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Robert Downey Jr looks ‘annoyed’ after Jimmy Kimmel targets his addiction history in Oscars speech

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Fans have criticised Jimmy Kimmel after the comedian cracked a joke about Robert Downey Jr’s past drug addiction in his opening monologue.

“This is the highest point of Robert Downey Jr’s career… well, one of the highest points,” the host joked.

When the Oscar nominee tapped his nose in recognition, Kimmel asked: “Was that too on the nose or a drug motion you made?” after which the actor, who some viewers say looked “annoyed” by the joke, gestured for Kimmel to move on from the gag.

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American Fiction is the first surprise winner of the night

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Many people, including The Independent’s film editor Adam White, thought that Oppenheimer was a safe bet in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.

However, it was Cord Jefferson, not Christopher Nolan, who took the award on the night for his sharp satire on Black stereotypes, American Fiction.

In her four-star review for The Independent, Clarisse Loughrey writes: “Jeffrey Wright earns his Oscar nomination within a minute of American Fiction. His wearied author and lecturer, Thelonious ‘Monk’ Ellison, has written out the N-word in reference to a famous Flannery O’Connor short story, and a white student voices her objection to it.

“Monk’s shoulders slump, his features crumble. You catch the millisecond he has to readjust himself, swallow down the truth, and offer his most courteous reply. ‘I got over it,’ Monk says. ‘I’m pretty sure you can, too.’”

Read the review in full here:

American Fiction is a sharp satire on Black art and white ignorance – review

Anatomy of a Fall wins Best Original Screenplay

Sunday 10 March 2024 23:50 , Tom Murray

Justine Triet has accepted her first Oscar of the night for Best Original Screenplay. This means The Independent’s film editor Adam White is two-for-two on predictions.

“I sense this will be a face-off between Anatomy of a Fall and The Holdovers, two films that proved the industry is still interested in sharp, engrossing character studies. As for a winner? I feel like Anatomy of a Fall may have the edge.” Right you were, Adam!

Oscars 2024 predictions: Who will win and who should win

The Boy and the Heron wins Best Animated Feature

Sunday 10 March 2024 23:43 , Tom Murray

Hayao Miyazaki is a two-time Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature – first for Spirited Away in 2001 and now The Boy and the Heron.

Last year, Louis Chilton delved into the myths and magic of the Studio Ghibli co-founder.