Oscars 2024: Oppenheimer triumphs with seven statuettes. Disappointment for I Captain

Triumphing with an impressive seven statuettes at the Oscars 2024 is the film Oppenheimer. No award, however, for Matteo Garrone's Io Capitano, nominated for Best International Film: the category is won by The Zone of Interest.

No awards for Matteo Garrone’s Io Capitano, among the five films nominated for the 2024 Oscars as Best International Film along with Wim Wenders’ Perfect days, Juan Antonio Bayona’s The Snow Company, Ä°lker Çatak’s The Teachers’ Lounge, and Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest. Winning the award in this category was the film The Zone of Interest (UK), which tells the story of Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss and his wife who live in a manicured garden cottage next to the concentration camp wall. In his speech, director Jonathan Glazer mentioned how his film is about dehumanization: “My film shows what this dehumanization can lead to, a film made for the present.”

Triumphing instead with seven awards was the film Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan, focusing on the historic figure of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was linked to the construction of the first atomic bomb. The film triumphed as Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor(Cillian Murphy), Best Supporting Actor(Robert Downey Jr.), Best Score (Ludwig Göransson), Cinematography (Hoyte van Hoytema) and Editing (Jennifer Lame).

Four statuettes went to the film Poor Creatures, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, which tells the story of Bella Baxter brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter: Best Actress(Emma Stone), Set Design (Holly Waddington), Makeup and Hairstyling (Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston), Set Design (James Price, Shona Heath, Zsuzsa Mihalek).

Best Animated Feature Award to Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron: a story about the mystery of life and creation, paying homage to friendship. The story of Mahito, a 12-year-old boy, who ventures into a realm inhabited by the living and the dead, a place where death ends and life finds a new beginning.

The Best Supporting Actress award was won by Da’vine Joy Randolph for her role in The Holdovers - Life Lessons; the Best Original Screenplay award went instead to Arthur Harari and Justine Triet for Anatomy of a Fall.

Oscars 2024: Oppenheimer triumphs with seven statuettes. Disappointment for I Captain
Oscars 2024: Oppenheimer triumphs with seven statuettes. Disappointment for I Captain

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