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Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Cord Jefferson, and Kris Bowers Shine at the 96th Academy Awards + Full list of Oscar Winners

Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Cord Jefferson, and Kris Bowers

The 96th Academy Awards were a night of unforgettable moments, but none shone brighter than the wins for Black artists across various categories. From laugh-out-loud performances to powerful storytelling and historical preservation, Black excellence took center stage!

Da'Vine Joy Randolph slayed the competition, taking home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her captivating performance in "The Holdovers." This hilarious role marks Randolph's first Oscar win and nomination, solidifying her status as a comedic force to be reckoned with. Her infectious energy and comedic timing are sure to inspire aspiring actresses for years to come.

Meanwhile, Cord Jefferson's poignant script for "American Fiction" earned him the prestigious Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) award. Jefferson's win is a testament to the power of storytelling and his ability to craft a screenplay that resonates deeply with audiences. Adapted screenplays breathe new life into existing narratives, and Jefferson's work undoubtedly did just that.

Finally, Kris Bowers' documentary "The Last Repair Shop" emerged victorious in the Documentary Short Film category. Documentaries play a vital role in preserving cultural heritage and amplifying untold stories. Bowers' film shines a light on a disappearing art form, reminding us of the value of tradition and skilled craftsmanship.

These wins are a significant step forward for diversity and representation in Hollywood. They not only celebrate the immense talent of Black artists but also inspire the next generation of storytellers and actors to dream big and chase their Oscar dreams. Congratulations to Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Cord Jefferson, and Kris Bowers for their phenomenal achievements! Let's keep celebrating Black excellence in film and pave the way for an even more inclusive future in Hollywood.

Full List of Oscar Winners:

Best picture

  • "Oppenheimer" — Winner

  • "American Fiction"

  • "Anatomy of a Fall"

  • "Barbie"

  • "The Holdovers"

  • "Killers of the Flower Moon"

  • "Maestro"

  • "Past Lives"

  • "Poor Things"

  • "The Zone of Interest"

Best supporting actress

  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph, "The Holdovers" — Winner

  • Emily Blunt, "Oppenheimer"

  • Danielle Brooks, "The Color Purple"

  • America Ferrera, "Barbie"

  • Jodie Foster, "Nyad"

Best animated short film

  • "War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko" — Winner

  • "Letter to a Pig"

  • "Ninety-Five Senses"

  • "Our Uniform"

  • "Pachyderm"

Best animated feature film

  • "The Boy and the Heron" — Winner

  • "Elemental"

  • "Nimona"

  • "Robot Dreams"

  • "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse"

Best original screenplay

  • "Anatomy of a Fall" — Winner

  • "The Holdovers"

  • "Maestro"

  • "May December"

  • "Past Lives"

Best adapted screenplay

  • "American Fiction" — Winner

  • "Barbie"

  • "Oppenheimer"

  • "Poor Things"

  • "The Zone of Interest"

Best makeup and hairstyling

  • "Poor Things" — Winner

  • "Golda"

  • "Maestro"

  • "Oppenheimer"

  • "Society of the Snow"

Best production design

  • "Poor Things" — Winner

  • "Barbie"

  • "Killers of the Flower Moon"

  • "Napoleon"

  • "Oppenheimer"

Best costume design

  • "Poor Things" — Winner

  • "Barbie"

  • "Killers of the Flower Moon"

  • "Napoleon"

  • "Oppenheimer"

Best international feature film

  • "The Zone of Interest," United Kingdom — Winner

  • "Io Capitano," Italy

  • "Perfect Days," Japan

  • "Society of the Snow," Spain

  • "The Teachers' Lounge," Germany

Best supporting actor

  • Robert Downey Jr., "Oppenheimer" — Winner

  • Sterling K. Brown, "American Fiction"

  • Robert De Niro, "Killers of the Flower Moon"

  • Ryan Gosling, "Barbie"

  • Mark Ruffalo, "Poor Things"

Best visual effects

  • "Godzilla Minus One" — Winner

  • "The Creator"

  • "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3"

  • "Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One"

  • "Napoleon"

Best film editing

  • "Oppenheimer" — Winner

  • "Anatomy of a Fall"

  • "The Holdovers"

  • "Killers of the Flower Moon"

  • "Poor Things"

Best documentary short film

  • "The Last Repair Shop" — Winner

  • "The ABCs of Book Banning"

  • "The Barber of Little Rock"

  • "Island in Between"

  • "Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó"

Best documentary feature film

  • "20 Days in Mariupol" — Winner

  • "Bobi Wine: The People's President"

  • "The Eternal Memory"

  • "Four Daughters"

  • "To Kill a Tiger"

Best cinematography

  • "Oppenheimer" — Winner

  • "El Conde"

  • "Killers of the Flower Moon"

  • "Maestro"

  • "Poor Things"

Best live action short film

  • "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar" — Winner

  • "The After"

  • "Invincible"

  • "Knight of Fortune"

  • "Red, White and Blue"

Best sound

  • "The Zone of Interest" — Winner

  • "The Creator"

  • "Maestro"

  • "Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One"

  • "Oppenheimer"

Best original score

  • "Oppenheimer" — Winner

  • "American Fiction"

  • "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny"

  • "Killers of the Flower Moon"

  • "Poor Things"

Best original song

  • "What Was I Made For?" from "Barbie" — Winner

  • "It Never Went Away" from "American Symphony"

  • "I'm Just Ken" from "Barbie"

  • "The Fire Inside" from "Flamin' Hot"

  • "Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)" from "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Best actor

  • Cillian Murphy, "Oppenheimer" — Winner

  • Bradley Cooper, "Maestro"

  • Colman Domingo, "Rustin"

  • Paul Giamatti, "The Holdovers"

  • Jeffrey Wright, "American Fiction"

Best director

  • Christopher Nolan, "Oppenheimer" — Winner

  • Jonathan Glazer, "The Zone of Interest"

  • Yorgos Lanthimos, "Poor Things"

  • Martin Scorsese, "Killers of the Flower Moon"

  • Justine Triet, "Anatomy of a Fall"

Best actress

  • Emma Stone, "Poor Things" — Winner

  • Annette Bening, "Nyad"

  • Lily Gladstone, "Killers of the Flower Moon"

  • Sandra Hüller, "Anatomy of a Fall"

  • Carey Mulligan, "Maestro"

2024 Academy Awards winners

  • Best picture: "Oppenheimer"

  • 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 screenplay: Justine Triet and Arthur Harari, "Anatomy of a Fall"

  • Best adapted screenplay: Cord Jefferson, "American Fiction"

  • Best animated feature: "The Boy and the Heron"

  • Best animated short: "War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John Lennon and Yoko Ono"

  • Best international feature: "The Zone of Interest" (United Kingdom)

  • Best documentary feature: "20 Days in Mariupol"

  • Best documentary short: "The Last Repair Shop"

  • Best live action short: "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar"

  • Best score: Ludwig Göransson, "Oppenheimer" 

  • Best original song: Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell, "What Was I Made For?" from "Barbie"

  • Best sound: Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn, "The Zone of Interest"

  • Best production design: James Price, Shona Heath and Zsuzsa Mihalek, "Poor Things"

  • Best cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema, "Oppenheimer"

  • Best makeup and hairstyling: Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston, "Poor Things"

  • Best costume design: Holly Waddington, "Poor Things"

  • Best editing: Jennifer Lame, "Oppenheimer"

  • Best visual effects: Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima, "Godzilla Minus One" 

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