96th Academy Awards | Oppenheimer crowned best film

(Hollywood) Oppenheimer by Christopher Nolan won the Oscar for best film on Sunday, at the end of an evening that he largely dominated, collecting seven statuettes in total.

Critically acclaimed, this portrait of the father of the atomic bomb was a resounding success in theaters, with a billion dollars in global box office revenue. In particular, it is ahead of barbie, Anatomy of a fall, Poor Things And Winter Breakamong other competitors, during a year unanimously recognized for the quality of the films in competition.

The portrait of the father of the atomic bomb painted by Christopher Nolan had unlocked his counter, with the Oscar for best supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr.


Robert Downey Jr.

It also won the statuettes for best editing and best photography, and is favorite in other technical categories to come.

Christopher Nolan is widely considered for the Oscar for best director, notably against Justine Triet.

And Cillian Murphy, who plays scientist Robert Oppenheimer, won the Oscar for best actor, ahead of Paul Giamatti (Winter Break), Bradley Cooper (Maestro), Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction) and Colman Domingo (Rustin).

Anatomy of a fall was awarded for its screenplay.

“It will help me get through my midlife crisis,” joked French director Justine Triet, very emotional in her striped suit.

“It’s a crazy year,” she whispered. After the Palme d’Or in Cannes, Anatomy of a fall was notably rewarded with two Golden Globes and a Bafta – the equivalent of the British Caesars.


French directors and screenwriters Arthur Harari and Justine Triet

This legal thriller about the collapse of a dysfunctional artist couple, where an ambiguous writer played by Sandra Hüller finds herself accused of the murder of her husband, will however have a lot to do to steal the show from Oppenheimer.

barbie puts on the show

This Alexander Payne comedy has just been accused of plagiarism on the eve of the ceremony. Enough to slightly tarnish the coronation of its actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph, elected best supporting actress.


Da’Vine Joy Randolph won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

Host Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the evening with a sketch and jokes about barbiewhich directed Greta Gerwig and starred Margot Robbie, was snubbed.

“You’ve both already won something much more important: the genetic lottery,” the comedian joked, while reminding Ryan Gosling [Ken dans le film]how “hot” he was.

Nominated in eight categories, feminist satire should be content with secondary awards. But after dominating the global box office last year, with more than $1.4 billion in revenue, she is putting on a show.

Pop star Billie Eilish sang What Was I Made For?the main title of the film, to loud applause.


Billie Eilish singing What Was I Made For? from the movie barbie.

And Ryan Gosling, who left his mark as Ken seduced by the sirens of the patriarchy, is still to come. He will perform his song on stage I’m Just Kena ballad on the fragility of the male ego.

The start of the evening was also marked by the coronation of Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki, awarded the Oscar for best animated film for The Boy and the Heronfantastic story about the mystery of origins.

Stone best actress for a second time

Already rewarded for La La LandEmma Stone obtained second statuette thanks to her character of feminine Frankenstein in the baroque tale Poor Things – honored with three technical Oscars from the start of the evening.

The second, star of Killers of the Flower Moon could become the first Native American actress to win the award thanks to Martin Scorsese’s historical thriller about the silent massacre of Osage Native Americans in the 1920s.

Sandra Hüller, who plays the writer ofAnatomy of a fall can also still create a surprise.

The German actress already has reason to rejoice with the Oscar for best international film awarded to The Zone of Interestanother film in which she is starring.

In the absence ofAnatomy of a fall – not selected by the French authorities for this category – this British film about the carefree life of a Nazi family right next to Auschwitz was the favorite.

Its director Jonathan Glazer took the opportunity to launch a message of peace in the Middle East, currently undermined by Israel’s war in Gaza.

“Our film shows how dehumanization leads to the worst,” recalled the Jewish filmmaker, estimating that the Israelis who died on October 7 in the Hamas attack and the 31,000 Palestinian deaths are “all victims of this dehumanization.”

Several stars, including Billie Eilish, Ramy Youssef and French actor Swann Arlaud, wore a patch calling for a ceasefire, while several small demonstrations by activists took place in the streets of Los Angeles.

The atrocities of the war in Ukraine were also discussed, with the Oscar for best documentary awarded to 20 Days in Mariupolwhich offers a chilling glimpse of the city’s siege.

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