Oscars 2024 – A Big Night for Original Films

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences broadcast the Oscar Awards on March 10, 2024. The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel (he/him). The awards were a tense race this year with many incredible films going head to head. Going into the night Oppenheimer and Poor Things were the front runners; Oppenheimer with 13 nominations and Poor Things with 11. Oppenheimer came out on top this year with seven wins including Best Director and Best Picture. Poor things ended up with four wins including Best Actress and Production Design.

This year many musical performances occurred from each nominee for Best Original Song. Billie Eilish (she/her) and Finneas O’Connell (he/him) performed their Barbie hit “What Was I Made For?,” which ended up winning the category. Ryan Gosling (he/him) did a Gentlemen Prefer Blondes homage in his show-stopping performance of “I’m Just Ken” from Barbie. Osage musicians performed “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” from the film Killers of the Flower Moon

A moment that created a lot of conversation after the awards was Jonathan Glazer’s (he/him) speech after winning Best International Film for The Zone of Interest. The statement of great discussion was, “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. Whether the victims of October 7 in Israel or the ongoing attack on Gaza — all the victims of this dehumanization, how do we resist?”

This has led to many people condemning or celebrating Glazer’s use of the awards platform to make this statement. His full speech still has not been uploaded to the academies YouTube page, unlike every other award.

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