All The Highlights You Might Have Missed From The 2024 Oscars

Don’t miss out on the best moments from the 2024 Oscars! See all the highlights and winners you might have overlooked.

We’re fortunate to live in a time and universe with good movies. 

Watching movies isn’t just a hobby; it can benefit your mental health, according to Psych Central

It reduces stress, provides motivation, and importantly, encourages social and cultural reflection. 

Watching films that tackle tough topics can be a thought-provoking experience.

Movies can help educate and enlighten. Whether you want to better understand a current social issue or spark a conversation about an opposing point of view.

The 2024 Oscars featured history-making wins. The stunning ensembles from our favorite stars on the red carpet, and plenty of excitement.

Below, explore every highlight and significant moment you may have missed from film’s biggest night of the year.

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Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling’s Playful Banter Over Barbenheimer

According to Variety, Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling playfully argued about “Barbenheimer” at the 2024 Oscars. 

The two stars presented an award together. They joked about the cultural phenomenon surrounding the simultaneous release of Barbie (starring Gosling) and Oppenheimer (starring Blunt) last summer. 

Gosling expressed relief that they could finally put the “Barbenheimer” rivalry behind them. Blunt responded by noting that given the way the award season had unfolded, it wasn’t much of a rivalry to begin with. 

Gosling then congratulated Blunt. He jokingly suggesting that the reason they called it “Barbenheimer” instead of “Oppenbarbie” was because Blunt’s film was riding on Barbie’s success all summer. 

The audience laughed and cheered at their banter.

Video courtesy of ABC News’ YouTube account

Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s Heartfelt Oscars Acceptance Speech

Da’Vine Joy Randolph delivered a heartfelt acceptance speech at the 2024 Oscars. 

Randolph won the award for Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Mary Lamb in Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers.

As reported by USA Today, Randolph expressed gratitude to her mother, who had encouraged her to pursue acting from a young age. 

She recounted her mother’s words, urging her to explore the theater department across the street, as a pivotal moment in her life. 

Randolph thanked everyone who had supported and guided her, acknowledging their role in her journey. 

She expressed her deep appreciation for their presence in her life, stating that she had prayed for such support for a long time.

Randolph also shared her realization that she no longer needed to strive to be different but rather to be herself. 

She expressed gratitude to those who saw her for who she truly was.

Photo via Instagram @theacademy

John Cena’s Naked Oscars Entrance

As per CNN, John Cena made a surprising entrance at the 2024 Oscars by walking onstage completely naked except for a pair of Birkenstocks. 

He was there to present the Best Costume Design award, which went to Poor Things. Cena joked about the importance of clothes before host Jimmy Kimmel threw him a gown to cover up, creating a fun and humorous moment.

Photo via Instagram @jimmykimmellive

Ryan Gosling’s Amazing Oscars Performance

Ryan Gosling also had a memorable performance at the Oscars. 

He delivered a hilarious rendition of “I’m Just Ken” from Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. He was wearing a bright pink suit and accompanied by other performers dressed as Kens in black cowboy looks. The original song was nominated for an Academy Award.

According to Variety, during the performance, legendary guitarist Slash joined Gosling onstage. 

Towards the end, Gosling descended the stage and passed the mic to his Barbie family: Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie, and America Ferrera. 

He also invited his longtime friend and La La Land costar Emma Stone to sing a part, showcasing his real-life Ken charm.

Robert Downey Jr.’s Remarkable Speech

Robert Downey Jr. delivered a funny and touching acceptance speech. He won the Actor in a Supporting Role award for his performance in Oppenheimer

As reported by The Guardian, he humorously thanked his wife and his difficult childhood, stating, “I’d like to thank my terrible childhood and the Academy, in that order.” 

Downey then expressed gratitude to his wife, Susan Downey, acknowledging her role in rescuing him and helping him through tough times.

Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan Downey/Photo via Instagram @robertdowneyjr

Billie Eilish’s Standing Ovation

Billie Eilish received a standing ovation at the Oscars for her performance of her Oscar-nominated Barbie movie hit “What Was I Made For?” 

She was accompanied by her brother Finneas on the piano, as per Billboard

Director Greta Gerwig and stars Margot Robbie and America Ferrera were seen getting emotional in their seats. 

Other celebrities, including Ariana Grande, who had tears in her eyes following Eilish’s passionate performance.

Finneas and Billie Eilish/Photo via Instagram @barbiethemovie

Emma Stone’s Heartfelt Tribute

Emma Stone made a heartfelt speech at the 2024 Academy Awards when she won the Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role. 

She thanked her husband, Dave McCary, and their daughter, Louise, in her speech.

Stone expressed her love for her family, including her parents and brother, and then focused on her daughter, who was turning three soon. 

She described her daughter as the one who had brought color into their lives. According to People, she quoted Taylor Swift’s song “Bigger Than the Whole Sky” to express her love for her.

Photo via Instagram @theacademy

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Reunite

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito also had a reunion at the Oscars, presenting together and acknowledging their shared history. 

They joked about their past roles in Batman movies and referenced their famous movie, Twins.

Photo courtesy of ABC News’ YouTube account

Scott George’s Stirring Performance

Additionally, Scott George performed “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” from the Oscar-nominated song from Killers of the Flower Moon

The performance, which included drumming and dancing, received a standing ovation from the audience as per The Hollywood Reporter. 

The Osage Singers/Photo via Instagram @theacademy

Here’s a list of all the 2024 Oscars winners:

1. Best Picture: Oppenheimer

2. Best Director: Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer

3. Best Actor: Cillian Murphy for Oppenheimer

4. Best Actress: Emma Stone for Poor Things

5. Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr. for Oppenheimer

6. Best Supporting Actress: Da’Vine Joy Randolph for The Holdovers

7. Best Adapted Screenplay: American Fiction

8. Best Original Screenplay: Anatomy of a Fall

9. Best Visual Effects: Godzilla Minus One

10. Best Costume Design: Poor Things

11. Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Poor Things

12. Best Cinematography: Oppenheimer

13. Best Production Design: Poor Things

14. Best Sound: The Zone of Interest

15. Best Film Editing: Oppenheimer

16. Best Original Score: Oppenheimer

17. Best Original Song: “What Was I Made For” from Barbie

18. Best Animated Short Film: “War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko”

19. Best Live-Action Short Film: “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”

20. Best Documentary Short Film: “The Last Repair Shop”

21. Best Documentary Feature Film: 20 Days in Mariupol

22. Best International Feature Film: The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom)

23. Best Animated Feature Film: The Boy and the Heron

Banner photo via Instagram @jimmykimmel.

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