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WINNER, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Robert Downey Jr. for “Oppenheimer”

WINNER, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Robert Downey Jr. for “Oppenheimer”

1 min agoWATCH: AP’s interview with Robert Downey Jr. on ‘Oppenheimer’

2 min agoJohn Cena and a strategically placed envelope take center stage at Oscars

4 min agoA Marvel-ous category in best supporting actor

6 min agoThe presenters for best supporting actor

7 min agoWhat were these awards made for? An explanation of the ‘below-the-line’ categories

8 min agoDowney and Gosling vie for supporting actor

9 min ago‘The Zone of Interest’ makers deliver anti-war statement with Oscar win

12 min ago‘Poor Things’ costume designers worked through translators and masks

12 min agoAn early bupkis for ‘Barbenheimer’

13 min ago‘Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)’

17 min agoWINNER, INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM: “Zone of Interest”

18 min agoThe story behind ‘Society of the Snow’

19 min agoVanessa Hudgens breaks some news on the red carpet

22 min agoHow Hayao Miyazaki learned of his Oscar win

24 min ago‘Poor Things’ makes it a triple

25 min agoAn AP Stylebook PSA: It’s daylight saving time

27 min agoWINNER, COSTUME DESIGN: “Poor Things”

28 min agoBeautiful Things?

30 min agoA rich haul for ‘Poor Things’: Inside its sumptuous, monstrous craft

33 min agoWINNER, BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: “Poor Things”

37 min agoWATCH: AP’s interview with Celine Song on ‘Past Lives’

36 min agoWhy wasn’t “Anatomy of a Fall” nominated for best international feature?

35 min agoWINNER, BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING: “Poor Things”

35 min agoCord Jefferson calls on movie industry to take more risks

41 min agoThey were made for the Oscars

42 min agoTriet and Harari couple up for original screenplay win

42 min agoOnly 2 songs from a movie can be nominated for best song

43 min agoCord Jefferson’s urban lit forerunner in adapted screenplay

49 min agoWINNER, BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “American Fiction”

50 min agoThe inspirations behind the adapted screenplay nominees

52 min agoWINNER, BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “Anatomy of a Fall”

55 min agoScribes sitting in wait for screenplay awards

56 min agoMiyazaki sets a few milestones with ‘Boy and the Heron’ win

4:39 PM MSTAnimated feature is Spidey versus a bird, the elements, a wizard and a robot

4:39 PM MSTWINNER, BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: “The Boy and the Heron”

4:38 PM MSTAccepting Oscar, Sean Ono Lennon shouts out his mom, Yoko Ono

4:37 PM MSTA Howard Stern reference from Jimmy Kimmel at the Oscars

4:36 PM MSTWINNER, BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: “WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko”

4:35 PM MSTMore than a half-hour into the telecast, only one award has been handed out

4:35 PM MSTStudent Academy Awards at 50

4:31 PM MST2024: When the tastes of Oscar voters and the general public finally align?

4:31 PM MSTDa’Vine Joy Randolph opens awards with a weeping win

4:30 PM MSTKimmel thanks those who didn’t cross during strike, vows to stand with them

4:26 PM MSTWINNER, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”

4:25 PM MSTHow many actors are first-time nominees?

4:25 PM MSTWATCH: Margot Robbie walks the Oscars red carpet

4:25 PM MSTThe presenters for best supporting actress

4:20 PM MSTHighlights from Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue

4:18 PM MSTThe fashion magazine assistants nominated for best supporting actress

4:16 PM MSTWill it be a Da’Vine sweep for supporting actress?

4:15 PM MSTMessi (the dog) is in the house!

4:13 PM MSTAnd we’re off: Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue opens the 96th Oscars

4:12 PM MSTDon’t make these pronunciation mistakes with the nominees!

4:08 PM MSTThe Oscars get started … about seven minutes late

4:03 PM MSTAP at the Oscars: The snack boxes under the seat

4:01 PM MSTWhat a difference a year makes: Michelle Yeoh can relax at these Oscars

4:01 PM MSTWATCH: Ariana Grande arrives at the 96th Academy Awards wearing a pink gown

4:01 PM MSTForget the limo. Sterling K. Brown may be walking home from the Oscars

4:00 PM MSTWATCH: Cillian Murphy arrives at the Oscars

4:00 PM MSTJimmy Kimmel is hosting. Animated short winners be warned

3:59 PM MSTRewatch the red carpet arrivals

3:58 PM MSTHow to watch and stream the Oscars telecast

3:56 PM MSTA best picture first, language edition

3:55 PM MSTAfter 15 nominations, will Diane Warren finally win her first Oscar?

3:54 PM MSTWATCH: Becky G on Latino representation at the Oscars

3:53 PM MSTThe 6 couples up for Oscars together

3:53 PM MSTWhat to expect from the Oscars telecast

3:52 PM MSTAP at the Oscars: Everything gets started quite early

3:52 PM MSTWATCH: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski walk the Oscars red carpet together

3:48 PM MSTWATCH: AP’s interview with Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio on ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

3:47 PM MSTHow does Oscar voting work?

3:46 PM MSTLos Angeles police clear anti-war protests outside Oscars

3:44 PM MSTWATCH: Ryan Gosling arrives on the Oscars red carpet

3:43 PM MSTThe Rock speaks, and a little tequila didn’t slow him down

3:41 PM MSTBest hat? Best dog? The AP gives out some of its own awards

3:36 PM MSTINTERACTIVE: AP’s Oscar predictions, in all 23 categories

3:34 PM MSTBEHIND THE LENS: What it’s like to be on the other side of the camera

3:32 PM MSTStars wear red pins for Gaza

3:32 PM MSTWhither Netflix at the Oscars?

3:31 PM MSTEmma Stone and Emily Blunt make their way in

3:30 PM MSTDanielle Brooks goes classic for 1st Oscars dress: Dolce and Gabbana

3:28 PM MSTLots of black dresses on the red carpet tonight

3:26 PM MSTThere are other things to discuss on the red carpet

3:24 PM MSTAt the Oscars, Dwyane Wade talks about the racial wealth gap

3:22 PM MSTREAD and WATCH: Kris Bowers, AP’s Breakthrough Entertainer

3:21 PM MSTWalking the red carpet in cowboy boots, Colman Domingo is the ‘whole party’

3:19 PM MSTFor once this awards season, the LA weather is cooperating

3:16 PM MSTBEHIND THE LENS: What it’s like to be among the crush of photographers on the carpet

3:15 PM MSTWATCH: Emma Stone arrives on the red carpet

3:11 PM MSTFLASHBACK: Angela Bassett, Mel Brooks and more receive honorary Oscars at Governors Awards

3:09 PM MSTThe men are (mostly) playing it safe this year

3:09 PM MSTWATCH: AP’s interview with Emma Stone on ‘Poor Things’

3:06 PM MSTRed carpet greetings abound, but some wonder where the big stars are

3:05 PM MSTWATCH: Protesters call for a Gaza cease-fire near the Dolby Theatre

3:02 PM MSTBillie Eilish and America Ferrera shared a red carpet hug

3:00 PM MSTWATCH: Kingsley Ben-Adir on ‘Bob Marley: One Love’

2:58 PM MSTIssa Rae said she wore green for good luck

2:56 PM MSTIN PHOTOS: These Barbies partied with Chanel the night before the Oscars

2:54 PM MSTWATCH: Colman Domingo arrives on the red carpet

2:53 PM MSTA couple of little cuties in nominated short films were delighted to walk the carpet

2:50 PM MSTThe pretzels are back at the Oscars

2:47 PM MSTWATCH: AP’s interview with Cord Jefferson on ‘American Fiction’

2:45 PM MSTYes, you can bet on the Oscars. Here’s what the bookies think

2:43 PM MSTTwo standout looks so far: Rita Moreno and Brittany Snow

2:42 PM MSTWATCH: AP’s interview with Martin Scorsese on ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

2:38 PM MSTBrendan Fraser’s triumphant return

2:34 PM MSTWATCH: AP’s interview with Christopher Nolan on ‘Oppenheimer’

2:30 PM MSTHollywood protest against the war in Gaza

2:29 PM MSTKen we know what’s in store?

2:17 PM MSTDirector Wim Wenders’ wife wears a dress made of VHS videotape

2:15 PM MSTAP at the Oscars: The secondary red carpet

2:10 PM MSTMstyslav Chernov: ‘Our hearts are in Ukraine’

2:08 PM MSTLaverne Cox stuns in vintage Mugler

2:08 PM MSTThe pleasure of not having to be everything, everywhere all at once

2:03 PM MST‘Oppenhomie’ Jack Quaid gets love from fans

2:00 PM MSTRed is already emerging as a popular color of the night

1:59 PM MSTFor some, the Oscar platform can be victory enough

1:53 PM MSTErika Alexander’s dress was made in a mere 4 days

1:50 PM MSTNo Oscar yet, but there will be a celebration of stunts

1:47 PM MSTIN PHOTOS: Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Lee Curtis and more stars arrive on the red carpet

1:46 PM MSTOver 1,000 costumes went into ‘Oppenheimer’

1:43 PM MSTWATCH: How AP journalists reacted to the Oscar nomination for ’20 Days in Mariupol’

1:39 PM MSTSilver — and Cadbury eggs? — on the red carpet

1:22 PM MSTFrom ‘The Bodyguard’ to ‘Barbie’: Is the movie soundtrack back and bigger than ever?

1:15 PM MSTSEE: Wolfgang Puck goofs around with TV crew

1:10 PM MSTTikTok star Reece Feldman narrowly avoids wardrobe disaster

1:02 PM MSTWATCH: AP’s interview with Mark Ruffalo on ‘Poor Things’

12:53 PM MSTWhat happens at the Oscar nominees luncheon?

12:42 PM MSTThe snubs and surprises from this year’s Oscar nominations

12:41 PM MSTWhy are the Oscars starting an hour earlier than usual?

12:31 PM MSTAP at the Oscars: From Ukraine to Los Angeles

12:29 PM MSTHow to watch the Oscars red carpet

12:22 PM MSTA protest near the Dolby Theatre

12:16 PM MSTView from the carpet: The Osage Tribal Singers arrive

12:14 PM MSTIs the red carpet actually red this year?

12:12 PM MSTWATCH: Walk the Oscars red carpet with AP

12:00 PM MSTYou have time to watch one more Oscar nominee. Here’s where to find them

11:54 AM MSTWATCH: Supporting actress nominee Danielle Brooks wants to ‘change the game’

11:48 AM MSTWho’s going to win the casting Oscar?

11:39 AM MSTWe may be living in the golden age of older filmmakers. This year’s Oscars are evidence

11:23 AM MSTWATCH: AP’s interview with Greta Gerwig on ‘Barbie’

11:11 AM MSTWas 2023 a tipping point for movies?

10:57 AM MSTWATCH: Oscar nominees gather for ‘class photo’

10:43 AM MSTHow did AP’s top films of 2023 stack up against Oscars’ picks?

10:27 AM MSTWATCH: How Da’Vine Joy Randolph connected with her ‘Holdovers’ character and why she thinks authentic stories are important

10:18 AM MSTWhat to get for the film lovers in your life (or yourself)

10:07 AM MSTWATCH: Oscar predictions in 60 seconds

9:51 AM MSTSteven Spielberg gets superstitious at rehearsals

9:38 AM MSTWATCH: The red carpet rolls out at the Oscars

9:19 AM MSTRevisit Barbenheimer, summer 2023’s most online showdown

9:03 AM MSTWATCH: 2023 at the movies

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A-listers including Emma Stone, Anya Taylor-Joy and Sterling K. Brown gathered on the red carpet Sunday for Hollywood’s biggest night, the Academy Awards. (March 10)Published 9:00 AM MST, March 10, 2024Updated 4:23 PM MST, March 10, 2024Share

The 2024 Oscars are underway at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Here’s what to know:

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WINNER, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Robert Downey Jr. for “Oppenheimer”Share

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WATCH: AP’s interview with Robert Downey Jr. on ‘Oppenheimer’

BY KRYSTA FAURIAShare

Robert Downey Jr. says he came away from Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” thinking about how “context is so critical” to understand significant moments in history. The film tells the story of the theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who oversaw the development of the first atomic bomb during World War II. Downey plays former chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Lewis Strauss, a key figure in revoking Oppenheimer’s security clearance.

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John Cena and a strategically placed envelope take center stage at Oscars

BY TIM REYNOLDSShare

John Cena pointed out the importance of costumes — by not wearing one.

The wrestler-turned-actor was brought onstage by host Jimmy Kimmel for a bit where Cena was supposed to be nude, a nod to how the Oscars in 1974 was interrupted by a male streaker. Cena told Kimmel he decided at the last minute to not go ahead with the bit, as the audience kept laughing.

“The male body is not a joke,” Cena told Kimmel.

Responded the host: “Mine is.”

Cena — with an oversized envelope strategically placed over his midsection — eventually moved onto center stage, then realized he, uh, couldn’t open the envelope.

“Costumes, they are so important,” Cena said. “Maybe the most important thing there is.”

11 sec ago

A Marvel-ous category in best supporting actor

BY MALLIKA SENShare

It’s Iron Man vs. the Hulk as Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo are up for best supporting actor.

Sterling K. Brown also played a small but important part in Marvel’s “Black Panther” as N’Jobu, Killmonger’s father.

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The presenters for best supporting actor

BY MALLIKA SENShare

Five past winners are presenting this category:

  • Sam Rockwell
  • Tim Robbins
  • Ke Huy Quan
  • Christoph Waltz
  • Mahershala Ali

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What were these awards made for? An explanation of the ‘below-the-line’ categories

BY ANDREW DALTONShare

This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows on the set of "Poor Things." (Atsushi Nishijima/Searchlight Pictures via AP)
This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows on the set of “Poor Things.” (Atsushi Nishijima/Searchlight Pictures via AP)

Of the 23 categories awarded tonight, several are “below-the-line” or technical awards. Here’s what voters are looking for:

Production design: Awards the creator of the overall look of a film, from the sets to the locations to the props.

Sound: Awards the work of the range of people who design, record, mix and edit the sound for a film.

This image released by Apple TV+ shows a scene from "Killers of the Flower Moon." (Apple TV+ via AP)
This image released by Apple TV+ shows a scene from “Killers of the Flower Moon.” (Apple TV+ via AP)

Cinematography: Awards the film’s photographer for its lighting and camera work.

Best original score: Awards the writer of a movie’s background music.

Hair and makeup: Awards makeup artists and hairstylists, naturally, but with an emphasis on prosthetics and character transformations.

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Downey and Gosling vie for supporting actor

BY ANDREW DALTONShare

Robert Downey Jr. could soon win his first Oscar, coming more than 30 years after his first nomination, for “Chaplin.”

Downey has had a triumphant awards season for playing Lewis Strauss in “Oppenheimer,” and he’s expected to top it off with an Oscar.

Also nominated is Ryan Gosling in his epic turn as Ken in “Barbie.”

The others in the category are Robert De Niro, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” who has won two acting Oscars and been nominated eight times, along with Sterling K. Brown for “American Fiction” Mark Ruffalo for “Poor Things.”

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‘The Zone of Interest’ makers deliver anti-war statement with Oscar win

BY TIM REYNOLDS, CHRISTOPHER WEBERShare

Jonathan Glazer’s hands shook as he accepted the Oscar for best international feature for “The Zone of Interest.”

“Our film shows where dehumanization leads, at its worst,” Glazer said.

“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 the 7th in Israel, or the the ongoing attack on Gaza, all the victims, this humanization, how do we resist?”

Glazer said he hopes the film will draw attention to current conflicts in the world.

“All our choices are made to reflect and confront us in the present. Not to say, Look what they did then, rather look what we do now, Glazer said. “Our film shows where dehumanization leads at its worst. It shaped all of our past and present.”

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‘Poor Things’ costume designers worked through translators and masks

BY REBECCA SANTANAShare

The woman behind the fabulous, fantastic costumes in “Poor Things” says the staff of Hungarians and Brits hadn’t even met each other when they teamed up in Budapest for the movie.

They were wearing masks and communicating through translators but that didn’t seem to slow down the amazing look of the film.

“Somehow we all managed to make it work,” said Holly Waddington during her acceptance speech as she won the Oscar for costume design.

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An early bupkis for ‘Barbenheimer’

BY ANDREW DALTONShare

“Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” have been blanked at the Oscars so far.

Five of the 13 categories “Oppenheimer” is up for have come up and so have four of the eight for “Barbie.”

Both have taken a back seat to “Poor Things,” which has already taken three awards.

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‘Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)’

BY MARIA SHERMANShare

Scott George, who wrote “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” from “Killers of the Flower Moon,” performed the song alongside Osage performers. A camera panned above them, showing a group of musicians hitting the same drum, and dancers circling them in front of red and yellow lights.

George is the first Osage writer to be nominated for an Oscar — he is up for best original song.

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WINNER, INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM: “Zone of Interest”Share

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The story behind ‘Society of the Snow’

BY LESLIE AMBRIZSharehttps://www.youtube.com/embed/uh2pDPzIPyo?enablejsapi=1

J.A. Bayona’s “Society of the Snow” provides a fresh look at the 1972 Andes plane crash, a tragic tale that’s been told many times. Survivor Gustavo Zerbino praised the Netflix film.

When Gustavo Zerbino watched “La Sociedad de la Nieve,” the 1972 plane crash survivor felt as if he was being submerged “into boiling water,” reliving the roughly 70 days he and his teammates were stranded in the snow-covered Andes mountains.

Zerbino praised J.A. Bayona’s raw and unfiltered film, which was released as “Society of the Snow” on Netflix in the U.S. Bayona’s movie is based on Pablo Vierci’s book of the same title, and follows the story of the Uruguayan Air Force plane disaster.

▶ Read more from AP’s feature on “Society of the Snow,” nominated for best international feature.https://www.youtube.com/embed/rNL-FJpjI-U?enablejsapi=1

J.A. Bayona’s “Society of the Snow” provides a fresh look at the 1972 Andes plane crash. Uruguayan actor Enzo Vogrinic says the desire to tell the tragic story he grew up hearing about made him ready to “endure everything” during the film’s production.

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Vanessa Hudgens breaks some news on the red carpet

BY BETH HARRISShare

Vanessa Hudgens opened the Oscars red carpet pre-show with news of her own: She’s expecting.

Vanessa Hudgens opened the Oscars red carpet pre-show with news of her own: She’s expecting.

The 35-year-old actor-singer turned to the side, revealing a baby bump under her gown.

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How Hayao Miyazaki learned of his Oscar win

BY YURI KAGEYAMAShare

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2014, file photo, Hayao Miyazaki arrives at the 6th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Miyazaki’s “The Boy and Heron,” is nominated for best animated feature. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE – In this Nov. 8, 2014, file photo, Hayao Miyazaki arrives at the 6th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Miyazaki’s “The Boy and Heron,” is nominated for best animated feature. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Toshiko Suzuki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli and close collaborator of Hayao Miyazaki, told reporters at the small animation studio in Tokyo that they both watched the award ceremony on TV.

Miyazaki, who did not attend the Los Angeles ceremony, had vowed earlier he wasn’t going to show joy too much “as a Japanese man,” but he was moved to tears, Suzuki said.

“These things are just luck. I am happy from the bottom of my heart. That’s the only way to put it,” Suzuki said.

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‘Poor Things’ makes it a triple

BY ANDREW DALTONShare

This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone on the set of "Poor Things." (Atsushi Nishijima/Searchlight Pictures via AP)
This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone on the set of “Poor Things.” (Atsushi Nishijima/Searchlight Pictures via AP)

“Poor Things” became the first multiple Oscar winner of the night with back-to-back-to-back wins for hair and makeup, production design and costumes.

The three victories have made it already a big night for Yorgos Lanthimos’ film with many big nominations to come, including best director for him and best actress for Emma Stone.

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An AP Stylebook PSA: It’s daylight saving time

BY MALLIKA SENShare

Not daylight savings time!

This is the second year in a row, for the record, in which the Oscars have fallen on the same day the clocks have sprung forward.

▶ Read more about daylight saving time.

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WINNER, COSTUME DESIGN: “Poor Things”Share

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Beautiful Things?

BY MARIA SHERMANShare

What is a film without an all-star hair and beauty team? What would be “Poor Things” without Willem Dafoe’s prosthetics? Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston, the team behind “Poor Things,” won for makeup and hair.

Catherine O’Hara and Michael Keaton presented the award, joking that without those behind the scenes, the public would know what actors really look like. Shudder at the thought!

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A rich haul for ‘Poor Things’: Inside its sumptuous, monstrous craft

BY JAKE COYLEShare

This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimo on the set of "Poor Things." (Atsushi Nishijima/Searchlight Pictures via AP)
This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimo on the set of “Poor Things.” (Atsushi Nishijima/Searchlight Pictures via AP)

“Poor Things” is a Frankenstein-esque fantasia about a young woman (Emma Stone) reanimated by a demented surgeon (Willem Dafoe), but the behind-the-scenes work that went into crafting the movie’s wildly warped world may be the film’s greatest act of mad science.

Though Yorgos Lanthimos’ earlier films — at least leading up to “The Favourite” — were more spare productions, “Poor Things” fuses all the tools of classic Hollywood filmmaking — grand sets, miniatures, sumptuous costumes — with subtler touches of modern technology. The movie is, itself, a Frankenstein.

Only the scars (not counting the ones on Dafoe’s elongated face) don’t show in the magpie design of “Poor Things.” The film’s style is rooted in an 1890s Victorian setting, but it expands surreally from there.

▶ Read more about the work that went into the film.

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WINNER, BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: “Poor Things”Share

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WATCH: AP’s interview with Celine Song on ‘Past Lives’

BY LESLIE AMBRIZSharehttps://www.youtube.com/embed/hsIU5nEKr3U?enablejsapi=1

Director Celine Song’s acclaimed feature film debut “Past Lives” is a modern-day love story about two childhood friends who are reunited as adults years after one moves away from South Korea. In this extended interview, Song speaks with The Associated Press about her inspirations, building chemistry between her actors, and why it was essential to portray variations of Korean family dynamics.

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Why wasn’t “Anatomy of a Fall” nominated for best international feature?

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESSShare

In this category, countries select their film of choice. France selected “The Taste of Things” as its Oscar submission over “Anatomy of a Fall,” provoking surprise.

“The Taste of Things” ended up falling short of a nomination.

In accepting the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, “Anatomy of a Fall” director Justine Triet spoke passionately about the protests that have roiled France this year over reforms to pension plans and the retirement age. Several protests were held during Cannes this year, but demonstrations were — as they have been in many high-profile locations throughout France — banned from the area around the Palais des Festivals. Protesters were largely relegated to the outskirts of Cannes.

“The protests were denied and repressed in a shocking way,” said Triet, who linked that governmental influence to that in cinema. “The merchandizing of culture, defended by a liberal government, is breaking the French cultural exception.”

Some speculated that was the reason for the country’s snub.

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WINNER, BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING: “Poor Things”Share

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Cord Jefferson calls on movie industry to take more risks

BY REBECCA SANTANAShare

Cord Jefferson accepts the award for best adapted screenplay for "American Fiction" during the Oscars on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Cord Jefferson accepts the award for best adapted screenplay for “American Fiction” during the Oscars on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Cord Jefferson implored the movie industry to take more risks during his acceptance speech for his Oscar for adapted screenplay for “American Fiction.”

“I understand that this is a risk adverse industry, I get it, but $200 million movies are also a risk,” he said.

Appearing to be doing some very quick math in his head, Jefferson called on the industry to try “making 20 $10 million dollar movies” or “50 $4 million dollar movies.”

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They were made for the Oscars

BY MARIA SHERMANShare

Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell performed their “Barbie” ballad “What Was I Made For?” on a rotating neon pink stage. They were the first of five scheduled performances — every song nominated in the best original song category will receive the same treatment, which will include another “Barbie” cut: the Ryan Gosling-performed ‘80s power balled “I’m Just Ken.”

If Eilish wins in the category, she will become the youngest person to ever win two career Oscars at age 22.

A few moments into the performance, the curtains behind the sibling duo lifted to reveal a string orchestra — taking the soft, saccharine song and blowing it up to enormous size. Break out the tissues.

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Triet and Harari couple up for original screenplay win

BY ANDREW DALTONShare

Justine Triet and Arthur Harari became the first of a half-dozen nominated couples to win an Oscar with their original screenplay victory for “Anatomy of a Fall.”

The longtime partners with two kids together co-wrote the movie during the coronavirus pandemic.

Triet, who is also nominated for best director for the film, said from the stage that in order to write the movie, “we hooked them up to cartoons for peace. There was no line between work and diapers.”

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Only 2 songs from a movie can be nominated for best song

BY ANDREW DALTONShare

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Margot Robbie in a scene from "Barbie." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Margot Robbie in a scene from “Barbie.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

“Barbie” is the first film since “La La Land” in 2017 to have two nominees for best original song: “I’m Just Ken” and “What Was I Made For?” Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night” was left out after the final cut.

Four films in the past have had three songs nominated: “Enchanted,” “Dreamgirls,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Lion King,” but a rule installed in 2008 now allows for only two per movie.

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Cord Jefferson’s urban lit forerunner in adapted screenplay

BY MALLIKA SENShare

“American Fiction” is the fifth movie to earn Black writers an Oscar for adapted screenplay. The first Black winner in the category was Geoffrey S. Fletcher, in 2009. Fletcher adapted the novel “Push” by “Sapphire” into “Precious.”

Jefferson adapted Percival Everett’s “Erasure,” a satire of urban literature. In it, the lead character is inspired to adopt a pseudonym and alter ego to release a novel that has some parallels to “Push,” an acclaimed and controversial novel about a pregnant teen from Harlem that begins in broken English, but becomes more traditional as the girl learns to read and write.

At the time, Sapphire (a pen name for Ramona Lofton) was a little-known poet who received a large advance and attracted the interest of Hollywood.

▶ Read more about urban lit authors’ reaction to the movie.

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WINNER, BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “American Fiction”Share

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The inspirations behind the adapted screenplay nominees

BY HILLEL ITALIEShare

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography to the annals of Mattel, here are the sources of this year’s Oscar nominees for best adapted screenplay:

“American Fiction”
Filmmaker Cord Jefferson worked from Percival Everett’s 2001 satire “Erasure,” about a Black literary author who unexpectedly gets rich writing a parody of “urban fiction,” a hot genre at the time Everett’s book came out.
▶ Read more about urban lit authors’ reaction to the movie.

“Barbie”
The source for “Barbie,” co-written by director Greta Gerwig and husband Noah Baumbach was … Barbie — the doll, the icon, the product and, in the eyes of the academy, a preexisting character that made the film ineligible for the original screenplay category.

“Oppenheimer”
Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” distills the 700-page “American Prometheus,” a biography of atomic bomb “father” J. Robert Oppenheimer that was written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin and won the Pulitzer in 2006.

“Poor Things”
“Poor Things,” written by Tony McNamara, is based on a 1992 novel by the late Alasdair Gray that sets a “Frankenstein”-like story in the author’s native Glasgow.

“The Zone of Interest”
Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest” reworks Martin Amis’ Holocaust novel of the same name, which the late British author had structured around infidelity among Nazis stationed at Auschwitz.

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WINNER, BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “Anatomy of a Fall”Share

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Scribes sitting in wait for screenplay awards

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The two Oscars given to writers for screenplays are coming up. Here’s a look at the nominees.

For best original screenplay: Justine Triet and Arthur Harari for “Anatomy of a Fall,” Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik for “May December,” David Hemingson for “The Holdovers,” Celine Song for “Past Lives” and Bradley Cooper and Josh Singer for “Maestro.”

For adapted screenplay: Cord Jefferson for “American Fiction,” Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach for “Barbie,” Christopher Nolan for “Oppenheimer,” Tony McNamara for “Poor Things” and Jonathan Glazer for “The Zone of Interest.”

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Miyazaki sets a few milestones with ‘Boy and the Heron’ win

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This image released by GKIDS shows Mahito Maki, voiced by Luca Padovan in English and Soma Santoki in Japanese, left, and Grey Heron, voiced by Robert Pattinson in English and Masaki Suda in Japanese, in a scene from Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Boy And The Heron." (Studio Ghibli/GKIDS via AP)
This image released by GKIDS shows Mahito Maki, voiced by Luca Padovan in English and Soma Santoki in Japanese, left, and Grey Heron, voiced by Robert Pattinson in English and Masaki Suda in Japanese, in a scene from Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Boy And The Heron.” (Studio Ghibli/GKIDS via AP)

“The Boy and the Heron” is only the second hand-drawn animation winner in this category. The first was another Miyazaki film, “Spirited Away,” 21 years ago.

Miyazaki was not at the Oscars to receive his award. Presenters Chris Hemsworth and Anya Taylor-Joy accepted on his behalf.

Miyazaki is also the oldest director to win in the category.

▶ Read more from our feature on the renaissance of older filmmakers.

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Animated feature is Spidey versus a bird, the elements, a wizard and a robot

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The Oscar for best animated feature is coming up.The nominees include “The Boy and the Heron,” directed by legendary 83-year-old animator Hayao Miyazaki for his Studio Ghibli. He has said the World War II-era fantasy may be his last film.

Also up for the award is “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the trippy, web-slinging sequel to the film that won this Oscar in 2018.

Other nominees include Pixar’s fire-and-water tale “Elemental,” Netflix’s medieval-style sci-fi fantasy “Nimona,” and “Robot Dreams,” a wordless Spanish-French tale of the friendship between a dog and a robot. It hasn’t been widely distributed in the U.S. yet.

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WINNER, BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: “The Boy and the Heron”Share

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Accepting Oscar, Sean Ono Lennon shouts out his mom, Yoko Ono

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It’s Mother’s Day in the U.K., and Sean Ono Lennon asked the audience to shout: “Happy Mother’s Day!”

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A Howard Stern reference from Jimmy Kimmel at the Oscars

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Listeners of Howard Stern’s show on Sirius XM know that he and Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel have a long friendship.

And Stern had to enjoy Kimmel dropping a reference to his longtime producer Gary Dell’Abate.

“Baba Booey to you sir,” Kimmel said coming out a commercial break. Baba Booey, as Stern fans know, is Dell’Abate’s nickname.

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WINNER, BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: “WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko”Share

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More than a half-hour into the telecast, only one award has been handed out

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A second is quickly on its way, though.

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Student Academy Awards at 50

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Spike Lee already had several big moments with the Oscars by the time he finally won a competitive statuette in 2019.

His first came almost 40 years earlier, in 1983, when he was a film student at New York University. Lee submitted his master’s thesis film “Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads,” starring Monty Ross, to the Student Academy Awards. And it won.

The Student Academy Awards may not be as glitzy or high profile as the Oscars, but in its 50 years it has proven to be a vital launching ground for emerging filmmakers. Inclusion and access may sound like recent buzzwords, but the film academy has been striving to break down barriers to entry for decades.

▶ Read more about the Student Academy Awards from November.

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2024: When the tastes of Oscar voters and the general public finally align?

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A woman walks past advertisements for the films "Oppenheimer," from left, and "Barbie," on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at the Landmark Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
A woman walks past advertisements for the films “Oppenheimer,” from left, and “Barbie,” on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at the Landmark Theater in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

After years of smaller movies like “Nomadland” and “Coda” winning best picture, a blockbuster movie looks likely to win the top award.

“Oppenheimer,” the Christopher Nolan movie about the man who guided the creation of the nuclear weapons dropped on Japan in World War II, took in close to $1 billion at the box office. The pink-themed, box-office powerhouse “Barbie” movie is also in the mix.

▶ Read more about how movies that are more popular with the general public often translate into more people watching the Oscars show.

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Da’Vine Joy Randolph opens awards with a weeping win

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Da’Vine Joy Randolph wept as she accepted the night’s first Oscar — and hers.

“God is so good,” she said through tears as she accepted best supporting actor for “The Holdovers” for her first Academy Award nomination.

“I’ve always wanted to be different,” she said, “now I realize I just have to be myself.”

In a format expected to be repeated all night in the acting categories, the Oscar was presented by five past winners: Mary Steenburgen, Regina King, Lupita Nyong’o, Jamie Lee Curtis and Rita Moreno. Each introduced one nominee they have a connection to with a long personal tribute.

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Kimmel thanks those who didn’t cross during strike, vows to stand with them

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The 148-day strike that shut down production in Hollywood last year was part of Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars monologue.

“For five months, this group of writers, actors, directors, the people who actually make the films said ‘We will not accept a deal‘ … well, not the directors, you guys folded immediately,” Kimmel said. “But the rest of us said we will not accept a deal without protections against artificial intelligence.”

He quickly pointed out that actors can now stop worrying about being replaced by AI, and instead go back to fearing being replaced by more attractive actors.

Kimmel also thanked the behind-the-scenes workers in Hollywood who now have a labor fight going on of their own, bringing dozens of truck drivers, lighting workers, gaffers, grips and more onto the stage as a thank-you.

“Thank you for standing with us,” Kimmel said. “And also, we want you to know that in your upcoming negotiations, we will stand with you too. And I’m going to make sure this show goes really long tonight so you get a ton of overtime.”

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WINNER, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”Share