Oscars 2024: The Grand Finale of Barbenheimer and Unforgettable Highlights

Published March 11, 2024

The 96th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre marked not only an evening of glamour but also the grand conclusion of the Barbenheimer saga that captivated film enthusiasts for nearly a year. The ceremony took an early plunge into festivities, commencing at 4 p.m., a shift from the usual timing in previous years.

A Night to Remember

A significant highlight of the night was the collection of moments shared by the 'Barbie' movie cast, including tender exchanges visible as Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie held hands. Energy soared as Billie Eilish and Finneas fetched a standing ovation followed by a win for Best Original Song, securing Eilish's record as a two-time Oscar winner at just 22.

Memories, Music, and Laughs

The audience resonated with several memorable performances, including Gosling's 'I'm Just Ken' that garnered widespread applause, coupled with Robbie and Eilish's candid reactions. Gosling's act featured a surprise appearance by Slash from Guns N' Roses, amplifying the electric atmosphere. The evening also saw a playful scene as Emma Stone and Gosling had a delightful 'La La Land' moment, and Stone humorously started her Best Actress acceptance speech with a reference to a wardrobe malfunction during Gosling's performance.

Innovative Presentations and Honors

Renewing traditions, the Oscars welcomed past winners to present awards, giving nominees special recognition from those who had been in their shoes. The unique style of presentations was met with favorable responses, celebrating the artform and community within the industry.

The Unexpected Guest and Triumphs

One of the most talked-about attendees was Messi the dog, star of 'Anatomy of a Fall,' who charmed the audience both in person and on screens. Another significant moment was Cord Jefferson's win for Best Adapted Screenplay for 'American Fiction,' which he used as an opportunity to encourage risk-taking in Hollywood to cultivate new creative voices.

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