Oscar 2024: Emma Stone, Poor Creatures!, dress, speech

ANDmma stone won a 2024 oscar for best leading actress for Poor creatures!. She beat Annette Bening (Nyad – Beyond the ocean), Carey Mulligan (Master), Sandra Hüller and especially Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon), the favorite to win. And in fact the network didn’t take this surprise very well. While recognizing the quality of the interpretation, equally worthy, an Oscar seemed to Lily to be the right seal for a less flashy role, with the added weight of the minority to which compensation could also have come from the highest cinema prize.

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And yet not only was Lily left without an Oscar, it was Martin Scorsese’s entire film that emerged defeated from the evening. Ten nominations and zero wins, how Gangs of New York And The Irishman (10 and 9).

Oscar 2024, Emma Stone wins with Poor creatures!

The proclamation, which arrived at the end of the evening, was entrusted to five past winners. To Michelle Yeoh, Jennnifer Lawrence, Jessica Lange, Charlize Theron and Sally Field. It was the latter who presented Emma Stone’s candidacy.

«Curious like a puppy, hungry like a bear. Brilliant Beauty by Emma Stone (in Poor creatures! plays Bella Baxter, ed) she is unleashed, uninhibited and completely original. Fearless as a baby, the first uncertain steps into the world are new. She is awake in her body…all the sensations of being alive without limits. She’s an unforgettable, captivating character, created by an actress who is astonishing and refuses to be boxed into one category. And, like Bella, it is absolutely completely original.”

When Michelle Yeoh said her name, it took her a couple of seconds before she realized. Incredulous, she looked around, then stood up and kissed her husband Dave McCary. Immediately afterwards hugged Mark Ruffalo, co-star in the role of Duncan Wedderburn.

Emma Stone, winner of the 2024 Oscars as best leading actress with the film “Poor Creatures!”. (Getty Images)

«Bella Baxter, the role of a lifetime»

Once she arrived on stage, she showed herself in all her splendor. Red hair loose on her shoulders, she showed up wearing an aquamarine dress by Louis Vuitton. “My goodness, he destroyed his dress,” he began. «This is all overwhelming. Even the voice is gone, patience. Coming to this stage with these amazing women in the same category… Sandra, Annette, Carey, Lily: I share this Oscar with all of you. It was truly a great honor to continue doing these things together with you… maybe I don’t know what I’m saying, I went.”

Once the emotion had died down, he added: «Last night I almost had a panic attack. Which happens quite often, as you can see. At a certain point you have to say enough, get out of yourself, look at yourself from the outside». She then she dwelt on Poor creatures!starting with director Yorgos Lanthimos.

The 2024 Oscars of the actors: Robert Downey Jr., “Oppenheimer”, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”, Emma Stone, “Poor Creatures!” and Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer.” (Getty Images)

«Yorgos, you made us work as a team. We were more than the sum of the parts. It’s the best thing about making a film, because we were all together, we did everything together and I am deeply proud and honored to share this award with all the cast members and crewof every single person who put their love, their commitment, their brilliance. Yorgos, thank you for giving me the role of a lifetime with Bella Baxter. Thank you for inviting all of us to be part of this exceptional working group.”

Finally, personal thanks. «I know I have to close, but I wanted to thank my family, my mom, my brother, my dad, my husband. I adore you and then, above all, in three days we will truly be free. I love you more than I can say.”

The second Oscar for Emma Stone

Born in 1988, this is the second Oscar of her career for Emma Stone. He won the first in 2017 with La La Landin which she played aspiring actress Mia Dolan, the protagonist of a tormented love story with Sebastian Wilder (Ryan Gosling). In 2015 the first candidacy with Birdman and in 2019 she was again in the running for the statuette with The favourite.

With Poor creatures! it also won a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Critics’ Choice Award. In total the film won four Oscars: best actress, best costumes (Holly Waddington), best production design (James Price, Shoha Heath, Zsuzsa Mihalek), best make-up and hairstyling (Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier, Josh Weston).