Sassy reactions to the Oscar winners (and losers) from our forum posters

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Our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders shielded by clever screen names, didn’t waste any time voicing their opinions regarding the 2024 Oscar winners. As the trophies were delved out during the March 10 ceremony, their reactions ran the gamut from overjoyed to mournful to downright angry.

Below is just a sampling of our passionate posters’ sassy comments concerning this year’s slate of victors. Take a look and then join the conversation if you’re brave enough.

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Best Picture
American Fiction” – Ben LeClair, Nikos Karamigios, Cord Jefferson, and Jermaine Johnson, producers
Anatomy of a Fall” – Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion, producers
“Barbie” – David Heyman, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, and Robbie Brenner, producers
“The Holdovers” – Mark Johnson, producer
Killers of the Flower Moon” – Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Martin Scorsese, and Daniel Lupi, producers
“Maestro” – Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning, and Kristie Macosko Krieger, producers
X – “Oppenheimer” – Emma Thomas, Charles Roven, and Christopher Nolan, producers
“Past Lives” – David Hinojosa, Christine Vachon, and Pamela Koffler, producers
“Poor Things” – Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Emma Stone, producers
“The Zone of Interest” – James Wilson, producer

Mary: “OPPENHEIMER” SUPREMACY!!!!!!!! A masterpiece that’s deserving of every award it received!

Best Director
“Anatomy of a Fall” – Justine Triet
“Killers of the Flower Moon” – Martin Scorsese
X – “Oppenheimer” – Christopher Nolan
“Poor Things” – Yorgos Lanthimos
“The Zone of Interest” – Jonathan Glazer

Anna Artdeco: Christopher Nolan is finally an Oscar-winning director! Long time coming.


Best Actor
Bradley Cooper in “Maestro”
Colman Domingo in “Rustin”
Paul Giamatti in “The Holdovers”
X – Cillian Murphy in “Oppenheimer”
Jeffrey Wright in “American Fiction”

Keth: YES! Cillian Murphy an Oscar winner. Highlight of my night!!

Almond: Good for you, Cillian!

vinny: Congrats to Murphy. Still wish it was Giamatti.

Best Actress
Annette Bening in “Nyad”
Lily Gladstone in “Killers of the Flower Moon”
Sandra Hüller in “Anatomy of a Fall”
Carey Mulligan in “Maestro”
X – Emma Stone in “Poor Things”

Ivo Stoyanov: Emma Stone gave the performance of the year regardless of gender and genre. There are performances that do NOT lose.

OppenHammer: Emma is an exceptional talent indeed! She was phenomenal!

babypook: Well, I’m sick to my stomach.

Aint2Proud2Beg: UGH!!!! Noooooooooooooooooo. The Academy had ONE job… they could’ve done it right.

FreemanGriffin: The WORST WINNER EVER! Just wrong in so many ways! How dare they? Ridiculous!

Anna Artdeco: LOVE THIS FOR EMMA STONE!! Hands down the best performance of the year. I was blown away.

Best Supporting Actor
Sterling K. Brown in “American Fiction”
Robert De Niro in “Killers of the Flower Moon”
X – Robert Downey Jr. in “Oppenheimer”
Ryan Gosling in “Barbie”
Mark Ruffalo in “Poor Things”

Miguel Marrero: Congratulations Robert Downey Jr. You truly belong in the club of acting legends.

Almond: Should’ve been De Niro.

Best Supporting Actress
Emily Blunt in “Oppenheimer”
Danielle Brooks in “The Color Purple”
America Ferrera in “Barbie”
Jodie Foster in “Nyad”
X – Da’Vine Joy Randolph in “The Holdovers”

Mary: I’m so happy for Da’Vine! She deserves this so much!


Best Adapted Screenplay
X – “American Fiction” – Cord Jefferson
“Barbie” – Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach
“Oppenheimer” – Christopher Nolan
“Poor Things” – Tony McNamara
“The Zone of Interest” – Jonathan Glazer

Ziggly: Sooooo happy for Cord Jefferson!

Chitanda170: So glad Barbenheimer lost in this category.

Best Original Screenplay
X – “Anatomy of a Fall” – Justine Triet and Arthur Harari
“The Holdovers” – David Hemingson
“Maestro” – Bradley Cooper and Josh Singer
“May December” – Screenplay by Samy Burch; Story by Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik
“Past Lives” – Celine Song

vinny: YESSSSS! This is my favorite winner of original screenplay this decade by far.

Best Cinematography
“El Conde” – Edward Lachman
“Killers of the Flower Moon” – Rodrigo Prieto
“Maestro” – Matthew Libatique
X – “Oppenheimer” – Hoyte van Hoytema
“Poor Things” – Robbie Ryan

Best Costume Design
“Barbie” – Jacqueline Durran
“Killers of the Flower Moon” – Jacqueline West
“Napoleon” – Janty Yates and Dave Crossman
“Oppenheimer” – Ellen Mirojnick
X – “Poor Things” – Holly Waddington

Best Film Editing
“Anatomy of a Fall” – Laurent Sénéchal
“The Holdovers” – Kevin Tent
“Killers of the Flower Moon” – Thelma Schoonmaker
X – “Oppenheimer” – Jennifer Lame
“Poor Things” – Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
“Golda” – Karen Hartley Thomas, Suzi Battersby, and Ashra Kelly-Blue
“Maestro” – Kazu Hiro, Kay Georgiou, and Lori McCoy-Bell
“Oppenheimer” – Luisa Abel
X – “Poor Things” – Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier, and Josh Weston
“Society of the Snow” – Ana López-Puigcerver, David Martí, and Montse Ribé


ejaru1810: The makeup was the least impressive thing about the film to me. It was good but meh. Liked “Maestro” much more.

Best Production Design
“Barbie” – production design: Sarah Greenwood; set decoration: Katie Spencer
“Killers of the Flower Moon” – production design: Jack Fisk; set decoration: Adam Willis
“Napoleon” – production design: Arthur Max; set decoration: Elli Griff
“Oppenheimer” – production design: Ruth De Jong; set decoration: Claire Kaufman
X – “Poor Things” – production design: James Price and Shona Heath; set decoration: Zsuzsa Mihalek

Bonehead: To me, that was the most important win of the night. Everything else is secondary to that for me. Thank you Academy.

Ivo Stoyanov: It was so obvious. Originality will always beat recreation.

JonatanRK: Absolutely adore that “Poor Things” went for the hat-trick in technicals. This is a great night.

Best Original Score
“American Fiction” – Laura Karpman
“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” – John Williams
“Killers of the Flower Moon” – Robbie Robertson
X – “Oppenheimer” – Ludwig Göransson
“Poor Things” – Jerskin Fendrix

OppenHammer: Such a strong score.

Best Original Song
“The Fire Inside” from “Flamin’ Hot” – Diane Warren
“I’m Just Ken” from “Barbie” – Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt
“It Never Went Away” from “American Symphony” – Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson
“Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” from “Killers of the Flower Moon” – Scott George
X – “What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie” – Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

m_butterfly: The better “Barbie” song won.

Matt: Billie, the queen that you are.

Atypical: Yay Billie & FINNEAS! An instant classic song from the first moment I heard it.

Aint2Proud2Beg: Can they please just give it to Diane Warren finally? Why do they torture that talented woman so much?

Best Sound
“The Creator” – Ian Voigt, Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Tom Ozanich, and Dean Zupancic
“Maestro” – Steven A. Morrow, Richard King, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich, and Dean Zupancic
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” – Chris Munro, James H. Mather, Chris Burdon, and Mark Taylor
“Oppenheimer” – Willie Burton, Richard King, Gary A. Rizzo, and Kevin O’Connell
X – “The Zone of Interest” – Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn

JonatanRK: Now THAT’S a proper surprise!

andrelouis: I am honestly shocked. This is a deserved win!

Nuebert: “The Zone of Interest” periodddd. The voters are kinda tasteful this year.

Batmanforever: There’s no way that film has better sound than “Oppenheimer”.

Best Visual Effects
“The Creator” – Jay Cooper, Ian Comley, Andrew Roberts, and Neil Corbould
X – “Godzilla Minus One” – Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi, and Tatsuji Nojima
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” – Stéphane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams, and Theo Bialek
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” – Alex Wuttke, Simone Coco, Jeff Sutherland, and Neil Corbould
“Napoleon” – Charley Henley, Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet, Simone Coco, and Neil Corbould

Lydia 3rd Oscar TAR: Sooooo happy that “Godzilla Minus One” won! This is AMAZING! The taste level is glorious!

Paul Mua’Sweep: YES GODZILLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best Animated Feature
X – “The Boy and the Heron” – Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki
“Elemental” – Peter Sohn and Denise Ream
“Nimona” – Nick Bruno, Troy Quane, Karen Ryan, and Julie Zackary
“Robot Dreams” – Pablo Berger, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé, and Sandra Tapia Díaz
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” – Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Amy Pascal

babypook: Omg Miyazaki!!!!

Miguel Marrero: Congratulations to the GOAT Miyazaki!

fleabaggage: I’m insanely happy.

Best Documentary Feature
“Bobi Wine: The People’s President” – Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp, and John Battsek
“The Eternal Memory” – Maite Alberdi
“Four Daughters” – Kaouther Ben Hania and Nadim Cheikhrouha
“To Kill a Tiger” – Nisha Pahuja, Cornelia Principe, and David Oppenheim
X – “20 Days in Mariupol” – Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner, and Raney Aronson-Rath

M: Probably the biggest lock of the year.

Best International Film
“Io capitano” – Italy
“Perfect Days” – Japan
“Society of the Snow” – Spain
“The Teachers’ Lounge” – Germany
X – “The Zone of Interest” – United Kingdom

Best Animated Short
“Letter to a Pig” – Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter
“Ninety-Five Senses” – Jared and Jerusha Hess
“Our Uniform” – Yegane Moghaddam
“Pachyderme” – Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius
X – “War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko” – Dave Mullins and Brad Booker

FreemanGriffin: YEAH!!!! WAR IS OVER!!!!!! I loved it so so so much!

Best Documentary Short
“The ABCs of Book Banning” – Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic
“The Barber of Little Rock” – John Hoffman and Christine Turner
“Island in Between” – S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien
X – “The Last Repair Shop” – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
“Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó” – Sean Wang and Sam Davis

Best Live Action Short
“The After” – Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham
“Invincible” – Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron
“Knight of Fortune” – Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk
“Red, White and Blue” – Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane
X – “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” – Wes Anderson and Steven Rales

babypook: Wes has his Oscar!

Stardust: I figured they wouldn’t want to vote for a major filmmaker here.

Bonehead: Wes Anderson won an Oscar and 4+ indie filmmakers didn’t.

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