‘Poor Things’ Star Emma Stone Wins Best Actress at the 2024 Academy Awards

*Slow clap*

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The results are in, and we’re not surprised whatsoever.

Tonight, the 96th annual Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Emma Stone took home the Oscar for Best Actress 2024 for Poor Things.

She was up against Lily Gladstone for Killers of the Flower Moon, Sandra Hüller for Anatomy of a Fall, Carey Mulligan for Maestro and Annette Bening for Nyad.

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The Academy Award for Best Actress has been around since the Oscars debuted back in 1929. Last year’s statuette went to Everything Everywhere All at Once star Michelle Yeoh, who was up against Cate Blanchett for Tár, Ana de Armas for Blonde, Andrea Riseborough for To Leslie and Michelle Williams for The Fabelmans.

Other previous winners include Frances McDormand for Nomadland, Renée Zellweger for Judy, Olivia Colman for The Favourite, Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Emma Stone for La La Land, Brie Larson for Room, Julianne Moore for Still Alice, Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook, Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady, Natalie Portman for Black Swan, Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side and Kate Winslet for The Reader.

Streep currently holds the record for most nominations in this category, with a total of 17. She’s followed by Katharine Hepburn (12 nods), who has received the most statuettes (4) by any single actress.

What an honor.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...