And the Oscar for Best Picture Goes to…

So well deserved

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First, it was CODA. Then, it was Everything Everywhere All at Once. And now, the Academy just honored another lucky film with the most highly coveted award.

Tonight, the 96th annual Oscars took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, , Oppenheimer took home the statuette for Best Picture 2024.

The movie beat out American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall, Barbie, The Holdovers, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, Poor Things, Past Lives and The Zone of Interest.

The Academy Award for Best Picture has been around since the Oscars debuted in 1929. The statuette is given to the producer(s)—not the cast. Last year’s award went to Everything Everywhere All at Once, which was up against All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, The Fabelmans, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Sadness and Women Talking.

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Other previous winners include Nomadland, ParasiteGreen Book, The Shape of Water, Moonlight (not La La Land), Spotlight, Birdman, 12 Years a Slave, Argo, The Artist, The King’s Speech, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire, No Country for Old Men, The Departed, Crash, Million Dollar Baby, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Chicago.

Producer Steven Spielberg (Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan) currently holds the record for most nominations in this category, with a total of 13.

The best part? There was no Moonlight/La La Land mix-up.

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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...