Emma Stone wins the Oscar for Best Actress: her emotional speech (with incident included)

She appeared in the pools as the possible winner of the 2024 Oscar for Best Actress. So it was: Emma Stone (35) won the coveted statuette this Sunday for his performance as Bella Baxter in Poor Creatures, a film by Giórgos Lánthimos that received four awards at the 96th edition of these awards. With her voice broken by her nerves and a treacherous dress that she had just torn, the actress offered a spontaneous and emotional speech in equal parts.

With a face of disbelief, teary eyes and asking for help to her companions after the back of her dress broke when she got up from her seat, Stone collected her second Oscar (the first she won with La La Land, in 2017) from Sally Field. There was no room in her body for more emotion, which she swept away everything. Also with the script.

The artist addressed the audience at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles (USA) with a natural tone as soon as she started her speech: “My dress is torn. I’m sorry, I’ve lost my voice, I’m hoarse.”. Afterwards, she became serious when remembering the nerves before the ceremony: “The other night I panicked. As you can see, that happens to me a lot. Giórgos Lanthimos told me: ‘please calm down.'”

“I was right, because it’s not about me. It’s about a team that came together to create something greater than the sum of its parts,” she said, thanking her husband and daughter, who will soon turn three. “I love her more than my life,” confessed Stone, who finally showed her gratitude to the director of the feature film: “Thank you Yorgos Lanthimos for the gift of a lifetime at Bella Baxter.” She also shared her admiration for the other nominees: “Sandra, Annette, Carey, Lily: I share this with you. You have me in awe.”

Poor Creatures is an adaptation of the book by Alasdair Gray which bears the same name and which tells a story similar to that of Frankenstein, although in a feminine key. Bella Baxter, the character played by Stone, is a woman who is revived by the scientist Godwin Baxter and who decides to leave her home to see the world with the lawyer Duncan Wedderburn. This journey is at the same time, for her, a journey towards female emancipation.

Complete list of winners

Best film: Oppenheimerdirected by Christopher Nolan, and produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven

Best address: Christopher Nolan por Oppenheimer

Best actress: Emma Stone by Poor Creatures

Best Actor: Cillian Murphy por Oppenheimer

Best Supporting Actress: Da’Vine Joy Randolph by Those who stay

Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr. by Oppenheimer

Best Original Screenplay: Justine Triet & Arthur Harari por Anatomy of a fall

Best adapted screenplay: Cord Jefferson by American Fiction

Best photography: Hoyte Van Hoytema por Oppenheimer

Best assembly: Jennifer Lame by Oppenheimer

Best Original Music: Ludwig Göransson por Oppenheimer

Best Original Song: What Was I Made For?, of Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell para Barbie

Best sound: The area of ​​interest (Tarn Willers y Johnnie Burn)

Best Production Design: poor creatures (James Price and Shona Heath and Zsuzsa Mihalek)

Best Costume Design: Holly Waddington, por poor creatures

Best makeup and hair: poor creatures (Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier y Josh Weston)

Best visual effects: Godzilla Minus One (Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima)

Best animated film: The boy and the heron, de Hayao Miyazaki

Best documentary film: 20 days in Mariupolde Mstyslav Chernov

Best International Film: The area of ​​interest, by Jonathan Glazer (UK)

Best Live Action Short Film: ?The wonderful story of Henry Sugar, by Wes Anderson

Best animated short film: War Is over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yokode Dave Mullins

Best Documentary Short Film: The Last Repair Shopof Chris Bowers & Ben Proudfoot

Honorary Awards (Governors Awards):

Honorary Oscar for an entire career para Mel Brooks, Angela Bassett y Carol Littleton. Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award:Michelle Satter.