At the Oscars, Women Winners Made First-Time History

At the Oscars, Women Winners Made First-Time History

First things first, just what everyone wants to read the morning after Oscar Sunday: stats. At this year’s ceremony — which, thanks to an earlier start time, blessedly wrapped up before 10:30 p.m. ET — 13 women won Oscars (that includes categories in which multiple people are honored for one film, as is the case with the Best Picture winner, “Oppenheimer,” or the Best Visual Effects winner, “Godzilla Minus One”). 11 of those winners enjoyed their first Academy Award win ever. That means that, at the 2024 Oscars, nearly 85 percent of its female winners smashed one of Hollywood’s highest, brightest ceilings for the first time.

As ever, that stat comes with a caveat or two, as some of the night’s biggest wins for female stars were repeats: Billie Eilish (alongside brother Finneas O’Connell) picked up her second Best Song win for the Barbie track “What Was I Made for,” making her the youngest two-time Oscar winner ever. And, perhaps most notably, a stunned Emma Stone won her second Best Actress statuette for her work in “Poor Things,” beating out first-time nominee Lily Gladstone for “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

It’s hard to imagine anyone looking as shocked and dismayed by an Oscar win as Stone did on Sunday night. Despite the actress enjoying her latest campaign run for the Yorgos Lanthimos fantasia, the “Poor Things” star and producer made sure to champion Gladstone (and vice versa) along the way, with the pair locked in…

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