All of the records that were broken at the 2024 Oscars

For instance, Cillian Murphy made history…

The 2024 Oscars are officially done and dusted. But what a night!

From Ryan Gosling’s phenomenal I’m Just Ken performance to Sally Field, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Yeoh, Charlize Theron and Jessica Lange all awarding Best Actress to Emma Stone, the ceremony was one of the best in recent times.

But that’s not all; according to, multiple records were broken at this year’s Oscars.

Oscar records broken in 2024:

For starters, Cillian Murphy became the first Irish-born individual to win in the Best Actor category.

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Whereas Mark Ruffalo is now the living actor with the most nominations in the Best Supporting Actor category without any Oscar wins (he’s been nominated four times for The Kids Are Alright, Foxcatcher, Spotlight and Poor Things but has sadly never taken home the golden statuette).

Justine Triet became the first French woman to win Best Original Screenplay.

And Diane Warren extended her record for the most nominations in the Best Original Song category without a win – she’s been nominated 15 times so far.

Furthermore, The Zone of Interest became the first UK movie to win the Best International Feature Film and The Boy and the Heron became the second non-English movie to ever win Best Animated Feature Film.

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Read on to see other existing Oscar records that are yet to be broken…

Who has won the most Oscars ever?

None other than Walt Disney. He won a total of 26 Oscars – 22 of which were competitive and four of which were honorary.

Walt’s final win was awarded posthumously in 1969 for his work on the animated short film Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.

If you’re wanting to know which movie star has won the most Oscars though, Audrey Hepburn holds the record for most acting wins; she won four Oscars during her career.

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Following Audrey is Walter Brennan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jack Nicholson, Ingrid Bergman, Frances McDormand and Meryl Streep with three acting Oscars apiece.

Which film has won the most Oscars ever?

Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) are all tied for the film that has won the most Oscars. All three films won 11 Oscars each.

How many Oscars did Oppenheimer get?

Oppenheimer could have broken the record for most Oscars won by a film, as it was nominated for 13 Oscars. Ultimately though, it only won seven of those nominations at the 2024 Oscars.

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