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Emma Stone wins best actress Oscar for Poor Things

Update : 11 Mar 2024, 08:52

Emma Stone has won the Oscar for best actress for Poor Things at the 96th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Stone won for her role as Bella Baxter in the period fantasy comedy adapted from the novel by Alasdair Gray; it is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and co-stars Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe and Ramy Youssef. The character, the result of a child’s brain implanted into an adult’s body, has proved controversial due to the film’s copious sex and nudity.

Stone had to see off a field including the hotly-tipped Lily Gladstone for Killers of the Flower Moon, Sandra Hüller for Anatomy of a Fall and Carey Mulligan for Maestro. It marks Stone’s second best actress win, after taking the prize in 2017 for La La Land. She has also been nominated twice before for best supporting actress, for Birdman in 2015 and The Favourite in 2019, but won neither.

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