Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Robert Downey Jr.: Two firsts at the supporting actor Oscars

Traditionally, the awarding of the supporting actor Oscars is one of the first official acts of the Academy Awards - the 96th edition on the night of March 11th was no exception.

Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Robert Downey Jr.: Two firsts at the supporting actor Oscars

Traditionally, the awarding of the supporting actor Oscars is one of the first official acts of the Academy Awards - the 96th edition on the night of March 11th was no exception. The evening opened with the award ceremony in the "Best Supporting Actress" category. The first special feature: five former winners of this award, including last year's winner Jamie Lee Curtis (65), presented the five nominated stars.

Curtis finally had the first "And the Oscar goes to..." of the evening on his lips: Da'Vine Joy Randolph (37) won the Oscar for her performance in the film "The Holdovers". Randolph was definitely the favorite for the award and had previously won the Golden Globe, among other things.

“Best Supporting Actress” – The other nominees

Emily Blunt - "Oppenheimer"

Danielle Brooks - "The Color Purple"

America Ferrera - "Barbie"

Jodie Foster - "Nyad"

When it came to the announcement, the Academy also relied on fivefold appeal for the male supporting actors. In addition to the main presenter Ke Huy Quan (52), there was also Christoph Waltz (67), who gave a hymn of praise to Ryan Gosling (43) and his portrayal of Ken.

While Da'Vine Joy Randolph tearfully thanked God at the beginning of the evening, things got entertaining for her male counterpart: On the third attempt, Robert Downey Jr. (58) won his first golden boy for his performance in "Oppenheimer" and began his speech in the best possible way Tony Star style with: "I want to thank my terrible childhood and the Academy - in that order." But the biggest thanks go to his wife, who nursed him back to life with her love and now to winning an Academy Award.

"Best Supporting Actor" - The nominees

Sterling K. Brown - "American Fiction"

Robert De Niro - "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Ryan Gosling - "Barbie"

Mark Ruffalo - "Poor Things"

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