Emma Stone nabs her second lead actress Oscar for ‘Poor Things’

Emma Stone nabs her second lead actress Oscar for ‘Poor Things’ - Entertainment - News

Emma Stone’s Emotional Victory at the Oscars: A Heartfelt Speech and a Shocking Envelopegate Joke

Emma Stone, the talented actress, added another prestigious accolade to her resume on Sunday night as she won the Best Actress Academy Award for her exceptional portrayal of Bella Baxter in the intriguing film “Poor Things.”

During her heartfelt acceptance speech, Stone was overwhelmed with emotions as she expressed her gratitude and admiration towards her fellow nominees in the category. With tears streaming down her face, she humbly declared, “The women in this category, I share this with you.” Her voice trembled with emotion as she continued, “I’m in awe of you. It has been such an honor to do all this together.”

Stone didn’t forget to acknowledge the dedication and hard work put in by the film’s director, Yorgos Lanthimos, as well as the rest of the cast and crew. She even humorously mentioned that the back of her gown was “broken,” which she believed had occurred during Ryan Gosling’s performance of “I’m Just Ken.”

After her emotional acceptance speech, the evening’s host, Jimmy Kimmel, made a light-hearted reference to the infamous envelope mix-up between “La La Land” and “Moonlight” at the 2017 Oscars, which came to be known as Envelopegate.

This triumphant moment marked Stone’s second Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Her first win was in 2017 for the critically acclaimed film “La La Land.” The previous best lead actress Oscar winners, Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Yeoh, Sally Field, Charlize Theron, and Jessica Lange, graced the stage to present the award. Each of them delivered a touching tribute to one of the current nominees before Yeoh announced Stone as the winner.

Upon receiving the award, the visibly moved star hugged Lawrence, her friend, who was equally emotional during the moment.

In “Poor Things,” Stone delivers a captivating performance as a child-like woman who is reanimated by a mad professor using the brain of her unborn child. The film, which boasts an impressive eleven nominations at this year’s Oscars, includes categories such as Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Mark Ruffalo, Best Director for Lanthimos, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, and Production Design. “Poor Things” took home a total of four awards.

Stone and Lanthimos have previously collaborated in the director’s Oscar-winning 2018 film “The Favourite.” They are also working together on at least two upcoming projects, including a film titled “Kinds of Kindness” starring Margaret Qualley and “Euphoria’s” Hunter Schafer.

In the 2024 Lead Actress category, Stone was nominated alongside Lily Gladstone for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Annette Bening for “Nyad,” Sandra Hüller for “Anatomy of a Fall,” and Carey Mulligan for “Maestro.”

Stone’s heartfelt victory at the Oscars was a testament to her talent, dedication, and the power of collaboration within the film industry.