Emma Stone Wins Best Actress Oscar for “Poor Things”

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Emma Stone’s Second Oscar!

Emma Stone has clinched the coveted Oscar for Best Actress at the 96th Academy Awards in Los Angeles for her remarkable performance in “Poor Things.”

In the period fantasy comedy directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Stone portrays the character Bella Baxter, a unique role stemming from a child’s brain implanted into an adult’s body. The film’s controversial themes, including copious instances of sex and nudity, have sparked discussions, amplifying Stone’s acclaim for her portrayal.

Stone faced stiff competition from Lily Gladstone for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Sandra Hüller for “Anatomy of a Fall,” and Carey Mulligan for “Maestro.” This marks Stone’s second win in the Best Actress category, following her triumph in 2017 for “La La Land.” Although nominated twice before for Best Supporting Actress, for “Birdman” in 2015 and “The Favourite” in 2019, she previously did not secure a win.

Having already earned accolades such as the BAFTA for Best Actress and the Golden Globe for Best Female Actor in a Musical or Comedy for “Poor Things,” Stone’s second Oscar victory elevates her status alongside esteemed actors like Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, and Jodie Foster as double Best Actress Oscar winners.

In her acceptance speech, Stone humorously noted a wardrobe malfunction with her dress before expressing admiration for her competitor Lily Gladstone. She conveyed gratitude to the team behind “Poor Things,” particularly director Yorgos Lanthimos, for the profound experience of portraying Bella.

Stone extended heartfelt thanks to her family, including her parents, brother, husband, and three-year-old daughter, who she described as turning their world technicolor. Her emotional expression of love and appreciation encapsulated the joy of her Oscar triumph and the profound impact of her personal life.


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