Emma Stone Takes Home Second Best Actress Oscar for Riveting Performance in “Poor Things”

Hollywood darling Emma Stone cemented her place in awards show history on Sunday night, winning her second Best Actress Oscar for her captivating performance in the drama “Poor Things.” Stone, who previously won the coveted statuette in 2017, faced stiff competition this year, but ultimately emerged victorious.

The win marks a triumphant return to form for Stone, who delivered a powerful and nuanced portrayal of Bella Baxter in “Poor Things.” The film, based on the novel of the same name, tells the story of a young woman on a whirlwind journey of love, loss, and self-discovery. Critics lauded Stone’s performance, praising her ability to embody the character’s complexities and emotional depth.

Emma Stone in POOR THINGS. Photo by Atsushi Nishijima. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures.© 2023 Searchlight Pictures All Rights Reserved.

Stone’s victory comes as no surprise to many. Throughout awards season, she was a constant presence at the forefront of the Best Actress race. Industry experts were particularly divided, with some predicting a win for Stone’s fellow nominee, Lily Gladstone, for her critically acclaimed role in “Killers of the Flower Moon.” However, Stone’s undeniable talent and the emotional resonance of her performance in “Poor Things” ultimately swayed the voters.

In her emotional acceptance speech, Emma Stone expressed her gratitude to the Academy, the filmmakers, and her fellow nominees. She also dedicated the award to her family and loved ones. Stone’s win is sure to be a highlight of the 2024 Oscar ceremony, solidifying her status as one of Hollywood‘s most talented and versatile actresses.