The Oscar Buzz

Highlights and Hijinks from Hollywood's Night of Nights

Let’s dive into the dazzling world of the Oscars. As expected, the night was full of stunning fashion, high emotion, and celebration of incredible talent. While Oppenheimer basked in the limelight with its seven wins, today we explore more than the night’s biggest triumphs. So, grab your popcorn and catch up on these Oscar stories:


For nearly two decades, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and actor Matt Damon have engaged in a playful feud. It all began in 2005 when Kimmel jokingly claimed they didn’t have time to have Damon as a guest on his show. Since then, the two have exchanged jokes and pranks. But last night, Messi, the 7-year old border collie who appeared in the film “Anatomy of a Fall”, was brought into the fight. After Kimmel hosted the evening and the 2024 Oscar credits rolled, cameras cut to Messi, who lifted his leg directly over Damon’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Was Messi’s rebellion spontaneous or orchestrated by Kimmel? We’ll never know for sure, but one thing is certain: the Damon-Kimmel saga continues


Amidst the glitz and glamor of the evening, John Cena—the former WWE champion and actor—stole the spotlight. As host Jimmy Kimmel called attention to the 50th anniversary of an infamous Oscars streaking incident, Cena emerged to introduce the nominees for Best Costume Design while wearing even less than his wrestling attire. As he covered himself with the envelope holding the winner of the prestigious award, Cena joked, “Costumes — they are so important. Maybe the most important thing there is. I can’t open the envelope. Can anybody help me?” While Cena’s attire (or lack thereof) was the talk of the town, the award for Best Costume Design went to “Poor Things,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ film starring Emma Stone.


We can all recall the collective disappointment surrounding the absence of director Greta Gerwig for her record-breaking film “Barbie” when nominations were released. Fans and actors spoke out about the snub, including one of the film’s stars,Ryan Gosling, who did receive a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Beverage brand,Sparkling Ice, took the opportunity to recognize Gerwig in their national ad that was scheduled to air right after the award for Best Director was announced. In true Barbie fashion, the ad featured a pink background and a pink bottle of Sparkling Ice zero sugar. The text read, “We’d like to raise a bottle to all the Greta directors.” But then, the word “Greta” vanished and was replaced by “great,” followed by a typeface wink.