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Four Oscars for Poor Things
Poor Things, produced by Fremantle’s Element Pictures, has won four Academy Awards: Best Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Makeup & Hairstyling.

A first for Fremantle and RTL Group: Four Oscars were awarded at the 96th Academy Awards in LA on 10 March 2024. Poor Things – a science fiction and dark comedy film produced by Element Pictures and starring Emma Stone – took home four awards: Best Actress for Emma Stone; Best Costume Design for Holly Waddington; Best Production Design for James Price, Shona Heath and Zsuzsa Mihalek; and Best Makeup & Hairstyling for Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston. The film was previously awarded five BAFTAS in February 2024two Golden Globes in January 2024 and The Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival in September 2023.

Andrea Scrosati, Group COO and CEO Continental Europe at Fremantle, says: “I am thrilled to celebrate Poor Things’ four Oscar wins and 11 nominations at the 96th Academy Awards last night, symbolising the sheer breadth of talent that worked tirelessly to create it. […] The success of Poor Things is a result of the unwavering dedication of Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, the entire team at Element Pictures, and of course the visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos and his stellar cast and crew. A huge thank you and congratulations to everyone at Element and the entire Poor Things team for this amazing achievement, we are all so excited for you!”

Andrea continues: “This result is also a testimony of where Fremantle’s film strategy has brought us in such a short time, positioning our company as one of the most successful and exciting players in the high-end talent-led film world, recognised as such by all the key stakeholders in the industry. I’d also like to thank Christian Vesper and the Global Drama and Film team for the incredible work they have done to bring us where we are today.”

Last week, Fremantle launched Producers in Focus, a new social media series to highlight the incredible talent within Fremantle and beyond. In the first video, Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, founders of Element Pictures and producers of Poor Things, discuss working with Emma Stone and their reaction to receiving 11 Oscar nominations.


Oliver Fahlbusch

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Irina Mettner-Isfort

Vice President Media & Investor Relations, RTL Group

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