Emma Stone has won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in a film based on a Glasgow author's novel.

The star was named best actress for the surreal comedy Poor Things, about a woman who is given the brain of a baby.

Based on the 1992 novel by Scottish author Alasdair Gray, the picture was directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.

Gray was born in the city's Riddrie on December 28, 1934, and studied at the Glasgow School of Art in 1952.

Glasgow Times: Alasdair GrayAlasdair Gray (Image: Newsquest)

His murals then went on to appear in many Glasgow public spaces over the coming years.

The Oscar is Stone's second for Best Actress, having already won for her performance in La La Land.

As she took to the stage to accept her award, she revealed she was battling a wardrobe malfunction and blamed Ryan Gosling’s rousing performance of the Barbie song I’m Just Ken.

She said: “My dress is broken, I think it happened during I’m Just Ken.”

She appeared visibly overwhelmed and wept as she said: “I don’t know what I’m saying.”

She added: “The other night I was panicking, as you can see it happens a lot, that something like this could happen.”

After thanking her family, she saved her final thanks for “my daughter, who is going to be three in three days and who turned our whole lives technicolour”.

She added: “I love you bigger than the whole sky, my girl.”

Before exiting the stage, she said: “Don’t look at the back of my dress.”

Who won at the 2024 Oscars?


Here are the big winners at the 2024 Oscars:

Best picture – Oppenheimer’s Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven and Emma Thomas

Best directing – Oppenheimer’s Christopher Nolan

Best supporting actress – The Holdovers’ Da’Vine Joy Randolph

Best supporting actor – Oppenheimer’s Robert Downey Jr

Best actor – Oppenheimer’s Cillian Murphy

Best actress – Poor Things’ Emma Stone

Documentary feature film – 20 Days In Mariupol’s Mstyslav Chernov, Raney Aronson Rath, Michelle Mizner

Documentary short film – The Last Repair Shop

Animated feature film – The Boy And The Heron’s Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

Animated short – War Is Over! Inspired By The Music Of John & Yoko’s Dave Mullins, Brad Booker and Sean Ono Lennon

Live action short film – The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar’s Wes Anderson and Steven Rales

Original screenplay – Anatomy Of A Fall’s Justine Triet and Arthur Harari

Adapted screenplay – American Fiction’s Cord Jefferson

Music (original score) – Oppenheimer’s Ludwig Goransson

Music (original song) – Barbie’s Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell for What Was I Made For?

Film editing – Oppenheimer’s Jennifer Lame

Production design – Poor Things’ Shona Heath, James Price and Zsuzsa Mihalek

Costume design – Poor Things’ Holly Waddington

Makeup and hairstyling – Poor Things’ Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston

Sound – The Zone Of Interest’s Johnnie Burn and Tarn Willers

Cinematography – Oppenheimer’s Hoyte van Hoytema

International Feature Film – The Zone Of Interest’s Jonathan Glazer for the UK

Visual effects – Godzilla Minus One’s Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima