Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer Dominates At Oscars 2024, Bags Seven Major Awards

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer Dominates At Oscars

Hollywood’s most grand night of the year, the Oscars, was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 10, 2024, Sunday. Christopher Nolan’s directorial Oppenheimer left a significant mark with 13 nominations and winning awards in some of the major categories. 

Nolan’s portrayal of the father of the atomic bomb, “Oppenheimer,” won the Academy Award for Best Picture on Sunday, along with another half a dozen awards.

Cillian Murphy, who had previously won significant awards at the 2024 Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and BAFTAs for the titular role, won the Best Actor award at the 96th Academy Awards. He was overwhelmed while accepting the award. The actor thanked movie director Christopher Nolan and producer Emma Thomas for giving him this amazing opportunity.

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The movie single-handedly dominated the Oscars. Alongside the Best Movie and Actor awards, Oppenheimer earned the Best Director award for Christopher Nolan. The other four awards include Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.), Best Cinematography (Hoyte van Hoytema), Best Film Editing (Jennifer Lame), and Best Original Score (Ludwig Göransson).

During his acceptance speech for the Best Director award, Nolan said,

Movies are just a little bit over 100 years old.

Imagine being there 100 years into painting or theater. We don’t know where this incredible journey is going from here. But to know that you think that I’m a meaningful part of it means the world to me.

Notably, this win has made Nolan one of the most acclaimed directors in history. He was already a fan’s favorite because of his movies like the Dark Knight trilogy (2005-12), “Inception” (2010), and “Dunkirk” (2017).

Robert Downey Jr. won his first Oscar after being nominated for the third time. His role as Lewis Strauss in the movie led him to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He expressed gratitude to the academy and his wife, Susan, and humorously accepted his award, saying,

I’d like to thank my terrible childhood.

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