Oscar for best actor goes to Cillian Murphy for Oppenheimer



At the 96th Academy Awards, Cillian Murphy‘s performance in Oppenheimer earned him the best actor Oscar.

In the film, which is based on American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, Murphy plays the lead part in Christopher Nolan’s biographical account of the groundbreaking atomic weapons scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer. After making his debut as the Scarecrow in Nolan’s Batman Begins, it was Murphy and Nolan’s sixth collaboration.

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In the Oscar race, Murphy outlasted a formidable competition that included Bradley Cooper for Maestro, Jeffrey Wright for American Fiction, and Paul Giamatti for The Holdovers. Murphy received a number of earlier prizes for the movie, including best actor at the Baftas and Screen Actors Guild as well as best actor (drama) at the Golden Globes.

This was his first Oscar nomination, but he was seen as the favorite. In the past, he starred in the lead role of Ken Loach’s The Wind That Shakes the Barley, which took home the 2006 Palme d’Or at Cannes and two National Television Awards for its period gangster series Peaky Blinders.

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After Barry Fitzgerald in 1945 and Daniel Day-Lewis, who was born in London but is an Irish citizen, Murphy is the third Irish actor to win the best actor Oscar.

Murphy expressed his gratitude to Nolan, his producer Emma Thomas, his group, and his family. “Very very proud to be an Irishman,” he declared as he concluded his remarks.

We are, for better or worse, living in Oppenheimer’s world because of the movie we made about the guy who invented the atomic bomb. Therefore, I would want to dedicate this to all peacemakers worldwide.