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BAFTA 2024: Cillian Murphy wins Best Leading Actor award for 'Oppenheimer'

Updated on: 19 February,2024 05:54 AM IST  |  London
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Other nominations were Bradley Cooper, 'Maestro' Colman Domingo, 'Rustin' Paul Giamatti, 'The Holdovers' Barry Keoghan, 'Saltburn', Teo Yoo, 'Past Lives'

BAFTA 2024: Cillian Murphy wins Best Leading Actor award for 'Oppenheimer'

Irish actor Cillian Murphy poses with the award for Best leading actor for his role in "Oppenheimer" during the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centrer, in London. Pic/AFP

Hollywood actor Cillian Murphy won the Best Leading Actor award for his performance in the biopic film 'Oppenheimer'.


The 77th BAFTA Film Awards ceremony is currently underway at London's Royal Festival Hall.


Other nominations were Bradley Cooper, 'Maestro' Colman Domingo, 'Rustin' Paul Giamatti, 'The Holdovers' Barry Keoghan, 'Saltburn', Teo Yoo, 'Past Lives'.


The film has bagged awards in the 'Best Director', 'Best Cinematography', 'Best Editing' 'Best Original Score' and 'Best Supporting Actor (Male) categories so far.

Oppenheimer was nominated in 13 categories such as best film, director, leading actor for Cillian Murphy, cinematography, editing, costume design, makeup and hair, original score, production design, and sound.

The biopic, set during World War II, follows Oppenheimer, known as the "Father of the Atomic Bomb," during a period in history when he understood that testing the atomic bomb would ignite the atmosphere and destroy the world, yet he pushed the button anyway.

'Oppenheimer' is played by Cillian Murphy, who is securing the lead for the first time in a Christopher Nolan film. Having previously starred in 'Inception,' 'Batman Begins,' 'The Dark Knight,' 'The Dark Knight Rises,' and 'Dunkirk,' Murphy has been a mainstay in many of Nolan's movies.

The star-studded cast includes Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh, Benny Safdie, Dane DeHaan, Jack Quaid, Matthew Modine, Alden Ehrenreich, Josh Peck, Jason Clarke, David Dastmalchian, Alex Wolff, James D'Arcy, and many others. Florence Pugh plays Jean Tatlock, Emily Blunt plays Kitty Oppenheimer, Robert Downey Jr. plays Lewis Strauss and Matt Damon. 

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