Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer wins big at Golden Globes 2024

Oppenheimer was a long watch! The film stretched 180 minutes and 9 seconds and was made on a subject that required the audience to have a level of scientific understanding. Yet, it managed to rake in close to a billion dollars at the box-office, ending with a worldwide collection of USD 952 million, as per Box Office Mojo. After wowing the cinema lovers during its run, director Christopher Nolan’s magnum opus arrived at the award season in style. All the buzz that the film had stirred last year was translated into awards on January 7 (US time), as the film won numerous awards at the Golden Globes 2024, which was aired from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

All the major awards of the night were swept by Oppenheimer and the team of the film could not help but be overwhelmed with all the love, appreciation and validation for their labour of love.

Cillian Murphy receives Best Actor award

Cillian Murphy, who played the titular role in Oppenheimer, was declared the man of the night as he won the award in the Best Male Actor – Motion Picture – Drama category.

While Murphy’s joy knew no bounds on receiving the award, let us tell you that despite starring in a number of Nolan blockbusters, Oppenheimer was the first time when he finally got to play the lead for the stalwart director.

Prior to Oppenheimer, Murphy had played supporting roles in Nolan’s films like Inception, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Dunkirk.

Christopher Nolan wins Best Director award

The team of Oppenheimer has all the reasons to celebrate as the man, Christopher Nolan himself, was declared as the Best Director at the Golden Globes 2024.

For Nolan, Oppenheimer was no less than his own child, as the director worked hard and remained determined for years to finally make the masterpiece that he had always wanted to.

Robert Downey Jr takes home Best Supporting Actor award

The winning streak for Oppenheimer at the Golden Globes 2024 actually began with Robert Downey Jr taking home the award for the Best Supporting Actor for his role of the villainous Lewis Strauss in the hit Christopher Nolan-directorial.

“I am glad Universal went all in for Nolan and the crew to render a goddamn masterpiece,” he stated, as he held the coveted award in his hands.

About Oppenheimer

Set in the backdrop of World War II, the film Oppenheimer is the biopic of American physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, who is also regarded as the ‘Father of the Atomic Bomb’.

The film traces Oppenheimer’s journey of developing the atomic bomb during the World War II and pressing the button despite knowing the fact that testing the bomb could mean the end of the world.

The film Oppenheimer also starred Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt, Josh Hartnett, Matt Damon, Gary Oldman and others in key roles.

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