Oppenheimer dominates BAFTA, clinches seven awards 

Christopher Nolan-directed biopic Oppenheimer dominated the BAFTA awards by winning in seven categories.

Nolan himself took home the 'Best Director' award.
Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer wins seven BAFTA awards. Photo Courtesy: Oppenheimer Movie Instagram page

Actor Cillian Murphy, who played the titular role of physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, won the ‘Best Actor’ award while Robert Downey Jr grabbed the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ title for his performance in the movie, which was praised by critics and fans across the globe last year.

Nolan himself took home the ‘Best Director’ award.

Oppenheimer also beat other nominations like Poor Things to win the ‘Best Film’ title.

Apart from Oppenheimer, Emma Stone’s Poor Things shined in the glitzy award ceremony night with five wins.

Stone clinched the Best Actress award.

She beat actress Margot Robbie (Barbie) and other nominees for the title.

The Best Supporting Actress award went to actor Da’Vine Joy Randolph for her performance in The Holdovers.

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon, two movies which gained global attention last year, however, failed to win a title in this year’s BAFTA.

Key highlights of the night

Oppenheimer won seven BAFTAs: Best Film; Director for Christopher Nolan; Leading Actor for Cillian Murphy; Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr.; Cinematography; Editing, and Original Score.

Poor Things won five BAFTAs: Leading Actress for Emma Stone; Costume, Make Up & Hair, Production Design and Special Visual Effects.

The Zone of Interest won three BAFTAs: Outstanding British Film, Film Not in the English Language, and Sound.

The Holdovers won two categories: Supporting Actress for Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Casting.

Anatomy of a Fall won Original Screenplay.

American Fiction won Adapted Screenplay.

Earth Mama won Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.

20 Days in Mariupol won Documentary.

The Boy and the Heron won Animated Film.

Jellyfish and Lobster won the British Short Film award; while the BAFTA for British Short Animation was won by Crab Day.

June Givanni was presented with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award.

The BAFTA Fellowship was presented to actress and director Samantha Morton. The Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA in recognition of an individual’s outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games across their career.

The EE Rising Star Award, the only award voted for by the public, went to Mia McKenna-Bruce.