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Oppenheimer bags seven Awards at BAFTA, Including Best Director for Cristopher Nolan and Best Actor for Cillian Murphy

Cristopher Nolan gets a Standing Ovation at the 77th British Academy Films Awards.

BAFTA 2024 has been dominated by Christopher Nolan and his magnum opus ‘Oppenheimer’. Nolan won his first-ever British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards this year as ‘Oppenheimer’ picked up seven prizes overall. While Nolan received the Best Director award, Cord Jefferson bagged adapted screenplay for American.

One of the highest-grossing movies of 2023, it won the night’s top prize – best film. It also picked up awards for leading actor Cillian Murphy, supporting actor Robert Downey Jr, editing, cinematography, original score, and director for Christopher Nolan.

Murphy said he was grateful to play such a “colossally knotty, complex character.” Nolan noted that nuclear weapons are “a nihilistic subject and the film inevitably reflects that,” telling the movie’s backers: “Thank you for taking on something dark.”

Emma Stone was named best actress for playing the wild and spirited Bella Baxter in Poor Things, a steampunk-style visual extravaganza that won prizes for visual effects, production design, makeup and hair and costume design.

Oppenheimer had a field-leading 13 nominations but missed out on the record of nine trophies, set in 1971 by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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