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‘Oppenheimer’ Director Christopher Nolan and Wife Emma Thomas to be Knighted and Damed

The UK government says Nolan and his wife are being honored for their contributions to film.

Christopher Nolan, a film director, and his wife, Emma Thomas, a film producer, are to receive a knighthood and damehood, respectively.The UK government stated that the two were being honored for their contributions to film.

Earlier this month, Nolan won his first Best Director Oscar for Oppenheimer, a film about the father of the atomic bomb.

That film, which Thomas produced, swept the board at the 2024 event, winning seven awards in all.

Accepting the best picture prize, Thomas said: “I think any of us who make movies dream of this moment. But it seemed so unlikely that it would ever actually happen.”

Although he had previously been nominated for six Academy Awards, he never won an Oscar for directing until this year’s ceremony.

In addition to Oppenheimer, Thomas has collaborated on several other Nolan movies such as Tenet, Dunkirk, Interstellar, The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Batman Begins, Insomnia, and Memento.

The duo met each other during their time as students at University College London and tied the knot in 1997. They share four children and currently reside in Los Angeles.

Melissa Enoch

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