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Oppenheimer Dominates 96th Oscars, Scoops Seven Awards, Including Best Picture and Best Actor

The film’s remarkable success is underscored by its ability to gross over $950 million at the global box office.

Oppenheimer has emerged the big winner of the 96th Oscars after scooping seven awards including best picture and best actor for Cillian Murphy

The period blockbuster, which entered the ceremony with 13 nominations, left an indelible mark by securing the total of seven statuettes.

Christopher Nolan, the director behind the cinematic marvel, was honored with the Best Director award, while Cillian Murphy’s exceptional performance earned him the title of Best Actor. 

Adding to the film’s triumph, Robert Downey Jr. was recognized as the Best Supporting Actor. 

The movie’s accolades extended to technical achievements, with wins in the Editing, Cinematography, and Score categories.

Oppenheimer proved to be the frontrunner throughout the awards season, maintaining its momentum and fulfilling expectations set by its extensive list of nominations. 

The film’s remarkable success is underscored by its ability to gross over $950 million at the global box office, a feat that defied conventional expectations due to its three-hour running time, sections shot in black and white, and a script rich with dialogue about nuclear physics.

During the acceptance of the final trophy for Best Picture, producer Emma Thomas expressed the surreal nature of the moment. 

“Any of us who make movies know that you kind of dream of this moment.

“But it seemed so unlikely that it would actually happen. And now I’m standing here, and everything’s kind of gone out of my head.

Oppenheimer emerges from the Oscars not just as a cinematic triumph but as a cultural phenomenon, leaving an enduring impact on the film industry. 

The movie’s success serves as a testament to the power of storytelling and innovation, capturing the hearts of audiences worldwide and solidifying its place in cinematic history.

Chioma Kalu

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