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Oppenheimer wins best picture at 2024 Oscars

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Christopher Nolan brought home the Oscar for Best Picture with “Oppenheimer.” This film clinched the 2024 Oscar for Best Picture and secured other major awards, including Best Director and Best Actor.

In the film, Irish actor Cillian Murphy portrayed Robert Oppenheimer, the American physicist whose efforts in the 1940s led the United States to develop the atomic bomb, subsequently used in the catastrophic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II.

Murphy won the Best Actor award, and Christopher Nolan was honored with the Best Director award for their work on “Oppenheimer,” which in total won seven Oscars.

“Oppenheimer” is a three-hour drama about physics and politics in wartime America that, against all odds, became a blockbuster hit alongside “Barbie.” Grossing $953 million, the film not only captivated cinema lovers but also garnered widespread acclaim from critics.

“Oppenheimer” faced stiff competition at the Oscars from films such as “Barbie,” “An American Tale,” “Anatomy of a Fall,” “The Remnants,” “Killers of the Full Moon,” “The Master,” “Past Lives,” “The Miserables,” and “Favorite Area.”

Adding to its accolades, “Oppenheimer” was a standout at the film festival circuit before its Oscar success. Its thought-provoking content and stellar performances garnered it several festival awards, highlighting its significance not just in commercial terms but also in cinematic artistry.

The film’s festival journey played a crucial role in its Oscars campaign, generating early buzz and setting the stage for its eventual dominance at the Academy Awards. This festival success story underscores the importance of film festivals in recognizing and celebrating cinematic achievements, offering films a platform to shine and reach a wider audience.

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