Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer.

And the Oscar Goes to

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 11 March 2024 > What's On

2023 was the year "Barbenheimer" revived cinema attendance around the world. But despite leading the box office, Barbie received only one Oscar, for best song, while Oppenheimer dominated this years Awards, taking home seven statuettes.

Oppenheimer took best picture, best director for Christopher Nolan, and best supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr. (amazingly his first Oscar) and best actor for Cillian Murphy as the eponymous physicist. Murphy, the first Irish actor to win the category, dedicated his win to "the peacemakers everywhere."

Best actress went to Emma Stone for the gothic steampunk film Poor Things, inspired by Frankenstein.
Chilling WWII film The Zone of Interest, loosely based on a Martin Amis novel, took best international feature for portraying the disturbingly domestic life of the Auschwitz camp commandant and his family, just outside the fence of the concentration camp.


We were happy to discover that Wes Anderson's adaptation of a Roald Dahl short story, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, won Best live-action short. Check out our A2 and B1 Ready-to-use Resource on the short film.

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