Breaking NewsChristopher Nolan wins his first Oscar for directing 'Oppenheimer'

Christopher Nolan wins his first Oscar for directing ‘Oppenheimer’


Los Angeles, Mar 11: Christopher Nolan fulfilled his award show frontrunner status, winning his first Oscar on Sunday night for directing ‘Oppenheimer'.

The 53-year-old British visionary has garnered critical acclaim throughout his career, but had never won an Oscar till now.

He was nominated for directing ‘Dunkirk' in 2017 and for original screenplay in 2010 for ‘Inception' and in 2001 for ‘Mementu.

At the podium, Nolan noted that movies are just a little bit over 100 years old and thanked the Academy for the honour.

“We don't know where this incredible journey is going from here,” Nolan said. “But to know that you think I am a meaningful part of it means the to me.”

‘Oppenheimer' closed the evening by winning best picture, one of seven Oscars it earned, including best actor for Cillian Murphy and supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr. The film earned a leading 13 nominations and has earned nearly $1 billion worldwide.

Nolan beat out Jonathan Glazer of ‘The Zone of Interest', Yorgos Lanthimos of ‘Poor Things', Martin Scorsese of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon' and Justine Triet of ‘Anatomy of a Fall'.

At 81, Scorsese was the oldest directing nominee.

Nolan was cheered on by his wife, Emma Thomas, who twice shared best picture nominations with her husband for producing ‘Dunkirk' and ‘Inception'. The college sweethearts have been producing partners on all of his films since 1997.

Nolan had been the frontrunner throughout awards season, earning the top prize from the Directors Guild of America along with directing honors at the BAFTA Film Awards and Golden Globes.

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