Cillian Murphy bagged his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor for Oppenheimer.
According to the media reports, Christopher Nolan recalled Cillian Murphy’s transition into Oppenheimer, which triggered a particularly particular recollection upon hearing about the Oscar nominations. The two responded to the news that Christopher Nolan, the director of the Robert J. Oppenheimer biography, was nominated for 13 Oscars, including Best Director and Best Screenplay.
In addition, Robert Downey Jr. for Best Supporting Actor, Emily Blunt for Best Supporting Actress, and Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy received their first Oscar nominations for Best Actor.
Christopher noted that the way Cillian changed made him think of the hair and makeup trials he conducted for Heath Ledger’s Joker character. As soon as the actor puts on a cap and lights a cigarette in the corner of his lips, you can see him bringing an icon to life. You’re beginning to notice his movement. It’s an exciting time. It appears in all motion pictures.
The 47-year-old actor disclosed that it was in his native Ireland that he learned of his historic nomination. I’m actually in my parents’ house in Cork City. I was with my parents and my wife today. So that was nice.
The Peaky Blinders star said that he was in his childhood kitchen when the categories were announced, “We had a cup of tea and a slice of cake. It was quite nice. My mom made a sponge cake. It was very tasty.”