Cillian Murphy gets Oscar nomination for his performance in Oppenheimer

Cillian Murphy Gets Oscar Nomination For His Performance In Oppenheimer
Cillian Murphy was nominated for best actor alongside Bradley Cooper, Jeffrey Wright and Paul Giamatti. Photo: Universal
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By Ellie Iorizzo, PA Los Angeles Correspondent

Irish actor Cillian Murphy has followed up his Golden Globe win with an Oscar nomination for his performance in Oppenheimer.

Murphy was nominated for best actor alongside Bradley Cooper, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Giamatti and Colman Domingo.


The Cork actor earned the nod for his role in the epic biopic centred around theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer, described as the father of the atomic bomb.


His co-star Emily Blunt was also recognised in the best supporting actress category at the 96th Oscar nominations.

She faces competition from US actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph, who has won a slew of precursor prizes for her turn as a cook in The Holdovers, alongside Danielle Brooks for The Color Purple, Jodie Foster for Nyad, and America Ferrera for Barbie.


Robert Downey Jr has also landed an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for his role as Lewis Strauss, the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, in Oppenheimer.

Other nominees include Robert De Niro for Killers Of The Flower Moon, Ryan Gosling for Barbie, Mark Ruffalo for Poor Things, and Sterling K Brown for American Fiction, about a frustrated novelist who writes a book that propels him into the centre of the hypocrisy he disdains.

Greta Gerwig and her husband and co-writer Noah Baumbach have been nominated in the adapted screenplay category for box office juggernaut Barbie, alongside screenwriter Tony McNamara for Poor Things, adapted from Scottish writer Alasdair Gray’s 1992 novel.


Nominations for the 96th Oscars were announced on Tuesday by Atlanta star Zazie Beetz and The Boys actor Jack Quaid, ahead of the annual ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

The Academy Awards ceremony will air from midnight on March 11th.

Irish production company Element Pictures received nine nominations for their role in co-producing Poor Things starring Emma Stone.

It was nominated for best picture along with best direction, cinematography, film editing and best score.

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