‘Oppenheimer’ sweeps the BAFTA Awards

British film director Jonathan Glazer and film producer James Wilson won the Outstanding British film and Best Adapted Screenplay for ‘The Zone of Interest.’ | JUSTIN tallis/agence france-presse

Oppenheimer swept the 2024 British Academy Film Awards, earning seven golden BAFTA masks on 18 February at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England.

The highest-grossing biopic of all time took home seven awards out of 13 nominations. This includes Best Picture, Best Director (Christopher Nolan), Best Leading Actor (Cillian Murphy), Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.), Best Cinematography (van Hoytema), Best Editing (Lame) and Best Original Score (Göransson).

The acclaimed Oppenheimer director acknowledged the people he had worked with in the film as he collected his award: “I have so many people to thank for this incredible cause, led by the fearless of fearless Cillian Murphy. Thank you to all the others, an incredible crew… Thank you, BAFTA, for recognizing this incredible work they did for me.”

CILLIAN Murphy, Leading Actor for ‘Oppenheimer.’

“Thank you for letting us take home something ‘quite dark’ and seeing the potential in that,” the multi-award-winning added.

Meanwhile, Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things came in second place with five wins, with Emma Stones winning the award for lead actress.

EMMA Stone, Leading Actress for ‘Poor Things.’

Apart from the Best Lead Actress, the dark comedy film also bagged the Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Special Visual Effects and Best Makeup and Hair.

DA’VINE Joy Randolph, Supporting Actress for ‘The Holdovers.’

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, who previously won a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress, was once again recognized in the same category for her role in the acclaimed comedy-drama film The Holdovers.

“Thank you to BAFTA for this incredible honor. My first job as an actor was in London, so this is truly a full circle moment for me,” Randolph said in a heartfelt and emotional speech. “This award is a beautiful reminder of how her [Vandolph’s character] story has rippled through the world.”

The full list of winners of the 77th BAFTA Awards:

Best Film: Oppenheimer

Director: Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Leading Actor: Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Leading Actress: Emma Stone, Poor Things

Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer

Supporting Actress: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Original Screenplay: Justine Triet and Arthur Harari, Anatomy of a Fall

Adapted Screenplay: Cord Jefferson, American Fiction

Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema, Oppenheimer

Original Score: Ludwig Göransson, Oppenheimer

Sound: Johnnie Burn and Tarn Willers, The Zone of Interest

Editing: Jennifer Lame, Oppenheimer

Costume Design: Holly Waddington, Poor Things

Production Design: Shona Heath, James Price and Zsuzsa Mihalek, Poor Things

Special Visual Effects: Tim Barter, Simon Hughes, Dean Koonjul and Jane Paton, Poor Things

Casting: Susan Shopmaker, The Holdovers

Makeup and Hair: Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier, and Josh Weston, Poor Things

Documentary: 20 Days in Mariupol

Animated Film: The Boy and The Heron

Film Not in the English Language: The Zone of Interest

Outstanding British Film: The Zone of Interest

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Earth Mama

British Short Animation: Crab Day

British Short Film: Jellyfish and Lobster