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New Delhi: On a historic night at the 96th Academy Awards, Christopher Nolan’s film ‘Oppenheimer’ dominated the ceremony, securing major wins across categories.

Cillian Murphy, portraying J Robert Oppenheimer, claimed his first Oscar for Best Actor, dedicating the honour to peacemakers worldwide. Nolan received the Best Director trophy, expressing gratitude to the cast and crew.

The 96th Academy Awards took place on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

The biopic, set during World War II, not only won Best Film but also Best Original Score, highlighting its overall excellence.

Additionally, Robert Downey Jr. clinched his first-ever Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in his role as Rear Adm. Lewis Strauss. The film’s success continued, with Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt, and an ensemble cast contributing to its triumph.

According to the official Instagram account “the academy”, the ‘In Memoriam’ segment paid tribute to the late Nitin Desai, a renowned production director known for his work on iconic films like “Lagaan” and “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.” Desai’s legacy was celebrated alongside that of other industry legends.

Elsewhere, ‘Zone of Interest’ secured the Best Sound award, while ‘What Was I Made For’ from ‘Barbie’ won Best Original Song. Ryan Gosling’s captivating performance added a spark to the ceremony.

Amidst the celebration, Mstyslav Chernov, director of ’20 Days in Mariupol,’ addressed the Ukraine conflict, expressing regret for making the film and urging an end to the violence.

‘Oppenheimer’ marked its presence with 13 nominations and emerged victorious in six major categories, solidifying its place as the standout film of the Oscars 2024.

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