Cillian Murphy Wins Best Actor...


Cillian Murphy Wins Best Actor at BAFTAs

Alex Rowley
Alex Rowley

07:21 19 Feb 2024

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Cillian Murphy has won a BAFTA in the 'Best Actor' category for his role in Oppenheimer.

The Cork man beat Dubliner Barry Keoghan for his role in Saltburn along with Bradley Cooper, Paul Giamatti and others.

Last night, he told us he's "a really proud Irishman".

"It means a lot to be Irish," he exclaimed, before joking "shall I sing a rebel song?"


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Oppenheimer swept the floor, winning best film, best director (Christopher Nolan), best original score, best cinematography, best editing and best supporting actor.

It was the most successful film of the night, followed by Poor Things and The Zone of Interest.

Poor Things was produced by Irish company Element Pictures.

Paul Mescal lost out to Robert Downey Jr. in the best supporting actor category.

The Kildare man had been nominated for his role in All of Us Strangers.

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