What a day for the parish.
Cork’s own Cillian Murphy has officially landed himself an Oscar nomination after the full list of nominees was announced by Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid this afternoon.
The Ballintemple-born star got the nod for his incredible performance as J Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, in Christopher Nolan’s epic Oppenheimer, which is also nominated for Best Picture as well as in the Best Director category.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 23, 2024
The nominations for Best Actor 2024 are:
Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Colman Domingo, Rustin
Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction
Murphy already swept the boards this awards season, scooping a Bafta nomination and an SAG award as well as a Golden Globe.
The actor is hotly tipped to bring the Best Actor Academy Award home to Leeside at the 96th Oscars hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday, March 10th.