Cillian Murphy has won Best Actor at the Golden Globes.
The actor took to the stage with red lipstick on his nose, thanks to a kiss from wife Yvonne McGuinness, and collected the award for his role in Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster Oppenheimer.
“I knew the first time I walked on a Chris Nolan set it was different,” Murphy said in his speech.
“I could tell by the level of vigour, focus, the level of dedication, and the complete lack of seating options for actors.” he quipped, raising giggles from the audience.
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Murphy took the opportunity to highlight that he has worked with the director for “20 years and six fecking pictures”, and paid tribute to his co-stars for “carrying me and holding me through this movie”.
In a shout-out to his fellow nominees, which included Saltburn’s Barry Keoghan and All Of Us Strangers’ Andrew Scott, Murphy said: “If you’re Irish or not, you’re all legends and I salute you.”
Hilariously, Cillian’s statement that he feels like he’s ‘the luckiest fecking man alive’ was censored and didn’t appear in the live broadcast of the awards show.