Oscar-nominated Cillian Murphy joins Oppenheimer co-stars for annual Academy Awards luncheon

Irish Mirror   13/02/2024 15:54

Oscar-nominated star Cillian Murphy reunited with his Oppenheimer co-stars at the Academy Awards annual luncheon.

The Cork native is up for Best Actor for his role as J. Robert Oppenheimer in the Christopher Nolan movie.

On Monday, Cillian reunited with co-stars Emily Blunt and Robert Downey Jr. for the event at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

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Blunt is nominated for Best Supporting Actress prize for her turn as Oppenheimer’s wife Kitty, while Downey Jr. is considered the favourite to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Lewis Strauss, the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.

The trio were joined on the red carpet by Nolan, who is tipped to win his first directing Oscar for the film after scoring the top prize at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards on Saturday, usually a significant indicator of who will win the Academy Award.

The actors then posed for the Class of 2024 photo alongside their fellow Oscar nominees.

Oscars Nominees Luncheon Class Photo

Also at the star-studded event was Margot Robbie, who was snubbed in the Best Actress category for her leading role in Barbie, but who is nominated in the Best Picture category as a producer on the film.

She continued to take style inspiration from her character, opting for a classic pink Chanel skirt suit and matching bag.

Barbie director Greta Gerwig was also at the luncheon, despite her snub in the Best Director category. She is nominated as a screenwriter on the film, alongside her husband Noah Baumbach.

Emma Stone, who is nominated for Best Actress prize for her role as Bella Baxter in the steampunk coming-of-age story Poor Things, arrived at the event with the film’s director Yorgos Lanthimos, who is also nominated.

The film marks a reunion for the duo, who previously worked together on The Favourite, which landed British actress Olivia Colman her Oscar.

Stone’s closest rival for the Best Actress gong, Lily Gladstone, chose a smart white trouser suit for the lunch.

She is nominated for her performance in Martin Scorsese’s Western crime epic Killers Of The Flower Moon.

Also nominated in the Best Actress category is British actress Carey Mulligan, who received a nod for her turn as Leonard Bernstein’s wife Felicia Montealegre in Bradley Cooper’s biopic Maestro.

The Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 10.

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