Updated January 8th, 2024 at 18:50 IST
Golden Globes 2024: Christopher Nolan honors Heath Ledger while accepting award for Oppenheimer
Christopher Nolan beat Greta Gerwig to win the Golden Globe award for Best Director for Oppenheimer. The filmmaker mentioned Heath Ledger in his speech.
Christopher Nolan won his first Golden Globe award for his latest outing Oppenheimer. The filmmaker won the award for the Best Director. During his acceptance speech, Nolan made a mention of the late actor Heath Ledger.
Christopher Nolan recalls the last time he was on the Golden Globe stage for Heath Ledger
Christopher Nolan took on the stage to receive his maiden Golden Globe award. During his acceptance speech, the filmmaker recalled the last time he was on stage to get the award. He remembered receiving the award for the late actor Heath Ledger who played Joker in The Dark Knight.
The Oppenheimer hitmaker also made a mention of Marvel star Robert Downey Jr in his speech. He recalled, “The only time I’ve ever been on this stage before was accepting one of these on behalf of our dear friend, Heath Ledger, and that was complicated and challenging for me,” Nolan said. “In the middle of speaking, I got all stuck, and Robert Downey Jr. caught my eye and gave me a look of love and support — the same look he’s giving me now.” After filming The Dark Knight was finished but before the film's release, Heath Ledger passed away at the age of 28 from an accidental overdose. According to Variety, he received multiple posthumous honours for his menacing depiction of the Joker, including the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor.
Christopher Nolan wins Best Director award for Oppenheimer
The 81st Golden Globe Awards celebrated excellence in motion picture and audio-visual arts as auteur Christopher Nolan was feted with the honour of Best Director - Motion Picture for his period drama Oppenheimer. Nolan beat Bradley Cooper for Maestro, the tough competitor Greta Gerwig for Barbie, Yorgos Lanthimos for Poor Things, the legendary Martin Scorsese for Killers of the Flower Moon and Celine Song for Past Lives.
The official X handle, erstwhile Twitter, congratulated Nolan as they wrote, “A golden moment for Christopher Nolan who wins Best Director - Motion Picture for Oppenheimer! #GoldenGlobes”.
(With inputs from IANS)
Published January 8th, 2024 at 17:08 IST