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Updated December 20th, 2023 at 11:20 IST

Jamie Dornan roots for Cillian Murphy's Oscar win but ‘won't be voting for him’

Jamie Dornan predicted Cillian Murphy's Oscar win for Oppenheimer. The actor added he would not be voting for him.

Anjali Negi
Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy
Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy | Image:AP
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Cillian Murphy had a successful year as the actor delivered the biggest hit of his career with Oppenheimer. The film collected more than $900 million at the box office and was praised by critics and viewers alike. 

The Christopher Nolan directorial earned the actor a Golden Globe nomination and is also expected to get him an Oscar nod at the 96th Academy Awards. The prediction is backed by his Anthropoid co-star Jamie Dornan. While the Fifty Shades of Grey star approved of Cillian’s potential Oscar win, he added he will not be voting for him. 

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Jamie Dornan will not vote for Cillian Murphy 

In a conversation with GQ Magazine, Jamie was asked about his friend and Anthropoid co-star Cillian Murphy and if they have any plans to work together again. To which the actor replied, “I'm seeing him tomorrow! I love Cillian, and we've nearly worked together a couple of times since. I have such respect for him and he's probably going to win a fucking Academy Award next year. I mean I won't be voting for him [laughs]. I think we're both desperate to work together again, we're really close. I love it because he's so uncomfortable doing press, and I just love playing on that.” 

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Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy in Anthropoid | Image: IMDb 

 

Cillian and Jamie collaborated on the WWII drama film Anthropoid in 2016. The captivating story of the bold attempt to kill SS General Reinhard Heydrich, Hitler's third-in-command during World War II, is explored in this cinematic masterpiece. The duo played Czech soldiers Jan Kubis and Josef Gabcík, respectively, and brought the audience’s attention to a little-known historical event.

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Oppenheimer’s record-breaking success

Talking about Oppenheimer's success, the film enjoyed a record-breaking run at the box office with a budget of $100 million. It shattered multiple records during its theatrical run, emerging as the third-biggest film of the year, the second-largest R-rated movie in history, and the most significant biopic to date. It surpassed expectations by becoming the largest World War II film and outperforming Nolan's renowned hit Inception.

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The official poster of Oppenheimer | Image: IMDb

 

Oppenheimer is going to continue its impressive trajectory into the awards season. Predicted as a frontrunner for categories like Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, among others in the upcoming awards ceremonies, the film is anticipated to be a major contender throughout the upcoming awards circuit.

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Published December 20th, 2023 at 10:24 IST

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