'Oppenheimer' dominates BAFTAs in major Oscars boost

February 19, 2024

The movie earned seven awards in total, including best film, best director for Nolan, best actor for Cillian Murphy and best supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr. It was Downey Jr's second BAFTA, having won the best actor gong 31 years ago for playing Charlie Chaplin. The US actress has already scooped Golden Globe and Critics Choice best actress awards for her no-holds-barred performance. Cooper's biopic about US conductor Leonard Bernstein was also nominated for original screenplay (shared with screenwriter Josh Singer) and best actor. Jonathan Glazer's harrowing "The Zone of Interest", about a Nazi concentration camp commander and his family living next to Auschwitz, took home three awards including best British film, best film not in the English language and best sound.