With Christopher Nolan, the director, at the heart of all the accolades, Oppenheimer has emerged as the darling of award ceremonies and festivals. At the Sundance Film Festival, he received the newest gong.
The British director joked, “It’s a quarter of a century later, and I’m still * being discovered by Sundance,” as he accepted the first Trailblazer award.
At the 81st annual Golden Globes, the director of the critically acclaimed movie Dark Knight also took home another trophy for best director.
Heath Ledger passed away, and the 53-year-old honored him in his acceptance speech.
“The only other occasion I’ve been on this platform is when I accepted one of these on behalf of our departed friend, Heath Ledger, and that presented a difficult and demanding situation for me.”
“And in the middle of speaking, I looked down at Robert Downey Jr., who caught my eye and gave me a look of support,” he said.
“The same love and support he’s shown so many people in your community over the years; the same look he’s giving me now.”