Cillian Murphy accepts Golden Globe for Oppenheimer with wife’s lipstick on nose

Cillian Murphy For Oppenheimer
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Murphy was quite the ‘Rudolph‘ while accepting his Golden Globe.

During his big win at the Golden Globes 2024, Cillian Murphy did not shy away from flaunting his love for his wife during the acceptance speech for receiving an award for best actor in a motion picture, drama, for his role in Oppenheimer. Murphy surpassed nominees Bradley Cooper for Maestro, Leonardo DiCaprio for Killers of the Flower Moon, Colman Domingo for Rustin, Barry Keoghan for Saltburn, and Andrew Scott for All of Us Strangers.

Initiating his speech on stage, the Peaky Blinders star asked the crowd if his wife’s lipstick mark was still on his nose, stating, “First question, do I have lipstick all over my nose?” adding, “I was gonna leave it.”

He kicked off his speech saying, “I knew the first time I walked on a Chris Nolan set it was different. The level or rigor of the level of dedication, the complete lack of any seating options for actors, I was in the hands of a visionary director, a master.” He continued, “I want to thank Chris and Emma for having complete faith in me for 20 years. One of the most beautiful things about being an actor is you can’t do it on your own. And we have the most incredible ensemble cast in this movie,”  adding, “They were magic and some of them are here today, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Gary Oldman. Thank you for carrying me and holding me through this movie.”

Murphy went on, “Thank you to Donna Langley and everyone at Universal for believing in this movie since the beginning. To all my fellow nominees, if you’re Irish or not, you’re all legends, your stunning work, I salute you,” concluding his speech with, “To my mom, the rest of my team, thank you so much. To my family, I’m the luckiest man and I love you.”

The buried life of the Father of The Atom Bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer was brought forth via Murphy’s cosmic portrayal of the lost physicist beyond the boundaries of science and reached the hallmark of the highest-grossing biopic of all time.

Even though the actor’s career has been tainted with accolades, which include a Golden Globe nod in 2006 for the film Breakfast on Pluto, Murphy has surpassed records and is now at an all-time high in his career. He shares the awards that the accolade-studded biopic won with Christopher Nolan for both writing and directing, plus costars Robert Downey Jr. and Emily Blunt.

Barbie led the film nominations with nine total, followed by Oppenheimer with eight and both Killers of the Flower Moon and Poor Things with seven.