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Cillian Murphy Wins Best Actor at Irish Academy Awards; Expresses Gratitude

Key Points:

  • Cillian Murphy won Best Lead Actor at the Irish Film and TV Academy Awards for his performance in Oppenheimer.
  • The ceremony honored various Irish and international talents, including Lily Gladstone, Emma Stone, and Sharon Horgan.
  • Murphy expressed his gratitude for the award and for being recognized in his home country.

Cillian Murphy’s remarkable awards season run culminated with a prestigious win on home soil, as the Irish actor claimed the Best Lead Actor prize at the 21st Irish Film and TV Academy Awards for his critically acclaimed performance in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

Cillian Murphy Caps Off Award-Winning Streak with Irish Academy Honor

Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer
Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer

According to Variety, fresh off his Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and SAG award wins, Cillian Murphy added another accolade to his impressive collection by taking home the Best Lead Actor award at the Irish Academy Awards. Presented to him by Killers of the Flower Moon star Lily Gladstone,

Murphy humbly expressed his gratitude, stating, “God, I’m still so brutal at this. But being in this room is so special, being at home, with people that I love and admire amongst my fellow nominees and some of my favorite people.”

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Star-Studded Ceremony Celebrates Irish and International Talents

Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer
Cillian Murphy in Oppenheimer

While Murphy and Gladstone were undoubtedly the standout guests at the ceremony, which recognizes excellence in both film and television, they were joined by a host of other notable names from the Irish and international entertainment industry. Among the nominees and presenters were Sharon Horgan, Neil Jordan, Jim Sheridan, Eve Hewson, Kerry Condon, and Alisha Weir, as well as the Irish rap band Kneecap, whose biopic garnered buzz at Sundance.

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Other Notable Winners:

  • Emma Stone won Best International Actress for her role in Poor Things.
  • That They May Face the Rising Sun by Pat Collins took home the Best Film award.
  • Lies We Tell claimed multiple honors, including Best Director, Best Script, and Best Lead Actress for Agnes O’Casey.
  • Paul Mescal won Best Supporting Actor for All of Us Strangers, while Alison Oliver was named Best Supporting Actress for Saltburn.
  • The hit Irish crime drama Kin dominated the TV categories, winning four awards, including Best Drama.

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