Christopher Nolan receives directing association award for “Oppenheimer”.

A few weeks before the Oscars, the blockbuster “Oppenheimer” continued its triumphant march at this year’s awards ceremonies: Christopher Nolan was honored on Saturday (local time) in Los Angeles by the US Directors’ Association for his film about the invention of the atomic bomb.

The category was “Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture.” This increases the director’s chances of winning the long-awaited Oscar.

Nolan has already been nominated four times for the important Directors Guild of America (DGA) award, but was unable to take home the trophy for his films “Memento,” “The Dark Knight,” “Inception” or “Dunkirk.” At this year’s awards ceremony, he praised his film team for their willingness to bring even his most ambitious visions – such as the breathtaking recreation of the first atomic bomb test – to life.

Also nominated were directors Martin Scorsese (“Killers of the Flower Moon”), Greta Gerwig (“Barbie”), Yorgos Lanthimos (“Poor Things”) and Alexander Payne (“The Holdovers”).

The association chose Mstyslav Chernov as the best documentary director for the film “20 days in Mariupol“, in which the video journalist portrays in harrowing detail and under adverse conditions the arrival of the Russian war of aggression in the Ukrainian port city. Peter Hoar won the award for best director in a drama television series for “The Last of Us“, in the comedy category Christopher Storer was chosen for “The Bear” excellent.

It is not unlikely that those who have now been honored will also win at the Oscars: 18 of the past 20 DGA award winners were also named best directors at the Oscars in the same year. This year’s award ceremony will take place on March 10th instead of. The film “Oppenheimer” is nominated in 13 categories.

By Editor

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