Atlanta Film Critics Circle Celebrates “Oppenheimer” with 2023 Awards

Today the Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC) announced its seventh annual awards for the top film achievements of 2023, in which Oppenheimer, the biopic thriller about the life of the titular nuclear physicist, father of the atomic bomb, was selected best picture. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the blockbuster film dominated the AFCC’s awards in eight categories, including Best Director (Christopher Nolan), Actor (Cillian Murphy), Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.), Cinematography (Hoyte van Hoytema), Ensemble, Screenplay (Christopher Nolan), and Score (Ludwig Göransson).

Rounding out the best films of the year for the group in ranked order were: Killers of the Flower Moon, The Holdovers, Past Lives, Barbie, May December, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall and Poor Things.

The Best Supporting Actor race resulted in a tie between performances in two of the year’s iconic films, with Ryan Gosling winning Best Supporting Actor for his role in Barbie as Ken and Robert Downey Jr. winning for his portrayal of politician Lewis Strauss in Oppenheimer.

Lily Gladstone won two awards from the AFCC, securing both Best Lead Actress and Best Breakthrough Performer for her work in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.

Other winners include director Celine Song’s Past Lives, which won Best First Feature, Da’Vine Joy Randolph for Best Supporting Actress in The Holdovers, French film The Anatomy of a Fall for Best International Feature and John Wick: Chapter 4 for the AFCC’s second-ever Best Stunt Work award. The movie Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie won Best Documentary.

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