Best Actor (Drama) Golden Globe winner Cillian Murphy pays tribute to co-stars

Cillian Murphy thanked his 'Oppenheimer' co-stars for "carrying" him and hailed Christopher Nolan a "visionary" as he picked up the Best Actor (Drama) Golden Globe on Sunday 

Cillian Murphy

The 44-year-old actor took home his first prize at the ceremony and during his speech, he honoured his castmates, as well as paying tribute to "visionary" director Christopher Nolan, who he has worked with numerous times over the years.

Taking to the stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, he said: "Oh boy. I knew the first time I walked on a Chris Nolan set that it was different I could tell my the level of rigour, the level of focus, the level of dedication. The complete lack of seating options for actors, I knew I was in the hands of a visionary director, a master. I want to thank Chris and Emma for having faith in me for 20 years.

"One of the most beautiful and vulnerable things about being an actor is you can't do it on your own, and we had an incredible ensemble cast, there was 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 throughout this movie.

"Thank you to Donna Langley and everyone at Universal for believing in this movie from the very beginning."

Cillian was nominated alongside Bradley Cooper ('Maestro'), Leonardo DiCaprio (‘Killers of the Flower Moon'), Colman Domingo (‘Rustin’), Barry Keoghan ('Saltburn’) and Andrew Scott ( ‘All of Us Strangers’) and took the time to pay tribute to their "stunning" work.

He continued:

"My fellow nominees, if you're Irish or not, you're all legends, you do stunning work, I salute you.

"To all my reps, all my team, thank you so much, you're the best. TO my family, I'm the luckiest man, love you. Thanks so much guys."

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