Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas will receive knighthoods

News of the granting of knighthoods is usually announced at the beginning of the year or on November 14, the birthday of King Charles III. However, sometimes an exception is made for people who have recently achieved spectacular success.

For Nolan and Thomas, it was awards season and “Oppenheimer” triumphed. On March 10, the production received seven Oscars, including film of the year and director.

The ceremony has no date set yet. All because of Charles III's health problems. In February 2024, it was announced that he was struggling with cancer. It is known that the ceremony will take place at Buckingham Palace, during which the invited guests will be received by the king and receive the titles of knight or lady from him.

The film's director risked his budget and assumed an uncertain income for the film “Oppenheimer”. All thanks to an agreement with the Universal studio, which acquired the rights to film the story about the father of the atomic bomb.

According to Forbes, the director agreed with the studio to pay 15% of the production's profits from the first day it was released for distribution. “Oppenheimer” received 13 Oscar nominations and grossed almost a billion dollars worldwide. The final amount that Christopher Nolan will receive for this film will be $72 million.

This year, “Oppenheimer” turned out to be a big winner at the Oscars, taking home seven statuettes, including best picture, best director and two male roles: a leading actor (Cillian Murphy) and a supporting one (Robert Downey Jr.).

The film tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer. During World War II, the American scientist served as the scientific director of the “Manhattan Project” – an undertaking to construct the first atomic bomb in history.