Cillian Murphy Said One Word During His BAFTA Speech That Has Fans Going Crazy

Cillian Murphy Said One Word During His BAFTA Speech That Has Fans Going Crazy

In a world where BAFTA speeches often tread the line between heartfelt monologues and snooze-fest recitations, Cillian Murphy decided to spice things up with a linguistic curveball that has social media doing somersaults. Winning Best Leading Actor for his role in Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” Murphy delivered an acceptance speech that will be remembered not just for its gratitude, but for its wordplay.

On a night when “Oppenheimer” went atomic, scooping up seven awards including Best Director and Best Film, Murphy’s speech detonated its own kind of bomb. Accepting his award, he began with the usual pleasantries but soon dropped the word “Oppenhomies” into the mix, sending the internet into a collective meltdown. Yes, you heard it right—Oppenhomies: a term of endearment for the cast of “Oppenheimer” that has fans and foes alike wondering if Murphy just officially made it a thing.

“Thank you for seeing something in me that I probably didn’t see in myself,” Murphy humbly noted, nodding to the dynamic duo of Nolan and producer Emma Thomas. He continued, “Thank you for always pushing me and demanding excellence because that is what you deliver time and time again.” It was all standard award speech fare until Murphy uttered the term that would launch a thousand tweets.

Describing his castmates as “Oppenhomies,” Murphy inadvertently set the stage for a social media frenzy. Some praised the term as “cute” and “something else,” while others wondered if the actor had momentarily forgotten he was at the BAFTAs and not a backyard barbecue. Regardless, Murphy’s speech has added a new term to the cinematic lexicon, one that simultaneously bewilders and endears.

Meanwhile, the BAFTAs carried on, blissfully unaware that they had just hosted the birth of a new pop culture phrase. Hosted at London’s Royal Festival Hall with David Tennant at the helm, the night saw other films like “The Zone of Interest” and “Poor Things” taking home accolades, with Emma Stone securing the Leading Actress award for the latter. Stone’s thanks for the line “I must punch that baby” was almost as memorable as Murphy’s “Oppenhomies,” almost.

So, as the dust settles on yet another awards night, and the internet continues to debate the merits and meanings behind Murphy’s choice of words, one thing is clear: the term “Oppenhomies” has firmly implanted itself in the annals of BAFTA history. Whether it will stand the test of time or simply be a quirky footnote remains to be seen. But for now, Murphy and his Oppenhomies can bask in the glow of their BAFTA success, knowing they’ve contributed not just to cinema, but to the ever-evolving English language.