Why some say it's significant 'Godzilla Minus One' won an Oscar the same year 'Oppenheimer' did

'Godzilla Minus One' winning an Oscar alongside 'Oppenheimer' signifies an acknowledgment of Japanese historical pain from WWII.

'Godzilla Minus One,' a film set in post-war Japan grappling with devastation, won the Oscar for best visual effects, its first in the franchise's history. The win is seen as especially poignant given the simultaneous success of 'Oppenheimer,' a film focusing on the creator of the atomic bomb, amidst criticism for its lack of Japanese perspective. 'Godzilla Minus One's victory is interpreted as a modest recognition of the suffering endured by Japanese and Japanese Americans due to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.