Barbenheimer Takes the 2024 Golden Globes
The 2024 Golden Globes took place on Sunday night, and Barbenheimer continued its historic run from last July, coming away with multiple awards. Barbenheimer is, of course, the two-headed cinematic phenomenon that is Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, with Barbie winning the award for Best Cinematic and Box Office Achievement, while Oppenheimer was named Best Motion Picture, Drama, and Christopher Nolan took home the award for his directing work.
Meanwhile, Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things won the Globe for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, while Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall won for Best Non-English-Language Motion Picture. The legendary Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron won the Globe for best-animated film.
On the small screen, the two big winners were Jesse Armstrong’s HBO smash Succession, which won for Best Drama Series, and Christopher Storer’s buzzy, delicious FX show The Bear, which won Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy.
The acting award winners included Killers of the Flower Moon‘s Lily Gladstone, The Holdovers‘ Paul Giamatti and Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Oppenheimer‘s Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., The Bear‘s Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri, Succession‘s Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook and Matthew Macfadyen, Beef‘s Ali Wong and Steven Yeun, Poor Things’ Emma Stone, and The Crown‘s Elizabeth Debicki.
The new categories in this year’s Globes included the one Barbie took home for Best Cinematic and Box Office Achievement, which boasted eight nominees chosen from films that had a box office receipt total/gross of $150 million, “of which $100 million must come from the U.S. domestic box office, and/or obtain commensurate digital streaming viewership recognized by trusted industry sources,” the Globes explained when they announced the category. Another new category was for best performance in stand-up comedy on television, which featured six nominees. Ricky Gervais took home the award for Ricky Gervais: Armageddon.
This new look Globes, hosted by Jo Koy, was the first that was not associated with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which was replaced by Dick Clark Productions and Eldridge, owned by Penske Media Eldridge. A new racially and ethnically diverse group of voters made up of 300 journalists from around the world, representing 76 countries, selected this year’s nominees and winners.
For a full list of this year’s nominees and winners, click here.
Featured image: BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 07: Margot Robbie attends the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 07, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)