Oppenheimer starts Oscars march with 5 Golden Globe trophies

Oppenheimer starts Oscars march with 5 Golden Globe trophies

OPPENHEIMER, the biographical movie about the inventor of the atomic bomb, was crowned best dramatic film at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, setting up what looks to be a successful run for the picture on the Hollywood awards circuit.

The Universal Pictures film took home five awards in all, including best director for Christopher Nolan, dramatic actor for Cillian Murphy, and supporting actor for Robert Downey, Jr.  Lily Gladstone won the best dramatic actress award for Apple, Inc.’s Killers of the Flower Moon.

Oppenheimer and Barbie, from Warner Bros., led among films with the most nominations going into the ceremony. Barbie took home the top prize in a new category designed to recognize popular films, but lost the race for best comedy picture to Poor Things, a fantasy from Walt Disney Co.’s Searchlight division. Emma Stone won best comedic actress for her work in Poor Things.

Succession, the HBO show about the battle to lead a family run media empire, won best dramatic TV series, picking up four awards in all. The Bear, a series about a Chicago restaurant from Disney’s FX unit, won best TV comedy.

The Golden Globes are one of the first events on the awards circuit, which will culminate with the Oscars on March 10. Studios campaign vigorously to win the trophies, which can lead to a bump in ticket sales and online purchases of their films, and score points with talent. Oscar nominations will be announced on Jan. 23.

This year’s Globes are the first under new owners. Financier Todd Boehly and Hollywood trade publisher Jay Penske took control of the program last year after a scandal involving its previous owner, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The association was criticized for its lack of diversity and ethical lapses. The voting body has since been expanded to 300 entertainment journalists, whose names and photos are published on the Golden Globes’ website. Gifts to members have been banned.

The Globes ceremony, the 81st in its history, was hosted by comedian Jo Koy. It aired on CBS after a long run on NBC ended.

Barbie and Oppenheimer were released on the same weekend in July, an event dubbed “Barbenheimer” on social media, and that led some moviegoers to see both pictures on the same day. Barbie was the top film release last year with $1.44 billion in global ticket sales, while Oppenheimer finished third with $952 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo. — Bloomberg

And the winner is…

The following is the full list of winners at the 2024 Golden Globe awards on Sunday.

Best Drama:
Best Comedy or Musical:
Poor Things
Best Director:
Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
Best Actor, Drama:
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
Best Actress, Drama:
Lily Gladstone,
Killers of the Flower  Moon
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical:
Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers

Best Actress, Comedy or Musical:
Emma Stone, Poor Things

Best Supporting Actor:
Robert Downey, Jr., Oppenheimer
Best Supporting Actress:
Da’Vine Joy Randolph,
The Holdovers
Best Animated Film:
The Boy and the Heron
Best Non-English Language Film:
Anatomy of a Fall (France)

Best Screenplay:
Anatomy of a Fall
Best Original Score:
Best Original Song:
“What Was I Made For?,” Barbie
Cinematic and Box Office Achievement: Barbie

Best Drama Series:
Best Comedy/Musical Series:
The Bear
Best Actor, Drama:
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Best Actress, Drama:
Sarah Snook, Succession
Best Supporting Actor:
Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
Best Supporting Actress:
Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
Best Actor, Comedy/Musical:
Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

Best Actress, Comedy/Musical:
Ayo Edebiri, The Bear
Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion
Picture Made for Television: Beef
Best Performance by a Male Actor, Limited Series,
Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Steven Yeun, Beef
Best Performance by a Female Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Ali Wong, Beef

Best Performance in Stand-up Comedy on Television:
Ricky Gervais: Armageddon — Reuters