Well, the Golden Globes 2024 has released. Let’s see the perhaps :Oppenheimer’ and ‘Succession’ dominate awards show, while ‘Poor Things’ upsets ‘Barbie’.
If the awards season has been building toward a second Barbenheimer matchup, “Oppenheimer” won this round thanks to performances by Christopher Nolan as best director, Cillian Murphy as best drama actor, Robert Downey Jr. as best supporting actor, and Ludwig Göransson’s score.
The 81st Golden Globes were dominated by Christopher Nolan’s massive biopic “Oppenheimer,” which took home five prizes, including best drama. Meanwhile, Yorgos Lanthimos’ Frankenstein-riff “Poor Things” upset favorite “Barbie” to win best comedy or musical.
This round went to “Oppenheimer,” if the awards season has been building for a rematch between Barbenheimer and himself. Additionally, the movie took home awards for best drama actor Cillian Murphy, best supporting actor Robert Downey Jr., best director Christopher Nolan, and best score by Ludwig Göransson.
Producer Emma Thomas accepted the last prize of the evening and thanked Universal CEO Donna Langley, saying, “I don’t think it was a no-brainer by any stretch of the imagination to make a three-hour talky movie — R-rated by the way — about one of the darkest developments in our history.”
Emma Stone’s portrayal of Bella, a Victorian woman going through a bizarre existence and sexual awakening, earned “Poor Things” best comedy or musical as well.
The 81-year-old Globes were embarking on a novel and unpredictable journey. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association was disbanded following a turbulent few years and a plethora of controversies. The new Globes were broadcast on CBS, a new network, with the aim of regaining its position as the third-biggest award event of the year, behind the Grammys and Oscars. The menu, which included Nobu sushi, was also turned.
During his winning speech, Downey stated, “Golden Globes journalists, thank you for changing your game, therefore changing your name.”
Barbie’s star and producer, Margot Robbie, collected the prize while wearing a pink gown inspired by the 1977 Superstar Barbie.
“Everyone on the globe that dressed up and visited the best place on Earth—the movie theaters—we would want to dedicate this to,” Robbie remarked.
In the best screenplay category, “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer,” two successful movies that shared a release date, competed against one other. However, as a surprise, the script for the French courtroom drama “Anatomy of a Fall” was won by Justine Triet and Arthur Harari. Later on, Triet’s movie won the award for best foreign picture as well.