Oppenheimer and Succession dominated the 81st Golden Globes, marking the beginning of this year’s Hollywood award season.
Oppenheimer secured five wins out of its eight nominations, including Best Film (Drama), Best Director for Christopher Nolan, and notable acting awards for Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. Poor Things surprised by outshining Barbie as Best Film (Musical/Comedy), with Emma Stone earning Best Film Actress (Musical/Comedy).
The Holdovers’ Paul Giamatti and Da’Vine Randolph received honors for Best Actor (Musical/Comedy) and Best Supporting Actress. Additionally, Lily Gladstone claimed Best Film Actress (Drama) for Killers of the Flower Moon.
Jeremy Allen White secured Best TV Actor (Musical/Comedy) for “The Bear” for the second consecutive year, while his co-star Ayo Edebiri claimed Best TV Actress (Musical/Comedy). Additionally, “The Bear” took home the award for Best Series (Musical/Comedy).
The Golden Globes, now under new ownership, have made a comeback this year following a period of criticism and boycotts directed at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the former award presenters. The awards are currently owned by the production company responsible for producing and broadcasting the show for decades. Hosted by comedian Jo Koy, the Golden Globes have introduced two new categories this year: cinematic and box office achievement and best performance in stand-up comedy on TV.