Golden Globe Awards 2024 live updates: Christopher Nolan's blockbuster biopic Oppenheimer dominated the 81st Golden Globes, winning five awards including best drama, while Yorgos Lanthimos' Frankenstein riff Poor Things pulled off an upset victor over Barbie to triumph in the best comedy or musical category.
Golden Globe Awards Live: Robert Downey Jr. poses with the award for Best Motion Picture Drama for Oppenheimer as Cillian Murphy holds the award for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture for Oppenheimer.
Golden Globe Awards Live: Robert Downey Jr. poses with the award for Best Motion Picture Drama for Oppenheimer as Cillian Murphy holds the award for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture for Oppenheimer. If awards season has been building toward a second match-up of Barbenheimer, this round went to Oppenheimer. The film also won best director for Nolan, best drama actor for Cillian Murphy, best supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr. and for Ludwig Goransson's score.
Along with best comedy or musical, Poor Things also won for Emma Stone's performance as Bella, a Victorian woman experiencing a surreal life and sexual awakening. Lily Gladstone won best actress in a dramatic film for Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon. Gladstone, who began her speech speaking the language of her native tribe, Blackfeet Nation, is the first Indigenous winner in the category.
The Globes were in their 81st year but facing a new and uncertain chapter. After a tumultuous few years and heaps of scandals, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was dissolved, leaving a new Globes, on a new network (CBS), to try to regain its perch as the third biggest award show of the year, after the Oscars and Grammys. Even the menu (sushi from Nobu) was flipped.
It got off to a rocky start. Host Jo Koy took the stage at the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom in Beverly Hills, California. The Filipino American stand-up hit on some expected topics: Ozempic, Meryl Streep's knack for winning awards and the long-running Oppenheimer. (“I needed another hour.”)