Golden Globes 2024 : Oppenheimer and Succession sweep up

Golden Globes 2024 : Oppenheimer and Succession sweep up

Oppenheimer was a big winner at the Golden Globe Awards, winning five awards, including the top prize.

Winners in the TV categories were Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr. and Christopher Nolan, who took home the best director award for his work on the acclaimed fourth and final series of The Crown.

In other news, Barbie was awarded the first ever box office award after it grossed $1.4 billion £1.13 billion worldwide.

Anatomy of a Fall (twice), The Holdovers (twice) and Poor Things (twice), and Martin Scorsese’s Killers (twice) were also nominated for best picture.

The latter film’s star, Lily Gladstone, won the award for best drama actress. She was the first Indigenous person to receive the award, which she called “historic”.

Murphy, who also starred in Oppenheimer, praised Nolan’s “hard work, concentration and commitment” during the production of the film, which earned $954m at the global box office and was named best drama at the ceremony.

The biopic was also nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Score and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr., who played Lewis Strauss, an official in the U.S. government.

In his acceptance speech, Downey Jr joked about the film’s “unbelievable” box office success, saying, “A sweeping narrative about the moral complexities of nuclear weapons earns $1 billion worldwide?

Golden Globes 2024 : Oppenheimer and Succession sweep up

The actor added, “Since the summer, I’ve had dozens of people tell me that I was incredibly soft as Lewis Strauss. So, to my fellow nominees, please don’t take this as a compliment.

He also mentioned the changes that had been made to Golden Globes’ membership in the wake of the corruption and lack of diversity scandal. “Thank you for the change of pace,” he said to the voting committee.

Murphy, who co-starred in the Peaky Blinders spin-off, played the physicist J Robert Oppenheimer in the movie – the theoretical physicist credited with inventing the atomic bomb.

The first time I stepped foot on Christopher Nolan’s set, I knew it was different,” Murphy said in his acceptance speech.

“From the level of intensity, concentration, commitment, and the fact that there were no seating options for the actors, I knew,’ he joked, ‘I was in the good hands of a visionary director.”

Murphy also made light of the fact that his fellow nominees for this year’s awards include Saltburn’s Barry Keogh and All of Us Strangers actor Andrew Scott.

“Whether you’re Irish or not, my nominees are legends,” Murphy said.

Golden Globes 2024 : Oppenheimer and Succession sweep up

Lily Gladstone, star of Killers of the Flower moon, opened her acceptance speech with Algonquian words in the Blackfoot language. Gladstone hails from the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Northern Montana.

“I was speaking a little Blackfeet tongue, the beautiful people of the tribe that raised me and inspired me to do this, she said to the audience.”

I’m here with my mom, who, despite not being a Blackfoot, worked hard to get us to have Blackfeet in our classrooms.

“This award is historic. I am so thankful to be able to speak my native language. In the past, Native actors in this industry spoke their lines in the English language, and then the sound mixers ran them backwards to do native languages on camera.”

Mollie is played by Gladstone in the movie. She is an Osage woman who has her family murdered by white settlers who want to settle on their land and make their fortune out of greed for oil.

Success for Succession

Golden Globes 2024 : Oppenheimer and Succession sweep up
Golden Globes 2024 : Oppenheimer and Succession sweep up

Following the conclusion of its fourth and final season, “Succession” was the top winner in the television categories. The drama follows a wealthy media magnate and his children as they vie for control of his empire.

Roman Roy, played by Kieran Culkin, was named the best leading TV actor, with his co-star Brian Cox and newcomer Jeremy Strong also taking home the award.

“I won a Golden Globe about 20 years ago, he said, and when it was over I thought, ‘I’ll never be here again.’”

“I told myself I would never make it to this podium. But because of Succession… it’s a beautiful moment.”

His co-star, Sarah Snook, was named the best leading TV actress of the year and said that the show had changed her life.

The British star was also named the show’s best supporting actor. “I loved every minute of being the human greasy stain that was Tom Wamsgans,” he said in a statement.

The popular drama also took home the award for best drama series – the top prize of the night in the TV categories.

Golden Globes 2024 : Oppenheimer and Succession sweep up

Barbie also took home the Cinema and Box Office Award, a category that was added this year to raise awareness of high-grossing films.

We want to thank all the people in the world who got dressed up and came to the best place in the world: the cinema,” said the film’s star, Margot Robbie.

“Thank you, Golden Globes, for elevating a category that celebrates film lovers. This movie is about Barbie, but it’s also about people. We made this movie for you and we loved it, and we love you back.”

In addition to the Grammy Award for Best Original Song, Eilish was also nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Entertainment or Music for the song “What Was I Made for?”, one of three nominated songs on the soundtrack of the movie.

Eilish said, “It was exactly one year ago that they showed me the movie. I was really down at that point, and I wrote that song to try and help me out.

Best Supporting Actress nominee for The Holdovers, Daisy Joy Randolph portrays a grieving mother after the loss of her son.

“Mary, you’ve been a huge part of my life, and you’ve made me feel like I’m seen in so many different ways,’ she said, alluding to the character she portrays. “I hope I’ve helped you find your inner Mary because there’s a little of her in us all.”

She said to the director of the movie, Alexander Payne, “I want to thank you for allowing me to play this gorgeous, flawed woman.”

Golden Globes 2024 : Oppenheimer and Succession sweep up

She was nominated for an Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama for her role as a teacher who has to spend Christmas at her boarding school to take care of the children who don’t make it home for the holiday.

As he climbed the steps to the podium to receive his award, he joked that “my knees are shot” and that “I’ll never make it to John Wick 5”.

He also paid homage to Payne, saying “Alexander the Great”, who “still has a lot of faith in me, I don’t know why”.

Giamatti said, “The Holdovers is a film about a teacher, and I think that’s important because I have a lot of teachers in my family, and they’ve been teaching for generations. They’re great people, and you have to respect them for that, and it’s a hard job, so it’s for teachers too.”

The courtroom drama won two Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Screenplay. The film’s director Justin Triet talked about how she and her collaborator Arthur Harari wrote the script during the lockdown.

“We were at home during the pandemic, she remembered, and she and her partner spent the day working together on the script for the movie “Anastasia of a Fall”. They were trapped in their apartment, but surprisingly, no one was hurt.”

The other nominees in the TV categories are Steven Yeun (Beef) and Ali Wong, as well as Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) and Aya Edebiri.

In other news, Elisabeth Debicki has been named the “Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series” for her role as Princess Diana in “The Crown”. Debicki expressed her gratitude to the producers for entrusting her with the role.

She also paid tribute to Prince William and Harry’s “pretend kids” Ed McVeys and Luther Ford who play the roles of Prince William and Harry.

Golden Globes 2024 : Oppenheimer and Succession sweep up

Emma Stone won the best actress award for her performance in the musical comedy film Poor Things, which was also nominated for best musical comedy film.

In Poor Things, Stone stars as Bella Baxter, a young woman who embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery and sexual liberation as she traverses the globe.

Bella loves life more than she loves a person. She accepts both the good and the bad, Stone said during her acceptance speech.

“And that really made me look at life differently, and that’s all that matters. He is deeply attached to me, so that means the world to me.”

She said she would “always be thankful for meeting you” and “I love saying this dialogue” and joked with writer Tony McNamara: “I love being able to say this dialogue and I love being able to creep you out with my Australian accent”.

The Golden Globes is the first major awards ceremony of the film awards season that culminates in the Academy Awards on 10 March.