The Golden Globes 2024 Awards celebrated the best of film and television on Sunday night, with Oppenheimer, a biopic of the father of the atomic bomb, sweeping the major categories.
The film, directed by Christopher Nolan, won best drama film, best director, best actor for Cillian Murphy, best supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr, and best score.
Murphy, who played J Robert Oppenheimer, praised Nolan’s vision and dedication in his acceptance speech, while Downey Jr, who played US government official Lewis Strauss, joked about the film’s surprising box office success.
The film faced competition from Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, which won best drama actress for Lily Gladstone, the first indigenous person to win the award. Gladstone spoke in her native Blackfoot language and thanked her community for their support.
In the musical or comedy film categories, Poor Things, a quirky adaptation of a novel by Alasdair Gray, won best film and best actress for Emma Stone, who played a liberated woman in the late 19th century.
Other Award Categories
Other Golden Globes 2024 winners included Anatomy of a Fall, The Holdovers, and Barbie, which won the inaugural box office achievement award, as well as best original song for Billie Eilish’s What Was I Made For?
On the television side, Succession was the big winner, taking home four awards, including best drama series, best actor for Brian Cox, best supporting actor for Matthew Macfadyen, and best screenplay.
The show, which follows the power struggles of a media dynasty, concluded its fourth and final season last year to critical acclaim.
Other TV winners included Beef, a dark comedy about a feud between two neighbours, which won best musical or comedy series, best actor for Steven Yeun, and best actress for Ali Wong.
The Bear, a coming-of-age series about a group of friends in Chicago, won best supporting actress for Ayo Edebiri and best breakthrough performance for Jeremy Allen White.
Elizabeth Debicki also won best supporting actress for her portrayal of Princess Diana in The Crown, which chronicled the turbulent 1980s in Britain.
The Golden Globes 2024, which are voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, underwent a major overhaul this year, following a scandal over corruption and a lack of diversity.
The voting body added more than 100 new members from underrepresented groups, and introduced new categories and rules to increase transparency and accountability.
Golden Globes 2024 also featured several tributes to the late actors Chadwick Boseman, Sean Connery, and Olivia de Havilland, as well as the director Steven Soderbergh, who received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his lifetime achievement.
Full list of Awards at Golden Globes 2024
Best film – drama
WINNER: Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer
Best film – musical or comedy
WINNER: Poor Things
Best actor – drama
WINNER: Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer
Best actress – drama
WINNER: Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon
Annette Bening – Nyad
Best actress – musical or comedy
WINNER: Emma Stone – Poor Things
Best actor – musical or comedy
WINNER: Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers
Best supporting actress
WINNER Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers
Best supporting actor
WINNER: Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer
Best original score
WINNER: Ludwig Göransson – Oppenheimer
Best original song
WINNER: What Was I Made For? from Barbie – Billie Eilish O’connell, Finneas O’connell
Best foreign-language film
WINNER: Anatomy of a Fall
Best animated film
WINNER: The Boy and the Heron
Cinematic and box office achievement
Best stand-up comedian on television
WINNER: Ricky Gervais – Ricky Gervais: Armageddon
Best TV series – drama
Best actor in a TV series – drama
WINNER: Kieran Culkin – Succession
Best actress in a TV series – drama
WINNER: Sarah Snook – Succession
Best actor in a TV series – musical or comedy
WINNER: Jeremy Allen White – The Bear
Best actress in a TV series – musical or comedy
WINNER: Ayo Edebiri – The Bear
Best supporting actor – television
WINNER: Matthew Macfadyen – Succession
Best supporting actress – television
WINNER: Elizabeth Debicki – The Crown