8 First-Time Recipients of the Golden Globes

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Cillian Murphy, Ali Wong and Da'Vine Joy Randolph win Golden Globes

The 2024 Golden Globe Awards is undoubtedly a show for the books. Despite the controversies organisers have had to deal with in the last few years, Beverly Hilton recorded an incredible night. There were some surprising victories and despite the fears of the show being boycotted by the industry players, they showed up!

In all the awe-striking events and glitz, this article will explore nominees who received their first Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 7, 2024.

Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy winning his first Golden Globe for “Best Actor – Drama” was not shocking. His role as J. Robert Oppenheimer in “Oppenheimer” is one that was done with utmost dedication and skill, opening you up to the feeling of experiencing the father of the atomic bomb. The Irish actor was nominated for the Golden Globes in 2006 for “Best Actor – Musical or Comedy” but he did not win.

Ali Wong

Ali Wong is another formidable actress in Hollywood. Apart from receiving her first Golden Globe on Sunday, she also holds the title of being the first actress of Asian descent to win “Best Actress in a Limited Series”. This is Wong’s first nomination for the Golden Globes and she won with the Netflix series “Beef”.

Christopher Nolan

“Oppenheimer” swept almost every award at the Golden Globes on Sunday, hence, it’s not surprising that the film’s director, Christopher Nolan took one. However, this is Nolan’s first Golden Globe award. His movie, “Oppenheimer” won five awards covering Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Score, and Best Film.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph

Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s character, Mary Lamb in “The Holdovers” definitely elicits emotions of pain in the depths of the viewer. She indeed embodied her role as a mother who was grieving the death of her child. Everyone saw it,  felt it and now, she has landed her first Golden Globe award.  She won the “Best Supporting Actress” over Emily Blunt, Danielle Brooks, Jodie Foster, Julianne Moore, and Rosamund Pike.

Steven Yeun

Following Ali Wong closely is Steven Yeun who starred as Danny Cho in Netflix’s dark comedy series “Beef”. Steven also picked up his first plaque at the Golden Globe Awards on his first nomination. He now joins Wong in becoming the first actor of Asian background to win a Golden Globe in the limited series category.

Justine Triet

French director, Justine Triet picked the “Best Foreign Language Film” and “Best Screenplay” awards at Sunday’s Golden Globes. This victory marks her first win as a director at the esteemed award show. 2023 was a thrilling ride for the director when her film, “Anatomy of a Fall” won and ‘snatched’ all the ‘snatchables’ including the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Lily Gladstone

Lily Gladstone made history as the first person of Blackfeet origin to win the Golden Globes on Sunday. She took the award for the “Best Actress” in the movie “Killers of the Flower Moon”. Out of exhilarating emotions, Lily first addressed the audience with a rousing speech in the Algonquian language of the Blackfeet Nation before transitioning to English.

Kieran Culkin

From starring in “Home Alone” in 1990 to appearing in “No Sudden Move” in 2021, Kieran Culkin has finally landed his first Golden Globe award. Kieran set this milestone for the role he played as Roman Roy in the comedy and drama series, “Succession”. The drama also won the “Best Drama Series” at the 81st Golden Globes.

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