The Most Anticipated Golden Globe Nominations Unveiled – Barbie, Oppenheimer & More!

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Golden Globe statue decorates the stage before the announcement of nominations for the 81st Golden Globe awards, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., December 11, 2023. REUTERS/Mike Blake

This year’s Golden Globe nominations are causing quite a stir of excitement among fans all over the world. After a tumultuous few years, the 81st edition of the show is gearing up to be a spectacle to remember. With frontrunners like ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’, as well as a strong showing from European cinema, the anticipation is palpable.

The Golden Globe Awards, often dubbed as the glitziest event of the year, has officially unveiled its list of nominees. Despite some rocky waters in recent times, the organisers have worked tirelessly to revitalize the show, and the result is a list of nominees that is nothing short of thrilling.

The prestigious Beverly Hilton Hotel was the stage for the nominations announcement, with Cedric the Entertainer and Wilmer Valderrama spearheading the event. And to top it all off, the same hotel is set to play host to the grand affair on 7th January – it couldn’t get any more convenient than that!

The film ‘Barbie’, directed by Greta Gerwig, is stealing the spotlight with a staggering nine nominations. This includes a nod for Best Picture Musical or Comedy, as well as acting recognitions for Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, and three nominations for its original songs. It’s a monumental achievement for the film and its cast and crew.

Not far behind is Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’, a fan favourite, with a total of eight nominations. This includes a nod for Best Picture Drama, alongside acting recognitions for Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., and Emily Blunt.

The competition in the Best Picture Drama category is intense, with titles like ‘Anatomy of a Fall’, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, ‘Maestro’, ‘Past Lives’, and ‘The Zone of Interest’ vying for the top spot. It’s shaping up to be a truly thrilling showdown.

In the Best Picture Musical or Comedy category, ‘Barbie’ will go head to head with tough competition from ‘Air’, ‘American Fiction’, ‘The Holdovers’, ‘May December’, and ‘Poor Things’. The stakes are high, and the excitement is palpable.

European cinema is making a strong impression as well, with France’s ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ securing four nominations and the UK’s ‘The Zone of Interest’ earning three.

This is just a taste of what’s to come, and the anticipation for the 81st Golden Globe Awards is sky high. The show is set to kick off the award season in style, and with a move over to CBS, it’s definitely not to be missed. It’s shaping up to be a night of unforgettable moments and well-deserved recognition.

After weathering some stormy controversies, the Golden Globe Awards are looking to make a triumphant return with the 81st edition. With all the restructures and reforms, it seems like they’re ready for a fresh start – and we can’t wait to be a part of it.

So, mark your calendars and get ready for a night to remember. The 81st Golden Globe Awards are on the horizon, and it’s going to be a night to remember.

 

Find below the full nominees list:

FILM

Best Motion Picture Drama

  • Oppenheimer
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Maestro
  • Past Lives
  • The Zone of Interest
  • Anatomy of a Fall

Best Picture Musical or Comedy

  • Barbie
  • Poor Things
  • American Fiction
  • The Holdovers
  • May December
  • Air

Best Director

  • Bradley Cooper — Maestro
  • Greta Gerwig — Barbie
  • Yorgos Lanthimos — Poor Things
  • Christopher Nolan — Oppenheimer
  • Martin Scorsese — Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Celine Song — Past Lives

Best Screenplay

  • Barbie — Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
  • Poor Things — Tony McNamara
  • Oppenheimer — Christopher Nolan
  • Killers of the Flower Moon — Eric Roth, Martin Scorsese
  • Past Lives — Celine Song
  • Anatomy of a Fall — Justine Triet, Arthur Harari

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Carey Mulligan – Maestro
  • Sandra Hüller – Anatomy of a Fall
  • Annette Bening – Nyad
  • Greta Lee – Past Lives
  • Cailee Spaeny – Priscilla

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Bradley Cooper – Maestro
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Colman Domingo – Rustin
  • Barry Keoghan – Saltburn
  • Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer
  • Andrew Scott – All of Us Strangers

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Fantasia Barrino – The Color Purple
  • Jennifer Lawrence – No Hard Feelings
  • Natalie Portman – May December
  • Alma Pöysti – Fallen Leaves
  • Margot Robbie – Barbie
  • Emma Stone – Poor Things

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Nicolas Cage – Dream Scenario
  • Timothée Chalamet – Wonka
  • Matt Damon – Air
  • Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers
  • Joaquin Phoenix – Beau Is Afraid
  • Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction

Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture

  • Emily Blunt – Oppenheimer
  • Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple
  • Jodie Foster – Nyad
  • Julianne Moore – May December
  • Rosamund Pike – Saltburn
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers

Best Supporting Actor Motion Picture

  • Willem Dafoe – Poor Things
  • Robert DeNiro – Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer
  • Ryan Gosling – Barbie
  • Charles Melton – May December
  • Mark Ruffalo – Poor Things

Best Picture – Non-English Language

  • Anatomy of a Fall (France)
  • Io Capitano (Italy)
  • Past Lives (United States)
  • Society of the Snow (Spain)
  • The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom)

Best Motion Picture – Animated

  • The Boy and the Heron
  • Elemental
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Suzume
  • Wish

Cinematic and Box Office Achievement

  • Barbie (Warner Bros.)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Disney)
  • John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate Films)
  • Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One (Paramount Pictures)
  • Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures)
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Universal Pictures)
  • Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (AMC Theatres)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

  • Ludwig Göransson — Oppenheimer
  • Jerskin Fendrix — Poor Things
  • Robbie Robertson — Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Mica Levi — The Zone of Interest
  • Daniel Pemberton — Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • Joe Hisaishi — The Boy and the Heron

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • Barbie — “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish and Finneas
  • Barbie — “Dance the Night” by Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt
  • Barbie — “I’m Just Ken” by Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt
  • She Came to Me — “Addicted to Romance” by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie — “Peaches” by Jack Black, Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Eric Osmond, and John Spiker
  • Rustin — “Road to Freedom” by Lenny Kravitz

TV

Best Television Series – Drama

  • Succession
  • The Crown
  • The Diplomat
  • The Last of Us
  • 1923
  • The Morning Show

Best Actress in a television series – Drama

  • Bella Ramsey – The Last of Us
  • Emma Stone – The Curse
  • Helen Mirren – 1923
  • Imelda Staunton – The Crown
  • Keri Russell – The Diplomat
  • Sarah Snook – Succession

Best Actor in a television series – Drama

  • Pedro Pascal – The Last of Us
  • Kieran Culkin – Succession
  • Jeremy Strong – Succession
  • Brian Cox – Succession
  • Gary Oldman – Slow Horses
  • Dominic West – The Crown

Best television series – Musical or Comedy

  • Abbott Elementary
  • Barry
  • Jury Duty
  • Only Murders in the Building
  • Ted Lasso
  • The Bear

Best Actress in a television series – Musical or Comedy

  • Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
  • Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary
  • Elle Fanning – The Great
  • Selena Gomez – Only Murders in the Building
  • Natasha Lyonne – Poker Face
  • Ayo Edebiri – The Bear

Best Actor in a television series – Musical or Comedy

  • Bill Hader – Barry
  • Steve Martin – Only Murders in the Building
  • Jason Segel – Shrinking
  • Martin Short – Only Murders in the Building
  • Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso
  • Jeremy Allen White – The Bear

Best television limited series, anthology series or television film

  • Beef
  • Lessons in Chemistry
  • Daisy Jones and the Six
  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • Fellow Travelers
  • Fargo

Best Actress in a television limited series, anthology series or television film

  • Ali Wong – Beef
  • Brie Larson – Lessons in Chemistry
  • Elizabeth Olsen – Love & Death
  • Juno Temple – Fargo
  • Rachel Weisz – Dead Ringers
  • Riley Keough – Daisy Jones and the Six

Best Actor in television limited series, anthology series or television film

  • David Oyelowo – Lawmen: Bass Reeves
  • Jon Hamm – Fargo
  • Matt Bomer – Fellow Travelers
  • Sam Claflin – Daisy Jones and the Six
  • Steven Yeun – Beef
  • Woody Harrelson – White House Plumbers

Best supporting Actress on television series

  • Abby Elliott – The Bear
  • Christina Ricci – Yellowjackets
  • Elizabeth Debicki – The Crown
  • Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso
  • J Smith-Cameron – Succession
  • Meryl Streep – Only Murders in the Building

Best supporting male Actor on television series

  • Matthew Macfadyen – Succession
  • Alan Ruck – Succession
  • Alexander Skarsgård – Succession
  • James Marsden – Jury Duty
  • Billy Crudup – The Morning Show

Best Performance in Stand-Up Comedy or Television

  • Ricky Gervais — Ricky Gervais: Armageddon
  • Trevor Noah — Trevor Noah: Where Was I
  • Chris Rock — Chris Rock: Selective Outrage
  • Amy Schumer — Amy Schumer: Emergency Contact
  • Sarah Silverman — Sarah Silverman: Someone You Love
  • Wanda Sykes — Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer
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