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2024 Golden Globes Recap!

Written by Katie Marzullo. Published: January 08 2024


Light the lights, call your stylists, and strike up the band (but NOT when Michelle Yeoh is talking) -- Awards Season is officially underway! The 81st annual Golden Globes kicked things off for real for real last night, giving us our first really clear picture of what we can expect from the upcoming Oscars. So without any further babbling, let's get into it!




Well, there's really not a whole lot to discuss on the television front here, because, aside from Elizabeth Debicki winning Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, all other categories were dominated by just THREE TV shows: "Succession" (Drama), "The Bear" (Comedy), and "Beef" (Limited/Anthology). So unless you were a part of any of those shows this year.... well, better luck next year I guess. Kieran Culkin, Matthew Macfadyen, and Sarah Snook represented "Succession", along with the Best Drama Series win, Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri won their respective acting categories along with Best Comedy Series for "The Bear", and Ali Wong and Steven Yeun were winners for their work in the Best Limited/Anthology Series "Beef". With her win, Ali Wong became the first woman of Asian descent to win in this category.


This means "Ted Lasso" was shut out completely in their last bid for Globes glory, as was last year's winner "Abbott Elementary". "Poker Face", "The Last of Us", "Daisy Jones & The Six", and "Jury Duty" all went home empty-handed as well, but here's hoping those first two at least get another chance in coming years.




And here is where things got a little bit more interesting...


While everyone expected this ceremony to be a #Barbenheimer Fest, it... didn't really work out that way. Although nominated for 10 awards -- the most this year -- Barbie came away with only a disappointing 2 Golden Globes, and not even in major categories. In fact, one of the two was in the brand new Cinematic & Box Office Achievement category, which at this point feels like it was created just so the movie went home with something. The movie's other win was in the Best Original Song category (for Billie Eilish's "What Was I Made For?"), which was honestly a good bet since the movie had three selections in that category.


Both the film and its star Margot Robbie were upset by the quirky Poor Things, which was named Best Comedy/Musical, and Emma Stone won her second Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Globe.


Meanwhile, Oppenheimer dominated the night with 5 total wins (the most overall), including Best Drama, Best Actor in a Drama (Cillian Murphy), Best Director (Christophr Nolan), Best Score (Ludwig Görensson), and Robert Downey Jr. snatched the Best Supporting Actor award out from under Ryan Gosling. So, while we all assumed the Oscars would be a race between joint summer slays Barbie and Oppenheimer, it looks like the race will actually be between Oppenheimer and Poor Things.


Though another movie that might factor into the Oscars race is the feel-good dramedy The Holdovers, which brought Globe glory for stars Paul Giamatti (who's batting .500 at the Globes at this point) and the divine Da'Vine Joy Randolph. And Lily Gladstone remains the frontrunner in the Lead Actress category after taking home the Globe for Actress in a Drama for her incredible performance in Killers of the Flower Moon, becoming the first indigenous actress ever to do so.


Also, don't count out the French drama Anatomy of a Fall, which not only won Best Non-English Language Film but also beat out the likes of Greta Gerwig and Christopher Nolan for Best Screenplay.


And also worth noting is The Boy and the Heron winning Best Animated Film, which is not only Studio Ghibli's first ever Golden Globe, but it beat out TWO Disney films to get it! NBD!


And that's... basically it! Normally this is where I would link you to a full list of winners but I literally just told you all the winners. So then I'll just say, stay tuned for the Emmys and the Oscars!