Everything You Need to Know About the 2024 Golden Globes

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The 81st Golden Globe Awards kicked off 2024’s awards season to celebrate a past year that saw the massive successes of Barbie and Oppenheimer at the box office as well as the discourse-defining series finales of Succession, Ted Lasso, and The Crown on the small screen.

Hollywood’s biggest stars walked the red carpet on Sunday evening before the event highlighting the best of movies and TV from 2023 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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The three-hour show started at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Jan. 7, and broadcast live on CBS. It was also available to stream for subscribers of Paramount+ with SHOWTIME.

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s ceremony.

Who were the winners?

Critics’ and crowds’ favorites Barbie and Oppenheimer did expectedly well among several film categories, as did Succession in several TV categories. But also sweeping up notable acting and overall production accolades were the FX/Hulu kitchen comedy-drama series The Bear and the Netflix and A24 road-rage-inspired limited series Beef.

Here are all the winners, in order of announcement:

Best Supporting Female Actor – Motion Picture: Da’Vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers)

Best Supporting Male Actor – Motion Picture: Robert Downey Jr. (Oppenheimer)

Best Female Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture: Ali Wong (Beef)

Best Male Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture: Steven Yeun (Beef)

Best Supporting Female Actor – Television: Elizabeth Debicki (The Crown)

Best Supporting Male Actor – Television: Matthew Macfadyen (Succession)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Justine Triet and Arthur Harari (Anatomy of a Fall)

Best Television Male Actor – Musical/Comedy: Jeremy Allen White (The Bear)

Best Stand-Up Comedian on Television : Ricky Gervais (Ricky Gervais: Armageddon)

Best Picture – Non-English Language: Anatomy of a Fall

Best Television Female Actor - Musical/Comedy: Ayo Edebiri (The Bear)

Best Television Male Actor – Drama: Kieran Culkin (Succession)

Best Picture – Animated: The Boy and the Heron

Best Director – Motion Picture: Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer

Best Female Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy: Emma Stone (Poor Things)

Best Male Actor – Motion Picture – Drama: Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer)

Best Score – Motion Picture: Ludwig Göransson (Oppenheimer)

Best Song – Motion Picture: “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell (Barbie)

Cinematic and Box Office Achievement: Barbie

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture: Beef

Best Musical/Comedy Series: The Bear

Best Television Female Actor – Drama: Sarah Snook (Succession)

Best Drama Series: Succession

Best Male Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy: Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers)

Best Picture – Musical/Comedy: Poor Things

Best Female Actor – Motion Picture – Drama: Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon)

Best Picture – Drama: Oppenheimer

Who hosted?

Stand-up comedian and actor Jo Koy hosted the show for the first time. Koy has gained attention as a live comedian, guest on late-night shows, host of his own comedy specials, including Jo Koy: In His Elements on Netflix in 2020, and star of the comedy film Easter Sunday in 2022.

Koy was reportedly only asked to host the show two weeks ago, per Variety. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Koy said he’s been binge watching the nominated films and shows to prepare.

The Filipino American, born Joseph Glenn Herbert Sr., told the Associated Press he grew up watching the Golden Globes and hopes to inspire those from the Asian community and leave a positive mark through his hosting.

Koy was joined by a star-studded slew of presenters including Barbie’s America Ferrera and Issa Rae, Oppenheimer actor Florence Pugh, and The Color Purple producer Oprah Winfrey.

Which films, shows, and actors were nominated?

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie led the pack with nine nominations, including for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the new Cinematic and Box Office Achievement award. The film’s lead Margot Robbie nabbed a nomination for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and her co-star Ryan Gosling received a nod for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, a thriller about the “father of the atomic bomb,” bagged eight nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, best male actor for Cillian Murphy, best supporting male actor for Robert Downey Jr., and best supporting female actor for Emily Blunt.

Killers of the Flower Moon, a true story of the 1920s oil-motivated murders of Native Americans, and gothic fairytale Poor Things followed with seven nominations each. Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon garnered consideration for Best Motion Picture – Drama and best acting nominations for its leads Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone. Poor Things was put forward in the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category and its star Emma Stone was nominated for Best Performance by a Female Actor.

Other films with multiple nominations included Korean romantic drama Past Lives; dark comedy May December, inspired by the true story of a woman who was jailed for having sex with her underage student before later marrying him; European drama thriller Anatomy of a Fall; and Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro.

TV shows Succession and The Crown, both previous winners of Golden Globe awards, racked up nominations for Best Television Series – Drama as well as for the performances of their lead actors.

Meanwhile, Ted Lasso, Only Murders in the Building, Abbott Elementary, Jury Duty, and Barry were also in the running to win Best TV series – Musical or Comedy. (See the full list of nominees on the Golden Globe Awards website.)

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