2024 Golden Globe Awards Big Winners of the Night Include ‘Oppenheimer,’ ‘Succession,’ ‘Beef’ and ‘The Bear’

Cillian Murphy (PC: Sonja Flemming, CBS Entertainment)

Brookes Barnes, The New York Times – The 81st Golden Globes opened the Hollywood awards season on a chaotic note this Sunday. Jo Koy, the host, delivered a criticized monologue, and the ceremony saw a mix of winners taking it seriously or not. “Oppenheimer” emerged as a strong contender for the upcoming Oscars, securing five Globes, including best drama, Christopher Nolan’s directing, and Cillian Murphy’s acting. Other notable movie winners were “Barbie,” “The Holdovers,” and “Poor Things.”

Despite receiving nine nominations, “Barbie” won two Globes, including best cinematic and box office achievement and best song. HBO’s “Succession” dominated the television categories, winning best drama, actress (Sarah Snook), actor (Kieran Culkin), and supporting actor (Matthew Macfadyen).

“Poor Things,” a surreal science-fiction romance, took home the award for best movie, comedy, or musical. Emma Stone won best comedic actress, while Paul Giamatti (“The Holdovers”) received the statuette for best comedic actor.

Lily Gladstone made history by winning the Globe for best actress in a drama for her role in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” becoming the first Indigenous person to receive the award. Da’Vine Joy Randolph (“The Holdovers”) and Robert Downey Jr. (“Oppenheimer”) were honored as best supporting actress and actor, respectively.

Netflix’s “Beef” and FX’s “The Bear” each secured three Globes. “Beef” won best limited series, with Ali Wong and Steven Yeun earning acting awards. “The Bear” won best comedy, and Ayo Edebiri and Jeremy Allen White were recognized for their performances.

Ayo Edebiri and Jeremy Allen White (PC: Mario Anzuoni, Reuters)

This year marked the first gathering of the Hollywood establishment since the resolution of twin union strikes that disrupted the industry. The Globes aimed to move past a scandal involving ethics, finance