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‘Barbie’, ‘Oppenheimer’

The new Golden Globes organisation has announced the 81st Golden Globe nominations with Greta Gerwig’s Barbie leading the way on nine nods.

The Warner Bros blockbuster is up for best picture (comedy), best director and best screenplay, while Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling also scooped nominations for best actress and best supporting actor, respectively.

Three of the songs from Barbie are in contention in the best original song category and the film also received a nomination in the newly created cinematic and box office achievement award.

Next in line is Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, which received eight nominations including best picture (drama), best director, best screenplay, and acting nods for Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. 

Killers Of The Flower Moon and Poor Things were also among the most nominated titles with seven nods each on a day when the new-look awards group announced a solid roster of nominees lacking the eccentricities and shocks of prior years.

Two women are nominated for best director (Gerwig and Celine Song for Past Lives) while four female-directed features are nominated across the best film categories – a huge improvement from last year when no women or women-directed films received a nomination in these groups.

There is a strong showing for non-English-language features too, with Past Lives (which is in Korean and English) securing five nominations and Anatomy Of A Fall receiving four. Both are nominated for best drama.

Netflix is the leading distributor on 13 nominations for Maestro, May DecemberNyad, and Rustin and 15 for its several TV series. Warner Bros has 12 nominations, followed closely by Universal and A24 both on 11. 

In the TV categories, Succession is out ahead with nine nominations for its final season while The Bear and Only Murders In The Building both have five. 

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 7, which will broadcast on CBS and also stream on Paramount+ for the first time.

Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans and Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees Of Inisherin were the big winners last year.

Golden Globe 2024 nomiantions


Best picture - drama

  • Oppenheimer - Universal Pictures
  • Killers of the Flower Moon - Apple Original Films
  • Maestro - Netflix
  • Past Lives - A24
  • The Zone of Interest - A24
  • Anatomy Of A Fall - Neon

Best picture - musical or comedy 

  • Barbie - Warner Bros
  • Poor Things - Searchlight Pictures
  • American Fiction - MGM
  • The Holdovers - Focus Features
  • May December - Netflix
  • Air - Amazon MGM Studios

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 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 - 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 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 actor

  • 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 supporting actress

  • 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 motion picture – animation 

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

Cinematic and box office achievement

  • Barbie – Warner Bros
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 – Disney
  • John Wick: Chapter 4 – Lionsgate
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 - Paramount
  • Oppenheimer - Universal
  • Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse – Sony

Best picture - non-English language

  • Anatomy Of A Fall
  • Fallen Leaves
  • Io Capitano 
  • Past Lives
  • Society Of The Snow
  • The Zone Of Interest 

Best original score

  • Poor Things
  • Oppenheimer 
  • The Boy And The Heron
  • The Zone Of Interest 
  • Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse
  • Killers Of The Flower Moon 

Best original song

  • “Addicted To Romance” - She Came To Me 
  • “Dance The Night” - Barbie 
  • “I’m Just Ken” - Barbie
  • “Peaches” - The Super Mario Bros. Movie 
  • “Road To Freedom” - Rustin
  • “What Was I Made For?” - Barbie 


Best TV series - drama

  • 1923
  • The Crown
  • The Diplomat
  • The Last Of Us
  • The Morning Show

Best TV series - musical or comedy

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

Best limited series, anthology, or motion picture made for TV

  • All The Light We Cannot See
  • Beef
  • Daisy Jones & The Six
  • Fargo
  • Yellow Travelers 
  • Lessons In Chemistry

Best performance by a female actor in a TV series - drama

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

Best performance by a male actor in a TV series - drama

  • Brian Cox - Succession
  • Kieran Culkin - Succession 
  • Gary Oldman - Slow Horses
  • Pedro Pascal - The Last Of US 
  • Jeremy Strong - Succession
  • Dominic West - The Crown

Best performance by a female actor in a TV series - comedy or musical

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

Best performance by a male actor in a TV series - comedy or musical