Golden Globes 2024: the top moments and award winners

In a star-studded event filled with surprising moments, the films Oppenheimer and Poor Things lead the way at the 2024 Golden Globe awards. HBO’s Succession also emerged as a winner in television, taking home several significant awards.

A night of unexpected victories

As attendees graced the red carpet oblivious to how the night would unfold, no one anticipated the major wins for Oppenheimer or Poor Things. Despite its box office success being overshadowed by Barbie, Christopher Nolan’s biopic about the creation of the atomic bomb, Oppenheimer, dazzled throughout the night, scoring five major victories including the award for Best Motion Picture Drama.

First-time winner Lily Gladstone’s emotional speech

Lily Gladstone made history by winning her first Golden Globe for Best Female Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. Her heartfelt speech touched audiences, potentially giving us a glimpse of what her Oscar acceptance speech might be like.

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Paul Giamatti shines with charm

Another memorable moment from the evening was Paul Giamatti’s delightful acceptance speech after winning the award for Best Male Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. His charisma captivated everybody present and watching from home.

The powerhouses of film and television dominate

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In addition to Oppenheimer’s epic win, a variety of other projects had a phenomenal night at this year’s Golden Globes. Among these winners were:

  • Poor Things – Winning Best Comedy following Emma Stone’s acting victory
  • The Holdovers – featuring Da’Vine Joy Randolph who won against Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore for Best Supporting Female Actor
  • Anatomy of a Fall – taking home the award for Best Screenplay against Barbie and Poor Things

The television category also had several noteworthy wins. HBO’s Succession stole the show by winning Best Drama Series and three out of four acting awards. Sarah Snook took home the prize for lead female actor without competing against any male co-stars, making it a fitting win for her character Shiv Roy.

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A night filled with laughter and controversy

Naturally, the event was not complete without its fair share of comic relief and controversies. The evening’s host, comedian Koy, engaged in some playful banter that left mixed responses from the audience. Joking about the weight-loss drug Ozempic and drawing comparisons between Pulitzer Prize-winning book-based film Oppenheimer and plastic doll-inspired movie Barbie, Koy ended up underwhelming many viewers on social media.

However, Koy’s offbeat humour was only a small part of the larger story of the night. As the spotlight shines brightly on Oppenheimer’s cast and crew, including director Christopher Nolan, composer Ludwig Göransson, and actors Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr., their exceptional performances in the acclaimed drama were undoubtedly recognized and celebrated.

Netflix’s Beef achieves recognition

Golden Globes Beef
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Without losing sight of other notable achievements, Netflix’s Beef also triumphed at the awards show. Based on a real-life road rage incident encountered by creator Lee Sung Jin, the limited series garnered two acting wins, as well as the award for the best limited series.

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Golden Globe moments that will be remembered

As the 2024 Golden Globes concluded, the night left us with several surprises, emotional speeches, and a combination of both heartwarming and controversial moments. While Oppenheimer and Poor Things stole the limelight in film and Succession thrived in television, all award winners should be proud of their accomplishments, knowing that their dedication and talent were rightfully recognized at this year’s prestigious awards ceremony.

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