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Golden Globes 2024 live: Awards show sees huge ratings boost with controversial host

Annual ceremony returned in its usual Sunday slot, hosted at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

Tom Murray
at The Beverly Hilton
,Ellie Harrison,Ellie Muir
Tuesday 09 January 2024 17:51 GMT
Golden Globes 2024: Stars walk red carpet

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The Golden Globes returned with a blowout, star-studded ceremony on Sunday (7 January) night.

The annual, Beverly Hills-based awards show has been obscured in recent years after a 2021 Los Angeles Times investigation revealed that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the awards’ voting body) did not have a single Black member.

However, this year, the Globes were back in their usual Sunday slot on CBS and hoping to regain viewers. Broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, A-listers including Taylor Swift, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Kylie Jenner brought some much-needed stardust to the beleaguered show.

Oppenheimer, Barbie, Poor Things and Anatomy of a Fall were among the films to earn multiple awards. Christopher Nolan won his first Globe following six nominations while Barbie was surprisingly pipped to Best Picture in the Musical/Comedy category Poor Things.

Meanwhile, Beef, The Bear and Succession were the big winners in the TV categories.

Follow along for live updates below.


Welcome to The Independent’s 2024 Golden Globes live blog!

Hello and welcome! I’m The Independent’s US Culture News editor based in Los Angeles and I’ll be guiding you through Sunday’s ceremony in person, on the ground.

My tuxedo has been rented and I’m extremely excited to see what this 2024 ceremony has in store. It promises to be a very important show for the Globes after its aforementioned, 2021 PR disaster – so I’m expecting all the stops to be pulled out.

Thanks for joining us!

Tom Murray5 January 2024 18:58

Golden Globes announces this year’s presenters

The full list of presenters for this year’s ceremony has been announced.

Presenters for the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards include: Amanda Seyfried, America Ferrera, Andra Day, Angela Bassett, Annette Bening, Ben Affleck, Daniel Kaluuya, Don Cheadle, Dua Lipa, Elizabeth Banks, Florence Pugh, Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias, Gabriel Macht, George Lopez, Hailee Steinfeld, Hunter Schafer, Issa Rae, Jared Leto, Jodie Foster, Jon Batiste, Jonathan Bailey, Julia Garner, Justin Hartley, Kate Beckinsale, Keri Russell, Kevin Costner, Mark Hamill, Matt Damon, Michelle Yeoh, Naomi Watts, Oprah Winfrey, Orlando Bloom, Patrick J Adams, Ray Romano, Rose McIver, Shameik Moore, Simu Liu, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Will Ferrell.

Meanwhile, US comedian Jo Koy, who has headlined several Netflix specials and starred in last year’s comedy film Easter Sunday, is on hosting duty for the first time.

Tom Murray5 January 2024 19:05

How to watch this year’s ceremony

US audiences can catch the ceremony, broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, beginning at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT. There is no live broadcast in the UK.

It will air on the CBS app and stream on Paramount+, but there’s an important caveat. Only Paramount+ subscribers with the Showtime add-on will be able to watch the show live. Otherwise, it’ll be available on the streaming platform on Monday (8 January), which UK subscribers will also be able to access.

Read more:

How to watch Golden Globes 2024

The film and TV awards ceremony marks the first major broadcast of awards season

Tom Murray5 January 2024 19:31

The full list of every nominated movie and TV show

This year’s crop of contenders, revealed last month, was announced by Cedric the Entertainer and That ‘70s Show actor Wilmer Valderrama – one year after a huge membership shake-up that saw the ceremony’s voting body, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), improve diversity among its members.

Films in contention for trophies at the 2024 ceremony include Barbie, which leads the pack with eight followed by Oppenheimer (eight), Killers of the Flower Moon and Poor Things (seven each).

Meanwhile, in the TV categories, Succession is the most nominated series, with a total of nine, followed by The Bear and Only Murders in the Building, which have five apiece.

Find the full list of films and TV shows nominated for Golden Globes here:

Golden Globe nominations 2024: The full list

The titles in contention for trophies have been announced

Tom Murray5 January 2024 20:02

What the Golden Globe nominations tell us about the 2024 Oscars

The Golden Globe Awards is often seen as the first major indicator for the Oscar winners.

Louis Chilton looks at the takeaways from this year’s list of nominees.

Tom Murray5 January 2024 20:29

Watch: Golden Globes host Jo Koy is all smiles rolling out red carpet ahead of show

Golden Globes host Jo Koy is all smiles rolling out red carpet ahead of show
Tom Murray5 January 2024 21:22

Will Travis Kelce attend the Golden Globes with Taylor Swift?

Taylor Swift may be in attendance at the Golden Globes on Sunday as her concert film, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, has been nominated in the new Cinematic and Box Office Achievement category. The Grammy winner is up against Greta Gerwig’s Barbie after making $250 million in box office sales globally.

However, the singer reportedly won’t be making her red carpet debut with her partner Travis Kelce. The Kansas City Chiefs tight end will be in Los Angeles for his game against the Los Angeles Chargers, which clashes with the ceremony.

Read more:

Travis Kelce won’t be at the 2024 Golden Globes with Taylor Swift

Kelce and Swift spent New Year’s Eve together after his game against the Cincinatti Bengals

Tom Murray5 January 2024 21:54

The best-dressed stars on last year’s red carpet

As the 81st annual Golden Globes approach, why not take a look back at the best-dressed celebrities from the 2023 red carpet?

From Laverne Cox to Lily James and Anya Taylor-Joy, these were the best red carpet from the 2023 Golden Globes.

The best-dressed stars on the 2023 Golden Globes red carpet

All the red carpet looks at the 2023 Golden Globes

Tom Murray5 January 2024 22:26

Category decision for Netflix’s May December leaves fans baffled

Todd Haynes’s Netflix film May December secured four nominations at this year’s Golden Globes.

However, fans who had seen the movie were shocked to find that the drama starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore had been nominated in the comedy category.

The film follows television star Elizabeth (Portman) preparing for the role of Gracie (Moore), a woman who was at the centre of a fictional child-rape scandal 20 years prior. Charles Melton plays Joe Yoo, who was 13 when he started his relationship with 36-year-old Gracie.

Read more:

Golden Globes decision for Netflix’s May December leaves fans baffled

Director Todd Haynes’s latest film has been submitted in the Comedy/Musical category

Tom Murray5 January 2024 22:55

Video: The Independent's Chief Culture Reporter Jacob Stolworthy discusses Golden Globes

The Independent's Chief Culture Reporter Jacob Stolworthy discusses Golden Globes
Tom Murray5 January 2024 23:53

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