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Golden Globe nominations 2024 - live: Barbie and Succession lead pack with Oppenheimer close behind

The Oscar precursor is set to reveal which titles are in contention for trophies this awards season

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 11 December 2023 18:06 GMT
Killers of the Flower Moon trailer

Awards season is officially underway following the announcement of the 2024 Golden Globes nominations

The films and TV shows in contention for the annual ceremony were revealed in Los Angeles by Cedric the Entertainer and That '70s Show actor Wilmer Valderrama on Monday (11 December).

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.

It’s a big year for the Brits, with nominations for Carey Mulligan, who stars in Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro, and Emily Blunt for her role in Oppenheimer.

Elsewhere, Rosamund Pike snuck in a surprise nomination for her supporting turn in Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn.

It seems British stars will have more chance of winning in the TV categories thanks to nominations for Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie in The Last of Us and Sam Claflin for Daisy Jones & the Six, as well as Imelda Staunton and Dominic West for thier respective roles in The Crown.

Next year’s ceremony also introduced two new categories: Best Cinematic and Box Office Achievement and Best Performance in Stand-Up Comedy. The former, which is debuted in the same year as the Barbenheimer craze, has led to a nomination for Taylor Swift for her concert film The Eras Tour.

Swift is not the only musician to be nominated: Billie Eilish received her first acting nomination following her role in Swarm.

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This year’s nominations arrive after a huge membership shake-up for the ceremony’s voting body, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which, in 2022, was accused of a lack of diversity in a Los Angeles Times exposé.

At the time, the HFPA did not have a single Black member, but it has since expanded its membership and enforced what was described as a strict code of conduct among voters. This led to the approval of many celebrities who, one year after boycotting the event, decided to attend the 2023 ceremony.

According to reports, the Golden Globes are struggling to find a host.

CNN claims that Chris Rock and Ali Wong, as well as Will Arnett, Sean Hayes and Jason Bateman, who were reportedly approached to host as a trio, have all declined offers. A spokesperson for the Golden Globes declined to comment on the search for the host. However, a source close to the situation said there are “three very serious conversations” going on with potential presenters.



The Golden Globe nominations are set to be announced today in what will be a precursor hinting at what will win Oscars in 2024.

Films expected to be named include Killer of the Flower Moon, Oppenheimer, Barbie and Past Lives.

The Golden Globes also award the best in the world of TV, also. Shows expected to be nominated include Succession, Jury Duty and The Last of Us

Jacob Stolworthy11 December 2023 09:03

Last month, the Gotham Awards – the first film event on the awards calendar – took place, with many victors named during the ceremony believed to be ones that will be nominated today.

Find the list of films here.

The first hint at who will win Oscars in 2024 has arrived

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Jacob Stolworthy11 December 2023 09:24

The Golden Globes were the subject of a boycott in 2022 due to criticism over diversity within voting organisation the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The fallout led to Tom Cruise handing back his trophies.

Catch up on the story here.

Why are the Golden Globes being boycotted?

The 2022 awards are going ahead with no big stars in attendance or television broadcast

Jacob Stolworthy11 December 2023 09:51

So this year’s awards race looks set to be a two-hander between Killers of the Flower Moon and Oppenheimer, with both Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan duking it out for Best Director, also.

But what other films will be in the running? The Golden Globes split categories into Drama and Musical/Comedy – so while Oppenheimer faced Barbie in the battle of the box office, Greta Gerwig’s film will face different competitors as it’ll be in the second category.

In fact, it looks as if Barbie will receive the most nominations with nods expected in the acting categories, as well as the production design and music categories, also.

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Jacob Stolworthy11 December 2023 10:03

Barbie’s biggest competitor

Barbie’s biggest competitors in the Musical/Comedy category will no doubt be Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers, which isn’t getting released in the UK until January.

It stars Paul Giamatti – if, not on career-best form, then near it – as a cranky history teacher at a remote prep school, who is forced to remain on campus over Christmas with a troubled student who has no place to go.

Jacob Stolworthy11 December 2023 10:20

The little film that could

In the Best Film – Drama category, Past Lives cannot be overlooked. Celine Song’s debut film has very much proved itself as the little film that could, becoming an awards favourite following its premiere at Sundance in January.

It has a long way to go to beat Killers of the Flower Moon or Oppenheimer, but its placement as an awards season fixture is no less admirable.

Past Lives trailer
Jacob Stolworthy11 December 2023 10:30

Best Actress contender alert

Let’s take a second to acknowledge German star Sandra Hüller who stars in not one, but two potential nominees: the courtroom drama Anatomy of a Fall, and Jonathan Glazer’s harrowing The Zone of Interest.

Hüller would be a deserving nominee, especially for the former, alongside other contenders Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon), Greta Lee (Past Lives) and Carey Mulligan (Maestro).

Sandra Hüller in ‘Anatomy of a Fall' (Picturehouse Entertainment)

Jacob Stolworthy11 December 2023 10:40

Bradley Cooper is back in the awards race

Maestro is Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic – and his next attempt at winning awards following his (in my opinion, superior) directorial debut A Star is Born.

It’s set to be released on Netflix later this month and, while it’s proved divisive, there are those who were deeply moved by the film.

Jacob Stolworthy11 December 2023 10:50

Let’s not forget...

Rounding out the potential nominees in the Best Film – Comedy/Musical category are Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things and The Colour Purple, which is the second adpatation of the Alice Walker novel after Steven Spielberg’s in 1985. If you hadn’t guessed by the category, this version is a musical.

Poor Things stars Emma Stone in what many are calling an Oscar worthy performance. If competing in the Comedy/Musical category, she’ll be up against Barbie herself, Margot Robbie.

Poor Things trailer
Jacob Stolworthy11 December 2023 11:00

Category confusion

It seems as good a time as any to point out that Todd Haynes’ drama May December is not actually competing in the Drama category, but the Comedy/Musical category. So Natalie Portman and/or Julianne Moore will show up in those respective acting categories should they be nominated. Bizarre.

Jacob Stolworthy11 December 2023 11:10

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