Stories News Oppenheimer Triumphs as Barbie Falls Short at the 81st Golden Globe Awards

Hey there, movie buffs and pop culture enthusiasts! The 81st Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on January 8, 2024, brought us a rollercoaster of emotions, surprises, and a whole lot of glitz and glam. Here's the lowdown on what went down at the star-studded event:

How Many Awards Did Oppenheimer Take Home at the Golden Globes? 

Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" was the undeniable champ of the night, bagging five impressive awards out of eight nominations. This flick, which dives into the life of Robert Oppenheimer, walked away with the coveted Best Motion Picture title, Best Original Score, and Christopher Nolan scooped up the Best Director award. Cillian Murphy's portrayal of Oppenheimer and Robert Downey Jr.'s supporting role also got their well-deserved recognition.

Barbie's Golden Globe Disappointment: Just Two Wins?

Despite being the biggest box office hit of 2023, the Barbie movie couldn't quite pull off the Golden Globe sweep. Out of seven nominations, it only managed to snag two awards. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling missed out on individual honors, but the film did score the "Cinematic and Box Office Achievement" award and Best Original Song for Billie Eilish's "What Was I Made For?"   

81st Golden Globe Awards Winners

CategoryWinnerWork/Film/TV Series
Film Categories  
Best Supporting Male ActorRobert Downey Jr."Oppenheimer"
Best Female Actor in Limited Series/Anthology Series/TV Motion PictureAli Wong"Beef"
Best Male Actor in Limited Series/Anthology Series/TV Motion PictureSteven Yeun"Beef"
Best ScreenplayJustine Triet and Arthur Harari"Anatomy of a Fall"
Best Picture in Non-English Language"Anatomy of a Fall" 
Best Picture in Animated"The Boy and the Heron" 
Best DirectorChristopher Nolan"Oppenheimer"
Best Female Actor in Musical/ComedyEmma Stone"Poor Things"
Best Male Actor in DramaCillian Murphy"Oppenheimer"
Best ScoreLudwig Göransson"Oppenheimer"
Best Song"What Was I Made For?" by Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell"Barbie"
Cinematic and Box Office Achievement"Barbie" 
Best Picture in Musical/Comedy"Poor Things" 
Best Male Actor in Musical/ComedyPaul Giamatti"The Holdovers"
Best Female Actor in DramaLily Gladstone"Killers of the Flower Moon"
Best Picture in Drama"Oppenheimer" 
Television Categories  
Best Supporting Female Actor in TelevisionElizabeth Debicki"The Crown"
Best Supporting Male Actor in TelevisionMatthew Macfadyen"Succession"
Best Television Male Actor in Musical/ComedyJeremy Allen White"The Bear"
Best Stand-Up Comedian on TelevisionRicky Gervais"Ricky Gervais: Armageddon"
Best Television Female Actor in Musical/ComedyAyo Edebiri"The Bear"
Best Television Male Actor in DramaKieran Culkin"Succession"
Best Television Female Actor in DramaSarah Snook"Succession"
Best Limited Series/Anthology Series/TV Motion Picture"Beef" 
Best Musical/Comedy Series"The Bear" 
Best Drama Series"Succession"