The star-studded 81st Golden Globe Awards ceremony honored celebrities with distinctions for their hard work and talent.
The 81st Golden Globe Awards ceremony commenced on January 7 and saw through the distinctions of film and television standouts. Beverly Hilton in California housed the event, after which the celebrities dispersed to a handful of afterparties around Los Angeles as per People.
The red carpet brimmed with celebrities who brought their A-game and flaunted their show-stopping outfits. They socialized and celebrated the limitless and evolving flair of the artists as the night progressed.
Here are the highlights and winners of the 81st Golden Globe Awards 2024:
Oppenheimer dominated the 81st Golden Globe Awards
Reuters reported that the historical film Oppenheimer swept the most Golden Globe Awards with five total honors. The film won best picture as per CBS’ winners list. Movie lead Cillian Murphy snagged the best drama actor award. Christopher Nolan won best director for the film, Robert Downey Jr. as best supporting actor, and Ludwig Göransson for best musical score.
An inaugural award for Barbie
Barbie bagged the most Golden Globe nominations last month with nine nominations, with Oppenheimer trailing behind at eight. This year’s 81st Golden Globes, however, Barbie won the first ever Cinematic and Box Office Achievement award, IMDb reported.
Director Greta Gerwig thanked “all the Barbies and Kens in front of and behind the screen” as she accepted the award alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. The two actors played as Barbie and Ken respectively.
Meanwhile, Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For” won as best original song. It was part of the Barbie movie soundtrack.
Lily Gladstone’s historic win
Her acceptance speech bore some sentences in Blackfoot language. The Blackfoot or Niitsitapi people spoke the Algonquian dialect.
The Native American actress expressed gratitude to the Blackfeet (also referred to as Blackfoot) locale for motivating her. She grew up in the community’s reservation in Montana. Here is her full speech:
Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro alongside Gladstone.
Poor Things is Best Picture for Musical/Comedy
Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things bagged the best motion picture for a musical or comedy at the 81st Golden Globe Awards. Frankenstein inspired director Lanthimos’ film as per People. Emma Stone played the lead on the film and won best actress for the movie’s same category as well.
First Golden Globe Award for Hayao Miyazaki
Television series awards
Netflix’s Beef lead actors Ali Wong and Steven Yeun carved their names in Hollywood as they bagged the best actor and actress in a limited series, anthology or motion picture for television at the Golden Globes.
For television series, Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen won best supporting actor while Elizabeth Debicki won for her performance in The Crown. Sara Snook and Kieran Culkin earned accolades for their performance in Succession. They got the best actress and actor award for television series in the drama category.
Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri of The Bear won best actor and actress for television series in a musical/comedy.
81st Golden Globe Awards in summary
Not only did the celebrities earn recognition for hard work, but they also brought the glitz and glamor to the red carpet. Vanity Fair featured dashing stars who donned their best outfits and luxurious jewelry that acclaimed brands provided for them.
The Associated Press reported that the 81st Golden Globe Awards had it all. It saw the fun, good and bad jokes, historic firsts, and emotional highs that became another memorable night for all attendees. Other highlights from the gathering can be seen below.
Golden Globes provided the full list of winners and nominees for every category here.
Banner photo from the Instagram @goldenglobes.