Barbie Shocker! Plastic Powerhouse Leads Golden Globe Nominations

Barbie Shocker! Plastic Powerhouse Leads Golden Globe Nominations

Greta Gerwig’s film, “Barbie,” took center stage in this year’s Golden Globe Awards nominations, securing an impressive nine nods, including a nomination for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling also earned recognition for their outstanding performances, alongside three nominations for the film’s original songs.

Hot on its heels, Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” earned eight nominations, including Best Picture – Drama, and nods for actors Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., and Emily Blunt.

The revamped awards, now a for-profit venture with a more extensive and more diverse voting body, unveiled the nominations for its January awards show after overcoming past scandals and challenges. Cedric the Entertainer and Wilmer Valderrama hosted the announcements from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the same venue for the upcoming show on Jan. 7.

Nominated films for Best Motion Picture Drama included “Oppenheimer,” Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Bradley Cooper’s “Maestro,” Celine Song’s “Past Lives,” Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall,” and Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest.”

In the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category, “Barbie” was joined by “Air,” “American Fiction,” “The Holdovers,” “May December,” and “Poor Things.”

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” and Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” both garnered seven nominations each. “Poor Things” received nods for Lanthimos, Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, and Tony McNamara for screenplay. “Killers of the Flower Moon” received nominations for Scorsese, direction, co-writing the screenplay with Eric Roth, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone, and Robert De Niro.

Stone, also nominated for the Showtime series “The Curse,” expressed gratitude, stating her “Poor Things” character Bella Baxter is her favorite. “Barbie” tied for the second-most nominations in Globes history with “Cabaret,” from 1972, with a total of nine. Robert Altman’s “Nashville” holds the record with 11 nominations.

“Succession” led the television category with nine nominations, including series stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, and Kieran Culkin.

Netflix emerged as the top nominee with 13 total nominations, featuring films like “Maestro,” “May December,” and “Rustin.” Warner Bros. followed closely with 12 nominations for “Barbie,” “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” and “The Color Purple.”

Despite being a major player, Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” failed to secure any nominations. Joaquin Phoenix, its star, was recognized for “Beau is Afraid” in the lead actor comedy/musical category.

The Golden Globes’ voting body, now consisting of 300 members, has made strides in diversity, reflecting in more international films and actors receiving nominations.

Helen Hoehne, the president of the Golden Globes, emphasized the organization’s commitment to being the “most culturally diverse major award body.”

The 81st Golden Globe Awards, airing on CBS, marks the first major broadcast of awards season, promising an exciting showcase of outstanding talent across various categories.

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