Gearing up for the Golden Globe Awards: Barbie and Oppenheimer’s Box Office Dominance Leads the Nominations

LOS ANGELES – Hollywood stars are preparing for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards, the first major ceremony of film awards season. This year, cinema had a blockbuster year with hits like “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” dominating the box office. The awards ceremony, set to take place later in Los Angeles, will recognize these films along with other nominees such as “Killers of the Flower Moon”, “Poor Things”, and “Past Lives”. In the television categories, shows like “Succession”, “The Crown”, and “The Last of Us” have received nominations. The Golden Globes will kick off a series of prestigious awards leading up to the Oscars on March 10.

The nominations for the best actress categories include Emma Stone, Sandra Hüller, Lily Gladstone, and Carey Mulligan. On the other hand, the best actor categories feature notable names like Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Wright, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Bradley Cooper.

This year, the Golden Globes introduced new categories, including one that recognizes box office achievement. The film “Barbie” received the most nominations with a total of nine, while “Oppenheimer” followed closely with eight. Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” and Yorgos Lanthimos’s “Poor Things” received seven nominations each. Other films like “Past Lives”, “Maestro”, “Anatomy of a Fall”, and “May December” also earned multiple nominations.

For those interested in watching the Golden Globe Awards, the ceremony will be broadcast on the CBS network in the US and will also be available for streaming worldwide on Paramount+. The event will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by US comedian and actor Jo Koy. The 52-year-old, known for hosting specials on Comedy Central and Netflix, expressed his excitement and pride in hosting the event.

The Golden Globes have faced controversies in the past, notably regarding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organization behind the awards. However, despite these issues, the stars returned to the ceremony in 2023, and the overwhelming support ensured its continuation.

The Golden Globe Awards hold significance within the film industry as they provide a lighter and more festive atmosphere than other prestigious events like the Bafta Film Awards and the Oscars. A win at the Golden Globes can boost an awards campaign, as recipients have the opportunity to deliver a notable acceptance speech on TV. With 36 slots available in the film acting categories, the chances of a nomination are higher compared to the Oscars’ 20 slots.

The Golden Globe Awards serve as a celebration of the best in cinema, recognizing the successes and achievements of the industry’s brightest stars.