Golden Globes 2024 Awards: New Categories Recognizing Stand-Up Comedy and Box Office Achievement

LOS ANGELES – The 2024 Golden Globes took place on Sunday night with Jo Koy as the host and CBS as the broadcasting network. This year, the Golden Globes introduced new categories to recognize stand-up comedy and cinematic and box office achievement. The Best Cinematic and Box Office Achievement award included eight nominees chosen from films that achieved a box office receipt total/gross of $150 million, with $100 million coming from the US domestic box office and/or receiving commensurate digital streaming viewership recognized by trusted industry sources. The Best Performance in Stand-Up Comedy on Television award featured six nominated comedians who gave traditional stand-up comedy performances of at least 30 minutes. Additionally, the awards for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy recognized outstanding films in those genres.

Heading into the ceremony, “Barbie” and “Succession” led the nominations with nine apiece. These nominations were selected by a new, racially and ethnically diverse group of voters consisting of 300 journalists from 76 countries. This change came after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the longtime backer of the Golden Globes, was replaced following its acquisition by Dick Clark Productions and Eldridge. With the change in ownership, CBS secured the broadcast deal for the 2024 Golden Globes.

The winners of the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards were announced live during the ceremony. Some notable winners included “Anatomy of a Fall” for Best Motion Picture – Drama, “Barbie” for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, “The Boy and the Heron” for Best Motion Picture – Animated, and “Poor Things” for Best Original Score – Motion Picture. As for the television categories, “1923” won Best Television Series – Drama, “Ted Lasso” won Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, and “All the Light We Cannot See” won Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Overall, the 2024 Golden Globes showcased a diverse range of nominees and celebrated outstanding achievements in the film and television industry. The changes in ownership and voting process aimed to address diversity and ensure a fair representation of global voices. As the winners were announced, it became clear that this year’s awards recognized exceptional talent and creativity in various categories.