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The 81st Golden Globe Nominations

Courtesy of: Variety

This past Monday, nominations for the 2024 Golden Globe Awards were released.  Spanning 27 categories, many big-name movies like Barbie and Oppenheimer dominate the movie nominations, while Succession and The Crown lead the way for the TV shows with the most nods.  The awards show will air on January 7th on CBS and will be live-streamed from Paramount+ at 8-11 PM Eastern Standard Time.

The Golden Globes is one of the most prestigious acting awards around.  Who would’ve known it had started as an informal event?  The first ceremony was held at 20th Century Fox in 1944 with six categories, granted by the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association.  Three movies were nominated; The Song of BernadetteWatch on the Rhine, and For Whom the Bell Tolls.  The Song of Bernadette walked away with three Golden Globes, the most of the night.  In 1951, the movie genre category was divided into two, drama and musical or comedy, “so that no genre would be slighted,” as said by Golden Globes.  A year later, the Cecil B. DeMille Award was added to recognize actors of acting excellence in movies.  The latest recipient of this award is Eddie Murphy.  Many categories have been created and dissolved over the years.  Best Documentary, New Star of the Year, Best Outdoor Drama, World Film Favorites, and Best Cinematography were a few notable categories that have been discontinued.  In 2019, the Golden Globes presented the first Carol Burnett Award to Carol Burnett herself for excellence in television.  The actor with the most Golden Globe nominations and wins is Meryl Streep with 33 nominations and 8 awards under her belt.

The Golden Globes have come a long way since six categories.  Below are lists of seven of the categories up for a Golden Globe:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Maestro
  • Oppenheimer
  • Past Lives
  • The Zone of Interest

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Air
  • American Fiction
  • Barbie
  • The Holdovers
  • May December
  • Poor Things

Best Motion Picture – Animated

  • The Boy and the Heron
  • Elemental
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Suzume
  • Wish

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Bradley Cooper – Maestro
  • Greta Gerwig – Barbie
  • Yorgos Lanthimos – Poor Things
  • Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer
  • Martin Scorsese – Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Celine Song – Past Lives

Best Television Series – Drama

  • 1923
  • The Crown
  • The Diplomat
  • The Last of Us
  • The Morning Show
  • Succession

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Abbott Elementary
  • Barry
  • The Bear
  • Jury Duty
  • Only Murders in the Building
  • Ted Lasso

Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • Beef
  • Daisy Jones & The Six
  • Fargo
  • Fellow Travelers
  • Lessons in Chemistry

Many more categories are provided by the Golden Globes website, where you can view your favorite movies and TV shows of 2023.  Actors like Margot Robbie, Cillian Murphy, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jennifer Lawrence are only a fraction of the nominees in the categories.  As far as winners go, I will be surprised if Oppenheimer and Barbie don’t win in their respective categories.  I hope that The Morning Show wins, only because it is only one of my favorite shows and I have binged all three seasons in a matter of three and a half months.  That being said, congratulations to Billy Crudup for getting his second nomination in The Morning Show as Cory Ellison in the Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role on Television category (doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, does it?).  A new category will be presented this year, “Cinematic and Box Office Achievement” which will include eight nominations from Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1John Wick: Chapter 4, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, and more.  I am shocked that Avatar: The Way of Water did not get a nomination.  It made more than $2.4 billion (it’s James Cameron, the king of million-dollar movies)!

Are you looking forward to the Golden Globes?  Who do you want to win?

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Shannon Raneri, Writer
Hello!  My name is Shannon Raneri and I am a junior at Winthrop High School.  I am an avid writer and I am very happy to contribute my writing to The Viking Times, our Winthrop community, and beyond.  I write a variety of topics from current events, to sports, and entertainment.   On the rare occasion when I am not writing, you can find me reading, playing with my dogs, or watching "Friends" for the umpteenth time. Thank you for reading The Viking Times!

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    Chele BernerDec 16, 2023 at 9:40 am

    Great article, Shannon! I learned a lot of interesting bits of information.

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    Theresa McCarronDec 15, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Very informative article but I’m not a big fan of Hollywood. However,I love The Crown which deserves the award. Not a bad actor in any episode.