The glitz and glamour of the Golden Globes returned in 2024, celebrating the best in movies and TV! So, who walked away with those shiny trophies? Let’s peek behind the curtain and meet the big winners!
Movies Made Magic:
King of the Hill: Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” a grand exploration of the atomic bomb and its creator, J. Robert Oppenheimer, claimed the top prize – Best Motion Picture Drama! It also snagged awards for Nolan himself, music maestro Ludwig Goransson, and star Cillian Murphy. Imagine building a bomb and winning an award for it!
Laughter’s Queen: Emma Stone reigned supreme in the comedy world, nabbing Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for “Poor Things,” a quirky tale about a woman brought back to life with surprising results. Think Frankenstein, but funnier!
More Golden Goodies: Other movies celebrating under the spotlight included “Poor Things” also winning Best Motion Picture Comedy, “Anatomy of a Fall” grabbing Best Foreign Language Film and Best Screenplay, and “The Holdovers” scoring acting wins for Paul Giamatti and Da’Vine Joy Randolph. It was a night of diverse stories taking home the gold!
TV Took Center Stage:
Royalty Rules: On the TV side, HBO’s “Succession,” the show about a powerful and, let’s say, interesting family, continued its reign as Best Drama Series. Think “Game of Thrones” but with wealthier people and fancier suits.
Laughter in the Kitchen: FX’s “The Bear,” a hilarious and heartfelt look at the chaos of running a Chicago restaurant, stole the show in the comedy categories. Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri took home the top acting awards, proving that cooking and comedy are a perfect match.
Limited Series Luminous: “Beef,” a Netflix miniseries about two ex-lovers reconnecting with…questionable results, won Best Limited Series. Think of it as a romantic comedy but with more yelling and awkward silences.
Other Shining Stars:
Music Makes the Moment: Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell’s song for “Barbie” (yes, you read that right!) won Best Original Song. Picture sparkly pink and catchy tunes.
Stand-Up’s Spotlight: Hannah Gadsby’s stand-up special “Nanette” was awarded the new Stand-Up Comedy Award, proving that funny stories can also be powerful and thought-provoking.
And More, More, More:
From animation awards for “The Boy and the Heron” to special achievement honors for legendary director Martin Scorsese, the night was packed with celebrations of all things entertainment.
These are just some of the big winners. Many other talented actors, directors, writers, and creators were recognized and celebrated. The Golden Globes night was a reminder that even in a year like 2024, stories have the power to entertain, inspire, and make us laugh until our sides ache.
So, there you have it! The stars have shone, the winners have been crowned, and the Golden Globes have painted Hollywood gold once again. Now, grab some popcorn, settle in, and enjoy the ride as these award-winning movies and TV shows take you on adventures big and small!