Golden Globes 2024: Big Wins For Oppenheimer And Succession

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Margot Robbie, Emma Stone, Cillian Murphy, and Taylor Swift were among the A-listers at the Golden Globe Awards 2024, where Oppenheimer and Succession swept the board at the star-studded event in Hollywood.

Others gracing the red carpet were Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Bradley Cooper – who arrived with his mum Gloria Campano – marking the start of the 2024 awards season.

This year’s ceremony introduced a new award for cinematic achievement – which was awarded to the Barbie movie. Star and producer Margot Robbie dedicated the gong to “every single person on the planet who dressed up and went to the greatest place on earth – the movie theatres”.

However, the biggest winner of the night was Oppenheimer – taking home five awards including Best Dramatic Film, Best Actor for Cillian Murphy, and Best Director for Christopher Nolan.

Irish actor and star of Oppenheimer Cillian Murphy paid tribute to his co-stars and fellow nominees: “If you’re Irish or not, you’re all legends and I salute you.”

The critically acclaimed show Succession grabbed four gongs, including awards for stars Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, and Matthew Macfadyen, as well as Best TV Drama Series.

“I was nominated for a Golden Globe like 20 years ago and when that moment passed, I sort of remember thinking I’m never going to be back in this room again,” Kieran Culkin said in his acceptance speech. “But thanks to Succession I’ve been in here a couple of times, I accepted I would never be on the stage, so this is a nice moment.”

Other film acting awards went to The Holdovers stars Paul Giamatti and Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Killers Of The Flower Moon star Lily Gladstone, who became the first Indigenous person to be named Best Actress in what she described as a historic moment as she began her speech speaking in the Blackfoot language:

“This is for every little urban kid, every little native kid out there who has a dream, who is seeing themselves represented and our stories told by ourselves in our own words with tremendous allies and tremendous trust,” said Gladstone.

In the Best Song category, Billie Eilish’s What Was I Made For? triumphed, while former Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais was awarded the Stand-Up Comedy Performance trophy.