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A golden spectacle: a recap of the 81st Golden Globes Awards


Kicking off the new year, the 2024 Golden Globes was held on Jan. 7, and through it came thrilling wins and captivating moments. Here’s a recap of the best moments at the Golden Globes:

First and foremost, when discussing this year’s Golden Globes, It’s Important to talk about the two biggest films of last year, Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” and Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer”. Both movies received multiple nominations, with “Barbie” receiving nine, and “Oppenheimer” receiving eight. This time around though, unlike the box office, Oppenheimer would come out on top with five wins: Best Drama Film, Cillian Murphy for Best Actor, Robert Downey Jr. for Best Supporting Actor, Christopher Nolan for Best Director, and Ludwig Göransson for Best Original Score. “Barbie” would follow suit with two awards for cinematic and box office achievement, and “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish winning Best Original Song.
Some other notable wins at the Golden Globes were Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film, “The Boy and the Heron ‘’ taking home the award for Best Animated Film. Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” received the award for Best Musical or Comedy, and Emma Stone received Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role in “Poor Things”. French film “Anatomy of a fall” by Justine Triet won the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Non-English Language Film.

Those above were just moments Involving the film categories, so now it’s time to talk about the wins for the television shows.

The most notable moment at the Golden Globes concerning television would be “Successions” domination. The HBO show went on to receive nine nominations, and four wins. The show would be granted the awards of Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama for Kieran Culken as Roman Ray, and Sarah Snooks as Siobhan Roy, and Best Supporting Actor for Matthew Macfadyen as Tom Wambsgans.

“Succession” stands as the show with the most nominations and wins this year at the Golden Globes, but it’s not the only one.

FX and Hulu’s show, “The Bear” would go on to win three awards, those being Best Musical or Comedy, Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Jermey Allen White as Carmen Berzatto, and Ayo Edebiri as Sydney Adamu.

Netflix’s “Beef” went on to win three awards as well: Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture, and Best Actor and Actress for Steven Yeun as Danny Cho and Ali Wong as Amy Lau.

Despite Jo Koy’s opening monologue for the award show being criticized for being unfunny, awkward, distasteful and being criticized for putting the blame on his writers, the rest of 2024s Golden Globes was enjoyable, with well deserved wins and applauses.

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Connor Bickham, Staff Reporter
Hi, I'm Connor and I’m one of the staff members on the newspaper team. I usually spend most of my free time playing video games with my friends, or binging movies and shows. The reason I joined newspaper is because it will help me develop my skills as a writer, which will help out with the career I want to pursue.

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