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Barbie and Oppenheimer Lead Golden Globe Nominations with Nine and Eight Nods Respectively

The awards ceremony, scheduled for January 7 in Los Angeles, promises a competitive lineup of contenders.

The nominations for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards have been announced, with the film “Barbie” securing the top spot with nine nominations, closely followed by “Oppenheimer” with eight. The awards ceremony, scheduled for January 7 in Los Angeles, promises a competitive lineup of contenders.

Film Nominations Highlights

  • Barbie: Margot Robbie earns a nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, while Ryan Gosling is nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Greta Gerwig secures a nod for Best Director. Notably, three songs from the film are nominated for Best Original Song.
  • Oppenheimer: Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Cillian Murphy, the film is recognized for cinematic and box office achievement, along with a nomination for Best Original Score. Emily Blunt receives a nomination for her supporting role.
  • Other Contenders: “Killers of the Flower Moon” and “Poor Things” also make a strong showing with seven nominations each.

Acting Nominees:

  • Best Actor in a Drama: Cillian Murphy (“Oppenheimer”), Bradley Cooper (“Maestro”), Colman Domingo (“Rustin”), Andrew Scott (“All of Us Strangers”).
  • Other Notable Names: Emma Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cillian Murphy, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph are among the acting nominees.

Television Nominations:

  • Succession leads TV nominations with nine nods, including Best TV Drama Series.
  • Other TV Shows: “Only Murders in the Building,” “The Diplomat,” “The Morning Show,” and “The Crown” are also recognized.

Special Recognition for South Korean Film:

  • Past Lives: The most nominated non-English language film, receiving a total of five nominations.

Controversy and Broadcast Deal:

After recent controversies surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the organisation behind the Golden Globes, the ceremony faced uncertainties regarding its telecast. However, a deal was secured with US network CBS, ensuring the awards ceremony will be televised on January 7 and streamed on Paramount+.

The Golden Globes, known for their light-hearted and informal atmosphere, have historically played a significant role in shaping the awards season’s narrative. The ceremony’s recognition of both films and television adds to its unique appeal in the industry.

As anticipation builds for the 81st Golden Globe Awards, industry watchers are eager to see which nominees will take home the prestigious accolades.

Kiki Garba

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