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Emma Thomas accepts the award for Oppenheimer, winner of the award for best motion picture, drama. Photograph: Rich Polk/Golden Globes 2024/Getty Images

“Oppenheimer” Sweeps 81st Golden Globes; “Succession” wins Best Television Drama Series

Los Angeles: The glitzy 81st Golden Globe Awards ceremony unfolded on Sunday night, with a stellar lineup of films earning accolades. Standouts included “Oppenheimer,” “Barbie,” “Poor Things,” and “Anatomy of a Fall,” each clinching multiple awards across various categories in the Golden Globes 2024.

In the film realm, “Oppenheimer” claimed the prestigious Best Motion Picture, Drama, with maestro Christopher Nolan securing the directing award for his exceptional work. The whimsical “Poor Things” charmed its way to winning the Globe for Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy, while the poignant “Anatomy of a Fall” secured the award for Best Non-English-Language Motion Picture. The animated landscape witnessed triumph with “The Boy and the Heron” winning the Best Animated Film category.

On the television front, “Succession” was crowned the Best Drama Series, while the delightful “The Bear” claimed the title of Best TV Series, Musical, or Comedy.

The ceremony also shone a spotlight on outstanding performances in acting, with Cillian Murphy, Lily Gladstone, Paul Giamatti, Emma Stone, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Allen White, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ayo Edebiri, Kieran Cullkin, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, and Matthew Macfadyen among the distinguished winners.

Musical siblings Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell bagged the award for Best Song.

Introducing new categories this year, the Golden Globes recognized stand-up comedy and cinematic and box office achievement. In a competitive field, “Barbie” emerged victorious in the cinematic and box office achievement category, beating out seven other nominees based on box office success and digital streaming viewership.

The Best Performance in Stand-Up Comedy on Television category witnessed comedian Ricky Gervais securing the award for “Ricky Gervais: Armageddon.”

Hosted by Jo Koy, the ceremony was broadcast live on CBS from the iconic Beverly Hilton and streamed on Paramount+. Heading into the ceremony, “Barbie” and “Succession” led the nominations with nine each.

This year’s Golden Globes marked a historic shift as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was replaced, and Dick Clark Productions now owns and produces the awards. The diverse group of voters, representing 76 countries, selected nominees and winners, marking a new era for the iconic awards show. With a new broadcast deal with CBS, the Golden Globes continued to captivate audiences worldwide, celebrating the best in the film and television industry.

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