Barbie leads the pack in Golden Globe nominations

In anticipation of the 2024 Golden Globe Awards, movie enthusiasts across the globe are keen to know more about the nominations. The Hollywood blockbuster, “Barbie”, directed by Greta Gerwig, has made a significant mark by securing nine nominations. These include categories such as best picture musical and comedy, acting nominations for acclaimed actors Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling and original song nominations for three tracks.

As per the information available, the movie “Oppenheimer” directed by Christopher Nolan is not far behind “Barbie”, garnering eight nominations. The nominations include best picture and acting nominations for renowned actors Robert Downey Jr., Cillian Murphy, and Emily Blunt. The race to the finish line seems to be led by these two movies.

The Golden Globe Awards, a for-profit organisation, boasts a larger and more diverse voting body. This body made the nominations announcement on Monday, preparing for the January awards show. The Golden Globe Awards has had its share of scandal and troubled years, including a year without a broadcast.

The list of other prominent nominees includes movies like “John Wick: Chapter 4”, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”, “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour”, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”, and “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”.

The nominations were announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel by Cedric the Entertainer, and Wilmer Valderrama. Movie enthusiasts can watch the event on 7th January.

In the Best Motion Picture Drama category, the movies “Oppenheimer,” “Maestro,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “The Zone of Interest”, “Past Lives,” Celine Song’s, and Bradley Cooper’s have been nominated.

In the best motion picture musical or comedy category, the nominated films include “The Holdovers,” “American Fiction”, “Poor Things”, and “May December”. Both “Poor Things” by Yorgos Lanthimos and “Killers of the Flower Moon” by Scorsese have received seven nominations each. “Poor Things” secured nominations for Lanthimos, its actors Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo, and Tony McNamara for screenplay. It is noteworthy that “Barbie” is tied for the second-most nominations in Globes history with “Carbet”, from 1972.

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