Oppenheimer dominates at Golden Globes

Success for Poor Things, The Holdovers and Anatomy Of A Fall

by Jennie Kermode


Oppenheimer was the clear winner at the Golden Globes tonight, taking Best Picture - Drama along with four other awards, but the race was by no means straightforward, and a strong showing by other titles means that anything could yet happen over the remainder of the season.

"As a director I realise I can only accept this on behalf of people," said Christopher Nolan, receiving the Best Director award for Oppenheimer. "As directors we bring people together and we get them to give of their best." He thanked his cast, his crew and his partner. Cillian Murphy was able to return the favour later on when he picked up the Best Actor - Drama award. "I knew from the first moment I walked on Chris Nolan's set that it was different," he said. "I could tell by the level of rigour, the level of focus, the level of dedication... that I was in the hands of a visionary director."

"This is a historic one. It doesn't belong to just me," said Lily Gladstone, accepting the award for Best Actress for their performance in Killers Of The Flower Moon. Although they explained that they're not fluent in it, they were grateful for the opportunity to speak a little of the Blackfeet language on the stage, and thanked the Blackfeet Nation for encouraging them in their career, along with their mother, who was smiling proudly in the audience.

Poor Things won Best Film - Comedy or Musical and Best Actress - Comedy or Musical, which so surprised star Emma Stone that she couldn't work out how to get to the stage and spent most of her time there gasping in excitement before she could work out what to say. "Playing Bella was unbelievable," she managed eventually. "She accepts the good and the bad in equal measure and that really made me look at life differently. It's all important. All of it."

The first awards of the night, as is traditional, was Best Supporting Actress, and it went to Da'Vine Joy Randolph for her work in The Holdovers. Thanking her character, she said "You have made me feel seen in so many ways that I never imagined."

This was swiftly followed by Robert Downey Jr winning Best Supporting Actor for Oppenheimer, which he described as "a fucking masterpiece," while noting that, as critics saw it, he seemed to be getting an award for something closer to "Most Improved."

There were some fabulous gowns on the red carpet, from Elle Fanning's shimmering rose beige number to Helen Mirren's lavender silk. Margot Robbie, naturally, was wearing pink, an Armani dress based on what Barbie was wearing back in 1977, but Jennifer Lawrence and Angela Basset demonstrated that black velvet is still hard to beat. Hailee Steinfeld looked elegant in a slimline pink dress with a hint of Jackie O glamour, while young Bella Ramsey arrived in a simple blue shirt and grey trousers. Timothée Chalamet was glamorous as ever in a glittery black shirt but it was Pedro Pascal who really stole the crowd's hearts in a stylish black outfit with matching arm sling, having recently suffered an injury due to a fall, but not letting it dampen his spirits.

Those awards in full:-

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Best Director

Best Actress, Drama

Best Actor, Drama

Best Actress, Comedy or Musical

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Animated Feature Film

Best Screenplay

Best Original Score

Best Original Song

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