Barbie and Oppenheimer join forces, expect a blockbuster! Similar to the summertime reign of Hollywood classics, the revamped Golden Globes nominations were heavily influenced by the phenomenon of Barbenheimer.
Barbie earned an impressive nine nominations, notably in the best comedy category, alongside acting nominations for its leads, Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.
As the highest-grossing film of the year, amassing over $1.4 billion worldwide, Barbie also secured three best song nominations and received acclaim for its writer-director, Greta Gerwig.
Christopher Nolan’s highly regarded biographical film Oppenheimer, which tells the story of the man who invented the nuclear bomb, garnered an astounding eight nominations, including best drama and best director. Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, and Cillian Murphy are among the cast members.
With the two blockbusters, Hollywood’s awards season which culminates with the Oscars in March—has a great start.
Tim Grey, the new executive vice president of the Globes, said, “It’s incredible that they kept up that momentum.” “People were raving about them in July of last year, but I don’t think anyone believed they would win a lot of the awards. However, they did.
In the early hours of the morning in Los Angeles, Wilmer Valderrama and Cedric The Entertainer announced the nominees for the Golden Globes on CBS Mornings.
“Best cinematic or box office achievement” is a new category that was added to the existing ones. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Universal’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie were two of the eight nominees. Additionally, there are now more nominees in each category.
Stars like Emma Stone, who starred in the female Frankenstein-esque drama Poor Things, and Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in Martin Scorsese’s crime epic Killers of the Flower Moon, were nominated. Likewise, Bradley Cooper—as Maestro’s director and actor—did, as did Timothee Chalamet (Wonka), Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers), Natalie Portman (May December), and others.