Golden Globes 2024 embark on new era for awards show

January 5, 2024 3:27 pm

[Source: Reuters]

The 81st Golden Globes, the kickoff to the Hollywood film and TV awards season, will take place on Sunday, Jan. 7, under new ownership, an expanded voting membership, and a new broadcast network and host after years of criticism for ethical lapses and lack of diversity.

The Golden Globes will be broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (0100 GMT on Monday) on CBS, a new network after years airing on NBC. The awards will also be streamed live on Paramount+ for subscribers who pay for the Showtime add-on. Other Paramount+ customers can stream the show the next day.

American stand-up comedian Jo Koy will host the Globes, his first hosting role for a major awards show. Koy, who is of Filipino heritage, has had stand-up specials on Comedy Central and Netflix and recently took his act on the “Funny Is Funny World Tour.”

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Pink-drenched movie phenomenon “Barbie” topped the list of nominees, outpacing the eight for historical drama “Oppenheimer.” But the two films – which featured in a summer box office clash dubbed “Barbenheimer” – will compete in different categories at the Globes. “Barbie” vies for best comedy or musical, while “Oppenheimer” competes for best drama.

In television categories, media dynasty drama “Succession” led all series with nine nominations, followed by the restaurant comedy “The Bear” with five.

“Oppenheimer,” directed by Christopher Nolan, is heavily favored to win best film drama, according to experts on prediction website Gold Derby, edging out “Killers of the Flower Moon,” directed by Martin Scorsese.

“Barbie,” directed by Greta Gerwig, is also the clear frontrunner in best film comedy or musical, followed by gothic comedy “Poor Things.”

In acting awards, Native American star Lily Gladstone is favored to win best drama actress for her role in “Killers of the Flower Moon” and Bradley Cooper is the frontrunner to win best film drama actor for his role as conductor Leonard Bernstein in “Maestro,” which he also directed.

Emma Stone is the favorite for best film comedy/musical actress for her role in “Poor Things,” while Paul Giamatti leads the field for best film comedy/musical actor for “The Holdovers.”