81st Edition Of Golden Globe Awards

As a part of today’s current affairs, the 81st iteration of the esteemed Golden Globes transpired at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in Los Angeles. The Golden Globes, an annual gala celebrating excellence in the entertainment industry, is renowned as one of Hollywood’s premier events, uniting distinguished figures from film and television.

Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the 2022 edition of this illustrious awards ceremony was regrettably canceled. The 2024 Golden Globes marked its 81st rendition, with Jo Koy, a comedian and actor, hosting the ceremony, thus becoming the second Asian host in the annals of the awards.

The winners of the 2024 Golden Globes include Lily Gladstone for Best Actress in a Drama, Cillian Murphy for Best Actor, and Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” for Best Picture.

Let’s take a look at the complete list of winners. 

Selected Winners:

  • Best Male Actor – Motion Picture – Drama: Cillian Murphy for “Oppenheimer.”
  • Best Actress in a Drama: Lily Gladstone for “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
  • Best Picture: Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer.”
  • Best Actor – Musical or Comedy: Paul Giamatti for “The Holdovers.”
  • Best TV Series – Drama: “Succession.”
  • Best Original Song: “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish and Finneas from “Barbie.”
  • Best Original Score: Ludwig Göransson for “Oppenheimer.”
  • Best Director: Christopher Nolan for “Oppenheimer.”
  • Best Animated Film: “The Boy and the Heron.”
  • Best Non-English Language Film: “Anatomy of a Fall.”

Other Highlights:

  • Jo Koy hosted the 2024 Golden Globes, making history as the second Asian host.
  • Notable films in contention included “Oppenheimer,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” and “Barbie.”
  • The event recognized achievements in TV series, limited series, anthology series, and TV movies.
  • Special acknowledgment was given to cinematic and box office achievements, with “Barbie” receiving notable acclaim.
  • Various actors and actresses were recognized across different categories for their outstanding performances.

About Golden Globe Awards

  • The Golden Globe Awards recognize outstanding achievements in American and international film and TV. These annual awards have been happening since 1944, honoring talented individuals in the entertainment industry.
  • Every January, the ceremony takes place, marking a significant part of the film industry’s awards season, leading up to the Academy Awards. Eligibility for the Golden Globes is based on the calendar year from January 1 to December 31.
  • Since June 2023, Eldridge Industries, through its subsidiary Dick Clark Productions, owns the assets and intellectual property of the Golden Globe Awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) initially founded the Golden Globes, and the HFPA used revenue from the ceremony to support entertainment-related charities and scholarships, like the Young Artist Awards.


  • The HFPA, initially the Hollywood Foreign Correspondent Association, began in 1943 with foreign journalists in Los Angeles. They aimed to organize a better system for gathering and sharing cinema news globally.
  • The 1st Golden Globe Awards happened in January 1944, recognizing outstanding achievements in 1943 filmmaking. The ceremony has been held at various locations, including the 20th Century-Fox studios, Beverly Hills Hotel, and Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, over the years.

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