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    ‘Oppenheimer’ shows off at the Golden Globes on a bittersweet night for ‘Barbie’

    Christopher Nolan’s movie ‘Oppenheimer,’ cantered on the atomic bomb’s inventor, has managed to emerge as the star at the Golden Globes this past Sunday. The film received five awards, including best drama and best director for Nolan, alongside acting accolades for Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr.

    The producer for the film and Nolan’s spouse, Emma Thomas emphasized the uniqueness of their production, and described it as a profound exploration of a significant historical event. Murphy lauded Nolan’s visionary approach, while Downey Jr. labelled the film a cinematic masterpiece.

    Even though it was very popular, Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ didn’t get the best comedy film title, which went to ‘Poor Things.’ While ‘Barbie’ had nine nominations and earned recognition for its song and box office success, it secured only two awards overall.

    Stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Springsteen, and Dua Lipa graced the event, making up for the lost promotional opportunities due to industry strikes. Host Jo Koy light-heartedly compared the ceremony to a less frequent appearance of Taylor Swift on screen.

    The enduring popularity of films like ‘Oppenheimer’ and ‘Barbie’ provided a much-needed rejuvenation for the Golden Globes. Following years of controversies, including allegations of bias and corruption, new owners, led by US billionaire Todd Boehly, have sought to revitalize the event’s image.

    The revamped Globes, featuring a broader and more diverse panel of international critics, now pave the way for the upcoming Oscars, set to take place on March 10. Among the evening’s winners, indigenous actor Lily Gladstone’s recognition stood out for her poignant performance and acknowledgment of her roots.

    ‘Oppenheimer’ shows off at the Golden Globes on a bittersweet night for ‘Barbie’, EntertainmentSA News South Africa

    On top of it all, TV series like ‘Succession’ and ‘The Bear’ received accolades, showcasing the broader scope of the Globes’ recognition beyond just cinematic achievements.

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