2024 Golden Globes: ‘Barbie’ and ‘Succession’ Lead Nominees, While Meryl Streep Sets New Record

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Meryl Streep as Loretta in 'Only Murders in the Building.' Streep, 74, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, breaking her own record for the most Golden Globe nominations with 33. Photo: Patrick Harbron/Hulu

A slew of older stars scored nominations for the 2024 Golden Globes, including Meryl Streep, 74, who broke her own record for most nominations with 33 (she’s won eight). She landed a nomination for Best Supporting Actress (Musical, Comedy or Drama) for her appearance in Only Murders in the Building, while her co-stars Steve Martin, 78, and Canuck Martin Short, 73 landed noms too. Annette Bening (65), Brian Cox (77), Robert De Niro (80), Helen Mirren (78),  Martin Scorsese (81) and The Crown‘s last queen Imelda Staunton (67) are also among the 65-plus nominees. In addition to Short, other Canadian nominees include the late Robbie Robertson, actor Ryan Gosling and Canadian-Korean filmmaker Celine Song.


Barbie and Succession lead the Golden Globe nominations with nine each.

The year’s biggest film was unsurprisingly the most recognized in the movie categories when the shortlists for the 81st annual ceremony were unveiled on Monday (Dec. 11), while the final season of the HBO drama led the way on the television side.

The Warner Bros. blockbuster was closely followed in the movie categories by its box office rival, Oppenheimer, which had eight nods, and Killers of the Flower Moon and Poor Things, which tied with seven.

Barbie and Poor Things are up for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) alongside Air, American Fiction, The Holdovers, and May December, while Oppenheimer and Killers of the Flower Moon are joined in the Best Picture (Drama) category by Anatomy of a Fall, Maestro, Oppenheimer, Past Lives (written and directed by Canadian Celine Song) and The Zone of Interest.


Canadian actor Ryan Gosling as Ken and Margot Robbie as Barbie in Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Barbie.’ The movie, which proved a box office and critical smash, unsurprisingly led the field of film contenders with nine nominations. Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Barbie also secured nods for Margot Robbie and Canadian Ryan Gosling, who are up for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) and Best Supporting Actor (Musical or Comedy) respectively, and there’s a Best Director nomination for Greta Gerwig. The filmmaker is also shortlisted for Best Screenplay alongside co-writer and partner Noah Baumbach. In addition, the Best Original Song category features three tracks from the movie’s soundtrack, What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, I’m Just Ken and Dance the Night, both of which were written by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, with Dua Lipa and Caroline Ailin also having credits on the latter track.

Best Actress (Drama) will be contested by Annette Bening (Nyad), Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon), Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall), Greta Lee (Past Lives), Carey Mulligan (Maestro) and Cailee Spaeny (Priscilla), while Margot Robbie faces competition in the Musical or Comedy division from Fantasia Barrino (The Color Purple), Jennifer Lawrence (No Hard Feelings), Natalie Portman (May December), Alma Pöysti (Fallen Leaves) and Emma Stone (Poor Things).

Annette Bening, 65, is nominated for Best Actress (Drama) for her physically demanding starring role in Nyad. Photo: Netflix ©2023


The shortlist for Best Actor (Drama) includes Maestro star Bradley Cooper — who is also up for Best Director for his work on the film — Leonardo DiCaprio (Killers of the Flower Moon), Colman Domingo (Rustin), Barry Keoghan (Saltburn), Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer) and Andrew Scott (All of Us Strangers), while Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) will go to either Nicolas Cage (Dream Scenario), Timothée Chalamet (Wonka), Matt Damon (Air), Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers), Joaquin Phoenix (Beau Is Afraid), or Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction).

In the TV categories, both Succession and The Bear were nominated in every field they were eligible for, with the family media saga having three nods in both the Best Actor (Drama) and Best Supporting Actor (Musical, Comedy or Drama) categories, with Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong up for the former alongside Gary Oldman (Slow Horses), Dominic West (The Crown), and Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us) and Matthew Macfadyen, Alan Ruck and Alexander Skarsgard up for the latter alongside Billy Crudup (The Morning Show), James Marsden (Jury Duty) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear).


After wrapping the series earlier this year, Succession was nominated in every field for which it was eligible, including star Brian Cox, 77, who landed a Best Actor nod despite his character’s death early in the final season.  Photo: David Russell/HBO


Sarah Snook from Succession is also nominated for Best Actress (Drama) alongside Dame Helen Mirren (1923), Bella Ramsey (The Last of Us), Keri Russell (The Diplomat), Imelda Staunton (The Crown) and Emma Stone (The Curse).

Elsewhere, Meryl Streep broke her own record for the most Golden Globe nominations and will be looking for her ninth win after being shortlisted 33 times, with this year’s nod coming in the Best Supporting Actress (Musical, Comedy or Drama) category for Only Murders in the Building.

Succession will face competition from 1923, The Crown, The Diplomat, The Last of Us, and The Morning Show for the Best Drama Series prize, while Best Musical or Comedy Series will be contested by Abbott Elementary, Barry, The Bear, Jury Duty, Only Murders in the Building and Ted Lasso.

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or TV Movie will see either All the Light We Cannot See, Beef, Daisy Jones and the Six, Fargo, Fellow Travelers or Lessons in Chemistry take home the award.

This year’s ceremony will air live on CBS on 7 January, as well as being available on the CBS app and to stream on Paramount+.

Scroll down for the full list of nominations.




Best Picture (Drama):

Anatomy of a Fall

Killers of the Flower Moon



Past Lives

The Zone of Interest


Best Picture (Musical or Comedy):


American Fiction


The Holdovers

May December

Poor Things


Best Actress (Drama):

Annette Bening, Nyad

Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon

Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall

Greta Lee, Past Lives

Carey Mulligan, Maestro

Cailee Spaeny, Priscilla


Best Actress (Musical or Comedy):

Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple

Jennifer Lawrence, No Hard Feelings

Natalie Portman, May December

Alma Pöysti, Fallen Leaves

Margot Robbie, Barbie

Emma Stone, Poor Things


Best Actor (Drama):

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers of the Flower Moon

Colman Domingo, Rustin

Barry Keoghan, Saltburn

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Andrew Scott, All of Us Strangers


Best Actor (Musical or Comedy):

Nicolas Cage, Dream Scenario

Timothée Chalamet, Wonka

Matt Damon, Air

Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers

Joaquin Phoenix, Beau Is Afraid

Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction


Best Supporting Actress:

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

Jodie Foster, Nyad

Julianne Moore, May December

Rosamund Pike, Saltburn

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers


Best Supporting Actor:

Willem Dafoe, Poor Things

Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon

Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer

Ryan Gosling, Barbie

Charles Melton, May December

Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things


Best Director:

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Greta Gerwig, Barbie

Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon

Celine Song, Past Lives


Best Screenplay:

Barbie, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach

Poor Things, Tony McNamara

Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan

Killers of the Flower Moon, Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese

Past Lives, Celine Song

Anatomy of a Fall, Justine Triet and Arthur Harari


Best Original Score:

Jerskin Fendrix, Poor Things

Ludwig Göransson, Oppenheimer

Joe Hisaishi, The Boy and The Heron

Mica Levi, The Zone of Interest

Daniel Pemberton, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Robbie Robertson, Killers of the Flower Moon


Best Original Song:

Addicted to Romance by Bruce Springsteen – She Came to Me

Dance the Night by Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, Dua Lipa and Caroline Ailin – Barbie

I’m Just Ken by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt – Barbie

Peaches by Jack Black, Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Eric Osmond and John Spiker – The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Road to Freedom by Lenny Kravitz – Rustin

What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell – Barbie


Best Animated Film:

The Boy and The Heron


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Super Mario Bros. Movie




Best Picture (Non-English Language):

Anatomy of a Fall

Fallen Leaves

Io Capitano

Past Lives

Society of the Snow

The Zone of Interest


Cinematic and Box Office Achievement in Motion Pictures:


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

John Wick: Chapter 4

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour




Best Drama Series:


The Crown

The Diplomat

The Last of Us

The Morning Show



Best Musical or Comedy Series:

Abbott Elementary


The Bear

Jury Duty

Only Murders in the Building

Ted Lasso


Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or TV Movie:

All the Light We Cannot See


Daisy Jones and The Six


Fellow Travelers

Lessons in Chemistry


Best Actress (Drama):

Helen Mirren, 1923

Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us

Keri Russell, The Diplomat

Sarah Snook, Succession

Imelda Staunton, The Crown

Emma Stone, The Curse


Best Actor (Drama):

Brian Cox, Succession

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Gary Oldman, Slow Horses

Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Dominic West, The Crown


Best Actress (Musical or Comedy):

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary

Elle Fanning, The Great

Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building

Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face

Ayo Edebiri, The Bear


Best Actor (Musical or Comedy):

Bill Hader, Barry

Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building

Jason Segel, Shrinking

Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Jeremy Allen White, The Bear


Best Supporting Actress (Musical, Comedy or Drama):

Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown

Abby Elliott, The Bear

Christine Ricci, Yellowjackets

J. Smith-Cameron, Succession

Meryl Streep, Only Murders in the Building

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso


Best Supporting Actor (Musical, Comedy or Drama):

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Matthew Macfadyen, Succsession

James Marsden, Jury Duty

Ebon Moss-Bachrach, The Bear

Alan Ruck, Succession

Alexander Skarsgård, Succession


Best Actress (Limited Series, Anthology Series or TV Movie):

Riley Keough, Daisy Jones and The Six

Brie Larson, Lessons in Chemistry

Elizabeth Olsen, Love and Death

Juno Temple, Fargo

Rachel Weisz, Dead Ringers

Ali Wong, Beef


Best Actor (Limited Series, Anthology Series or TV Movie):

Matt Bomer, Fellow Traveler’s

Sam Claflin, Daisy Jones and The Six

Jon Hamm, Fargo

Woody Harrelson, White House Plumbers

David Oyelowo, Lawmen: Bass Reeves

Steven Yeun, Beef


Best Stand-Up Comedian on Television (Limited Series, Anthology Series or TV Movie):

Ricky Gervais, Ricky Gervais: Armageddon

Trevor Noah, Trevor Noah: Where Was I

Chris Rock, Chris Rock: Selective Outrage

Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer: Emergency Contact

Sarah Silverman, Sarah Silverman: Someone You Love

Wanda Sykes, Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer


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