Barbie Shines with 9 Nominations, Surpassing Oppenheimer in Golden Globe Awards

Mon Dec 11 2023
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NEW YORK: Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie’s cinematic collaboration, “Barbie,” has emerged as a frontrunner in the 80th Golden Globe Awards, surpassing Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” with an impressive nine nominations.

The competition between Warner Bros.’ “Barbie” and Universal’s “Oppenheimer” has evolved from a box office showdown to a heated awards rivalry.

“Barbie” secured nominations across multiple categories, leading with nine nods compared to “Oppenheimer’s” eight. Notably, the film received an unprecedented three nominations in the Best Original Song category, showcasing its versatility. The nominations for “Barbie” also include Best Musical/Comedy, recognition for the three lead actors, screenplay, director, and the newly introduced Cinematic Achievement category.

Ryan Gosling, the lead in “Barbie,” earned his sixth Golden Globe nomination, adding to his previous five nods, which encompassed films such as “La La Land” (Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy), where he secured a Globe win, and notable roles in films like “The Ides of March,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Blue Valentine,” and “Lars and the Real Girl.”

Awards for Barbie at Golden Globe

For director Greta Gerwig, the Golden Globe nominations mark her fifth overall and the first for directing, underscoring the acclaim for her work on “Barbie.” Margot Robbie, portraying the iconic character, notched her fourth nomination, with previous nods for films like “Babylon,” “Bombshell,” and “I, Tonya.”

On the other side of the awards rivalry, “Oppenheimer” secured nominations in key categories such as Best Drama, Best Director (Christopher Nolan), screenplay, Best Actor (Cillian Murphy), and supporting actor/actress categories, along with recognition for original score and cinematic achievement.

Christopher Nolan, the acclaimed director behind “Oppenheimer,” received his sixth Golden Globe nomination as he continues his pursuit of a first win from the Hollywood Foreign Press. “Oppenheimer” star Robert Downey Jr. added to his impressive Golden Globe track record with a total of six nominations and two previous wins.

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