2024 Golden Globe Nominations Predictions: Is Barbenheimer Set to Take the Spotlight?

2024 Golden Globe Nominations Predictions: Is Barbenheimer Set to Take the Spotlight?

2024 Golden Globe Nominations Predictions: The Barbenheimer Awards season is gearing up, with the 2024 Golden Globe nominations set to be revealed on Dec. 11.

Strong contenders for multiple Golden Globe nominations include “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer,” poised for success in various categories.

Our movie predictions for the Golden Globes include the newly introduced blockbuster category:

Strong contenders for multiple Golden Globe nominations include "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer," poised for success in various categories.
2024 Golden Globe Nominations Predictions

 Best Motion Picture – Drama

  1. “Anatomy of a Fall”
  2. “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  3. “Maestro”
  4. “Nyad”
  5. “Oppenheimer”
  6. “Past Lives”

The top contenders in this category are expected to be “Oppenheimer” and “Killers of the Flower Moon,” closely followed by “Past Lives” and “Maestro.”

With two remaining slots, “Anatomy of a Fall” is likely to secure one, benefiting from its Palme d’Or win and building momentum.

Keep an eye out for the underdog, “Nyad,” a sports film featuring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster, both seasoned Golden Globes nominees with a combined total of 19 nominations.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  1. “American Fiction”
  2. “Barbie”
  3. “The Color Purple”
  4. “The Holdovers”
  5. “May December”
  6. “Poor Things”

  – “Poor Things” and “The Holdovers” are strong contenders alongside “Oppenheimer” in the Oscar race.

  – “Barbie” holds the title of the highest-grossing comedy, while “The Color Purple” adds musical diversity to the category.

  – “American Fiction” is likely to receive a nomination, having won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

  – “May December” stands out as a buzzworthy, star-studded melodrama likely to shine at the Globes.

Cinematic and Box Office Achievement

  1. “Barbie”
  2. “Elemental”
  3. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”
  4. “John Wick: Chapter 4”
  5. “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”
  6. “Oppenheimer”
  7. “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”
  8. “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”

The new blockbuster category recognizes films grossing over $150 million or performing well on streaming.

“Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” are strong contenders, having already received love in existing categories.

Best Motion Picture – Animated

  • “The Boy and the Heron”
  • “Elemental”
  • “Nimona”
  • “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”
  • “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”
  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem”

  – “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is the frontrunner after its predecessor’s win.

  – “Wish” might face competition from “Nimona,” saved by Netflix after being dropped by Disney.

Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language

  • “Anatomy of a Fall”
  • “Perfect Days”
  • “Society of the Snow”
  • “The Taste of Things”
  • “The Teachers’ Lounge”
  • “The Zone of Interest”

  – “Anatomy of a Fall” is a standout nominee, likely to compete for the main Best Picture award.

  – Expect representation from countries like Germany and Spain, with “The Zone of Interest” making a strong case.

Best Director

  1. Bradley Cooper – “Maestro”
  2. Greta Gerwig – “Barbie”
  3. Yorgos Lanthimos – “Poor Things”
  4. Christopher Nolan – “Oppenheimer”
  5. Alexander Payne – “The Holdovers”
  6. Martin Scorsese – “Killers of the Flower Moon”

  – Bradley Cooper’s inclusion for “Maestro” is uncertain, with potential for a fresher face like Celine Song for “Past Lives.”

Best Screenplay

  1. “Barbie”
  2. “The Holdovers”
  3. “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  4. “Oppenheimer”
  5. “Past Lives”
  6. “Poor Things”

  – A fierce contest between “Barbie,” “Oppenheimer,” and “Killers of the Flower Moon” with unique entries like “Poor Things.”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  1. Bradley Cooper – “Maestro”
  2. Leonardo DiCaprio – “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  3. Colman Domingo – “Rustin”
  4. Adam Driver – “Ferrari”
  5. Cillian Murphy – “Oppenheimer”
  6. Andrew Scott – “All of Us Strangers”

  – Cooper, DiCaprio, Domingo, and Murphy are likely locks, with Adam Driver and Andrew Scott as potential surprises.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  1. Annette Bening – “Nyad”
  2. Lily Gladstone – “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  3. Sandra Huller – “Anatomy of a Fall”
  4. Greta Lee – “Past Lives”
  5. Carey Mulligan – “Maestro”
  6. Cailee Spaeny – “Priscilla”

  – Frontrunners include Gladstone, Mulligan, and Lee, with Annette Bening and Cailee Spaeny as strong contenders.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  1. Nicolas Cage – “Dream Scenario”
  2. Timothee Chalamet – “Wonka”
  3. Matt Damon – “Air”
  4. Jamie Foxx – “The Burial”
  5. Paul Giamatti – “The Holdovers”
  6. Jeffrey Wright – “American Fiction”

  – Lead male performances are in focus, with notable stars like Chalamet, Damon, and Cage having a chance.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  1. Halle Bailey – “The Little Mermaid”
  2. Fantasia Barrino – “The Color Purple”
  3. Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “You Hurt My Feelings”
  4. Natalie Portman – “May December”
  5. Margot Robbie – “Barbie”
  6. Emma Stone – “Poor Things”

  – Stone, Robbie, Barrino, and Portman lead the pack, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Halle Bailey as potential additions.

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  1. Robert De Niro – “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  2. Robert Downey Jr. – “Oppenheimer”
  3. Ryan Gosling – “Barbie”
  4. Charles Melton – “May December”
  5. Mark Ruffalo – “Poor Things”
  6. Dominic Sessa – “The Holdovers”

  – A crowded field with Dominic Sessa as the wildcard, facing competition from established names like Mark Ruffalo.

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  1. Emily Blunt – “Oppenheimer”
  2. Danielle Brooks – “The Color Purple”
  3. Jodie Foster – “Nyad”
  4. Taraji P. Henson – “The Color Purple”
  5. Julianne Moore – “May December”
  6. Da’Vine Joy Randolph – “The Holdovers”

  – Randolph leads, with Blunt, Brooks, and Foster likely contenders, while a surprise nod for America Ferrera is possible.

Best Original Score

  1. “The Boy and the Heron”
  2. “Elemental”
  3. “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  4. “Oppenheimer”
  5. “Past Lives”
  6. “The Zone of Interest”

  – “Oppenheimer” and “Killers of the Flower Moon” are frontrunners, with Ludwig Göransson leading for the impactful score.

Best Original Song

  1. “Can’t Catch Me Now” – “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes”
  2. “Dance the Night” – “Barbie”
  3. “For the First Time” – “The Little Mermaid”
  4. “I’m Just Ken” – “Barbie”
  5. “This Wish” – “Wish”
  6. “What Was I Made For?” – “Barbie”

  – “Barbie” dominates the category, likely with multiple tracks in contention, while “Wish” faces mixed reviews.

When the nominations are revealed, Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” could be a standout with multiple nods, and fans may eagerly shout, “Sublime!”

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