The Barbenheimer event may gain new momentum, with the summer blockbusters Barbie and Oppenheimer as favorites to become the most nominated films in the 81st edition of the Golden Globes.
Finalist productions in the various sections of film and television will be announced this Monday at 5:00 local time, after a turbulent year for the Hollywood industry marked by strikes carried out by unions of writers (WGA) and actors (SAG-AFTRA) from May to November.
The awards, which recently changed owners and thus left the Hollywood Foreign Press Association dissolved, are still trying to regain the honor of previous seasons after the controversies they went through in 2021 and when they return to the small screen in 2023 with the lowest audience in its history.
With new rules, a new board of directors, new categories, and the showcase of the CBS network, the Golden Globes ceremony will return on January 7, 2024, in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles).
This year, eyes are on Greta Gerwig’s film, which follows the famous doll from the Mattel factory, and Christopher Nolan, whose story is based on the theoretical physicist behind the atomic bomb.
In particular, Barbie, starring Margot Robbie, won the category of best comedy or musical film, along with titles such as the satirical science fiction work Poor Things, by Yorgos Lanthimos; the sarcastic film American Fiction, by Cord Jefferson; or the intrahistory of Jordan sneakers in Air, by Ben Affleck.
The special Hollywood press agreed that Robbie, Emma Stone (Poor Things), Fantasia Barrino (The Color Purple), and Natalie Portman (May December) are the favorites for the best actress section of the genre.
Meanwhile, the recognition for the best comedy performer can be argued with Jeffrey Right (American Fiction), Nicolas Cage (Dream Scenario), Timothée Chalamet (Wonka), and Matt Damon (Air).
Based on Scorses
In addition to Oppenheimer, another favorite dramatic film this year is Martin Scorsese’s Moon Killers, which is already considered the best film of 2023, according to the US National Film Critics Council. native woman from the Osage people during a series of killings that took place between 1910 and 1930 in an oil-rich American Indian region.
In a scenario with no surprises, this film and Nolan’s will face the contemplative Past Lives, by Celine Song; a portrait of racism in America by Ava DuVernay titled Origin; or the mysterious and profound romance Unknown, by Andrew Haigh.
Regarding the nomination for the best dramatic actor, everything shows that the faces of the performers who played historical figures such as Cillian Murphy, in the role of Robert Oppenheimer, are visible; Bradley Cooper as conductor Leonard Bernstein in Maestro; or Leonardo DiCaprio, who played the murderer Ernest Burkhart in Scorsese’s film.
The female shortlist will probably have its nominees Jessica Chastain (Memory, directed by Mexican Michelle Franco), Lily Gladstone (The Moon Killers), or Sandra Hüller (Anatomy of a Fall).
The fight for the best director award can be held by Scorsese, Gerwig, Nolan, Lanthimos (Poor Things), Todd Haynes (May December), and Justine Triet (Anatomy of a Fall).
Penelope Cruz or Pedro Pascal, the Hispanic options
If there is a Hispanic presence in this edition, it is likely to come from the Spanish Penélope Cruz for her role as Laura Ferrari in the film Ferrari or from the Mexican Gael García Bernal for the film Cassandro.
In addition, the Chilean Pedro Pascal can also achieve it by emerging as one of the main favorites for the nomination for the best actor in a drama series for The Last of Us (HBO Max).
The television categories have series on Apple TV+ in their view, such as the last season of The Order, which is already the most nominated at the Emmys this year and awarded at the previous editions of the Golden Globes, as well as the comedy of sports Ted. Lasso.
The second season of the comedy-drama The Bear (Hulu) is also one of the favorites in all the categories in which it is nominated, and its protagonist, Jeremy Allen White, can be nominated again after his victory as best actor in one comedy series. or musical in the last episode.
Other strong series candidates for the next Golden Globes are Abbott Elementary (ABC), Only Murders in the Building (Hulu), Beef (Netflix), and Poker Face (Peacock).