In the fancy atmosphere of the Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, the historical drama “Oppenheimer” won big, grabbing five important awards, including the highly wanted Best Movie Drama prize. The famous director Christopher Nolan directed the film, skillfully showing how the atomic bomb was made. Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. gave outstanding performances, leaving a lasting impression on the ceremony. Surprisingly, the gothic comedy “Poor Things,” with Emma Stone, won over the summer blockbuster “Barbie” in the Best Movie Musical or Comedy category.

In a surprising turn, “Barbie” only secured two awards, despite its empowering story and nine nominations, including one for Billie Eilish’s song. The awards were decided by about 300 entertainment journalists, part of a new group emphasizing ethics and diversity among Globes voters. Lily Gladstone’s historic moment delivering her best actress speech in her Native American language for “Killers of the Flower Moon” added a unique cultural touch. The Golden Globes signaled Hollywood’s recovery from labor issues the previous year, paving the way for the upcoming Oscars in March. Despite challenges in 2022, the event underscored Hollywood’s renewed appreciation for its significance.