At the star-studded Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, the historical drama “Oppenheimer” emerged victorious, clinching five prestigious honors, including the coveted best movie drama award. Directed by the acclaimed Christopher Nolan, the film delves into the gripping narrative of the atomic bomb’s creation and features outstanding performances by Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. The glittering ceremony also saw the unexpected triumph of the gothic comedy “Poor Things,” starring the talented Emma Stone, which managed to upset the summer blockbuster “Barbie” in the best movie musical or comedy category.

Surprising many, “Barbie,” a female empowerment story inspired by the iconic doll and boasting nine nominations, only secured two awards—one for Billie Eilish’s song and another in a newly introduced category recognizing cinematic and box office achievement. The winners were selected by around 300 entertainment journalists as part of a reformed organization established after ethical concerns and a lack of diversity arose among Globe voters. Notably, Lily Gladstone made history by delivering her best actress acceptance speech for “Killers of the Flower Moon” in the Native American language she learned in school. The Golden Globes marked a triumphant return for Hollywood after labor disputes disrupted much of the industry last year, setting the stage for the upcoming Oscars in March. The event, known for its relaxed atmosphere, nearly faced extinction in 2022 due to ethical lapses, but Sunday’s turnout underscored Hollywood’s renewed appreciation for the Globes as a pivotal stop on the awards circuit.