Hollywood's awards season is officially underway with nominations for the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards announced December 11. In a season rich with theatrical names and titles hitting the big screen, many Broadway favorites are among this year's nominees. Find out who got nods and who was left out below.
Winners will be named January 7, 2024, in a ceremony airing live on CBS and streaming via Paramount+.
Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro got a nomination for Best Motion Picture, Drama, one of the film's four nominations—stars Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan also got nominations, and Cooper was recognized for his direction as well. Charting the long relationship between the West Side Story composer and wife Felicia Montealegre, the film is currently in a limited movie theatre release and will stream on Netflix beginning December 20. The film also features performances from Broadway favorites Michael Urie, Matt Bomer, Nick Blaemire, Ryan Steele, Ricky Ubeda, Sara Esty, Ahmad Simmons, Skye Mattox, Leigh-Ann Esty, Tanairi Sade Vazquez, Miriam Shor, James Cusati-Moyer, Gideon Glick, and Jordan Dobson.
The season's other major theatrical title, The Color Purple, was notably missing from a lot of major categories, including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy; Best Director; and Best Original Song. The movie musical was not, however, left out of acting categories. Both of the film's stage Color Purple vets, Fantasia Barrino (as Celie) and Danielle Brooks (as Sofia), picked up nods for their work, in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture categories, respectively.
In fact, movie musicals generally did not fare well in the Best Motion Picture category, with Wonka and The Little Mermaid also failing to get nominations. Disney's Wish did receive a nod in the Best Motion Picture, Animated category, and Barbie, which features a handful of non-diagetic songs, was recognized in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Cinematic and Box Office Achievement categories.
Also receiving acting nominations were Annette Bening for Nyad; Andrew Scott for All of Us Strangers; Da'vine Joy Randolph for The Holdovers; Colman Domingo for Rustin; Emma Stone for Poor Things and The Curse; Paul Giamatti for The Holdovers; Jeffrey Wright for American Fiction; Natalie Portman for May December; and Julianne Moore for May December.
Endlings playwright Celine Song received two nominations for her work on Past Lives in the Best Director and Best Screenplay categories, and the film itself got a Best Motion Picture, Drama nod.
The Globes also recognize TV programming, with theatre favorite series Only Murders in the Building picking up a nomination for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy. Among the actors nominated for their small-screen performances were theatre favorites Imelda Staunton for The Crown, Matt Bomer for Fellow Travellers, Brian Cox for Succession, Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Martin Short and Steve Martin for Only Murders in the Building, Billy Crudup for The Morning Show, Meryl Streep for Only Murders in the Building, Hannah Waddingham for Ted Lasso, and Amy Schumer for her stand-up special Amy Schumer: Emergency Contact.
See the full list of 2024 Golden Globe Award nominations at GoldenGlobes.com.