- Poor Things wins the 2024 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, beating Barbie and other contenders.
- Emma Stone secures a Best Actor Golden Globe for her performance in the film, which has a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Director Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone will reunite for another project, Kinds of Kindness.
Barbie, Greta Gerwig’s bright-pink blockbuster, was outshone by Poor Things at the 2024 Golden Globes, which took home the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Previously, another dark comedic film, The Banshees of Inisherin, won the prize at the 2023 event.
Upon accepting the award, Poor Things director Yorgos Lanthimos, along with cast and crew members like lead actress Emma Stone, acknowledged his admiration for Bruce Springsteen, who was in the audience. He said, “I just wanted to speak to Bruce Springsteen the whole night. We have the same birthday, 23rd of September. He’s been my hero since I grew up.”
Lanthimos also thanked Springsteen for “making me grow up the way that I did.” In addition to Best Motion Picture, the film won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by a Female Actor – Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy for Emma Stone. Lanthimos praised Stone, saying, “She won. You know it. She’s the best.” The filmmaker and actress are set to collaborate again after The Favourite and Poor Things in Kinds of Kindness, which Lanthimos is currently editing. He teased “a very different film” while attending the Golden Globes, adding, “It’s three contemporary stories, and there’s a core of actors — seven total — who play one character in each story… So, they’ll play three different characters. We’ll have that for you soon.”
With a remarkable 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it isn’t surprising that Poor Things took the prestigious award. Emma Stone also won a Golden Globe (Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy) for her role in the film.
When Greta Gerwig’s Barbie was first announced, no one expected it would go on to become the highest-grossing film of 2023. The movie, starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, was shrouded in mystery throughout its production. Despite doubts and a competitive summer of action heroes and comic book movies, Barbie prevailed as a success in 2023. However, 2024 kicked off with Poor Things and other films outperforming the billion-dollar blockbuster at the Golden Globes. The other nominees in the 2024 category included American Fiction, The Holdovers, May December, and Air.