Reporters present at the show noted that the assembled A-listers were less than pleased. The New York Times’ Nicole Sperling wrote that a major director said, “This is a disaster,” while fellow NYT reporter Kyle Buchanan commented on the lengthy riffing from award presenters, potentially an indication that they cut some of Koy’s bits.

Koy was conspicuously absent from the show for much of its middle and end section, popping back up briefly at the conclusion, clearly chastened. The only silver lining? It’ll be practically impossible for next year’s host to look good by comparison; whoever’s offered the job for 2025 should take it.

The Globes show no fear in angering the Swifties.

Did you know Taylor Swift was at the Golden Globes? After all, they only cut to her, by our count, 275 times—including her staring daggers at host Jo Koy following a lazy joke about her newfound ubiquity during NFL broadcasts. Swift’s The Eras Tour movie was nominated for the inaugural Cinematic and Box Office Achievement award, which was well-earned given its stature as both the most financially successful concert movie ever and a top-10 overall grosser at the domestic box office, an uncommon feat for these sorts of projects. To her credit, she seemed genuinely happy for Greta Gerwig and the Barbie team when they took home the statue, but if you believe award shows like the Globes are scripted it’s a bit surprising to pull a star of Swift’s magnitude and not find a way to get her onstage. Then again, even without saying a word to the crowd, she managed to dominate online discourse due to a private chat with Selena Gomez that has already been broken down by lip readers and will surely be the most Zapruder’d moment of the 2024 Golden Globes.

Anatomy of a Fall earned some well-deserved hardware.

One of 2023’s best films and a masterpiece of courtroom drama, Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall seemed like one of those movies destined to accrue nominations, but not convert them into wins going against goliaths like Oppenheimer, Barbie, and Killers of the Flower Moon. But the French film took home two significant awards at the 2024 Globes, winning Best Picture – Non-English Language against a strong field that included two other Best Motion Picture – Drama nominees in Past Lives and The Zone of Interest, and also winning Best Screenplay against over Nolan, Scorsese, and Gerwig. Triet seemed genuinely stunned by the latter win, talking about how she and her partner/cowriter Arthur Harari never thought the film would find the enthusiastic audience it did. Anatomy of a Fall was already a likely bet for nods in Best Picture, Best Actress, Best International Feature Film, and Best Original Screenplay, but after a strong Globes showing it seems like a genuine dark horse. Plus, we got to hear 50 Cent’s “P.I.M.P.” during a major televised awards show in 2024, so that’s a win unto itself.

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