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Sandra Hüller on the red carpet of the Golden Globes: She missed out on the award for best actress

Photo: Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP

The film »Oppenheimer« by director Christopher Nolan has won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama. He beat out »Killers of the Flower Moon«, »Maestro«, »Past Lives«, »Anatomy of a Fall« and »The Zone of Interest«.

It was not the only award for Nolan's historical thriller about the American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who is considered the father of the atomic bomb. The 53-year-old Nolan also won his first directing Globe. And Nolan's lead actor, Irish actor Cillian Murphy, won Best Drama Actor. It was Murphy's first Globe win of his career. The 47-year-old was joined by Andrew Scott ("All of Us Strangers"), Bradley Cooper ("Maestro") and Leonardo DiCaprio ("Killers of the Flower Moon"), among others. Another honour for »Oppenheimer« was won by Robert Downey Jr. Best Supporting Actor. The film also won an award for its score.

The Globe distributors announced the winners in 27 film and television categories on Monday night in Beverly Hills. The trophy gala was broadcast live by the US broadcaster CBS.

German actress Sandra Hüller, 45, came away empty-handed at the Golden Globes ceremony. Lily Gladstone, 37, won in the category "Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama" for her leading role in "Killers of the Flower Moon".

In addition to Hüller and Gladstone, Annette Bening ("Nyad"), Carey Mulligan ("Maestro"), Cailee Spaeny ("Priscilla") and Greta Lee ("Past Lives") were also in the running.

Hüller was nominated for a Golden Globe for the first time with her role in the legal drama »Anatomy of a Case« by French director Justine Triet. However, the French legal drama won the award for best non-English-language film in Los Angeles, and the film also won one of the coveted film and television awards in the screenplay category.

The film »Barbie« won the Golden Globe in the new blockbuster category. The box office hit beat »Oppenheimer«, »Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1«, »Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour«, »Super Mario Bros. Movie« and »Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse«, among others.

The Globe distributors had introduced the "Cinematic and Box Office Achievement" category with eight blockbuster candidates this year. The prerequisite was worldwide box office revenues of at least $150 million. Streaming films with high viewership figures could also be taken into account.

»Barbie« by US director Greta Gerwig is a garish satire with a pink comic aesthetic that tells the story of how the iconic doll (played by Margot Robbie) and Ken (Ryan Gosling) briefly make their way from their home in Barbieland to the real world.

US actress Emma Stone ("Poor Things") won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. In the same category, the fantasy fairy tale »Poor Things« by Greek director Giorgos Lanthimos was also honoured as best film.

The fourth and final season of "Succession," about the intrigues in a defunct family business, won the award for best drama series in Los Angeles on Sunday. Best comedy series went to »The Bear – King of the Kitchen«, a fast-paced look at the unusual cohesion behind the scenes in the restaurant industry. Actors from both series also won all four awards for Best Actor.

The 81st Golden Globes is supposed to be a new beginning for these awards, which had fallen into disrepute due to a lack of diversity, among other things.