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11th Dec 2023

Irish stars dominate Best Male Actor nominations for Golden Globes

Simon Kelly


Great day for the parish.

Three Irish stars have been announced as nominees for the Best Male Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for the 2024 Golden Globes.

The nominees were announced on Monday, December 11, with Barry Keoghan, Andrew Scott and Cillian Murphy all jumping into the running for the coveted award.

Murphy is up for his role as J Edgar Oppenheimer in one of this year’s box office behemoths, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.

Barry Keoghan is up for his role as Oliver Quick in the quirky dark comedy Saltburn, which released in cinemas last month.

Meanwhile, Andrew Scott is also in with a shout for the award, with his role in All of Us Strangers alongside Oscar nominee Paul Mescal.

Maestro star Bradley Cooper and Killers of the Flower Moon powerhouse Leonardo DiCaprio are also in the running for the award.

Irish actors dominate Golden Globes nominations for Best Male Actor in a Drama Motion Picture

Murphy’s Oppenheimer is just behind Barbie for total nominations. The Christopher Nolan epic biopic has eight – Barbie has nine. It also bagged noms for the likes of best Drama Motion Picture, Best Directing, Best Score, and Best Screenplay.

Murphy’s nomination marks his second Golden Globe nom, and his first in 13 years, since he was nominated for the Irish comedy drama Breakfast on Pluto.

Barry Keoghan also received his second Golden Globe nom, with the Dubliner previously being nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for last year’s Banshee’s of Inisherin.

Rounding out the Irish nods, Andrew Scott also receives his second Golden Globe nomination, previously being nominated in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Television for his role as the priest in Fleabag.

The awards will take place in Beverly Hills on Sunday 7 January.


Best film – drama

Anatomy of a Fall

Killers of the Flower Moon



Past Lives

The Zone of Interest

Best film – musical or comedy


American Fiction


The Holdovers

May December

Poor Things

Best director

Bradley Cooper – Maestro

Greta Gerwig – Barbie

Yorgos Lanthimos – Poor Things

Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer

Martin Scorsese – Killers of the Flower Moon

Celine Song – Past Lives

Best actress – drama

Annette Bening – Nyad

Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon

Sandra Hüller – Anatomy of a Fall

Greta Lee – Past Lives

Carey Mulligan – Maestro

Cailee Spaeny – Priscilla

Best actor – drama

Bradley Cooper – Maestro

Leonardo Dicaprio – Killers of the Flower Moon

Colman Domingo – Rustin

Barry Keoghan – Saltburn

Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer

Andrew Scott – All of Us Strangers

Best actress – musical or comedy

Fantasia Barrino – The Color Purple

Jennifer Lawrence – No Hard Feelings

Natalie Portman – May December

Alma Pöysti – Fallen Leaves

Margot Robbie – Barbie

Emma Stone – Poor Things

Best actor – musical or comedy

Nicolas Cage – Dream Scenario

Timothée Chalamet – Wonka

Matt Damon – Air

Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers

Joaquin Phoenix – Beau Is Afraid

Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction

Best supporting actress

Emily Blunt – Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple

Jodie Foster – Nyad

Julianne Moore – May December

Rosamund Pike – Saltburn

Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers

Best supporting actor

Willem Dafoe – Poor Things

Robert De Niro – Killers of the Flower Moon

Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer

Ryan Gosling – Barbie

Charles Melton – May December

Mark Ruffalo – Poor Things

Best screenplay

Barbie – Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach

Poor Things – Tony McNamara

Oppenheimer – Christopher Nolan

Killers of the Flower Moon – Eric Roth, Martin Scorsese

Past Lives – Celine Song

Anatomy of a Fall – Justine Triet, Arthur Harari

Best original score

Jerskin Fendrix – Poor Things

Ludwig Göransson – Oppenheimer

Joe Hisaishi – The Boy and the Heron

Mica Levi – The Zone of Interest

Daniel Pemberton – Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Robbie Robertson – Killers of the Flower Moon

Best original song

Addicted to Romance from She Came to Me – Bruce Springsteen

Dance The Night from Barbie – Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, Dua Lipa, Caroline Ailin

I’m Just Ken from Barbie – Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt

Peaches from The Super Mario Bros. Movie – Jack Black, Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Eric Osmond, John Spiker

Road to Freedom from Rustin – Lenny Kravitz

What Was I Made For? from Barbie – Billie Eilish O’connell, Finneas O’connell

Best animated film

The Boy and the Heron


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Super Mario Bros. Movie



Best foreign-language film

Anatomy of a Fall

Fallen Leaves

Io Capitano

Past Lives

Society of the Snow

The Zone of Interest

Cinematic and box office achievement


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

John Wick: Chapter 4

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

Best stand-up comedian on television

Ricky Gervais – Ricky Gervais: Armageddon

Trevor Noah – revor Noah: Where Was I

Chris Rock – Chris Rock: Selective Outrage

Amy Schumer – Amy Schumer: Emergency Contact

Sarah Silverman – Sarah Silverman: Someone You Love

Wanda Sykes – Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer

Best TV series – drama


The Crown

The Diplomat

The Last of Us

The Morning Show


Best TV series – musical or comedy

All the Light We Cannot See


Daisy Jones & The Six


Fellow Travelers

Lessons In Chemistry

Best actress in a TV series – drama

Helen Mirren – 1923

Bella Ramsey – The Last of Us

Keri Russell – The Diplomat

Sarah Snook – Succession

Imelda Staunton – The Crown

Emma Stone – The Curse

Best actor in a TV series – drama

Brian Cox – Succession

Kieran Culkin – Succession

Gary Oldman – Slow Horses

Pedro Pascal – The Last of Us

Jeremy Strong – Succession

Dominic West – The Crown

Best actress in a TV series – musical or comedy

Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary

Ayo Edebiri – The Bear

Elle Fanning – The Great

Selena Gomez – Only Murders in the Building

Natasha Lyonne – Poker Face

Best actor in a TV series – musical or comedy

Bill Hader – Barry

Steve Martin – Only Murders in the Building

Martin Short – Only Murders in the Building

Jason Segel – Shrinking

Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso

Jeremy Allen White – The Bear

Best actress in a limited series, anthology series or TV movie

Riley Keough – Daisy Jones & The Six

Brie Larson – Lessons In Chemistry

Elizabeth Olsen – Love & Death

Juno Temple – Fargo

Rachel Weisz – Dead Ringers

Ali Wong – Beef

Best actor in a limited series, anthology series or TV movie

Matt Bomer – Fellow Travelers

Sam Claflin – Daisy Jones & the Six

Jon Hamm – Fargo

Woody Harrelson – White House Plumbers

David Oyelowo – Lawmen: Bass Reeves

Steven Yeun – Beef

Best supporting actress – television

Elizabeth Debicki – The Crown

Abby Elliott – The Bear

Christina Ricci – Yellowjackets

J. Smith-Cameron – Succession

Meryl Streep – Only Murders in the Building

Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso

Abby Elliott – The Bear

Best supporting actor – television

Billy Crudup – The Morning Show

Matthew Macfadyen – Succession

James Marsden – Jury Duty

Ebon Moss-Bachrach – The Bear

Alan Ruck – Succession