Christopher Nolan Wins Golden Globe for Best Director – Motion Picture


Christopher Nolan wins the 2024 Golden Globe for Best Director – Motion Picture.


  • Christopher Nolan wins his first Golden Globe for Best Director for Oppenheimer.
  • Oppenheimer, directed by Nolan, was a critical and box office success, earning $952 million worldwide.
  • Cillian Murphy’s performance in Oppenheimer has made him a strong contender for an Oscar nomination.

Christopher Nolan wins the Best Director — Motion Picture Golden Globe for his extraordinary work on Oppenheimer. The critically acclaimed filmmaker has been nominated for a total of six Golden Globes during his illustrious career, but tonight marks his very first win.

List of the other 2024 nominees:

Greta Gerwig – Barbie

Bradley Cooper – Maestro

Yorgos Lanthimos – Poor Things

Martin Scorsese – Killers of the Flower Moon

Celine Song – Past Lives

Nolan follows in the footsteps of greatness at this year’s ceremony. Last year, it was Hollywood icon Steven Spielberg who took home the Best Director — Motion Picture Golden Globe for his work on The Fabelmans. Check out Nolan’s acceptance speech at this year’s ceremony below:

Related: Golden Globes Nominations 2024: Barbie, Oppenheimer Dominate

Christopher Nolan Wins the Golden Globe for Best Director – Motion Picture


Release Date
July 21, 2023
Cillian Murphy , Matt Damon , Robert Downey Jr. , Emily Blunt , Florence Pugh , Gary Oldman , Josh Hartnett , Jack Quaid , Kenneth Branagh , Rami Malek , Alex Wolff , Matthew Modine

Oppenheimer’s Robert Downey Jr. takes home the coveted Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Golden Globe this year, so Christopher Nolan’s historical drama is off to a great start at the 2024 ceremony. Check out RDJ’s acceptance speech below:

Oppenheimer became one of the biggest movies of 2023, which was spurred on by its dual release with Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. Director Christopher Nolan scored one of the biggest hits of his career, both in terms of critical and box office success… to the tune of $952 million worldwide. While this wasn’t quite enough to surpass Nolan’s billion-dollar hits, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, the filmmaker himself called Oppenheimer “the most successful” of his career.

Oppenheimer became much more than a historical recount of the events surrounding Mr. Oppenheimer’s involvement on the Manhattan Project, delving into the ramifications behind the creator of the atomic bomb and its moral implications on the world. All of this was portrayed effortlessly by Cillian Murphy in a role that has already singled him out as a strong Oscar contender.

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