The 81st Golden Globe Film Awards took place on the night of 8 January in Beverly Hills at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Celebrities began appearing on the red carpet at 6:30 p.m., and the awards ceremony began at 8 p.m. and was broadcast live. This year’s awards were different in that there were six nominees in each category, rather than the usual five, and two new awards were added: Cinematic and Box Office Achievement and Best Stand-up Comedy Performance on Television.

The ceremony was hosted by renowned American stand-up comedian Joe Coy. The best film was “Oppenheimer” and the best actor was Cillian Murphy. The Best Actress category was won by Lily Gladstone from Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”, while the Best Song award went to Billie Eilish for her track “What Was I Made For” in the film “Barbie”. “Barbie” was also honoured with a win in the new Best Cinematography/Distribution Achievement (over 100 million box office receipts) category. Best Supporting Actress went to Elizabeth Debicki for her role in “The Crown” and Best Animated Film went to Hayao Miyazaki’s new film “The Boy and the Bird.”

The stars’ outfits this evening were strikingly lush and in a variety of colours: Jennifer Lopez and Margot Robbie chose pink shades, Gillian Anderson posed in an elegant cream-coloured dress, and the star of the carpet was Selena Gomez in a bright scarlet look with a spectacular neckline.