‘The Bear’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ scores cleaned the floor with major Golden Globe wins for 2024

‘The Bear’ took out best televison score – its safe to say the music industry is in good hands

Music took center stage at the 2024 Golden Globes, with big names and bold new voices claiming their thrones in the land of best scores.

The night belonged to Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” sweeping both major music categories. Ludwig Göransson’s haunting score, weaving tension and awe around the story of the atomic bomb, earned him Best Original Score.

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Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell’s haunting “What Was I Made For?” from the surprise musical hit “Barbie” snatched Best Original Song, defying expectations and sending shivers down spines.

But the Globes embraced variety too. Bruce Springsteen, a rock legend back in the spotlight, received a standing ovation for his powerful “Addicted to Romance” from “She Came to Me.”

Jack Black and the “Super Mario Bros. Movie” team brought pure fun with their infectious “Peaches,” proving animation could rock the house. And on the TV side, the innovative culinary dramedy “The Bear” took out Best Television Series Score for its adrenaline-pumping kitchen chaos soundtrack.

Stand-up, the newest category, saw Ricky Gervais’ biting wit crowned, proving laughter truly is the best medicine, even if it stings a little. And “Barbie” continued its dominance, winning Best Television Movie Music for its eclectic, candy-coloured soundscape, proving that sometimes, the sweetest melodies come in pink.

The night wasn’t all about established names. Jerskin Fendrix, a rising star behind the score for the offbeat “Poor Things,” received a well-deserved nomination, showcasing the Globes’ commitment to highlighting fresh talent.

And the poignant “I’m Just Ken” from “Barbie,” sung by Andrew Wyatt and Mark Ronson, gave the iconic doll a surprisingly vulnerable voice, resonating with audiences beyond the aisle.

The 2024 Golden Globes proved that music is more than just background noise. It’s a character, a storyteller, and a force that can unite audiences even in the face of drama, comedy, or existential anxiety. As the final strains of “What Was I Made For?” faded, one thing was clear: the music industry is in good hands, ready to soundtrack our dreams and nightmares in the years to come.

Golden Globes 2024 Music Winners and Nominees:

Best Original Score – Motion Picture:

  • WINNER: Ludwig Göransson (“Oppenheimer”)
  • Alexandre Desplat (“Killers of the Flower Moon”)
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir (“Rustin”)
  • John Powell (“The Adventures of Mowgli”)
  • Jerskin Fendrix (“Poor Things”)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture:

  • WINNER: “What Was I Made For?” – Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell (“Barbie”)
  • “Addicted to Romance” – Bruce Springsteen (“She Came to Me”)
  • “Dance the Night” – Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt (“Barbie”)
  • “I’m Just Ken” – Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt (“Barbie”)
  • “Peaches” – Jack Black, Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Eric Osmond, John Spiker (“The Super Mario Bros. Movie”)
  • “Road to Freedom” – Lenny Kravitz (“Rustin”)

Best Television Series Score:

  • WINNER: “The Bear”
  • “1883”
  • “The Crown”
  • “Dopesick”
  • “Succession”

Best Television Movie Music:

  • WINNER: “Barbie”
  • “All the Light We Cannot See”
  • “Anatomy of a Fall”
  • “The Boy and the Heron”
  • “The Color Purple”