For the first time in the over 80-year history of the Golden Globe Awards, five Colombians have been included in the voting panel for one of Hollywood’s most prestigious events, taking place January 7 in Los Angeles, United States. This marks a significant milestone in the representation of Colombian cinema and television on a global stage. The Colombian members of the voting panel are Jerónimo Rivera, Luis Felipe Ragua, Liliana Zapata Blandon, Mario Amaya, and Manuel Estévez.
The Selection Process and Responsibilities
The inclusion of Colombian representatives in the Golden Globes voting panel is a result of the organizers’ decision to diversify the group of voters. The selection was facilitated through the Bogotá Circle of Film Critics (CBCine). Jerónimo Rivera, one of the panelists, shared insights into the selection process. Each juror was given the option to focus on either cinema, television, or both. In early December, they received encrypted access to view over 250 films. Rivera, who chose to focus on cinema, watched and evaluated these films to determine their eligibility as finalists.
In the second phase, jurors were tasked with selecting the best films and nominees across 27 categories, including Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director. Rivera emphasized that jurors were instructed to disclose any conflicts of interest with the films or series under consideration. Despite many jurors being journalists or audiovisual critics, they were allowed to continue their professional activities, with the caveat that they could not promote any of the nominated works or disclose their preferences for the awards.
The Significance of the Golden Globes for Colombian Cinema
The 81st Golden Globe Awards ceremony, taking place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, is a celebration of excellence in cinema and television. The inclusion of Colombian voters is a testament to the growing influence and recognition of Colombian cinema in the international arena, and is expected to open more doors for Colombian talent and contribute to the global appreciation of the country’s cinematic and television achievements.
The Golden Globes, often seen as a precursor of the Oscars, will undoubtedly be a night of anticipation and pride for cinema lovers around the world. The Oscars, taking place on March 10 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, will further spotlight the best in cinema.
Here’s a look at the Golden Globes 2024 Winners list:
- Best Motion Picture, Drama: Oppenheimer
- Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: Poor Things
- Best Director, Motion Picture: Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower tMoon
- Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture: Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer
- Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Emma Stone, Poor Things
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers
- Best Screenplay, Motion Picture: Anatomy of a Fall — Justine Triet, Arthur Harari
- Best Original Score, Motion Picture: Ludwig Göransson, Oppenheimer
- Best Picture, Non-English Language: Anatomy of a Fall, France
- Best Original Song, Motion Picture: What Was I Made For? by Billie Eilish and Finneas, Barbie
- Best Motion Picture, Animated: The Boy and the Heron
- Cinematic and Box Office Achievement: Barbie
- Best Television Series, Drama: Succession
- Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy: The Bear
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Kieran Culkin, Succession
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Sarah Snook, Succession
- Best Supporting Actor, Television: Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
- Best Supporting Actress, Television: Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
- Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Ayo Edebiri, The Bear
- Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Jeremy Allen White, The Bear
- Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Beef
- Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Steven Yeun, Beef