The Golden Globes 2023 winners have been announced, and it was a good one! Here in the UAE, going to the cinema is an absolute culture. We really enjoy watching our movies, don’t we?

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Take Barbenheimer, for example! The UAE flocked to enjoy both Barbie and Oppenheimer. With nominated movies like Maestro and Killers of the Flower Moon also making their way to streaming services, we thought we’d help you find out where you can watch all the Golden Globe-winning and nominated movies from this year.

Golden Globes 2023 Winners

Wonka

While Timothée Chalamet did miss out on Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film, Wonka is definitely one to watch this year.

Directed by Paul King and starring Timothee Chalamet, the musical fantasy movie explores the origin story of Willy Wonka, an eccentric chocolatier who embarks on an adventure to create his own chocolate factory full of sweets, wonder, and intrigue.

Poor Things

If you are familiar with Yorgos Lanthimos’ movies, you’ll know why his latest movie, Poor Things, took Best Picture in the Musical or Comedy category.

In the movie, Dr Godwin Baxter is a brilliant and unorthodox scientist who brings a young woman named Bella Baxter back from the dead. His radical experiment is a success, but there is one catch: Bella’s brain is only partially restored, leaving her with the mind of a newborn. As time progresses, Bella’s curiosity and unabashed spirit soon take over as she embarks on a whirlwind adventure across continents.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Based on actual history, Martin Scoresese’s Killers of the Flower Moon (nominated for a number of Golden Globes) is set in the 1920s Osage Nation, where oil was discovered beneath the tribal land, bringing sudden wealth to the Osage people. But where there is money, there is greed.

A series of brutal murders begin to plague the Osage Nation, targeting members who have received oil royalties. The film explores themes of corruption, racism, and the struggle for justice and is lauded for its powerful message that sheds light on a dark chapter in American history.

Anatomy of a Fall

With Sandra Hüller nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Motion Picture, we also have Anatomy of a Fall. The acclaimed courtroom drama centres around Sandra, a German writer living in the French Alps with her husband Samuel and their visually-impaired son Daniel.

When Samuel mysteriously falls to his death, the investigation determines Sandra is the prime suspect, unearthing the complexities of their marriage, personal struggles, and hidden secrets.

The Boy and The Heron

The Hayao Miyazaki directorial won the Best Motion Picture in the Animated category and also secured a nomination for the Best Original Score for a Motion Picture.

The movie is a fantasy adventure story of a young boy who, after his mother’s death, moves to a rural town and encounters a talking heron who claims his mother is still alive. The boy then travels to a fantastical world through an abandoned tower and embarks on a quest to find her.

Maestro

Bradley Cooper’s biographical drama fetched a nomination for Best Director for a Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture – Drama, and Best Performances nominations for Carey Mulligan and himself.

The film follows the passionate and tumultuous relationship between conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein and actress Felicia Montealegre.

Oppenheimer

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer secured eight nominations at the Golden Globes, securing awards for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director of a Motion Picture, Best Performance by Male Actor (Drama) by Cillian Murphy, Best Performance by a Male Actor in Supporting Role by Robert Downey Jr., and Best Original Score in a Motion picture.

Oppenheimer is a sweeping historical drama as we witness the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the ‘father of the atomic bomb’, through the lens of personal struggle, moral dilemmas, and the weight of scientific brilliance.

Barbie

Barbie secured nine nominations at the Golden Globes, and won two for Cinematic and Box Office Achievement, and Best Original Song with ‘What Was I Made For?’.

Greta Gerwig’s directorial is based in the fictional world of Barbieland, a seemingly perfect world inhabited by impeccably good-looking human-versions of Barbie dolls. When the Stereotypical Barbie experiences an existential crisis, she sets out to find the real world and discover her true purpose.

The Holdovers

The Holdovers secured three nominations, with Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Paul Giamatti winning awards in Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture.

In the movie, a strict and mostly ostracized history professor finds himself stuck at the school campus over the Christmas holidays and is forced to form an unexpected bond between a trouble-making student and the head cook at the Barton Academy.

Mufaddal Fakhruddin
Mufaddal Fakhruddin

Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.

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