All the Jewish Nominees at the 2024 Golden Globes

Barbenheimer, Timothée Chalamet and Natasha Lyonne are among the honorees.

We are five days into 2024 and you know what that means: Award season is upon us! The Emmy awards, which were postponed in the fall due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, are coming up on Jan. 15. On Feb. 4, we’ll see the Grammy Awards. Finally, everything will culminate at the Academy Awards on March 10.

But first up, we are t-minus two days away from the 81st Golden Globe awards hosted by comedian Jo Koy. On Sunday, Jan. 7, Hollywood’s biggest stars will converge on the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles to award the very best in film and television — as decided by an expanded and diversified voting body of journalists that are succeeding the recently disbanded Hollywood Foreign Press Association. While many might tune in this year to see what the Golden Globes will look like after the HFPA and its corruption and racism scandals, the evening has the potential to be a big night for Jews and Jewish stories in the entertainment industry.

Barbie” and “Oppenheimer,” the incomparable summer box office duo which both have Jewishness at their core, lead the way in nominations with nine and eight respectively. Yet, in the best movie category, Barbenheimer will not have to compete against itself. (Baruch Hashem!) “Barbie” is nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, while “Oppenheimer” is nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Also competing in Best Motion Picture – Drama are Jewish movies “The Zone of Interest,” a Holocaust film loosely based on a novel of the same name which fictionalizes the life of Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss, and “Maestro,” Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic which has been widely debated over its use of a prosthetic nose in the portrayal of the famed Jewish composer. “The Zone of Interest” is also nominated in the Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language category.

Plus, there are multitude of Jewish actors, directors, musicians and comedians up for awards on Sunday. Here are all the individual Jewish nominees you should look out for at the 2024 Golden Globes:

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Natalie Portman (“May December”)

Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Timothée Chalamet (“Wonka”)
Joaquin Phoenix (“Beau Is Afraid”)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Noah Baumbach, co-nominated with Greta Gerwig (“Barbie”)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Mica Levi (“The Zone of Interest”)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Mark Ronson, co-nominated with Andrew Wyatt, Dua Lipa and Caroline Ailin for “Dance the Night” (“Barbie”) and for “I’m Just Ken” (“Barbie”), co-nominated with Andrew Wyatt
Jack Black, co-nominated with Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Eric Osmond and John Spiker for “Peaches” (“The Super Mario Bros. Movie”)
Lenny Kravitz for “Road to Freedom” (“Rustin”)

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Natasha Lyonne (“Poker Face”)

Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Jason Segel (“Shrinking”)

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Rachel Weisz (“Dead Ringers”)

Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role on Television

Ebon Moss Bachrach (“The Bear”)

Best Performance in Stand-Up Comedy on Television

Amy Schumer for “Emergency Contact”
Sarah Silverman for “Someone You Love”

Click here to see a full list of 2024 Golden Globes’ nominees and who the talented Jews above are up against.

Evelyn Frick

Evelyn Frick (she/they) is a writer and associate editor at Hey Alma. She graduated from Vassar College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. In her spare time, she's a comedian and contributor for Reductress and The Onion.

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