The Golden Globe Awards 2023 was a night to celebrate the year’s best movies and television shows. The winners were announced in a star-studded ceremony, with attendees from all over the world. It was a great night of entertainment, culture, and celebration.

Real Research conducted a survey on the Golden Globe Awards 2023– Film Categories to gauge public satisfaction and overall opinion on the winners. Here are the findings of the survey.


  • 42.82% of respondents were satisfied with the Golden Globe Awards 2023 winners overall
  • 36.62% were satisfied with ‘Oppenheimer’ winning the award for Best Motion Picture– Drama category
  • Lili Gladstone deserved to win the Best Performance by an Actress, opined 30.05%

The survey aimed to gauge whether respondents were satisfied with the winners of the 81st Golden Globe Awards overall. 42.82% were satisfied with the winnings, while 17.35% were highly satisfied. 32.65% were unsatisfied, and 7.18% were highly unsatisfied.

Oppenheimer– Best Motion Picture

Among nominees such as The Zone of Interest, Past Lives, Anatomy of a Fall, Maestro, and Killers of the Flower Moon, Oppenheimer won the Golden Globe Awards 2023, Best Motion Picture– 36.62% were satisfied with the win. However, 16.72% preferred The Zone of Interest, while 16.28% preferred Past Lives and 11.4% preferred Killers of the Flower Moon. A further 10.43% preferred Maestro and 8.55% preferred Anatomy of a Fall.

Fig 1: Golden Globes 2023 Best Motion Picture– Drama category

Best Motion Picture– Musical or Comedy Winner: Poor Things

For the Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy category, Poor Things snagged the win; 28.15% were satisfied with this win. Other respondents preferred May December (18.28%), American Fiction (14.35%), Air (14.07%), Barbie (13.78%), and The Holdovers (11.37%).

Best Actor– Male, Cillian Murphy Wins, Respondents Seemingly Happy

Among a lot of talented actors, such as Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Andrew Scott, and others, Cillian Murphy won Best Performance in a Motion Picture– Male. Murphy portrayed Dr. Robert J. Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, and 29.47% were happy with this. Other preferred wins were Andrew Scott (19.67%) for All of Us Strangers, Barry Keoghan (17.68%) for Saltburn, and Leonardo DiCaprio (13.22%) for Killers of the Flower Moon.

Other preferences were Bradley Cooper (10.83%) and Coman Domingo (9.13%).

Best Actress– Lily Gladstone Wins, Respondents Seemingly Satisfied

Lily Gladstone won Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in Killers of the Flower Moon; 30.05% were reportedly satisfied with this win. Others preferred Carey Mulligan (18.72%), Cailee Spaeny (18.07%), Sandra Huller (11.3%), Greta Lee (11.3%), and Annette Bening (10.57%).

Robert Downey Jr. Bags Best Supporting Actor

With Robert Downey Jr., Robert DeNiro, Ryan Gosling, Charles Melton, and Mark Ruffalo being nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Robert Downey Jr. won the accolade. 32.12% were satisfied with this, while 28.23% rather Mark Ruffalo win it, whereas, 14.08% were Robert DeNiro, or 13.1% Charles Melton, or 12.47% Ryan Gosling.

Conversely, as far as Best Supporting Actress is concerned, Da’Vine Joy Randolph won the award, with 29.63% expressing satisfaction. However, 19.72% preferred Rosamund Pike, or Julianne Moore (19.25%), Danielle Brooks (10.62%), Jodie Foster (10.55%), and Emily Blunt (10.23%).

Christopher Nolan, Golden Globe Awards 2023 Best Director

Among a panel of skilled directors, Christopher Nolan was awarded the Best Director award in the Golden Globe Awards 2023 for his direction of Oppenheimer.

Fig 2: Best Director– Christopher Nolan

His victory received mostly opposing opinions to this; 50.2% were opposed to this (36.02% reportedly somewhat opposed and 14.18% strongly opposed). About 49.8% were in favor of his victory; 29.58% were somewhat in support of and 20.22% were strongly in support of his victory.

Similarly, for the ‘Best Screenplay Award,’ Justine Triet and Arthur Harari’s victory for Anatomy of a Fall was favored by 43.6% and very much favored by 18.63%. Contrastingly, 31.27% and 6.5% were against and very much against their victory, respectively.

Best Original Score

Ludwig Goransson managed to win the Best Original Score, to which respondents had other preferences. Given findings from the survey, 24.15% felt Daniel Pemberton was most deserving, while 23.15% felt Robbie Robertson was most deserving. 19.63%, however, did feel that Goransson was deserving, followed by Jerskin Fendrix for Poor Things (11.25%), Joe Hisaishi for The Boy and the Heron (11.1%), and Mica Levi for the Zone of Interest (10.72%).

Fig 3: Golden Globe Awards 2023 – Best Original Score


Survey TitleGolden Globe Awards 2023
DurationJanuary 10 – January 17, 2024
Number of Participants6,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe.