IrelandMorning Briefing

Monday’s Top Stories: Cillian Murphy wins best actor at Golden Globes; snow and ice warning issued

Here are the most important stories you need to start your day, including spring cost-of-living package ruled out for this year

Golden Globes 2024: Cillian Murphy wins best actor as Oppenheimer takes home five awards

Cillian Murphy has won the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama at an amusing ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, that saw Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, featuring the Cork actor in the lead role, wallop its famous rival Barbie. In an upset, Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things, a wild feminist fantasy produced by Dublin’s Element Pictures, beat Barbie to best comedy or musical film. Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney, veterans of the Irish film industry, are among the winning producers. Poor Things also won top prize at the Venice Film Festival in September.

Murphy triumphed over Barry Keoghan, nominated for Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn, and Andrew Scott, up for Andrew Haigh’s All of Us Strangers, in a shortlist that, remarkably, was 50 per cent Irish. “To all my fellow nominees, if you’re Irish or not, you’re all legends,” he said.

Calm under pressure, Murphy seemed most concerned about the aftermath of opening celebrations. “First question: do I have lipstick all over my nose? I’m just going to leave it,” he began. “I knew from the first moment I walked on a Christopher Nolan set it was going to be different. I could tell by the level of rigour, the level of focus, the level of dedication.” Murphy now looks a strong favourite to become the first person born in Ireland to win best actor at the Oscars.

Top News Stories

News from around the World

The Big Read

  • COPD: What is it, who gets it and what does the future hold?: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term that describes the combination of two chronic lung conditions, chronic bronchitis, in which the airways are narrowed and inflamed, and emphysema in which the air sacs (alveoli) and cells in lung tissue are damaged.

The best from Opinion

Today's Business

  • Why internet slang is a riddle for bosses: I can’t pinpoint the precise time it happened but my transformation from a great parent to an embarrassing one was reinforced the other day when I casually dropped “rizz” into a conversation at home. It was an experiment to see my son’s familiarity with internet slang. “Don’t say that,” he said. “You sound terrible.”

Top Sports news

Picture of the Day

Video & Podcast Highlights

Why not try one of our Crosswords & Puzzles?

Like this?

Get the best content direct to your inbox by signing up to one of our newsletters