Lily Gladstone is first Indigenous actress to land Best Performance at the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards

“Killers of the Flower Moon” star Lily Gladstone makes history as the first Indigenous actress to win Best Performance at the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Apple Original Films’ “Killers of the Flower Moon” star Lily Gladstone made history as the first Indigenous actress to win Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama at the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. 

Since the premiere of “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Gladstone has received global praise for her iconic performance as Mollie Burkhart, and has been recognized by the National Board of Review as Best Actress of the year, and nominated by the Critics Choice Awards for Best Actress, among many more recognitions. “Killers of the Flower Moon,” from Martin Scorsese, will be available to stream globally on Apple TV+ beginning Friday, January 12.

Broadly hailed as a “masterpiece” and one of the best films of the year, “Killers of the Flower Moon” has been honored as the Best Film of the Year by the National Board of Review, received 12 Critics Choice Award nominations and seven Golden Globe Award nominations, as well as being named to the American Film Institute’s list of Motion Pictures of the Year. 

The film has also landed on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Oscars shortlists in the Best Makeup and Hair, Best Sound, Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories and selected as the No. 1 Best Film of 2023 by The New York Times and The New Yorker, in addition to its recognition by over 20 critics groups globally, including being awarded Best Film by the New York Film Critics Circle.

Directed by Scorsese and written for the screen by Eric Roth and Scorsese, based on David Grann’s bestselling book of the same name, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins and Jillian Dion.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” is now streaming on Apple TV+.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.