The new year is soaking in a lush gold splash as it’s showtime with the Golden Globes 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.
On January 10, 2023, the 80th edition of the annual Golden Globe Awards kicked off at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, and this year’s ceremony was notable for a more significant reason. The award ceremony returned on television this year after NBC opted out of airing the 2022 event in response to mounting criticism surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
HFPA is responsible for organising this award show every year honouring excellence in the film and television industry and has been working to overcome a racial exclusion and diversity scandal for the last two years. In response to the 2021 Los Angeles Times article that disclosed that none of the 87 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was black, the awards ceremony received a ferocious backlash from the media, fans, celebrities, and the general public all over the internet.
“Top Gun: Maverick” superstar and producer Tom Cruise returned his Golden Globe award wins to the HFPA two years ago as reported by Variety and also skipped the 2023 red carpet despite numerous nominations. Host Jerrod Carmichael, one of the most talented stand-up comedians alive — and the first Black host in the show’s long history — also touched on the lack of diversity in his opening monologue as he noted, “I’m here because I’m Black.”
The association “did not have a single Black member until George Floyd died,” Carmichael added, and the monologue was hailed by netizens. However, HFPA President Helen Hoehne inferred the changes the organization has made to improve the diversity of its membership. She said,
“We commit to continue strengthening our partnership with Hollywood and with the worldwide fans who celebrate the best on film and television,” she said. “We will continue to support groups that amplify a variety of voices and continue to add representation to our organization from around the world as we did this past year.”
Now without further ado, here are some of the highlights of the much-awaited awards evening, and here’s who won big at the 80th edition of the ceremony.
Let the Golden Globes begin!
Golden Globes: Winners and Highlights
Koduri Srisaila Sri Rajamouli or S. S. Rajamouli’s 2022 blockbuster movie ‘RRR’ has created history becoming the first Indian film to win a Golden Globe. M. M. Keeravani posed for the media flaunting their massive win for the best original song (Motion picture) for “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR.” S. S. Rajamouli established himself as a massive Indian director, writer and producer who delivered mega-hits such as Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), RRR (2022) and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017).
“The Fabelmans” won best film (drama) and best director, and “The Banshees of Inisherin,” took home multiple awards including the best film (comedy or musical) after receiving a total of eight nods. Colin Farrell also conquered the acting category and writer-director Martin McDonagh also won a Golden Globe for best screenplay for“The Banshees of Inisherin.” “Abbott Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph also felt ‘very thankful’ for her nomination as she told reporters on the red carpet that she is “very thankful” for her first Golden Globe award nomination.
Jenna Ortega channelled the gorgeous femme vibes as she draped around a flowy taupe Gucci gown strutting down the red carpet for her first-ever Golden Globe nomination. When asked about being one of several Latinos nominated for a Golden Globe, she said, “it’s incredible especially because I’ve been doing this for over a decade now. So, I feel like I’ve watched Hollywood gradually open its door and see more Latinos or Latinas in leading roles.”
Austin Butler took home his first Golden Globe award for his spectacular performance as the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis. He also addressed his Elvis voice transformation as there’s a noticeable change in the actor’s voice since the premiere.
The actor addressed the comments on the red carpet tonight, telling Laverne Cox that “It’s hard for me to talk about. It’s sort of like you’re a kid and you’re growing that’s why you have to draw lines on the wall. I can’t really reflect on it too much it’s just this process that I don’t know the difference.”
The “Legally Blonde” famed star Jennifer Coolidge, who’s known for her peculiar style and humour, moved the audience with her acceptance speech as the 61-year-old actor’s portrayal of Tanya in HBO’s “The White Lotus” landed her a win for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a limited series, anthology series or motion picture made for television. She thanked “The White Lotus” writer and creator Mike White during her speech.
“There were like five people that kept me going for 20 years with these little jobs. And Ryan Murphy, you are one of them.” She then searched the crowd and joked, “Who else was there? Just you Ryan. I didn’t know anybody and it just was sort of this thing. It wasn’t going anywhere.” She said how she kept taking little roles to keep her career alive. “I’ve milked that to the bone,” she said. “I’m still going for six or seven, whatever they want.”
“I just want you all to know that I had such big dreams and expectations as a younger person, but what happened was they get sort of fizzle by life or whatever and I thought I was gonna be the queen of Monaco, even though someone else did it, but I had these giant ideas and then you get older and it’s just not happening,” she shared. “And I just want to say, Mike White, you’ve given me hope.”
Watch Jennifer Coolidge’s gorgeous, moving acceptance speech with a splash of humour below:
Here is a list of winners in key categories at the 2023 Golden Globes Award ceremony:
Best Motion Picture — Drama
Best Motion Picture — Non-English Language
Best Motion Picture — Musical or comedy
“The Banshees of Inisherin.”
Best Motion Picture — Non-English Language
Best Motion Picture — Animated
“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”
Best Director — Motion Picture
Steven Spielberg — “The Fabelmans.”
Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Martin McDonagh — “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Austin Butler — “Elvis”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Cate Blanchett — “Tár”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Michelle Yeoh — “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Ke Huy Quan — “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Angela Bassett — “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Justin Hurwitz — “Babylon”
Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“Naatu Naatu” — M. M. Keeravani, Kala Bhairava, Rahul Sipligunj — “RRR”
Best Television Series – Drama
“House of the Dragon”
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“The White Lotus.”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Kevin Costner — “Yellowstone”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Zendaya — “Euphoria”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Evan Peters — “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Amanda Seyfried — “The Dropout”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jennifer Coolidge — “The White Lotus”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Paul Walter Hauser — “Black Bird”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Jeremy Allen White — “The Bear.”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Quinta Brunson — “Abbott Elementary.”
Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Television Series
Tyler James Williams — “Abbott Elementary.”
Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Television Series
Julia Garner — “Ozark”
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(Links updated on January 15, 2023)