Golden Globes 2023: The Banshees of Iniherin and The Fablemans win big

The 80th annual ceremony features a diverse lineup of winners as host Jerrod Carmichael captures its troubled history

A year after mute – no red carpet, no stars, no telecast in 2022 – the Golden Globes are taking shape again at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles: popping champagne bottles, moment by moment and overwhelmed, backing to increase its already diverse diversity. there were longstanding problems shooting from host Jerrod Carmichael.

The big winners of the night were The Fabelmans, Steven Spielberg's semi-autobiographical family drama for which he also won best director, and Martin McDonagh's The Banshees of Inisherin, while network darling Abbott Elementary, HBO's prequel House of the Dragon and The White Lotus took home the award. TopTV. The 80th annual Golden Globes, a kind of image rehabilitation event after a February 2021 investigation by the Los Angeles Times found that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had no black members and many ethical lapses, saw a mixed line-up of winners, including Zendaya's absence for the second season of Euphoria. ; Quinta Brunson and Tyler James Williams of Abbott Elementary; and the night's first winner, Ke Huy Quan, who celebrated an emotional return to acting after child fame in the 80s with Everything Everywhere At Once. Angela Bassett of Wakanda Forever became the first person to win a major individual acting award for a Marvel film.

The HFPA had made several changes leading up to the more than three-hour broadcast from The Beverly Hilton Hotel, such as hiring a diversity consultant, who efficiently stepped down, and adding six black journalists (among 21 new members) and a more diverse group . 103 non-member international electors. But Carmichael, a standup comedian from North Carolina, stated the Globes' situation clearly: "I was only asked to host this show, I know, because I'm black."

"I wouldn't say they are a racist organization but they didn't have a single black member until George Floyd," he said of Hollywood Foreign Press. "So do with the information as you please."

Carmichael joked — or not, as his delivery throughout the night tended to be down-to-earth, direct, and disengaged — that he was "unkillable" as the first black host in the show's 80-year history. He abandoned efforts to rehabilitate the HFPA's image, recounting a one-on-one meeting with the group's president, Helen Hoehne, which he repeatedly declined. "I took this job assuming they didn't change at all," he said. “I heard they got six new black members, congrats to them whatever it is, of course. But that's not why I'm here. I'm really here because of you all” – like inside, a room full of “really amazing artists” that he admires. "Regardless of Hollywood's Foreign Press Association past, this is a night when we celebrate, and I think the industry deserves a night like this."

Carmichael was unsettled, taking awkward breaths into the night with digs at Tom Cruise while introducing Top Gun: Maverick costars Glenn Powell and Jay Ellis: “Backstage, I found three Golden Globe awards that Tom Cruise returned... maybe we take these three things and exchange it for the safe return of Shelly Miscavige,” he said, referring to the long-lost wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige.

True to Carmichael's intentions, most of the evening was spent on talent celebrations, some of which were late. "It's also for all the shoulders I stand on, all those who came before me, who look like me, and all who are on this journey with me going forward," said Michelle Yeoh, winner of best actress in a musical or comedy for her first leading role on the sheet. vocation in a career spanning decades. Actor in a play of best Austin Butler, for Baz Luhrmann's Elvis, dedicated his award, in part, to Lisa-Marie and Priscilla Presley, who attended, as well as the King – “You are remembered and I will never forget.”

Ryan Murphy, who received the Carol Burnett lifetime achievement award, used much of his speech to celebrate the achievements of queer actors such as Billy Porter, MJ Rodriguez, Jeremy Pope and Matt Bomer as "points of hope and progress" for LGBTQ+ viewers watching at home. “When I was young at home in the 70s watching The Carol Burnett Show, I never saw anyone like me get an award or even be a character on a TV show,” he said. "It's hard being an LGBTQ kid in America."

The ceremony also included a lifetime achievement award for Eddie Murphy, offering a "blueprint" for success: "pay your taxes, mind your business, and keep Will Smith's wife's name out of your mouth."

Being Globes, it had some faults of its own, such as a persistent problem with playing speeches too early, including a full blast of music drowning out the acceptance speech for best non-English language film, Argentina, 1985. The issue drew some commentary from the talent on stage –” You can forget about that piano,” said Colin Farrell, who won best supporting actor in a play, while praising his Banshees of Inisherin co-star Kerry Condon. "I can beat you, okay?" Yeoh joked. Jennifer Coolidge went through it twice, as a presenter and as an emotional winner for her supporting role in season two of The White Lotus.

Other winners throughout the night included Cate Blanchett for Tár, Jeremy Allen White for The Bear, Evan Peters for the controversial Netflix hit Ryan Murphy Dahmer, Paul Walter Hauser from Black Bird, Kevin Costner from Yellowstone and Amanda Seyfried from The Dropout. Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio won best animated film.

Spielberg took home best director and final award of the night for The Fablemans, a story based on his family.

“I have been hiding from this story since I was 17 years old. I put a lot into this story,” he said. “Everyone sees me as a success story… But nobody really knows who we are until we are brave enough to tell everyone who we are.”

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