Golden Globes 2023 Highlights: RRR makes India proud as Naatu Naatu wins Best Original Song
Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans won the Best Picture - Drama award at the 80th Golden Globe Award ceremony. While accepting the award, Spielberg drew attention to the importance of treating one's personal assistants (PA) fairly, noting that he too had been a PA in his life. The award was presented to him by Quentin Tarantino.
The Banshees of Inisherin won Best Picture - Musical/Comedy at the 2023 Golden Globes. The producer, director, and cast walked on stage to accept the award. Director, writer, and co-producer Graham Broadbent gave the winning speech and he thanked everyone for their love and contribution.
As the House of Dragons won a Golden Globe for Best Drama Series, Ryan Condal accepted the honour alongside Emma D'Arcy and Milly Alcock. He did not fail to mention the legacy of Game of Thrones during the winning speech.
While accepting the award, Abbott Elementary actress Quinta Brunson thanked Henry Wrinkler, Bob Odenkirk, and Seth Rogen for always inspiring her. Brunson added that she is glad to know that during difficult and turbulent times, Abbott Elementary could make people smile. During her speech, she also looked at Brad Pitt and quipped, "Hey Brad!" while the entire cast and crew started fangirling over him.
Kevin Costner received acting honours for his performance in Yellowstone. However, he could not be present to accept the award due to California flooding. Regina Hall, who was there to give the award joked that she would like to be referred to as 'Mrs. Pitt' (Brad Pitt's wife).
Actor, producer, and comedian Eddie Murphy was honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes. Tracy Morgan and Jamie Lee Curtis gave heartwarming and witty tributes to Murphy before presenting him with the honour. After accepting the award, The Saturday Night Live alum gave an inspiring speech . Eddie quipped about his definitive "blueprint" for success: "Pay your taxes. Mind your business. And keep Will Smith's wife's name out of your f***g mouth!"
The White Lotus bagged another win at the 80th Golden Globe Awards ceremony, as it won the Best Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Motion Picture. While accepting the award, creator Mike White quipped how many studios did not agree to produce the project initially, but he is now standing in front of them to receive the honour. He also thanked the cast of show, especially Jennifer Coolidge.
Evan Peters won the Best Actor honour in the Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Motion Picture category for his noteworthy work in Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. He thanked Ryan Murphy, along with the cast and crew of the much-talked-about show. He also expressed gratitude to his family and friends for supporting him. Furthermore, he thanked fans for the love they bestowed on the series.
Amanda Seyfried won the Golden Globe Best Actress award in the Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Motion Picture category, for her work in The Dropout. However, she did not attend the award ceremony.
Jennifer Coolidge received the prestigious recognition for her work in The White Lotus. Despite being emotional, Coolridge delivered a hilarious speech. She thanked The White Lotus creator and writer Mike White. She also thanked Ryan Murphy for giving her roles and opportunities early on in her career. Coolidge also accidentally said the 'F' word, but then she jokingly apologized too.
Paul Walter Hauser bagged the honours of Best Supporting Actor in the Television Limited Series/ Motion Picture category for his performance in Black Bird. Apart from giving a shout-out to the cast and crew, he also thanked Ray Liotta.
Steven Spielberg won the Best Director honours at the ceremony for his film The Fabelmans, which he also co-wrote and co-produced. Apart from thanking the cast and crew of his movie, Spielberg also expressed that it took him more than 7 decades to tell his story, instead of his being perceived as only the success story that he is.
For the uninitiated, The Fabelmans is a semi-autobiography of Spielberg and is inspired by his own life, and his family.
The Banshees of Inisherin won Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes. Writer Martin McDonagh accepted the award and thanked the entire cast and crew for their support and dedication.
Sean Penn graced the stage and spoke passionately on important world issues and how the Hollywood Foreign Press Association plays its part. Moving forward, Penn introduced Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who expressed his sincere gratitude to everyone for spreading the message of Free Ukraine and supporting the war-torn country in the fight against Russia.
The Golden Globe Award 2023 for Best Motion Picture in Non-English Language went to the Spanish movie Argentina, 1985, which beat SS Rajamouli's RRR in the same category. Santiago Mitre (Director and Screenplay writer) and Mariano Llinás (Screenplay writer) joked about how they will have to speak in English, but then ended up speaking in both English and Spanish. The duo thanked the entire team for the victory.
Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress - Motion Picture - Drama for Tár. However, she was not present at the ceremony.
Ryan Murphy spoke about representation in Hollywood, especially of the LGBTQIA+ community. He praised actors he's collaborated with; Billy Porter (who presented the award to him, he even cried because of the emotional speech), Matt Bomer, MJ Rodriguez (He got everyone to give her a standing ovation), Jeremy Pope, and more. He thanked his partner and kids and even spoke fondly of Carol Burnett, who he got to work with on Glee.
Billy Porter also donned his iconic 91st Academy Awards black gown look, but in fuchsia pink colour on Ryan's request.
Julia Garner won Best Supporting Actress - Television series for the final season of Ozark. The actress thanked the entire team of the series.
Speaking of supporting actors, Top Gun: Maverick stars Glen Powell and Jay Ellis, who was there to present the award to Zendaya, also joked about Tom Cruise and what they had to do for their film. However, they also added how Top Gun: Maverick rocked the world, and that the hard work was all worth it.
Zendaya is another winner at the 80th Golden Globe Awards. She bagged the award for Best Television Actress - Drama series for her spectacular performance as Rue in Euphoria. However, she was not present at the event to collect her award.
Austin Butler won the Best Actor in the Motion Picture - Drama category for his performance in Elvis. On the way to the stage, he hugged Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt. In his winning speech, Butler mentioned that he is a big fan of both of them, especially Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. The actor also made it a point to express gratitude to Elvis Presley and his real-life family, along with the entire team behind the film. He joked that they could have played Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley during his speech.