Steven Spielberg and his “Fabelmans” rewarded, Zelensky as a surprise guest for the return of the ceremony



Steven Spielberg poses with his two Golden Globes of the evening (best director, best picture), in Beverly Hills, California, on January 10, 2023.

The Golden Globes made their big comeback on television on Tuesday, January 10, and notably rewarded director Steven Spielberg, present in the room alongside many Hollywood heavyweights, despite the scandals that have tarnished the image of these rewards.

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The American filmmaker received the Golden Globe for best director for his very intimate The Fabelmans. In this feature film largely inspired by his childhood, he portrays a young American Jew who dreams of making films in the 1960s, while his parents watch their couple inexorably fall apart. On stage, the director explained that he had “never had the courage to face this story head-on”.

By his own admission, his personal story shines through in fragments in some of his films such as AND the alien Where Dating of the Third Kind. But the filmmaker waited until he was 75 to truly tell his childhood on screen. “No one really knows who we are until we’re brave enough to tell everyone”insisted Mr. Spielberg, whose parents are now missing.

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Cate Blanchett, Austin Butler and Michelle Yeoh

The Banshees of Inisherin was crowned best musical or comedy. The feature film, whose action is located on an imaginary Irish island, tells the abrupt end of a friendship between two local pub regulars, played by Colin Farrell, crowned best actor in a comedy earlier in the evening, and Brendan Gleeson. Director Martin McDonagh also received the Best Screenplay award.

Colin Farrell, Best Actor in a Comedy for 'The Banshees of Inisherin,' and Martin McDonagh, Best Screenplay and Best Comedy for the motion picture, at the conclusion of the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, on 10 January 2023.

Still in the cinema categories, Cate Blanchett, as a ruthless orchestra conductor in Tarand Austin Butler, in remarkable Elvis Presley in Elvis, were rewarded with the interpretation prizes in the category of dramatic films. Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) received the award for Best Actress in a Comedy.

As for series, House of the Dragon received the statuette for best drama series and Abbott Elementary for Best Comedy. The award for best mini-series went to The White Lotus.

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Long perceived as Hollywood’s favorite evening but now mired in scandals, the Golden Globes were on Tuesday to restore their image. African-American gay comedian Jerrod Carmichael hosted the ceremony, without fancy, but without a hitch, after the scandal of the slap in the face of Will Smith to Chris Rock at the last Oscars.

The most striking event was the surprise intervention by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who came to pay tribute to “those who have united in support of the free Ukrainian people in our common struggle for freedom and democracy, for the right to live, to love, to have children”.

Return to grace far from guaranteed

The presentation of these awards in Beverly Hills has traditionally been very well attended, as it kicks off the awards season in the United States. But last year, the Golden Globes were shut down and shunned by the industry amid accusations of racism, sexism and corruption aimed at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which form their jury.

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After a series of reforms to renovate the HFPA – which had no black members in 2021 – the American channel NBC agreed to broadcast the 80e ceremony. But the return to favor is far from guaranteed: the contract with NBC is only valid for this year.

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In the face of controversy, the HFPA notably renewed the jury, including 103 new entrants – who are not full members of the association –, including many women and people from ethnic minorities. On Tuesday, the black community was largely in the spotlight during the ceremony, from presenter Jerrod Carmichael to the Cecil B. DeMille award given to Eddie Murphy for his entire career. Actresses Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) were also rewarded.

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It is the influence of these awards that is at stake after recent controversies. In the past, a success at the Golden Globes was a valuable marketing tool, capable of launching a winning campaign towards the supreme prize of the Oscars. The movie posters also highlight the Golden Globe nominations again, unlike last year.

The list of main categories

  • Best Drama Film:
    Avatar: The Way of the Water
    The Fabelmans
    Top Gun: Maverick
  • Best Comedy or Musical:
    The Banshees of Inisherin
    Everything Everywhere All at Once
    Glass Onion: a story at loggerheads
    Without Filter
  • Best Actor in a Drama:
    Austin Butler, Elvis
    Brendan Fraser, The Whale
    Hugh Jackman, The Son
    Bill Nighy, Live
    Jeremy Pope, The Inspection
  • Best Actress in a Drama:
    Cate Blanchett, Tar
    Olivia Colman, Empire of Light
    Viola Davis, The Woman King
    Ana de Armas, Blonde hair
    Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans
  • Best Actor in a Comedy:
    Diego Calva, babylon
    Daniel Craig, Glass Onion: a story at loggerheads
    Adam Driver, White Noise
    Colin Farrel, The Banshees of Inisherin
    Ralph Fiennes, The Menu
  • Best Actress in a Comedy:
    Lesley Manville, A dress for Mrs. Harris
    Margot Robbie, babylon
    Anya Taylor-Joy The Menu
    Emma Thompson, My dates with Leo
    Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Best Supporting Actor:
    Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
    Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
    Brad Pitt, babylon
    Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
    Eddie Redmayne, Murder without a prescription
  • Best Supporting Actress:
    Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
    Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
    Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
    Dolly DeLeon, Without Filter
    Carey Mulligan, She Said
  • Best Director:
    James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of the Water
    Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
    Baz Luhrmann, Elvis
    Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
    Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans
  • Best Foreign Language Film:
    In the west, nothing is new
    Argentina, 1985
    Decision to Leave
  • Best animated film:
    Pinocchio by Guillermo Del Toro
    Marcel the Shell With Shoes on
    Puss in Boots 2: The Last Quest
    Red alert
  • Best Drama Series:
    Better Call Saul
    The Crown
    House of the Dragon
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series:
    Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
    Kevin Costner, Yellowstone
    Diego Luna, Andor
    Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
    Adam Scott, Severance
  • Best Actress in a Drama Series:
    Emma D’Arcy, House of the Dragon
    Laura Linney, ozark
    Imelda Staunton, The Crown
    Hilary Swank, Alaska Daily
    Zendaya, Euphoria
  • Best Comedy Series:
    Abbott Elementary
    The Bear
    Only Murders in the Building
  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series:
    Donald Glover, Atlanta
    Bill Hader, barry
    Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
    Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
    Jeremy Allen White, The Bear
  • Best Actress in a Comedy Series:
    Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
    Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
    Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building
    Jenna Ortega, Wednesday
    John Smart, hacks
  • Best TV Movie or Mini-Series:
    black bird
    Dahmer – Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer
    The Dropout
    Pam & Tommy
    The White Lotus
  • Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
    Taron Egerton, black bird
    Colin Firth, The Staircase
    Andrew Garfield, By order of God
    Evan Peters, Dahmer – Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer
    Sebastian Stan, Pam & Tommy
  • Best Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
    Jessica Chastain, George & Tammy
    Julia Garner, Inventing Anna
    Lily James, Pam & Tommy
    Julia Roberts, Gaslit
    Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

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