The Globes, which celebrate some of the best movies and TV shows of the year, come as its organizers in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association work to redeem themselves from controversy, which resulted in the 2022 ceremony going untelevised. The Golden Gl0bes 2023 is airing on Lionsgate Play in India.
Letitia Wright gives ‘Black Panther 3’ update on Golden Globes red carpet
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ star Letitia Wright during the pre-show at the Golden Globes and discussed the anticipated third chapter of the ‘Black Panther’ saga.
Wright spoke with ‘Variety’ who asked, “When are we going to get ‘Black Panther 3’ greenlit?”
“I think it’s already in the works,” Wright replied.
“You know, we just had a terrific two years of bringing it out and everybody coming together to support it. We need a little bit of a break, we need to regroup and (director) Ryan (Coogler) needs to get back into the lab, so it’s going to take a little while, but we’re really excited for you guys to see that.”
When pressed for more, Wright said, “I always try to do positive words and positive thinking, and I believe that good words manifest, so I’m manifesting a ‘Black Panther 3,’ why not?”
For Variety’s November 2022 cover story about “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Coogler and Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige spoke about a potential third chapter. At the time, Coogler said that he “definitively” had “no idea what I’m doing next as a writer and director.”
But Feige said he had been having “conversations” with Coogler about a third “Black Panther” movie, with “ideas pitched back and forth”.
When asked whether he would ever consider making a “Black Panther” movie without Coogler, Feige demurred and referenced the death of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman.
“I go back to what I said when we decided to make ‘Wakanda Forever’ after losing Chad,” he said.
“This mythology and this ensemble and these characters deserve to continue and will continue after all of us are gone, I hope, and will continue forever in movies the way it has in comics for 50-plus years.”
Feige added, however, that working without Coogler “wouldn’t be the preference”.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has made $831 million worldwide since its November 11 release date.
Angela Bassett wins Best Supporting Actress for ‘Wakanda Forever’
Actress Angela Bassett won the Golden Globe award for her performance as Queen Ramonda in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, making the 64-year-old the first actor ever to win a major individual acting award for a movie based on Marvel Comics.
The evening marked Bassett’s second win and second nomination at the Globes; she took home the trophy for best actress in a musical or comedy for 1993’s Tina Turner biopic “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” reports ‘Variety’.
She said on stage: “I got to find my words. I’m so nervous. My heart is just beating,” Bassett began, taking the stage to accept the award.
“The late Tony Morrison said that your life is already a miracle of chance just waiting for you to order its destiny.”
“But in order for that destiny to manifest, I think that it requires courage to have faith. It requires patience, as we just heard. And it requires a true sense of yourself. It’s not easy because the past is circuitous and it has many unexpected detours but by the grace of god I stand here. I stand here grateful.”
Prior to Bassett’s win for ‘Wakanda Forever’, only four actors, and no women, had even been nominated for a Golden Globe for acting in a superhero movie: Nominees Ryan Reynolds for 2016’s “Deadpool” (actor in musical/comedy) and Jack Nicholson for 1989’s “Batman” (actor in musical/comedy), as well as winners Joaquin Phoenix for 2019’s “Joker” (actor in drama) and Heath Ledger for 2008’s “The Dark Knight” (supporting actor).
Phoenix and Ledger, who both played variations on the DC Comics villain — the Joker, were the major winners in their respective years across awards season, taking home the SAG Awards and the Oscars as well (Ledger’s wins were posthumous).
‘RRR’ song ‘Naatu Naatu’ casts its spell, wins Best Original Song
India is all set to bring in the Golden Globe 2023 home as the song ‘Naatu Naatu’ from S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘RRR’ won the Best Original Song, Motion Picture at the 80th Golden Globes.
‘Naatu Naatu’ was in competition with ‘Carolina’ from “Where the Crawdads Sing”, “Ciao Papa” from “Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio”, “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.
To receive the honour was music composer M. M. Keeravani, who was accompanied with his wife Srivalli.
He dedicated the award to Rajamouli and the actors Ram Charan and NTR Jr.
While accepting the award, he said: “Thank you very much for this prestigious award: “This award belongs to SS Rajamouli for his vision, I thank him for constantly believe and supporting my work. N.T. Rama Rao and Ram Charan who danced with full stamina.”
‘RRR’ stars NTR Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody and Olivia Morris.
It centres around two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, their fictional friendship and their fight against the British Raj.
Set in the 1920s, the plot explores the undocumented period in their lives when both the revolutionaries chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country.
Tyler James Williams wins Best Supporting Actor in TV Series
American actor Tyler James Williams walked home with the trophy for Best Supporting Actor — Television Series for his role in the mockumentary sitcom television series ‘Abbott Elementary’.
Tyler edged out the likes of John Lithgow and John Turturro. His win is a much-needed boost for network shows at the Globes which have largely been left behind in recent years as cable and streamers dominate.
This was Tyler’s first nomination-turned-first win which deservedly came for his work as the bashful Gregory Eddie in the sitcom series.
His career as a child actor, making several appearances on ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Little Bill’, and ‘Sesame Street’. He later rose to prominence for playing the role of Chris Rock on the sitcom ‘Everybody Hates Chris’.
Jeremy Allen White, Quinta Brunson win Best TV Actor, Actress
The Golden Globe award for Best Television Actor — Musical/Comedy Series was conferred upon Jeremy Allen White. Jeremy was feted for his work in the comedy drama series ‘The Bear’.
In the show, Jeremy essayed the role of Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, an award-winning New York City chef de cuisine, who returns to his hometown of Chicago to run his late brother Michael’s failing restaurant.
The Best Television Actress — Musical/Comedy Series award went to Quinta Brunson for her work in ‘Abbott Elementary’, which bagged another Golden Globe in the form of Tyler James Williams winning Best Supporting Actor — Television Series.
She said in her speech, “I have to say thank you to Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacher, my co-producers who are just incredible and support my vision,” Brunson said during her speech.
“It’s just worth everything to be able to have two people support you. They’re very white men, and they said, ‘Okay, Quinta’.
“They let me get away with a lot.”
Zendaya wins Best Performance by actress in TV series
Zendaya was named as the Best Performance by actress in TV series for ‘Euphoria’ and Julia Garner clinched the Best Supporting Actress, Television award for her performance in ‘Ozark’ at the 80th Golden Globes here.
For Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama category, Zendaya was nominated alongside names such as Emma D’Arcy (‘House of the Dragon’), Laura Linney (‘Ozark’), Imelda Staunton (‘The Crown’) and Hilary Swank (‘Alaska Daily’).
However, Zendaya was not present to take the honour.
Julia was contending in the category Best Supporting Actress, Television and was nominated alongside Elizabeth Debicki (‘The Crown’), Hannah Einbinder (‘Hacks’), Janelle James (‘Abbott Elementary’) and Sheryl Lee Ralph (‘Abbott Elementary’)
While accepting the honour Julia Garner said: “I am overwhelmed. I am grateful to be here. Playing Ruth for all this year has been the greatest gift.”.
Netflix bags Best Animated feature trophy for ‘Pinocchio’
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro laid his hands on the Best Picture – Animated trophy at the 80th Golden Globe Awards for his film ‘Pinocchio’.
With this, Netflix became the first streaming platform to bag a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated feature.
After expressing his gratitude for the win, he quipped how he’s happy to be back in-person with those in the room.
He joked, “some of us are drunk” and also emphasised how “animation is cinema”.
It’s not just movies for kids, he said, “it’s a medium”.
Del Toro directed the adaptation of the classic tale by Carlo Collodi with Mark Gustafson.
He also served as a co-writer with Patrick McHale. The movie is also nominated at the Critics Choice Awards, which takes place on January 15.
Austin Butler wins Best Actor-Motion Picture for ‘Elvis’
Austin Butler’s portrayal of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley in the biographical film ‘Elvis’ has won him a Golden Globe award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama at the ongoing award ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.
In his speech, Austin said: “My boy. my boy, woo. All my words are leaving me.”
He also gave a shout out to some famous film personalities seated in the audience, “Brad, I love you. Quentin, I printed out the ‘Pulp Fiction’ script when I was 12”, he says to Pitt and Tarantino, respectively, and also gave thanks to Elvis Presley himself: “You were an icon and a rebel and I love you so much.”
Thanking director Baz Luhrmann, Austin said: “I owe this to a bold, visionary filmmaker who allowed me the experience to take risks and I always knew I would be supported.”
‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ wins Best Screenplay
‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ was feted with with Best Screenplay, Motion Picture at the ongoing 80th Golden Globe Awards here.
The film was competing in the category against ‘Tar’, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’, ‘Women Talking’ and ‘The Fabelmans’.
Martin McDonagh, who has directed, written, and co-produced film, joked while taking the honour on stage.
He wrote: “Thankyou. I wrote the script for donkey and horse. I wrote Colin and Brandon. Their nuanced performance blew me. Thank you all.”
Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, the film stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two lifelong friends who find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them. Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan also star.
It reunites Farrell and Gleeson, who previously worked together on McDonagh’s directorial debut ‘In Bruges’.
Zelensky says ‘there’ll be no third World War, it’s not a trilogy’
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a virtual appearance at the 80th Golden Globes awards ceremony, during which he said “there’ll be no third world war, it is not a trilogy”.
The President was introduced by actor-director Sean Penn, best known for his Academy Award-winning performances in 2003’s ‘Mystic River’ and 2008’s ‘Milk’.
The ‘Gaslit’ star met Zelensky in Kiev last November to express his support for the war-torn country, where he had been filming a documentary for Vice Studios earlier in the year, reports ‘Variety’.
“From the other-worldly courage of young Iranians rising up,” Penn said to the crowd on Tuesday evening.
“To the ever persevering women’s movement of Afghanistan. We are reminded, in no uncertain terms, that the freedom to dream is not simply a human luxury but rather a human need that must be fought and sacrificed for. If the freedom to dream were a spear, I proudly present a human being who tonight represents that spear’s most honed tip.”
Zelensky then addressed the audience via recorded message recalling the start of the Golden Globes in the 1944.
“The second World War wasn’t over yet, but the tide was turned, all knew who would win. There were still battles and tears ahead, it was then when the Golden Globes awards appeared to honor the best performers of 1943.
“It is now 2023 the war in Ukraine is not over yet but the tide is turning. And it is already clear who will win. There are still battles and tears ahead, but now I can definitely tell you who are the best in the previous year, it was you. The free people of the free world. Those who united around the support of the free Ukrainian people in our common struggle for freedom,” he said.
The audience cheered when President Zelensky announced his projected victory.
“There will be no third World War, it is not a trilogy… Ukraine will stop the Russian aggression on our land.”
As a gift, Penn had given Zelensky one of his Oscar trophies in an exchange that was shared on Twitter by Anton Gerashchenko, the advisor to the minister of internal affairs of Ukraine.
In return, Penn received an Order of Merit honoring his passionate solidarity with Ukraine.
Previously, Penn had threatened to “smelt” his Oscar statuettes if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences neglected to offer Zelensky air-time during last year’s telecast of the Academy Awards.
Zelensky’s Golden Globes appearance comes one week after the White House committed to sending $3.75 billion in military aid to Ukraine and adjacent NATO countries — the largest assistance package to date from Washington amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Jerrod Carmichael roasts Kanye, Will Smith, Tom Cruise
American comedian Jerrod Carmichael, who is hosting the ongoing 80th edition of the Golden Globe Awards, is spitting fire punchlines.
Hollywood star Will Smith may not have attended the Golden Globe this year but he was in the ceremony in spirit as Jerrod joked about Will Smith Globes presenting Smith with the ‘Rock Hudson award for best portrayal of masculinity’ on television owing to last year Oscars slapgate where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock.
However, the audience did not seem amused. Carmichael himself appeared slightly hesitant, anticipating their tepid reaction, as he rushed out the words.
Jerrod also took a dig at Kanye West over his anti-Semitic remarks. While on stage, the comedian engaged with Steven Spielberg about his semi-autobiographical film ‘The Fabelmans’ which tells the tale of a Jewish family, saying it “changed Kanye’s (West) mind.”
In recent months, West has been criticised for making a slew of anti-Semitic remarks. “I saw it with Kanye, and it changed everything for him… You changed Kanye’s mind,” Carmichael added.
Next, he mocked Tom Cruise for returning Golden Globe trophies. Cruise had decided to return his three Golden Globe awards in protest of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 2021.
While introducing presenters Glen Powell and Jay Ellis, Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ co-stars, Carmichael appeared on stage with three trophies in his hands.
He said, “Hey, guys backstage I found these,” Carmichael said. “(It’s the) three Golden Globe awards that Tom Cruise returned. I’m just a host briefly, or whatever, but I have a pitch I think. Maybe we take these three things and exchange them for the safe return of Shelly Miscavige.”
‘The White Lotus’ wins Best Limited Series
Amanda Seyfried and Evan Peters were named the Best Performance by an actress and actor and ‘The White Lotus’ lifted the award for Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television at the 2023 Golden Globes Awards.
For the Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television, ‘The White Lotus’ competed with, ‘Black Bird’, ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’, ‘The Dropout’ and ‘Pam & Tommy’.
Mike White, who took the award for the series, was in a mood for fun as he said while accepting the award: “I was gonna give this speech in Italian but I am drunk. Thank you HBO. Thank you HFPA.”
To the cast, he quipped: “I would take a bullet for you, not in the heart, maybe in the foot or something.”
‘The White Lotus’ follows the guests and employees of the fictional White Lotus resort chain whose stay is affected by their various psychosocial dysfunctions.
Best Performance by an Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television was won by Seyfried for ‘The Dropout’, based on documents of the disgraced biotechnology company Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes.
Others in the category who were nominated included Jessica Chastain (‘George and Tammy’), Julia Garner (‘Inventing Anna’), Lily James (‘Pam & Tommy’) and Julia Roberts (‘Gaslit’).
Taron Egerton (‘Black Bird’), Colin Firth (‘The Staircase’), Andrew Garfield (‘Under the Banner of Heaven’) and Sebastian Stan (‘Pam & Tommy’) were competing against Evan Peters (‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’).
Peters won the honour for Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture made for Television.
‘Dahmer’ is about the life of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
‘The Fabelmans’ bags Best Picture, Drama
The coming-of-age drama ‘The Fabelmans’ directed by Steven Spielberg took home the Best Picture in drama category at the 80th Golden Globe Awards held here.
To present the honour, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino took over the stage to announce.
He quipped: “Tom Cruise, Steven Speilberg, Elvis Presley, Cate Blanchett and Whatever those blue people are called .. These are the people for Best Picture, Drama.
‘The Fabelmans’ was nominated alongside James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water’ Austin Butler-starrer ‘Elvis’, Cate Blanchett’s’ Tar’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ starring Tom Cruise.
While accepting the award, Speilberg thanked the cast, producers and crew of the film.
‘The Fabelmans’ is a semi-autobiographical story loosely based on Spielberg’s adolescence and first years as a filmmaker, told through an original story of the fictional Sammy Fabelman, a young aspiring filmmaker who explores how the power of films can help him see the truth about his dysfunctional family and those around him.
The film stars Gabriel LaBelle as Sammy, alongside Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, and Judd Hirsch in supporting roles.
‘House of the Dragon’ beats big challengers, wins Best Drama Series
The ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series ‘House of the Dragon’ managed to do what its sequel couldn’t — it clinched a top TV series award at the 80th Golden Globes.
It was named Best Drama Series as it beat out the other nominees in the category including AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’, Netlix’s ‘The Crown’ and ‘Ozark’, and Apple TV+’s ‘Severance’.
The series executive producer, Miguel Sapochnik accepted the award in the company of stars Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke.
Recalling the relief that the makers of ‘House of the Dragon’ felt when the prequel debuted, he said: “It was really heartwarming to know that we actually tread in the footsteps of ‘Game of Thrones,’ because that was one really good show.”
Miguel admitted he didn’t think the show would be victorious.
While he did not say who he believed would win, he praised ‘Severance’.
‘House of Dragon’s Golden Globe win comes as a surprise. The experts had predicted ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Ozark’ had a fighting chance considering they were nominated for their final seasons.
Eddie Murphy feted with Cecil B. DeMille Award
Hollywood Actor-comedian Eddie Murphy has been lionised with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe award which are currently underway at the Beverly Hills in California.
As he walked to the stage, the theme music from his 1984 film ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ was played in the background.
During his acceptance speech, Eddie said, quoted by ‘Variety’, “I’m going to wrap it up and say something to all the new, up-and-coming dreamers and artists that are in the room tonight”.
Since 1952, the Cecil B. DeMille Award has been annually presented to standout filmmakers and performers in the entertainment industry by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
Murphy has previously been nominated for an Oscar, five Emmys and six Golden Globes — one of which he won in 2007 for his performance in ‘Dreamgirls’.
“I want to let you know that there is a definitive blueprint that you can follow to achieve success, prosperity, longevity and peace of mind. It’s a blueprint, and I’ve followed it my whole career. It’s very simple, just do these three things: pay your taxes, mind your business and keep Will Smith’s wife’s name out of your fucking mouth,” he said as he finished his speech.
Sarees, sherwanis for the win!
As India bagging a Golden Globe for the number ‘Naatu Naatu’ has made headlines, the Indian attire sported by the ‘RRR’ family too grabbed eyeballs at the prestigious event.
‘RRR’ brought home the Golden Globe for Best Original Song in Motion Picture for the song ‘Naatu Naatu’, however, the film lost out the bigger share of the pie — that of the Best Motion Picture Non-English award to the Argentine film ‘Argentina, 1985’.
It was Ram Charan, his wife Upasana, M. M. Keeravaani, his wife Srivalli S. S. Rajamouli and his better half Rama Rajamouli, who unlike any other global star chose to flaunt the Indian wear at the ceremony.
Ram Charan looked every inch dapper in an all black Kurta paired with straight pants and sunglasses. His wife Upasana dolled up in a printed saree.
Rajamouli chose a black kurta, red dhoti pants and a crisp red dupatta while his wife Rama, a costume designer, opted for a green and orange Kanjeevaram saree.
Keeravaani seemed to join the gang with a black kurta and straight pants. His wife chose a bright yellow and orengish-red nine-yard wonder.
Jr. NTR looked every inch handsome as he opted for a black suit paired with a bow-tie and a white shirt.
‘RRR’ centres around two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, their fictional friendship and their fight against the British Raj.
Set in the 1920s, the plot explores the undocumented period in their lives when both the revolutionaries chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country.