The Golden Globes made their big comeback on television on Tuesday and notably acclaimed director Steven Spielberg, who was well present in the room alongside many Hollywood heavyweights, despite the scandals that have tarnished the image of these awards. The American filmmaker received the Golden Globe for best director for his very intimate “The Fabelmans”, which also won the award for best dramatic film. The film will be released in theaters on February 22.
He co-starred in the Irish tragicomedy “The Banshees of Inisherin”. The film, which tells the abrupt end of a friendship on an imaginary island in the 1920s, won three Golden Globes, including Best Comedy and Best Actor for Colin Farrell. Largely inspired by Steven Spielberg’s childhood, “The Fabelmans” depicts 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 like “ET” or “Encounter of the Third Kind”. But the filmmaker, who lost his father in 2020 and his mother in 2017, finally waited until his 75th birthday to truly bring his childhood to the screen.
After the controversies, the Golden Globes try to turn the page
Shunned by the gratin and deprived of television last year, the Golden Globes tried to turn the page on accusations of racism, sexism and corruption aimed at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which forms their jury and which had no black members in 2021. After a ceremony without a televised broadcast in 2022, the American network NBC agreed this year to resume broadcasting following a series of reforms to improve the diversity of the HFPA.
As much as the prizes, attention was therefore focused on the presence or not of the guest stars, to gauge whether Hollywood is ready to grant a comeback to the Golden Globes. Many heavyweights responded. Directors James Cameron, nominated for the second part of “Avatar”, and Guillermo del Toro, who won the prize for best animated film for his “Pinocchio”, thus walked the red carpet. Just like actor Brad Pitt or singer Rihanna.
But the evening also had notable absentees. Crowned best actress in a dramatic film for her role as a ruthless conductor in “Tar”, Cate Blanchett was not present to receive her award.
Other winners like Kevin Costner (“Yellowstone”), Zendaya (“Euphoria”) and Amanda Seyfried (“The Dropout”) were also absent. As did Tom Cruise, producer of the blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick”, who returned his three Golden Globes in 2021 in protest, or actor Brendan Fraser, nominated for “The Whale”.
Austin Butler, on the other hand, was thrilled to take the stage to accept his role as Best Actor in a Drama, following his brilliant portrayal of rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley in the biopic “Elvis.”
“Tu were an icon and a rebel, and i love you so much“, said the American actor, speaking directly to the deceased singer. On the comedy side, in addition to Colin Farrell, Michelle Yeoh was voted best actress for her interpretation of a laundry owner immersed in parallel universes in the surreal. “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” The film also won a Best Supporting Actor award for Vietnamese actor Ke Huy Quan, who plays her husband.
The winners of the Golden Globes 2023
Best Dramatic Film: “The Fabelmans”
Best Comedy or Musical: “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Best Actor in a Drama: Austin Butler, “Elvis”
Best Actress in a Drama: Cate Blanchett, “Tar”
Best Actor in a Comedy: Colin Farrell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Best Actress in a Comedy: Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Best Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Best Supporting Actress: Angela Bassett, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Best Director: Steven Spielberg, “The Fabelmans”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Argentina, 1985”
Best Animated Film: “Pinocchio by Guillermo Del Toro”
Best Screenplay: Martin McDonagh, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Best Drama Series: “House of the Dragon”
Best Comedy Series: “Abbott Elementary”
Best TV Movie or Miniseries: “The White Lotus”
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Kevin Costner, “Yellowstone”
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Zendaya, “Euphoria”
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeremy Allen White, “The Bear”
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary”
Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Evan Peters, “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”
Best Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout”
We want to thank the writer of this article for this amazing content
Golden Globes: Steven Spielberg acclaimed, “House of Dragon” best series, discover the 2023 winners