Last night, the Golden Globe awards made its long-awaited return after a one-year hiatus due to concerns about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s ethics and lack of diversity. Hosted by Jerrod Carmichael, the ceremony was marked by a mix of awkward moments and moving speeches from some of the industry’s brightest stars.
Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin and Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans took home the most awards on the film side, with Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan becoming first-time winners for their roles in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Yeoh spoke candidly about the anti-Asian racism and ageism she has faced in her career, while Quan thanked Spielberg for giving him his big break and co-directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for thinking of him for the role of Waymond Wang.
On the television side, Abbott Elementary won big with Best Musical or Comedy series, along with Best Actress for show creator Quinta Brunson and Best Supporting Actor for Tyler James Williams.
In her acceptance speech for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, Cate Blanchett praised the role of women in the film industry and encouraged the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to continue working towards greater diversity and representation.
The ceremony also featured a powerful speech by director Guillermo del Toro, who reminded the audience that “animation is not a genre for kids; it’s a medium.”
The complete list of winners is as follows:
- Best Motion Picture, Drama: The Fabelmans Best
- Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Cate Blanchett, Tár Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Austin Butler, Elvis
- Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: The Banshees of Inisherin Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin Best Motion Picture, Animated: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
- Best Motion Picture, Non-English Language: Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
- Best Director, Motion Picture: Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans
- Best Screenplay, Motion Picture: Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
- Best Original Score, Motion Picture: Justin Hurwitz, Babylon
- Best Original Song, Motion Picture: “Naatu Naatu,” Kala Bhairava, M.M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj (RRR)
- Best Television Series, Drama: House of the Dragon
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Zendaya, Euphoria
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Kevin Co.