Golden Globes: ‘The Fabelmans,’ ‘Banshees’ take top movie awards

There was a lot riding on the 2023 Golden Globes, which were held on Tuesday night, January 10. The 80th annual ceremony hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael follows a year of controversy and change for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that hands out the awards. So who won, who showed up to accept, and will it still influence the rest of the awards season? Follow along with our live blog below for all our minute-by-minute analysis of the results.

The HFPA has been an insular organization, made up of fewer than a hundred international entertainment journalists. They had long been plagued by controversy over how they pick their nominees and winners, but the controversy boiled over when it was revealed that the organization didn’t have a single Black member. NBC, which has long televised the Globes, decided to cancel the 2022 telecast as a result. So the Globes added 21 new members and recruited 103 more voters, doubling the number of people deciding nominees and winners.

So how did that work out in the nominations round? “The Banshees of Inisherincame out on top with eight bids including Best Film Comedy/Musical. It was followed by “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with six, also including Best Film Comedy/Musical. Among TV programs, “Abbott Elementary” was the biggest hit with five nominations including Best Comedy Series. Did they fare just as well when the winners were announced? And will they have any affect on the Oscars and Emmys to come? Time will tell.

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8:10pmBest Film Supporting ActorKe Huy Quan wins for “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” as Gold Derby’s odds predicted. He has been sweeping up critics awards plus the Gotham Award this season already. It may be hard to challenge him for the Oscars at this point, especially with that acceptance speech talking about making his comeback to acting. He’s got The Story.

8:14pmBest Film Supporting ActressAngela Bassett wins for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” her second Globe after her victory for “What’s Love Got to Do with It” in the 1990s. It’s a rare achievement for a Marvel film to win an acting award — a first at the Golden Globes, actually. And she wasn’t expected to win in our odds; we’d ranked her third behind Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere”) and Kerry Condon (“Banshees of Inisherin”). If she’s nominated at the Oscars, which is looking like a strong bet, she would be the first MCU actor to be nominated.

8:27pmBest TV Comedy/Drama Supporting Actor — Another upset: Tyler James Williams wins for “Abbott Elementary.” The ABC series has the most nominations for a TV program this year with five, but we actually placed him dead last in our odds with John Turturro (“Severance”) as our pick to win. We thought “Abbott” was more likely to win acting kudos for its women (who still might prevail). Oops.

8:35pmBest Film Score — This was probably one of the toughest awards to forecast, but Gold Derby got this one right: Justin Hurwitz wins for “Babylon.” This is his fourth Globe following Best Score and Song for “La La Land” and Best Score for “First Man.” He has actually never lost at the Golden Globes, so maybe it should have been pretty easy to predict.

8:38pmBest Film Song — “Naatu Naatu” wins from the Indian film “RRR.” We’d ranked it third in our odds. This win is a huge vote of confidence in the film. The Golden Globes love big stars like his rivals Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift.

8:47pm Best TV Comedy ActorJeremy Allen White wins for “The Bear.” He was the heavy favorite in this category. He’s the kind of breakthrough performer on a hot new show that the Globes typically love to reward, and his show is also up for Best Comedy Series, which is always a good sign for actors at these awards.

8:52pmBest TV Comedy Actress — Again, the Golden Globes love breakthrough stars on hot new shows, so it’s no surprise that Quinta Brunson won this for “Abbott Elementary,” the second win of the night for that show. But this was actually a close call with Brunson competing against another breakthrough star on a hot new show, Jenna Ortega (“Wednesday”).”Abbott Elementary” is looking more and more like a lock for Best Comedy Series.

9:00pmBest Film Comedy/Musical ActorColin Farrell (“Banshees”) wins. He was arguably the biggest lock of the night. He’s won this award before, his film is the most nominated of the year. This was an open-and-shut case.

9:03pmBest Film Comedy/Musical ActressMichelle Yeoh wins for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” If Colin Farrell was the biggest lock of the night, Yeoh was probably the second biggest. They’re both making strong cases for potentially winning Oscars, depending on how the drama acting races go.

9:14pmBest Animated FeatureGuillermo Del Toro‘s “Pinocchio” wins. It was another heavy favorite in our odds. It’s the first victory in this category for a Netflix film.

9:18pmBest Film Drama ActorAustin Butler wins for his performance in “Elvis.” Even though his rival Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”) is the front-runner for the Oscar, Butler was the front-runner to win here thanks to his film also being up for Best Film Drama, and because Fraser already announced he wouldn’t be attending the awards after opening up about the sexual assault he experienced from the former HFPA president Philip Berk. That doesn’t take away from Butler’s achievement, but it’s yet another uncomfortable wrinkle in tonight’s Golden Globes story.

9:26pmBest TV Drama ActressZendaya wins for “Euphoria.” She was the front-runner to prevail, but she’s the first winner of the night not to be present. I thought she might be vulnerable for this award since her show wasn’t up for Best Drama, but there’s usually at least one exception to that rule every year.

9:28pmBest TV Comedy/Drama Supporting Actress — Interesting! The Golden Globes haven’t been that into “Ozark” over the years, but the award nevertheless went to Julia Garner for her performance as Ruth Langmore. This is her first Golden Globe, and she has an additional nomination tonight for “Inventing Anna.” As with Tyler James Williams in the other series supporting race, our odds didn’t see this one coming. We ranked her fourth and expected a repeat of Sheryl Lee Ralph’s “Abbott Elementary” Emmy win. Turns out we got a different Emmy repeat.

9:54pmBest Film Drama ActressCate Blanchett (“TAR”) wins in absentia. She was the front-runner in the category, and it was a must-win in her battle this season against Michelle Yeoh. They’re both still the co-front-runners for the Best Actress Oscar. It’s hard to see which of them is ahead at this point.

9:55pmBest Foreign Language Film — “Argentina, 1985” pulls off a shocker, defeating both “RRR” and “All Quiet on the Western Front,” not to mention “Decision to Leave.” We’d ranked “Argentina” last in our racetrack odds. It currently ranks fourth in our odds for the International Feature Oscar. Maybe it’s time to bump it up a notch or two.

10:07pmBest Film ScreenplayFront-runner Martin McDonagh (“Banshees of Inisherin”) prevails just as he did for his script for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” “Three Billboards” ended up winning Best Film as well, so we’ll see what happens in the battle between “Banshees” and “Everything Everywhere” later tonight.

10:09pmBest Film DirectorFront-runner Steven Spielberg wins for “The Fabelmans,” keeping him in good shape for his potential third Oscar. It’s also Spielberg’s third Golden Globe for directing, making him one of just seven filmmakers to win that many or more.

10:20pmBest TV Movie/Limited Supporting ActorPaul Walter Hauser (“Black Bird”) wins in what we’d considered a close race with F. Murray Abraham (“The White Lotus: Sicily”). It’s Hauser’s first nomination and win in the category.

10:22pmBest TV Movie/Limited Supporting ActressAs widely expected, Jennifer Coolidge takes the award for “The White Lotus: Sicily.” She was also nominated for “The White Lotus” last year in the non-televised awards, but she didn’t win (she won the Emmy for that season, though). This is her first Golden Globe.

10:33pmBest TV Movie/Limited ActressFront-runner Amanda Seyfried wins for “The Dropout,” repeating her Emmy win from last fall. It’s possible she’ll complete her sweep at the Critics Choice and SAG Awards after this.

10:35pmBest TV Movie/Limited Actor — Speeding through these categories now, we’ve got Evan Peters winning his first Golden Globe for “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” We were predicting his victory. He was probably helped by the fact that the reigning Emmy champ, Michael Keaton (“Dopesick”), wasn’t eligible to win this because he was already eligible at the Globes last year.

10:38pmBest TV Movie/Limited Series — “The White Lotus: Sicily” wins. It didn’t prevail for its first season (it wasn’t even nominated) despite eventually winning 10 Emmys, but the Hollywood Foreign Press have played catchup by awarding the second season twice. The Globes often get on the bandwagon after a TV series has a had a big Emmy windfall, as we’ve seen with TV multiple winners tonight.

10:58pmBest TV Drama Actor — In an upset, Kevin Costner won for “Yellowstone.” Normally, it wouldn’t be a surprise when an A-list movie star wins for appearing on a TV series, but Adam Scott (“Severance”) and Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) had corresponding Best Drama Series nominations. Scott was also the star of a hot freshman show, which is often a boon. And this was Odenkirk’s last shot at the prize.

11:05pmBest TV Comedy Series — “Abbot Elementary” ended its night with an expected win for Best Comedy Series. That gives it three total awards, the most of any TV series. It was also the most nominated show of the season.

11:07pmBest TV Drama Series — “House of the Dragon” wins in an upset! We’d ranked it third in our odds behind “Severance” and “The Crown.” This was especially surprising because “Game of Thrones” never won Best Drama at the Globes. And it received only one acting nomination for lead Emma D’Arcy. But the Globes do love shiny new objects, and of all the nominees in this category, “House of the Dragon” was the only choice where voters could be the first to anoint it.

11:12pmBest Film Comedy/Musical — “The Banshees of Inisherin” pulls off an upset, making it Martin McDonagh’s second Best Picture winner at the Globes. We’d expected “Everything Everywhere All at Once” to win this, but “Banshees” had the most nominations. “Everything” had two fewer. It didn’t seem like that would be a meaningful deficit, but never underestimate McDonagh at the Globes.

11:16pmBest Film Drama — “The Fabelmans,” as expected, wins this prize in what might have been a close race against “Elvis” and “Top Gun: Maverick.” But “Fabelmans” was the most nominated film in this category (five), and it was the only nominee in this category that was up for both writing and directing, so on paper it had a clear advantage. “The Fabelmans” ends the night with two victories. “Everything Everywhere” also prevailed twice. “Banshees of Inisherin” was the biggest winner with three, so the HFPA definitely spread the wealth this time around.

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