Spielberg, “House of the Dragon” and “spirits of Inisherin” triumph at the Golden Globes
The 80th edition of the Golden Globes, which took place this early morning in Beverly Hills, gave the top awards to Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans”, “The Spirits of Inisherin” and the HBO series “The House of The Dragon”.
After ethics scandals and controversies over the lack of diversity, this edition marked a new era for the ceremony, with a more diverse list of winners than before and a commitment to progress in the future.
Steven Spielberg won the Golden Globe for Best Director for the semi-autobiographical title “The Fabelmans” and the film took the Globe for Best Dramatic Film.
“I’ve been hiding from this story since I was 17 years old,” Spielberg said in his victory speech. “I have told this story in bits and pieces throughout my career,” he continued. “E.T. and Close Encounters had a lot to do with this story.”
Spielberg said that everyone sees it as a success but that no one knows who we really are until “we have the courage to tell our story”.
In the Best Comedy or Musical Film category, the win went to “The Spirits of Inisherin”, which also took the Globe for Best Screenplay and gave Colin Farrell the statuette for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Film. The Irish actor was “horrified in a good way” at the reception the film had.
Also in the cinema, Austin Butler was Best Actor in a Drama Film for his role in “Elvis” and Cate Blanchett was Best Actress in a Drama Film for “Tár”.
The film “All in All at the Same Time” won Ke Huy Quan the award for Best Supporting Actor and Michelle Yeoh the statuette for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.
The Malaysian-born actress recalled the long road she had to take to reach this accolade after 40 years in the industry.
“When I came to Hollywood it was a dream come true until I got here,” she said, recalling that she was told she was “a minority” and would not succeed.
“I turned 60 [years old] last year and I think all women realise that as the years get longer the opportunities get smaller,” she continued, praising the courage of the film’s producers to “write about an immigrant woman getting older”.
Also, Angela Bassett, 64, emerged victorious as Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and spoke of “courage, patience and a real sense of self” in pursuing her dreams. It was the first time a Marvel film had won in an acting category at the Golden Globes, prompting her to say that “history was made” with this award.
Best Animated Film was Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio, with the director saying that this was “a great year for cinema” and that “animation is cinema” and not a genre for children.
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