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Golden Globes 2023 – as it happened: Scientology, slap jokes and spoilers abound at film awards ceremony

Stars are no longer boycotting the once-controversial event as Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Coolidge and Eddie Murphy win awards at Golden Globes 2023

Golden Globes 2023: Top moments

The Golden Globes returned Tuesday (10 January) night, one year after Hollywood boycotted the ceremony following a diversity scandal.

Its awarding body, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), was accused in a Los Angeles Times exposé of a lack of diversity in its voting membership – at the time, it did not have a single Black member – as well as “ethical lapses” in its business conduct.

For 2023, the HFPA expanded its membership and enforced what has been described as a strict code of conduct among voters, which has led to the approval of many celebrities, who decided to attend this year’s ceremony.

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael hosted the event, shocking the audience with his joke about only being invited by the HFPA because he’s Black and his comment about Tom Cruise and David Miscavige’s wife.

The Banshees of Inisherin and The Fabelmans earned the top prizes for films of the night, while Abbott Elementary and House of the Dragon landed the top awards for TV.

The Golden Globes broadcasted live in the US on NBC on Tuesday 10 January, and in the UK on Peacock via Sky and NOW on Wednesday 11 January.

Catch up on the biggest updates of the night below

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Welcome to the Golden Globes 2023 live blog

Aaaand we’re off! Awards season is officially upon us with the return of the Golden Globes. Let the surprise/outrage/debate begin.

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 15:00
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Wondering who is nominated at this year’s ceremony? Wonder no more.

The most nominated films include The Banshees of Inisherin and The Fabelmans.

Meanwhile, leading the television charge is hit sitcom Abbott Elementary.

The Golden Globes 2023 nominations are out

Angela Bassett, Austin Butler and Michelle Yeoh are among nominees for forthcoming ceremony

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 15:30
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If it feels like a particularly long time since the Golden Globes were last on, that’s because it has been.

The ceremony was dropped in 2022 following a boycott from several notable Hollywood figures.

This was due to a Los Angeles Times exposé that accused the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) of a lack of diversity in its voting membership, as well as “ethical lapses” in its business conduct.

Find out more below.

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 16:00
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Who will win and who should win?

Top Gun: Maverick or The Fabelmans?

Austin Butler or Brendan Fraser?

Better Call Saul or Severance?

Below, The Independent has run through its predictions of what will win as well as what should win at tonight’s Golden Globes.

Who will win and who should win at the 2023 Golden Globes

Adam White and Ellie Harrison have skimmed the major categories of this year’s most contentious awards show to determine which films and TV shows will reign supreme

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 16:30
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Speaking of Brendan Fraser, the actor has been nominated for his comeback lead role in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale.

While many actors are returning to the Golden Globes following the boycott in 2022, the Mummy star Fraser is not one of them.

He prevously revealed he would not attend even if he was nominated, stating: “It’s because I have more history with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association than I have respect for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.”

Read more here.

Brendan Fraser earns first Golden Globe nomination despite saying he won’t attend

Actor spoke earlier about grim ‘history’ with the association that hosts the ceremony

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One star who looks set to reign supreme at the 2023 Golden Globes is Michelle Yeoh.

Yeoh is extraordinary in Everything Everywhere All At Once, which became a sleeper hit upon its release last year.

For its release, The Independent spoke to Yeoh about the acclaim she received for the role.

Michelle Yeoh interview: ‘We want to see our faces on screen’

The Malaysian actor and stunt legend is finally leading a Hollywood film, the fast-growing phenomenon ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’. What took everyone so long? She talks to Annabel Nugent about representation, Bond, and repping for the underdogs

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 17:30
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The Independent also spoke to Golden Globe nominee Bill Nighy for his role in Living.

Read the full interview here.

Bill Nighy: ‘I would eat a four-pack of Magnums and a pack of Soleros in one sitting’

The actor talks to Annabel Nugent about his performance in the critically acclaimed ‘Living’

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 18:00
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OK, so what are all the details regarding this year’s Golden Globes?

Below is a compilation of everything you need to know, from who is hosting to where it will take place and what time things will kick off.

Everything you need to know ahead of this year’s Golden Globes

Film and TV awards show returns to screens this month after recent troubles

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 18:30
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One TV show that is nominated is Netflix’s hit show Wednesday.

While millions and millions enjoyed the series, one writer at The Independent wasn’t convinced – and wrote about why it could serve as bad news for subscribers down the line.

Wednesday is a Netflix success story we could come to regret

The ‘Addams Family’ spin-off has broken a series of impressive records, cementing its status as the streamer’s next big thing. But this could spell trouble for the future of TV, predicts Jacob Stolworthy

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 19:00
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A good year for A24

It’s been another great year for the industry’s buzziest entertainment company. A24’s nominees at the Globes include: Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Whale, The Inspection, Marcel The Shell, Close, and Euphoria.

Earlier this year, I took a deep dive into the mysterious studio, gaining rare access to a source close to the company and speaking with A24 golden boy Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar) about what makes them tick. Give it a read!

Who are A24 – the company behind Uncut Gems, Euphoria and Hereditary?

The people behind America’s hippest production company are determined to keep themselves out of the spotlight. As their latest cult hit ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ is released, Tom Murray explores their phenomenal success, with a little help from director Ari Aster

Tom Murray10 January 2023 19:47

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