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80th Golden Globe Awards: Highlights and complete winners list

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By Marissa Chin

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80th Golden Globe Awards: Highlights and complete winners list

Earlier today, the biggest actors and actresses who have made a mark in television and film came together for the historic 80th annual Golden Globe Awards. The prestigious night was hosted by Jerrod Carmichael, a stand-up comedian and writer who also had a great year in 2022 for his comedy special, Rothaniel

While the previously held Emmy Awards 2022 may have indicated to audiences who the big winners for small screen releases would be—with Abbott Elementary and The White Lotus continuing to lead in the TV awards—it was the film category that created the most buzz for its competitive list of nominees and historic wins. The Banshees of Inisherin came out strong with three wins, whereas The Fabelmans and Everything Everywhere All at Once snagged two trophies each. 

Golden Globe winner and six-time nominee Eddie Murphy came onto the stage to receive the 2023 Cecil B. DeMille Award with a speech by Jamie Lee Curtis. Meanwhile, Ryan Murphy (the names are just a serendipitous coincidence), who previously won five Golden Globes and was nominated 16 times, earned the Carol Burnett Award. 

Here’s a quick recap of the highlights you may have missed—plus the complete list of winners and nominees of the 80th Golden Globe Awards 2023.


Award highlights

Michelle Yeoh wins her first Golden Globe at 60 and tells the pianist to “shut up”

It’s a good day for us Malaysians as our national pride and joy, Michelle Yeoh, has finally won a Golden Globe. Winning the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy category for Everything Everywhere All at Once, Yeoh is the first Malaysian and only second Asian to win this award. In a heartfelt speech, the actress spoke about her long fight in the Hollywood scene to new beginnings brought about by Kwan and Scheinert’s original multiverse film at the age of 60. Of course, the best part was when she told the producers to “shut up, please” when the exit music began to play over her speech. 


Austin Butler wins career-first Golden Globe

Another star who has received their first Golden Globe for a breakthrough performance is Austin Butler for his role as Elvis. The Best Actor in a Drama category was a tight battle with favourites such as Brendan Fraser and Hugh Jackman, but Butler ultimately came out on top for his career-defining transformation into the King of Rock.


Angela Bassett becomes the first MCU actor to win a Golden Globe 

We can all agree that Bassett’s performance as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was one of the most memorable highlights of the highly-anticipated sequel. Therefore, it really wasn’t a surprise that Bassett won her second Golden Globe award for the role. However, it is noteworthy that it makes her the first MCU actor to win the prestigious award for work in a superhero film. 


Naatu Naatu wins historic Golden Globe for Best Original Song

It was also a huge night for Indian cinema as Naatu Naatu from the Telugu epic action film RRR won Best Original Song, beating out Hollywood heavyweights such as Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Not only is this a first for the country, but it is also the first Asian song to win in this category.


Steven Spielberg wins Best Director for The Fabelmans

Unlike most autobiographical films, Spielberg decided to take up the task of directing a movie about his early years into his own hands. Of course, he would know his own life the best—which is why The Fabelmans was one of the big winners of the night thanks to its stunning cinematography and heartfelt script. Most likely a huge contender for the upcoming Oscars, the film follows Speilberg’s childhood and journey to becoming one of cinema’s legendary filmmakers.


Evan Peters was awarded his first Golden Globe

It was a great year for the actor who starred as real-life serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in Netflix’s hit series, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. While the source material was extremely gruesome and dark, Peters’ dedication to the role rendered him exceptional praise and recognition. This earned him the award for Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie category, winning out over other big names such as Colin Firth, Sebastian Stan and Andrew Garfield.


The complete list of nominees and winners

(Note: The winner of each category is highlighted in bold.)


Best film – drama

Avatar: The Way of Water


The Fabelmans 


Top Gun: Maverick


Best film – musical or comedy


The Banshees of Inisherin 

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Triangle of Sadness


Best TV series – drama

Better Call Saul

The Crown

House of the Dragon 




Best TV series – musical or comedy

Abbott Elementary 

The Bear


Only Murders in the Building



Best limited series, anthology series or TV movie

Black Bird

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Pam and Tommy

The Dropout

The White Lotus: Sicily


Best actor in a TV series – drama

Jeff Bridges, The Old Man

Kevin Costner, Yellowstone 

Diego Luna, Andor

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Adam Scott, Severance


Best actor in a limited series or TV movie

Taron Egerton, Black Bird

Colin Firth, The Staircase

Andrew Garfield, Under the Banner of Heaven

Evan Peters, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story 

Sebastian Stan, Pam and Tommy


Best actress in a limited series or TV movie

Jessica Chastain, George and Tammy

Julia Garner, Inventing Anna

Lily James, Pam and Tommy

Julia Roberts, Gaslit

Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout 


Best supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie

Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus 

Claire Danes, Fleishman Is in Trouble

Daisy Edgar-Jones, Under the Banner of Heaven

Niecy Nash-Betts, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Aubrey Plaza, The White Lotus


Best supporting actor in a limited series or TV movie

F Murray Abraham, The White Lotus

Domhnall Gleeson, The Patient

Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird

Richard Jenkins, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Seth Rogen, Pam and Tommy


Best Screenplay

Todd Field, Tár

Tony Kushner & Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin 

Sarah Polley, Women Talking


Best director

James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Baz Luhrmann, Elvis

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans 


Best non-English language film

RRR (India)

All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)

Argentina, 1985 (Argentina) 

Close (Belgium)

Decision to Leave (South Korea)


Best actress – drama

Cate Blanchett, Tár

Olivia Colman, Empire of Light

Viola Davis, The Woman King

Ana de Armas, Blonde

Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans


Best supporting actress in a TV series

Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Julia Garner, Ozark 

Janelle James, Abbott Elementary

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary


Best supporting actor

Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin

Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin

Brad Pitt, Babylon

Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse


Best supporting actress

Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin

Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness

Carey Mulligan, She Said


Best supporting actor in a TV series

John Lithgow, The Old Man

Jonathan Pryce, The Crown

John Turturro, Severance

Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary 

Henry Winkler, Barry


Best original score

Alexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Hildur Guðnadóttir, Women Talking

Justin Hurwitz, Babylon 

John Williams, The Fabelmans

Carter Burwell, The Banshees of Inisherin


Best original song

Carolina, Taylor Swift (Where the Crawdads Sing)

Ciao Papa, Guillermo del Toro and Roeban Katz (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio)

Hold My Hand, Lady Gaga and Bloodpop (Top Gun: Maverick)

Lift Me Up, Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Naatu Naatu, Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj (RRR


Best actor in a TV series – musical or comedy

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Bill Hader, Barry

Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building

Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building

Jeremy Allen White, The Bear 


Best actress in a TV series – musical or comedy

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary 

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building

Jenna Ortega, Wednesday

Jean Smart, Hacks


Best actor – musical or comedy

Diego Calva, Babylon

Daniel Craig, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Adam Driver, White Noise

Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin 

Ralph Fiennes, The Menu


Best actress – musical or comedy

Margot Robbie, Babylon

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Menu

Emma Thompson, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Lesley Manville, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once 


Best animated film

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio


Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Turning Red


Best actor – drama

Austin Butler, Elvis 

Brendan Fraser, The Whale

Hugh Jackman, The Son

Bill Nighy, Living

Jeremy Pope, The Inspection


Best actress in a TV series – drama

Emma D’Arcy, House of the Dragon

Laura Linney, Ozark

Imelda Staunton, The Crown

Hilary Swank, Alaska Daily

Zendaya, Euphoria


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