Returning after a year of hiatus, right from its star-studded ‘grey’ carpet to its historic wins, the 80th Golden Globes was a night that was truly missed by the audience! Celebrating the glorious year of entertainment with films and series such as The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans, Abbott Elementary and White Lotus won big. The night also honoured talents including Austin Butler, Zendaya, Angela Bassett, Julia Garner, Ke Huy Quan and Steven Spielberg among others.
Jerrod Carmichael made history as the first Black host of the Golden Globes and kept his audience in hoots with his witty jokes and sharp humour. Talking about the tremendous progress of the LGBTQ+ community in Hollywood, Ryan Murphy gave an empowering speech while accepting his Carol Burnett Award and dedicating it to the many people he has worked with in front of and behind the screens, the likes of Niecy Nash, Matt Bomer and Jeremy Pope among others.
Here’s a quick look at the best highlights from long-awaited wins to heartwarming acceptance speeches from the 80th Golden Globe Awards 2023.
RRR making history as the first Indian Film to win at the Golden Globes
Breaking all the records in a row, SS Rajamouli’s box office hit RRR cemented itself as the first Indian Film to win a Golden Globes award! In a proud moment for India, the Telugu song ‘Naatu Naatu’ won the award for Best Original Song, defeating many big names on the block. Receiving the honour, Composer M.M Keeravani gave an emotional and heartfelt speech and went on to thank his family and the cast and crew of the movie.
Selena Gomez walking the carpet with her little sister
Selena Gomez won hearts and made us all go ‘aww’ as she walked the carpet with her little sister. The Only Murders in the Building actress also hung out with Wednesday star, Jenna Ortega and had us all fangirling over the duo. Both the Golden Globe nominees were seen catching up like old friends, a conversation we would all have loved to have been part of!
Jennifer Coolidge’s hilarious Oscar flub and White Lotus win
It was a major night for White Lotus star and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Coolidge, who absolutely nailed it every time she stood behind a microphone. As she presented the award for a Supporting Role in a TV series, Coolidge made a funny blunder while talking about how hard it would be to remember her lines while presenting the award and said: " the Oscar goes to..." making the audience crack up with laughter and cheer for her as she immediately recognised her mistake. That’s not all, Coolidge also won Best Supporting Actress - Television Limited Series/Motion Picture for White Lotus. The Legally Blonde actress joked about the award being ‘too heavy’ as she accepted her first Golden Globe.
Eddie Murphy’s hilarious acceptance speech for the Lifetime Achievement Award
For his remarkable body of work, Eddie Murphy was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 80th Golden Globe Awards. After thanking his family and collaborators during a staid acceptance speech, the Dr. Dolittle actor took a swift jab at Will Smith, as he ended the speech with "Just do these 3 things: Pay your taxes, mind your business and keep Will Smith's wife's name out of your f***king mouth!” The audience was left rumbling with laughter as he walked off the stage.
A proud night for the Black Community
This year, people from the Black community took the show by storm as the best of talent including Angela Bassett, Tyler James, Eddie Murphy and Quinta Brunson secured big wins at the 80th Golden Globe Awards. It was a tremendous year for the community as they received overwhelming love and acclaim for their contribution and effort in the entertainment industry. It was truly a moment to cherish!