Monday, February 6, 2023

Del Toro, Yeoh and “Abbott Elementary” Win at the Globes

The Golden Globes returned to the air on Tuesday, with a red carpet packed with celebrities and comedian Jarrod Carmichael as a hesitant emcee as well as several trophies for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” The awards are looking to re-ignite the spark of their pre-pandemic and scandal-ridden glamour.

The night also won awards for the foreign-language film “Argentina, 1985,” by Argentine director Santiago Miter starring Ricardo Darín, and the animated film “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” by Mexican Guillermo del Toro.

Carmichael opened the 80th Golden Globes ceremony from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, with some of the fanfare that usually opens such ceremonies, and addressed the issues that caused the Globes to be removed from the photo. was kicked out. That year, much of the entertainment industry boycotted the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). At first he asked to remain silent for a while.

“I’m your host, Jerrod Carmichael,” said the comedian, who won an Emmy last year for his HBO special “Rothaniel.” “And I’ll tell you why I’m here, I’m here because I’m black.”

“I wouldn’t say they were a racist organization,” he continued before taking his seat on the stage. “But they didn’t have a single black member until George Floyd died. So do whatever you want with that information.”

On a night of rain due to prolonged storms affecting Southern California, the first prize went to former child star of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” Hugh Quan for best supporting actor in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” , Visibly moved, Kwan, who had not played a role for years before Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert were cast in their multiverse story, thanked the directors for a second chance.

“Fortunately, after more than 30 years, two people thought of me,” Quan said. “He remembered that child. And they gave me a chance to try again.

“Everything Everywhere at Once” star Michelle Yeoh also won best actress in a musical or comedy. Malaysian-born Yeoh is the second actress of Asian descent to win in the category, after Awkwafina, her “Crazy Rich Asians” co-star, won in 2020 for “The Farewell”.

“Forty years,” said Yeoh, 60, who made his film debut in 1984. “I’m not going to give it up.”

Angela Bassett, one of the favorites for the Oscars, won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.

“There may be tears in the night, but joy in the morning,” Bassett said, referring to the death of Chadwick Boseman, the star of the first “Black Panther” movie.

The Best Actor award was unexpected. Austin Butler was honored for his role in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis.” The favorite in the category was Brendan Fraser for “The Whale”. Before the Globes, Fraser said she would not attend the ceremony because “my mother didn’t raise a hypocrite.” In 2018, Fraser said he was touched in 2003 by HFPA member Philip Burke, who is no longer part of the organization and has denied the allegations.

Public school comedy “Abbott Elementary” came in as one of TV’s top nominees, taking home two top awards. Series creator and head Quinta Brunson won Best Actress in a Comedy Series, and Tyler James Williams won for his supporting role.

“It has resonated with the world in a way I never imagined,” Brunson said, thanking the executives who supported his vision. “But let’s be honest, I envisioned it, which is why I sold it to you.”

Colin Farrell, who won his first Golden Globe in 2009 for his performance in Martin McDonagh’s “In Bruges,” won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy alongside McDonagh and his former “In Bruges” co-star Brendan Gleeson . this time for “The Banshees of Inishrin”. The actor thanked McDonagh, the cast, his children and the film’s donkey, Jenny.

Farrell beat out Mexican actor Diego Calva with “Babylon”, who was nominated in the category for his stellar performance in Damien Chazelle’s film.

The victory of the song “Naatu Naatu” by Indian sensation “RRR” was another humiliation, which was dominated by Rihanna and Taylor Swift. Jeremy Allen White of “The Bear” beat Donald Glover (“Atlanta”), Bill Hader (“Barry”), Steve Martin (“Only Murders in the Building”) and Martin Short (“Only Murders in the Building”) . Win an award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series.

Shortly after the dramatic finale of “White Lotus,” Jennifer Coolidge spoke at length about the risks of presenting awards on polished floors.

The red carpet (which was gray this year) was packed with stars in ball gowns leading up to the ceremony, including Bassett in a shimmering silver gown and Lily James in a stunning red gown. Now it has to be seen whether the audience will also return. The Globes are traditionally a freer and more secluded gala than the Academy Awards, but this year there were quite a few clouds surrounding the awards ceremony, both literally and figuratively.

Stars and studios boycotted last year’s ceremony, which NBC decided not to televise, arguing that the HFPA needed time to “substantially reform”, following reports of diversity in the organization. Deficiencies and some ethical lapses were detected. A year later, much, though not all, of Hollywood seemed ready to celebrate again.

The balloons also took place against the backdrop of strong storms that ravaged Southern California, causing flooding in coastal areas and in the mountains outside Los Angeles. The prolonged rain, which in some areas has exceeded a foot (30 cm) since Sunday, has also caused landslides and evacuations.

The ceremony was broadcast live for the first time from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, via streaming in the United States through NBCUniversal’s Peacock service, in addition to broadcast on NBC television. When the Globes scandal went through, NBC revised its agreement with the HFPA, placing the awards under a one-year contract, in addition to moving its regular Sunday night hour to Tuesdays.

This meant that Globe was essentially put through a year-long audition in order to reclaim his place and relevance in Hollywood that seemed set to elude him.

But on Tuesday, a good part of the industry gathered. Eddie Murphy and Ryan Murphy will receive tributes and Sean Penn will present a message from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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