After years mired in controversy and a year off air, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) made some changes to its membership and resumed handing out gold trophies for achievements in film and television on television. The 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards were held live from Los Angeles on Jan. 10 and aired on NBC.
Almost 200 individuals across the world voted for the winners, the complete list of which you can read below. Going into the ceremony, The Banshees of Inisherin was on the top of the ballot when it came to the film with the most nominations (with eight), followed closely by Everything Everywhere All at Once, which scored six noms. On the television side of the ballot, Abbott Elementary had the most nominations with five, while a quintuplet of series across all three genre categories tied for second-most noms with four. Those were The Crown, Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Only Murders in the Building, Pam & Tommy, and The White Lotus.
However, the biggest winners of the night were Abbott Elementary and The Banshees of Inisherin, which each won three awards. In second place for most awards taken home were Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, and The White Lotus, which each won two.
Jerrod Carmichael served as host and he wasted no time jumping into the recent history of the organization that hands out these awards, noting that he was there, on the stage, because he's Black and the HFPA didn't have a Black member "until George Floyd died." People in the audience laughed, but that was not a joke; that was a hard truth. After that controversy became wide public knowledge, change was promised. Carmichael noted that, in a way, he was asked to be the "Black face of an embattled white organization" and he felt like he was only asked to host because he is Black. But after a conversation with producer Stephen Hill, who tried to convince him he was chosen because he is charming and talented, and a conversation with a friend who asked him what he was being paid and when he said half a million dollars her advice was to "take the white people's money," the decision was made, despite his moral conundrum.
"I took this job assuming they hadn't changed at all," he said. "I heard they got six new Black members, congrats to them, sure. That's not why I'm here. I'm here, truly, because of all of you. I look out into this room and I see a lot of talented people — people I admire, people that I would like to be like, people that I'm jealous of, and people that are really incredible artists. And regardless of whatever the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's past may be, this is an evening where we get to celebrate. And I think this industry deserves evenings like these."
Read on for all of the winners across film and television categories.
Editor's Note: The number in parentheses next to titles refers to the Metascore.
Winner: Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Other nominees: Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris), Margot Robbie (Babylon), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu), Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande)
Winner: Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
Other nominees: Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin), Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin), Brad Pitt (Babylon), Eddie Redmayne (The Good Nurse)
Winner: Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Other nominees: Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin), Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Dolly De Leon (Triangle of Sadness), Carey Mulligan (She Said)
Winner: Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)
Other nominees: 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)
Winner: Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Other nominees: Todd Field (Tár), Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Sarah Polley (Women Talking), Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner (The Fabelmans)
Winner: Justin Hurwitz (Babylon)
Other nominees: Carter Burwell (The Banshees of Inisherin), Alexandre Desplat (Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio), Hildur Guðnadóttir (Women Talking), John Williams (The Fabelmans)
Winner: "Naatu Naatu" with music by M.M. Keeravani and lyrics by Chandrabose (RRR)
Other nominees: "Carolina" with music and lyrics by Taylor Swift (Where the Crawdads Sing); "Cio Papa" with music by Alexandre Desplat and lyrics by Roeban Katz and Guillermo del Toro (Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio); "Hold My Hand" with music by Lady Gaga, BloodPop, and Benjamin Price, and lyrics by Lady Gaga and BloodPop (Top Gun: Maverick); "Lift Me Up" with music and lyrics by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
Winner: Evan Peters (Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story)
Other nominees: Taron Egerton (Black Bird), Colin Firth (The Staircase), Andrew Garfield (Under the Banner of Heaven), Sebastian Stan (Pam & Tommy)
Winner: Paul Walter Hauser (Black Bird)
Other nominees: F. Murray Abraham (The White Lotus), Domhnall Gleeson (The Patient), Richard Jenkins (Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story), Seth Rogen (Pam & Tommy)
Winner: Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus)
Other nominees: Claire Danes (Fleishman Is in Trouble), Daisy Edgar-Jones (Under the Banner of Heaven), Niecy Nash-Betts (Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story), Aubrey Plaza (The White Lotus)