‘Banshees,’ ‘Fabelmans’ Lead 80th Golden Globe Winners

Following a year out of the Hollywood spotlight, the Golden Globes returned Jan. 10 with a slew of trophies for familiar faces and industry veterans.

The annual entertainment awards, touted by some pundits as an Oscars precursor, were mostly muted last year by complaints over the lack of diversity within the voting membership of the organization that presents the Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. While winners were announced, most of Hollywood boycotted the ceremony, including broadcaster NBC.

That wasn’t the case for the 80th Golden Globe Awards, which were back on NBC, though on a Tuesday for the first time since 1962 to avoid scheduling conflicts with football.

The biggest winner in the film categories was Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures’ The Banshees of Inisherin, a dark comedy about the dissolution of a lifelong friendship. It won trophies for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, Best Actor for Colin Farrell, and Best Screenplay for Martin McDonagh. The film can be streamed on HBO Max and has been available via VOD, digital purchase, and on Blu-ray and DVD since December.

Not far behind, with two awards, was Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age film The Fabelmans, which won Best Motion Picture — Drama and Best Director for Spielberg. The film is available through digital retailers from Universal Pictures.

Also taking two trophies was the multiverse adventure Everything Everywhere All at Once, which won Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy for Michelle Yeoh, and Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan. The film has been available through retail channels from Lionsgate since July.

Other film winners in the acting categories included Warner’s Elvis, with Austin Butler taking Best Performance in a Motion Picture — Drama; Cate Blanchett winning Best Actress in a Drama for Focus Features’ Tár, which has been available on disc and digitally since December from Universal; and Angela Bassett winning Best Supporting Actress for playing Queen Ramonda in Disney-owned Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which becomes available Feb. 1 through digital retailers and for streaming on Disney+, and Feb. 7 on disc.

Best Animated Feature went to Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, which streams on Netflix, while Best Non-English-Language Film went to Argentina, 1985.

In the music categories, Justin Hurwitz won Best Original Score for Paramount’s Babylon, while Best Original Song when to “Naatu Naatu” from the Indian film RRR.

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In the TV categories, ABC’s “Abbott Elementary,” which also streams on Hulu and HBO Max, won three trophies, for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy Best Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy for series creator Quinta Brunson, and Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series — Musical/Comedy or Drama for Tyler James Williams.

HBO’s second installment of “The White Lotus” won Best Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film, skirting the eligibility requirements for that category as a third season is already in production. Jennifer Coolidge, who has appeared in both seasons so far, won Best Supporting Performance in a Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film.

Best Television Series — Drama went to HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon,” the fantasy epic’s only win of the night.

In the acting categories, Kevin Costner won Best Actor in a Drama Series for Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone,” Zendaya won Best Actress in a Drama Series for HBO’s “Euphoria,” Jeremy Allen White won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series for FX on Hulu’s “The Bear,” Evan Peters won Best Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film for Netflix’s Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Amanda Seyfried won Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film for Hulu’s The Dropout, Julia Garner won Best Supporting Actress in a Series for Netflix’s “Ozark,” and Paul Walter Hauser won Best Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film for the Apple TV+ miniseries Black Bird.

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