Golden Globes return to the stage (includes video story)

The 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards returned to television last night after not airing in 2022. The event took place in Beverly Hills followed controversy last year over the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s lack of diversity.

The ceremony was hosted by Jerrod Carmichael, a comedian and actor who cut straight to the chase in his monologue. “I’m here ’cause I’m Black,” he said. “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which, I won’t say they were a racist organization, but they didn’t have a single Black member until George Floyd died.”

The show honored a diverse slate of ten films. “The Banshees of Inisherin” won the most of any movie with three awards including Best Screenplay (Motion Picture). Colin Farrell took Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. And it triumphed in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category. 

Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” won two of the night’s biggest honors: Best Director and Best Motion Picture (Drama). In his speech, Spielberg said, “I’ve been hiding from this story since I was 17 years old. I’ve put a lot of things in my way of this story.”

The night’s other big winners included “Abbott Elementary,” which garnered a trio of awards, HBO’s “The White Lotus,” which took two trophies and “House of the Dragon” for Best TV series (Drama). Also, Kevin Costner won Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series (Drama) for his role in “Yellowstone.” 

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Amanda Gray is a Cuban-American student majoring in digital media at FIU. She intends to pursue a career as a news anchor, bringing to life her passion for communication and advocacy. Gray has enjoyed extensive international travel and uses her global perspective to highlight stories and communities.