The 80th Golden Globes 2023 Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, with comedian Jerrod Carmichael as the host. After a two-year break, the ceremony returned in style, with several Hollywood A-listers in attendance. The event was marked by several inspiring acceptance speeches and memorable moments.
Jerrod Carmichael’s Opening Monologue: Addressing the Elephant in the Room
In his opening monologue, Jerrod Carmichael addressed the Golden Globes’ turbulent history and his own experiences as an African-American host. He wasted no time in bringing attention to the controversies surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organizes the event, and his unique position as a host of the show.
In his own words, he said “I’ll tell you why I’m here” and “I’m here because I’m African-American.” The host of the night, who has a Emmy-winning HBO special Rothaniel debuted last year, gave a conversational comedic style monologue and told the story of how he was asked to host the show.
He said “You’re making mint tea at home one minute, and the next you’re invited to be the Black face of an embattled white organization”, he explained. “Life really hits you hard”. His opening monologue was not only funny but also set the tone of the night, addressing the elephant in the room head-on and bringing attention to the need for more diversity and inclusion in the industry.
Ke Huy Quan’s Winning Speech: Gratitude and Growth
At the 2023 Golden Globe Awards, Ke Huy Quan won the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture for the movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” It was the actor’s first-ever Golden Globe nomination and win in which he thanked director Steven Spielberg for giving him an opportunity as a child.
“I was raised to never forget where I came from and to always remember who gave me my first opportunity. I am so happy to see Steven Spielberg here tonight. Steven, thank you,” Quan said in his acceptance speech. He continued to reflect on his journey as an actor and how he has grown from the experience of working with Spielberg as a child actor in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” He reminded the audience at the Golden Globes 2023 to always be grateful for the opportunities that come their way and to use them to continue growing and developing as an artist.
Golden Globes 2023: Colin Farrell’s Winning Speech: Emotion and Authenticity
Colin Farrell won the best actor in a musical or comedy at the 2023 Golden Globe Awards, but he began his speech by praising presenter Ana de Armas. He said “I just thought you were extraordinary,” Farrell told Armas, who was nominated for best actress in a motion picture drama for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde.”
He went on to speak about the emotional impact of the movie “Blonde” and the authenticity of her performance that moved him deeply. He then went on to talk about his own film “The Banshees of Inisherin” and how he was surprised by the success of the movie and thrilled by the reaction of audiences. He urged the Golden Globes 2023 audience to be true to themselves, to be authentic in their craft, and to not be afraid to let emotions move them.
Michelle Yeoh’s Winning Speech: Perseverance and Diversity
As the “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star gave her acceptance speech, the wrap-up music began playing, but she wasn’t done with her speech just yet. “Shut up, please,” she said, directing her attention offstage. She went on to talk about her 40-year career in Hollywood and the challenges she faced as a minority in the industry. She reflected on the importance
Naatu Naatu Creator – MM Keeravani, dedicates award to his brother
Legendary music composer MM Keeravani brought home to glory as he picked the coveted Golden Globe award on Tuesday night in the Best Song category at the Golden Globes 2023 for the hit soundtrack ‘Naatu Naatu’ from the film ‘RRR’. ‘Naatu Naatu’ beat the likes of Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift who were all co-nominees this year. Thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the honour, Kaveerani stated he was overwhelmed by this moment.
“I am very happy to share this excitement with my wife, who is sitting there. Its been a practice to say that this award belongs to someone else, not I and I was planning to not say those words when I get an award like this. But I am sorry to say I will repeat those words because I mean my words. This award belongs to my brother and director of the movie SS Rajamouli for his vision. I thank him for his constant trust in my work and his support.”
Steven Spielberg – path to success was not always right
Steven Spielberg was crowned the best director at the Golden Globes on Tuesday night, the ninth win of his career. However, he revealed on stage at the Beverly Hilton that his path to becoming Hollywood’s most successful filmmaker was not always straight.
Accepting the award for his autobiographical drama “The Fabelmans,” Spielberg admitted that’s partially why he’d been hesitant to share his most personal story onscreen. He says it took a little bit of bravery to finally make the film.
Everything I’ve done up to this point has made me ready to finally be honest about the fact that it’s not easy to be a kid,” Spielberg said. “Everybody sees me as a success story… But nobody really knows who we are until we’re courageous enough to tell everyone.”
He continued, “I spent a lot of time trying to figure out when I could tell that story, and I figured out when I turned 74 years old. I said, ‘You better do it now.’ And I’m really, really happy I did.”