The Golden Globes is right around the corner, returning to screens this month.
While NBC refused to televise the 2022 ceremony following allegations against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the group of journalists who vote on the awards), the network has agreed to bring it back on air for its 80th awards ceremony.
This year’s awards show will be hosted by stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael, with Jamie Lee Curtis, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Natasha Lyonne, Billy Porter, Colman Domingo and Quentin Tarantino presenting awards.
Among the films vying for the top prizes at the 2023 Golden Globes are Everything Everywhere All At Once, The Fabelmans and The Banshees of Inisherin.
Leading the nominations for TV shows are Abbott Elementary, Only Murders in the Building and The Crown.
Meanwhile, as usual, female film directors have been snubbed this season, something that has been an ongoing criticism, which Natalie Portman called out during the 2018 ceremony.
As well as four of the biggest Black films of the year – The Woman King, Till, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Emancipation – which were left out of the Best Picture race.
Following a February 2021 investigation carried out by The Los Angeles Times, which revealed ethical lapses and a tremendous lack of diversity within the HPFA, production studios and PR firms threatened to boycott the awards show.
Despite the association’s public declaration to reform its 87-member group, their longtime broadcast partner NBC announced in May 2021 that they would not be airing the 2022 Golden Globes because “change of this magnitude takes time and work”.
Celebrities expected to attend the upcoming ceremony, include Austin Butler (Elvis), Ana de Armas (Blonde), Everything Everywhere All At Once stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Michelle Yeoh, and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu).
However, Brendan Fraser has already said he will not be in attendance even if he wins Best Actor in a Motion Drama, Picture for his leading role in The Whale.
Eddie Murphy will receive 2023’s honourary Cecil B DeMille award, which is bestowed by the HFPA for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”. Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep have been honoured in the past.
The 2023 Golden Globes will broadcast live Tuesday 10 January from 8pm to 10pm EST on NBC and Peacock.