Golden Globes 2023 returns in person for 80th year of awards

Several big British names picked up nods for top awards in the nominations, which were announced last month.

Golden Globes 2023 to its make return to in person Los Angeles ceremony in 80th year of awards Getty Images

The 80th annual Golden Globes ceremony is due to make a star-studded return following a muted ceremony in 2022.

Last year’s show was turned into a “private event” at the last minute by organisers the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), after it faced heavy criticism over its lack of black members.

But Tuesday’s milestone event, taking place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles and hosted by US comedian Jerrod Carmichael, will welcome back many famous faces.

Several big British names, including Dame Emma Thompson, Olivia Colman, Bill Nighy and Daniel Craig, picked up nods for top awards in the nominations, which were announced last month.

Colman is among the nominees for best performance by an actress in a motion picture: drama, for her turn in Empire Of Light, and is joined in the category by Cate Blanchett as well as Viola Davis, Ana De Armas and Michelle Williams.

In the parallel category of best performance by an actor in a motion picture: drama, Nighy is joined by Hugh Jackman, Austin Butler, Jeremy Pope and Brendan Fraser.

Fraser, who is nominated for his performance in The Whale, previously said he would not attend the Golden Globes if nominated, following an alleged incident in 2003.

In 2018 the actor said that he was groped by longtime HFPA member Philip Berk, a former president of the organisation.

Elsewhere, blockbuster films Avatar: The Way Of Water and Top Gun: Maverick lead the category for best motion picture: drama, alongside Elvis, The Fabelmans and Tar.

Titles nominated for best motion picture: musical or comedy include The Banshees Of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and Triangle Of Sadness.

In the best directing category, no female directors were nominated, with industry heavyweights James Cameron, Martin McDonagh, and Steven Spielberg all receiving nods, as did Tony Kushner, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, and Baz Luhrmann.

Taylor Swift will take on fellow pop megastars Rihanna and Lady Gaga in the category for best original song, each having received a nomination for Carolina, Lift Me Up, and Hold My Hand, respectively.

On Monday the HFPA announced a second slew of celebrity names that will be on hosting duty at the ceremony including Letitia Wright, Jenna Ortega, Jennifer Coolidge, Jennifer Hudson, Salma Hayek, and Hilary Swank.

They will join the already hefty line-up of presenters previously announced, which includes Ana De Armas, Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy is due to be presented with the coveted Cecil B DeMille award at the event.

The HFPA also announced that Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky will be participating in the ceremony, offering a special message of peace, and will be introduced by Sean Penn.

Last year, following the criticism of the HFPA, the awards were announced via periodic updates from the Golden Globes website and official social media accounts, after US network NBC refused to air the show.

The organisation subsequently vowed to overhaul its bylaws and implement changes addressing ethics and inclusion.

The 80th annual Golden Globes ceremony will air from 1am UK time and be broadcast live on NBC and streaming service Peacock.

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