The 80th Golden Globes is almost officially upon us, kicking off another of Hollywood’s rollercoaster award seasons.
Over the last two years, the Globes, run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has been stuck in some deep mud, thanks to the Association’s questionable reputation and list of bad press.
While last year’s awards ceremony ended up not being broadcast at all, and boycotted by a number of celebrities, this year’s appears to be starting off on a better foot.
Below, find out everything you need to know about the 2023 Golden Globes, from the notable nominees, to this year’s host and the controversy simmering away in the background.
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What time do the Golden Globes start?
The glamourous red carpet for the Globes will begin at 11am AEDT, while the award ceremony will begin at 12pm.
Where can I watch the Golden Globes ceremony?
Don’t fret, you won’t be missing out on anything from the ceremony thanks to the streaming service Stan, owned by Nine Entertainment.
Stan will begin broadcasting the awards show when the red carpet kicks off at 11am.
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Who is hosting the Globes?
This year’s Golden Globes will be hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael.
As well as Carmichael, a list of celebrities will be introducing and presenting awards, including Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas and Claire Danes.
What is the controversy behind the Golden Globes?
Over the last two years, the Golden Globes, once a coveted awards ceremony, has been marred by negative press.
The controversy sparked when, in 2021, the Los Angeles Times published an investigation that claimed a culture of corruption within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – the association who runs the Globes.
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In the investigation, the LA Times detailed acts of unfair exclusivity for its small group of members who often accept “thousands of dollars in emoluments” from the networks, celebrities and studios they award on the night.
One HFPA member who spoke to the Times called the association “archaic”.
The Times’ investigation notably found that the HFPA did not have a single Black member, and also revealed that HFPA members were treated to a luxury trip to Paris by producer Paramount TV for a set visit to the Netflix comedy Emily in Paris.
The often-mocked TV show later landed a nomination for best comedy series, much to the surprise of film and television buffs.
The bad press led to last year’s Golden Globes ceremony not being aired at all by its usual broadcaster NBC. Instead, it was live-streamed on the Golden Globes’ YouTube channel.
This year, American viewers will be able to watch the live event on NBC. NBC is reportedly only doing so under a one-year TV deal, due to the ever-controversial reputation of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
So, who is nominated?
Ah, the fun bit.
Unlike previous years, this year’s nominations list has been quite well received by fans and critics alike.
The Best Motion Picture award sees contenders Avatar: The Way of Water, Elvis, Top Gun: Maverick, The Fabelmans and Tár in the running – all of which have proved to be some of the biggest films of the last year.
Aussie stars have also made a rightful splash in the nominations section this year, with Cate Blanchett nominated for Best Actress (drama) for her thrilling performance in Tár (which is yet to be released in Australia).
As well as Blanchett, the nominee list sees Margot Robbie nominated for her performance in Babylon, Elizabeth Debicki nominated for her performance in The Crown and Hugh Jackman nominated for Best Actor (drama) for his performance in The Son.
Martin McDonagh’s film The Banshees of Inisherin has bagged the most nominations of the night, with eight nominations in total.
Up for the coveted Best Actress award alongside Blanchett is Olivia Colman (Empire of Light), Viola Davis (The Woman King), Ana de Armas (Blonde) and Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans).
Meantime Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Austin Butler (Elvis), Bill Nighy (Living) and Jeremy Pope (The Inspection) are the other Best Actor (drama) nominees.
For TV, the much-loved series Abbott Elementary has bagged five nominations this year, while The Crown, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Only Murders in the Building, Pam & Tommy and The White Lotus have scored four nominations each.
Other TV shows which have been nominations include The Bear, Ozark, Better Call Saul, Black Bird, House of the Dragon and Severance.
On the night, the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award will also be presented to this year’s winner, comedy legend Eddie Murphy.