Golden Globes 2023 – as it happened: Scientology, slapstick jokes and spoilers abound during the film award ceremony

Golden Globes 2023: Top moments

The Golden Globes returned on Tuesday (January 10) night, one year after Hollywood boycotted the ceremony following a diversity scandal.

Its awarding body, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), was sued in a Los Angeles Times revealed a lack of diversity in its voting membership – at the time it did not have a single black member – as well as “ethical failings” in its business conduct.

For 2023, the HFPA expanded its membership and enforced what has been described as a strict code of conduct among voters, which has led to the endorsement of many celebrities, who decided to attend this year’s ceremony.

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael hosted the event, shocking the audience with his joke about only being invited by the HFPA because he is Black and his comment about Tom Cruise and David Miscavige’s wife.

Banshees of Inisherin and The Fabelman family earned the top awards for the films of the night, while Abbott Elementary and House of the Dragon got the best prices for TV.

The Golden Globes aired live in the US on NBC on Tuesday 10 January, and in the UK on Peacock via Sky and NOW on Wednesday 11 January.

Catch up on the evening’s biggest updates below


Welcome to the Golden Globes 2023 live blog

Oooooh, we’re going! Awards season is officially upon us with the return of the Golden Globes. Let the surprise/outrage/debate begin.

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 at 3 p.m


Wondering who is nominated at this year’s ceremony? Wondering no more.

The most nominated films include Banshees of Inisherin and The Fabelman family.

Meanwhile, it’s sitcoms that lead the TV bill Abbott Elementary.

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 at 3.30 p.m


If it feels like a particularly long time since the last Golden Globes, that’s because it has.

The ceremony was dropped in 2022 after a boycott by several famous Hollywood figures.

This was because of a Los Angeles Times exposé that accused the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) of a lack of diversity in its voting membership, as well as “ethical lapses” in its business conduct.

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 at 4 p.m


Who wins and who should win?

Top Gun: Maverick or The Fabelman family?

Austin Butler or Brendan Fraser?

You should call Saul or Severance pay?

Under, The independent have run through their predictions on what will win as well as what should victory in tonight’s Golden Globes.

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 at 4:30 p.m


Speaking of Brendan Fraser, the actor has been nominated for his comeback lead role in Darren Aronofsky’s The whale.

While many actors are returning to the Golden Globes after the 2022 boycott, Mom star Fraser is not one of them.

He previously revealed that he would not attend even if nominated, stating, “It’s because I have more history with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association than I have respect for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.”

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 at 17.00


One star who looks set to reign supreme at the 2023 Golden Globes is Michelle Yeoh.

Yeoh is extraordinary in Everything everywhere at oncewhich became a sleeper hit on its release last year.

For the release, The independent spoke to Yeoh about the recognition she received for the role.

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 at 17.30


The independent also spoke with Golden Globe nominee Bill Nighy for his role in Alive.

Read the entire interview here.

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 at 18.00


OK, so what are all the details about this year’s Golden Globes?

Below is a roundup of everything you need to know, from who’s hosting to where it will take place and when things start.

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 at 18.30


A TV show that has been nominated is Netflix’s hit show Wednesday.

While millions and millions enjoyed the series, one writer was on The independent was not convinced – and wrote about why it could serve as bad news for subscribers along the way.

Jacob Stolworthy10 January 2023 at 19.00


A good year for A24

It’s been another great year for the industry’s most vibrant entertainment company. A24’s nominees at the Globes include: Everything Everywhere Everything at Once, The Whale, The Inspection, Marcel The Shell, Close, and Euphoria.

Earlier this year I took a deep dive into the mysterious studio, gaining rare access to a source close to the company and speaking with A24 golden boy Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsummer) about what makes them tick. Read it!

Tom MurrayJanuary 10, 2023 7:47 p.m

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