2023 Golden Globe nominations: Wednesday, The White Lotus, Banshees of Inisherin headline the field

Who plays Thing in Wednesday? Thing poses on Wednesday's shoulder
Jenna Ortega in Wednesday (Image credit: Netflix)

The awards season is kicking into high gear, with the 2023 Golden Globes nominations the first major awards ceremony for many new movies and TV shows from 2022. In fact, it was many of these newer entries that made the biggest statements, including Netflix's megahit Wednesday, the just-wrapped The White Lotus season 2 on TV. Meanwhile, on the movies side, The Banshees of Inisherin had the best day, leading the field in total nominations.

Golden Globe nominations were announced on Monday, December 12. The annual awards show is hoping for a bounce-back year after not airing a ceremony last January because of the controversy surrounding its organization, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and subsequent boycotts over its practices and lack of diversity. After some reworking, the Globes hope it's all water under the bridge now.

The best way to get the Golden Globes back in the good graces of viewers is for "Hollywood's biggest party" to put on a good show. To help them do so they've announced comedian Jerrod Carmichael (Rothaniel) as the host, and with their slate of nominees, are expecting some big names to be present at the ceremony.

Much of the Wednesday cast is likely to be in attendance as the show competes for Best TV Show — Comedy/Musical and to support Jenna Ortega, nominated for Best Actress — Comedy/Musical Series. The White Lotus, much like it did at the Emmys, dominated the limited/anthology/TV movie category with multiple members of its cast getting noms, as well as the show overall. Other big TV shows vying for the Globes are House of the Dragon, The Crown, Better Call Saul, Abbott Elementary and Severance.

For movies, The Banshees of Inisherin earned eight total nominations, including Best Picture — Comedy/Musical, four acting nominations, Best Director and Best Screenplay for Martin McDonagh and Best Score. However, it has some competition in its category with Everything Everywhere All at Once, which was second in total nominations with six. Other big name movies that did well with nominations include Babylon, Elvis, The Fabelmans, TÁR and Top Gun: Maverick.

The 2023 Golden Globes ceremony takes place on Tuesday, January 10, at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on NBC.

Check out the full list of nominations right here:

Golden Globe nominations: movies

Best Picture — Comedy/Musical

Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin

Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin (Image credit: Jonathan Hession/Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures)

Best Picture — Drama

Best Actress — Comedy/Musical

Best Actress — Drama

Cate Blanchett in TÁR

Cate Blanchett in TÁR (Image credit: Focus Features)
  • Cate Blanchett, TÁR
  • Olivia Colman, Empire of Light
  • Viola Davis, The Woman King
  • Ana de Armas, Blonde
  • Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans

Best Actor — Comedy/Musical

  • Diego Calva, Babylon
  • Daniel Craig, Glass Onion
  • Adam Driver, White Noise
  • Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Ralph Fiennes, The Menu

Best Actor — Drama

Best Supporting Actress

  • Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness
  • Carey Mulligan, She Said

Best Supporting Actor

Everything Everywhere All at Once Ke Huy Quan

Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All at Once (Image credit: Allyson Riggs)
  • Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Brad Pitt, Babylon
  • Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse

Best Director

  • James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Baz Luhrmann, Elvis
  • Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Best Screenplay

  • Todd Field, TÁR
  • Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Sarah Polley, Women Talking
  • Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner, The Fabelmans 

Best Picture — Animated 

Best Picture — Non-English Language 

Best Score 

  • Alexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir, Women Talking 
  • Justin Hurwitz, Babylon
  • John Williams, The Fabelmans 
  • Carter Burwell, The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Song 

Golden Globe nominations: TV

Best Comedy/Musical Series

Best Drama Series

Emma D'Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon season 1

Emma D'Arcy in House of the Dragon (Image credit: HBO/ Sky)
  • Better Call Saul
  • The Crown
  • House of the Dragon
  • Ozark
  • Severance

Best Limited Series/Anthology Series/TV Motion Picture

Best Actress — Comedy/Musical Series

  • Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
  • Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
  • Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building
  • Jenna Ortega, Wednesday
  • Jean Smart, Hacks

Best Actress — Drama Series

  • Emma D’Arcy, House of the Dragon
  • Laura Linney, Ozark
  • Imelda Staunton, The Crown
  • Hilary Swank, Alaska Daily
  • Zendaya, Euphoria

Best Actress — Limited Series/Anthology Series/TV Motion Picture

Best Actor — Comedy/Musical Series

Donald Glover as Earn in Atlanta season 4

Donald Glover in Atlanta (Image credit: FX)
  • Donald Glover, Atlanta
  • Bill Hader, Barry
  • Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
  • Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
  • Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

Best Actor — Drama Series

Best Actor — Limited Series/Anthology Series/TV Motion Picture

Best Supporting Actress — Comedy/Drama

  • Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
  • Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
  • Julia Garner, Ozark
  • Janelle James, Abbott Elementary
  • Sheryl Lee Randolph, Abbott Elementary

Best Supporting Actress — Limited Series/Anthology Series/TV Motion Picture

Jennifer Coolidge in The White Lotus

Jennifer Coolidge in The White Lotus (Image credit: HBO/Sky)
  • Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
  • Claire Danes, Fleishman Is in Trouble
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones, Under the Banner of Heaven
  • Niecy Nash-Betts, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Aubrey Plaza, The White Lotus

Best Supporting Actor — Comedy/Drama

  • John Lithgow, The Old Man
  • Jonathan Pryce, The Crown
  • John Turturro, Severance
  • Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary
  • Henry Winkler, Barry

Best Supporting Actor — Limited Series/Anthology Series/TV Motion Picture

  • F. Murray Abraham, The White Lotus
  • Domhnall Gleeson, The Patient
  • Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird
  • Richard Jenkins, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Seth Rogen, Pam and Tommy
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.