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Golden Globes winners: Abbot Elementary, The Banshees of Inisherin win big

The Golden Globes are back and we are keeping you updated with all the goings on.

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The Golden Globes are back on TV, as the annual award ceremony is taking place tonight, Tuesday, January 10. After a year off the air following the reveal of shoddy ethical and membership practices and a subsequent boycott from many in the Hollywood community, what has often been called as Hollywood's biggest party hopes to have another fun celebration for the years' best movies and TV shows (albeit on a Tuesday night).

Among the titles up for awards tonight are the likes of The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, TÁR and Top Gun: Maverick on the movie side, and Abbott Elementary, The Bear, Better Call Saul, House of the Dragon, Wednesday and The White Lotus for TV.

The official Golden Globes ceremony begins at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on NBC, as well as streaming live on Peacock (available with Sky TV and NOW TV in the UK) with red carpet coverage hailing from E! on TV as well as a few online outlets. Check out our Golden Globes hub page to find out everything you need to know about how to watch the awards show yourself, but we'll also be tracking the going ons of the night right here, providing you with some red carpet looks, the latest winners and the biggest moments from the Globes.

One way or the other this is going to be a big night for the Golden Globes, because it's a test to see how Hollywood and viewers react to the organization after their public faceplant. The Globes have gotten a number of big name presenters for the show, including Jennifer Coolidge, Ana de Armas, Henry Golding, Regina Hall, Cole Hauser, Jenna Ortega, Billy Porter, Quentin Tarantino, Letitia Wright and more. The ceremony is also set to honor Eddie Murphy and Ryan Murphy with their career film and TV awards, respectively. But not many of the nominees openly celebrated their Golden Globe nominations when they came out; will they show up to the actual ceremony to see if they won?

NBC is essentially giving the Globes a one-year tryout for their new image, with the long-time broadcast home of the awards show seeing its deal end after this year. Can the Globes reclaim its spot as the biggest awards show other than the Oscars? Or do viewers still care?

That's a question for afterwards though. Right now, keep up with this page as we share the latest news, pictures and reactions to what's happening at the Golden Globes live.


What to Watch Golden Globes predictions

What to Watch has made its official predictions for all the Golden Globe awards being handed out tonight in both film and TV. We're forecasting big nights for The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once and The Fabelmans for movies, while we think House of the Dragon and The White Lotus are poised to be the big winners in TV.

Here's our full list of predictions:

Movie predictions

  • Best Picture — Comedy/Musical: The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Best Picture — Drama: The Fabelmans
  • Best Actress — Comedy/Musical: Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Best Actress — Drama: Cate Blanchett, TÁR
  • Best Actor — Comedy/Musical: Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Best Actor — Drama: Austin Butler, Elvis
  • Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Best Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Best Director: Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans
  • Best Screenplay: The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Best Picture — Animated: Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
  • Best Picture — Non-English Language: RRR
  • Best Score: Babylon
  • Best Song: "Hold My Hand," Top Gun: Maverick

TV predictions

  • Best Comedy Series: Abbott Elementary
  • Best Drama Series: House of the Dragon
  • Best TV Movie/Limited Series: The White Lotus
  • Best Actress — Comedy Series: Jenna Ortega, Wednesday
  • Best Actress — Drama Series: Emma D’Arcy, House of the Dragon
  • Best Actress — TV Movie/Limited Series: Jessica Chastain, George & Tammy
  • Best Actor — Comedy Series: Jeremy Allen White, The Bear
  • Best Actor — Drama Series: Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Best Actor — TV Movie/Limited Series: Evan Peters, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
  • Best Supporting Actress — Comedy/Drama: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary
  • Best Supporting Actress — TV Movie/Limited Series: Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
  • Best Supporting Actor — Comedy/Drama: John Turturro, Severance
  • Best Supporting Actor — TV Movie/Limited Series: F. Murray Abraham, The White Lotus

Jerrod Carmichael kicks off the Golden Globes with opening monologue

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael did not hide away from the elephant in the room with the Golden Globes, saying that he is here because, as he simply put it, "I am Black." He then touched upon the issues that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association faced with their lack of representation.

It was a very fair critique of the situation sprinkled with some good jokes. Credit to Carmichael, the producers for going for it and the smallest bit of credit for the HFPA for knowing they had to take it on the chin right off the bat.

But, as Carmichael capped things, it's time to celebrate and have some fun.

Ke Huy Quan wins Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Everything Everywhere All at Once actor Ke Huy Quan took home the first award of the night, winning for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. In his acceptance speech, he thanked Steven Spielberg, who he acknowledged for helping him get his start in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but that he began to wonder if that was going to be the peak of his career, but thanked the Daniels (Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) for giving him the chance that has led to his victory.

What to Watch picked Quan to win this award, so we're one for one to start the night.

Angela Bassett wins Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Following in quick succession after Ke Huy Quan's win, Angela Bassett was awarded the Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This is the second Golden Globe in her career, previously winning for What's Love Got to Do With It. She spoke about the journey of making the movie after losing Chadwick Boseman, but that they can now have joy for what they made.

We had Jamie Lee Curtis winning this award, so we're now one for two.

Tyler James Williams wins Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy/Drama series

After a fun monologue from Jennifer Coolidge about all of her fantastic and totally reasonable fears of presenting at the Globes, Abbott Elementary's Tyler James Williams was awarded the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy/Drama series. He ended his acceptance speech emphasizing that the story of his character, Gregory Eddie, is one that deserves to be told just like any other story.

Babylon wins Best Score, RRR's "Naatu Naatu" wins Best Original Song

Wednesday star Jenna Ortega introduced the nominees for Best Score and Best Original Song (with a nod to the classic French movie Jules et Jim squeezed in there). Justin Hurwitz for Babylon took home the award for Best Score. Then the international sensation RRR won Best Original Song for "Naatu Naatu."

Jeremy Allen White wins Best Actor in a TV Comedy/Musical Series

The Bear star Jeremy Allen White took home the Best Actor in a TV Comedy/Musical Series, the first Golden Globe of his career. Looks like the show of the summer got the attention of the HFPA. He started off his acceptance speech with a not safe for TV word, but winning can cause those to slip out sometimes.

Quinta Brunson wins Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Series

Abbott Elementary is two for two, as Quinta Brunson follows Tyler James Williams' win with one of her own fest Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Series. Reading her acceptance speech off her phone, she acknowledged that her phone as blowing up with texts from her phone.

Colin Farrell wins Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical

Colin Farrell earned his second ever Golden Globe with a win for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for The Banshees of Inisherin. His first came also from working with Martin McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson in In Bruges, so he took a special note to thank McDonagh and Gleeson. He then gave fun and lovely notes to co-stars Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan and Jenny the donkey.

Michelle Yeoh wins Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical

Michelle Yeoh took home the Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once. She has long been a movie icon for her action work, and jokingly threatened she would beat up the piano player who tried to play her off, as she spoke of her road to this moment. She joins co-star Ke Huy Quan who won Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture earlier in the night.

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio wins Best Picture - Animated

The Golden Globes for Best Picture - Animated went to Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, who said it was great to be back, acknowledged that some of the people are probably drunk and that animation is cinema and is not just for kids, which he describes his movie as.

Austin Butler wins Best Actor in a Drama

The man who brought Elvis back to the big screen in Elvis, Austin Butler, took home to prize of Best Actor in a Drama. He honored both his heroes (Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino), his fellow nominees and the main he was portraying, Elvis Presley, as well as thanking his co-star Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington for his support.

We're about halfway through the night and WTW's predictions are 6/8 in movie categories and and 1/3 in TV, so 7/11 overall.

Zendaya wins Best Actress in a Drama Series

Zendaya was awarded the Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role on Euphoria. She was not present to accept her role.

Julia Garner wins Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy/Musical/Drama Series

After three previous nominations, Julia Garner earns her first Golden Globe for her role in Ozark, which came to an end in 2022. It is sure to look nice to all the Emmys that she previously took home for that performance.

Ryan Murphy awarded the Carol Burnett Award

Billy Porter introduced this year's Carol Burnett Award winner, Ryan Murphy, speaking the words that come to mind when he thinks of his long-time collaborator. The montage showed clips of some of Murphy's most iconic series, including Nip/Tuck, Feud, American Horror Story, MONSTER: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, The Normal Heart, Glee, Pose and more.

After receiving his standing ovation, Murphy took a moment to recognize MJ Rodriguez, who won a Golden Globe last year but didn't get her moment because the show wasn't televised, allowing everyone to get the reception she deserved for being the first transgender person to win a Globe. He continued honoring his collaborators with being complementary to Porter, Niecy Nash-Betts, Matt Bomer and Jeremy Pope for their bravery in being who they are and their incredible work as actors, as examples of what can be for those looking for role models like them.

Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress in a Drama

Cate Blanchett was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama for her role in TAR, however, she was not in attendance to accept.

Argentina, 1985 wins Best Picture - Non-English Language

In a bit of an upset, Argentina, 1985 won the Best Picture - Non-English Language movie. If you want to watch the movie, it is streaming right now on Prime Video. The movie depicts a historical case against military leaders in Argentina after its military dictatorship was overthrown and the legal team that took the case on.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sends a message

In a surprise appearance, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sent a message to those at the Golden Globes. He spoke that the tide in the war against Russian as turned, but that there are still hard days ahead. He expressed hope that people will be there to celebrate when the fighting ends and Ukraine is victorious.

The Banshees of Inisherin wins Best Screenplay

Martin McDonagh won for his screenplay for The Banshees of Inisherin, his second win for Screenplay at the Globes (previously winning for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Saying he wrote the movie for Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, he promised not to wait 14 years between their next collaboration (we can only hope).

Steven Spielberg wins Best Director

Steven Spielberg's semi-autobiographical movie The Fablemans earned him his third-ever Golden Globe win; his previous wins for Best Director for Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List. He said that the win was for his family, including his mother, who is "kvelling" up in Heaven.

Paul Walter Hauser wins Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Paul Walter Hauser wins for his performance as the serial killer Larry Hall in Black Bird, which was a hit for Apple TV Plus over the summer. He ran through the names of the people he wanted to thank, with a particularly shoutout for his co-star the late Ray Liotta.

Jennifer Coolidge wins Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Jennifer Coolidge keeps racking up the wins for her role in The White Lotus. After earning the Emmy for the first season back in the fall, she has now won the Golden Globe for The White Lotus season 2. It was her second appearance on the stage that night and, of course, it was memorable for her humor and sincere emotions. If you haven't seen the speech, maybe don't look for it online if you're not caught up with The White Lotus.

Amanda Seyfried wins Best Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Amanda Seyfried won Best Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie, but was not on hand to accept the award.

Evan Peters wins Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

On the night that Ryan Murphy was honored, his most recent leading man, Evan Peters, was also awarded for his performance as Jeffrey Dahmer in the Netflix hit Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

The White Lotus wins Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Just like its stars Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus continues its awards hot streak, being named the Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie. Show creator Mike White accepted the award, acknowledging that he was a bit drunk and that he would take a bullet for his crew (in the leg, to be honest) and then admitted that just about everyone in the room initially passed on the show. But hey, who's laughing now? Mike White and all of us who love The White Lotus, that's who.

Eddie Murphy awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award

Tracy Morgan introduced Eddie Murphy, the recipient of this year's Cecil B. DeMille Award. He cited Murphy's landmark comedy specials Delirious and Raw, his time on Saturday Night Live and movies like Beverly Hills Cop, Harlem Nights and Coming to America. We then got a montage of those and more highlights from Murphy's career.

Jamie Lee Curtis then came to the stage to speak about her time working with Murphy on Trading Places and seeing him grow as an artist, father and person. She and Morgan then officially presented the award to Murphy.

Murphy took the time to thank his family and those who we worked with throughout his career before he gave a message to the up and comers. He said that there is a blueprint to success that he followed for his career: pay your taxes, mind your business and keep Will Smith's name out of your bleeping mouth.

Kevin Costner wins Best Actor in a Drama Series

Yellowstone star Kevin Costner was the winner of the Best Actor in a Drama Series, but was not able to attend.

Abbott Elementary wins Best Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary took home its third Golden Globe of the night with its win for Best Comedy Series. Creator and star (and one of the show's two previous night's winners) Quinta Brunson accepted the award, recognizing how the work of her fellow nominees inspired her to make comedy and bring people together and how Abbott Elementary is able to help make people laugh.

House of the Dragon wins Best Drama Series

After Natasha Lyonne gave arguably one of the best presenter bits of the nice, HBO's Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon was named the Best Drama Series winner, a feat that its predecessor actually never accomplished. Stars Emma D'Arcy and Milly Alcock were on stage with Miguel Sapochink to accept the award.

The Banshees of Inisherin wins Best Picture - Comedy/Musical

The Banshees of Inisherin ends up the big winner on the movie side of the Golden Globes, winning the Best Picture - Comedy/Musical award, three in total.

The Fabelmans wins Best Picture - Drama

Quentin Tarantino presented the award for Best Picture - Drama to Steven Spielberg for The Fabelmans. It is the second award of the night for The Fabelmans following Spielberg's win earlier for Best Director.

That ends the 2023 Golden Globes. WTW's final predictions were 12/14 in the movie categories and 6/13 on the TV side, for a grand total of 18 of 27.