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2023 Golden Globes Recap: Palace Favourite The Banshees of Inisherin Wins Big

13 January

2023 Golden Globes Recap: Palace Favourite The Banshees of Inisherin Wins Big

Awards season is back, baby! After a year’s absence, the Golden Globes returns to our screens once again to celebrate the best of recent film and television (but we’re going to focus on the films).

The ceremony delivered some shocking losses but saw many big (unsurprising) wins for Palace faves The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All At Once and The Fabelmans. Aussie darling Cate Blanchett also brought home a best actress win for her performance in TÁR, cementing her frontrunner status to take out the award at this year’s Oscars.

Best Film – Drama

The Fabelmans

After winning this year’s Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award and receiving mountains of praise from critics, it comes as no shock that Steven Spielberg’s lovingly crafted memoir The Fabelmans rose above the rest to win Best Drama. That’s not to say it there weren’t any other worthy contenders though, the category also included, Baz Lurmahann’s highly praised biopic Elvis, Todd Field’s critically acclaimed TÁR and record-breaking blockbusters Avatar: The Way of Water and Top Gun: Maverick.

 But, ultimately the notoriously private filmmaker’s semi-autobiographical masterwork reigned supreme. Well done, Stevie!

Best film – Musical or Comedy

The Banshees of Inisherin

Who saw this comng? We did! Palace favourite, The Banshees of Inisherin received the Best Musical or Comedy Film award, but as is characteristic of British-Irish writer/director Martin McDonagh, the deceptively simple tale of friendship ending breaks up its witty humour with tragedy. Clearly a winning formula, as the dark comedy resonated with the Hollywood Foreign Press as much as it did with our audiences!

Best Screenplay

The Banshees of Inisherin

Maybe the luck of the Irish is real after all? McDonagh backed it up with another big win for Banshees with Best Screenplay, beating out hot contenders in The Fabelmans,TÁR, Everything Everywhere All At Once and Women Talking.

Best Actress – Drama

Cate Blanchett, TÁR

“Dazzling”, “…a colossal performance” and “another exceptional career high” are just some of the high praise that Cate Blanchett has already garnered for her role in Todd Field’s highly anticipated TÁR, so it seems nobody can argue the Australian is absolutely deserving of her Best Actress in a Drama award and a shoe-in to take home her third Oscar this year.


Best actor – Drama

Austin Butler, Elvis

The Golden Globes can’t help falling in love with Austin Butler’s Elvis. Butler’s intense commitment to portraying the king of rock in Lurhmann’s epic biopic paid off with a big win for Best Actor – Drama. While sources say Butler is still in character to this day, we can’t deny he had all the right moves!

Best actress – musical or comedy

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once 

Yeah, Yeoh! Michelle Yeoh is finally getting the recognition she deserves with a major win for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for exceptional performance in A24’s sci-fi comedy hit Everything Everywhere All At Once. The Malaysian actress had never been No. 1 on a Hollywood call sheet until Everything Everywhere, despite a glittering career in the film industry and dedicated her award to minority actors in Hollywood who have faced similar struggles saying “It’s been an amazing journey and an incredible fight to be here today.”

Best actor – musical or comedy

Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin

The Banshees strikes again! Colin Farrell’s phenomenal performance while reuniting with fellow Irishmen McDonagh and co-star Brendan Gleeson has rightfully landed him the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

Best supporting actress

Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Making history as the first time an individual actor has won a major award for a Marvel film, Angela Bassett triumphantly took out the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. A queen on and off the screen!

Best supporting actor

Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once

In another emotional moment for the Everything Everywhere All at Once team, Ke Huy Quan gave a moving acceptance speech after receiving the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. After 30 years believing he would never surpass his achievements as a child actor in The Goonies franchise, he thanked directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for taking a chance on him, “They gave me an opportunity to try again.’ Now that’s a comeback!

Best original score

Justin Hurwitz, Babylon – WINNER

Another collaboration with Damien Chazelle, means another Golden Globe for Justin Hurwitz. After winning Best Original Score for Babylon starring Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt (who were also up for Globes), Hurwitz has taken four from four Golden Globes that he’s been nominated for and exclusively for Chazelle films. Not a bad track record, hey?

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