What to Expect From the 80th Golden Globe Awards

What will go down at this year's Golden Globes? Here is everything we're looking forward to from this year's show taking place on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

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The 80th Golden Globe Awards are going down on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has tapped Jerrod Carmichael to host the show following last year’s controversy. A lack of diversity among voters and nominees led to various boycotts by actors and media companies alike. A multi-month, publicly-driven campaign to diversify the HFPA proved “too little, too late” in 2021, and NBC declined to broadcast the event in 2022 in response.

That was not the only challenge the HFPA was facing. There were also allegations of sexual harassment and corruption, with some saying studios were currying favor with voters via access to film sets and expensive gifts. Onlookers always assumed that there was a bit of give-and-take at industry awards shows like this one, but this just confirmed the worst of it.

This year, NBC is resuming its coverage of the event. In an effort to make things right over the past two years, the HFPA has dramatically increased its membership, with particular attention focused on improving inclusion and diversity. Did this reflect itself in this year’s nominees? Perhaps. But what truly matters is who takes home the gold next week. The Golden Globe Awards will air live next Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from The Beverly Hilton in California and will air on NBC and Peacock. Here is everything we’re looking forward to seeing at this year’s Golden Globes.

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Rise of the Banshees

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The most nominated movie at this year’s Golden Globes is The Banshees of Inisherin, starring Colin Farrell (Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy) and Brendan Gleeson (Best Supporting Actor in a Musical/Comedy). It received eight nominations; its closest competitor, Everything Everywhere All At Once, received six.

A pitch-black comedy about the dissolution of a friendship at the end of the Irish Civil War, it’s the sort of oddball film that does very well with the Hollywood Foreign Press. Back in 2005, an eccentric comedy called Sideways—which, like Banshees, was a critical darling with a modest box office debut— won Best Musical/Comedy at the Globes. Look for Banshees to repeat that success.


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Michelle Yeoh's Night?

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Yeoh is not the only actor from Everything Everywhere All At Once to receive a nomination. Ke Huy Quan, who plays her character’s husband, also received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. And like Yeoh, his character contained multitudes—different, alternate personas that showed off the full range of his acting abilities.

Quan’s journey this awards season has been the feel-good story of the year. He initially found success in the mid-80s and early 90s as a child actor, playing Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Data in The Goonies. Then, inspired by the success of Crazy Rich Asians, he decided to return to acting. A Golden Globes win for his first major performance in decades would be one hell of welcome back.

Hollywood Loves Hollywood

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It’s vain, but that doesn’t make it any less true; the most surefire way to get nominated for Hollywood awards is to make a movie about Hollywood. And this year’s example of that truism is Babylon. The director, Damien Chazelle, first drew attention for Whiplash and became the youngest Oscar-winning director in history for 2016’s La La Land. Babylon is a decadent look at early Hollywood, right when the talkies were overtaking the silent pictures.

It hasn’t made back its budget, and the reviews were mixed. But it still managed to snag five Globe nominations. Whether that will translate to any actual wins remains to be seen, but stranger things have happened during awards season, especially when it comes to LA films. Remember when The Aviator beat Million Dollar Baby at the 2005 Globes? Same principle.

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