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One of the best and worst moments from the 2023 Golden Globes


The 2023 Golden Globes aired Tuesday night after last yr’s trainwreck ceremony was pulled from broadcast because of the myriad controversies around parent organization The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 

Hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael, this yr’s show boasted a slew of big-name first-time nominees, including Michelle Yeoh, Sebastian Stan, Zendaya, and Evan Peters. It’s also had scandal brewing within the background, with “Best Actor” nominee Brendan Fraser publicly boycotting the ceremony. 

Listed below are the highlights of the 2023 Golden Globes, including all one of the best and worst moments.

Best Moments

Host Jerrod Carmichael’s opening monologue, referencing the HFPA’s ongoing representation problem: “I’m here because I’m black … [the HFPA] didn’t have a single black member until George Floyd died,” the comedian declared, coming out with a bang.

Jerrod Carmichael is seen delivering his opening monologue in the course of the Golden Globes.

Niecy Nash-Betts announcing the Best Actor in a Drama winner: “I don’t know in the event you’re clapping since you like my dress, because I’m here or because I’m gay now. I’ll take it.”

Niecy Nash. She's wearing a red sparkly dress and red, arm-length gloves.Niecy Nash-Betts joked about why the audience was clapping for her.NBC

Quinta Brunson prevents a wardrobe malfunction: Brunson scored the win for Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy. While she walked as much as the stage, she kept tugging on the bustier of her dress, which had a sweetheart neckline. “Let me get myself together,” she said to the audience once she got onstage, tugging it up again.

The moment was relatable – who hasn’t been there, worrying a couple of wardrobe malfunction? It’s a loss for her designer, though. She shouldn’t have had the distraction of worrying about that.

Quinta Brunson clutching her dress at the Golden Globes. Quinta Brunson tried to forestall a wardrobe malfunction on the Golden Globes. NBC

Michelle Yeoh gets cranky: Yeoh was accepting her Best Actress award when she got annoyed at her play-out music — a.k.a. her cue to depart the stage. “Shut up, please. I can beat you up today, and I’m serious,” she said, alluding to her kickass martial arts movie roles. She said it with a smile, but was clearly annoyed.

Michelle Yeoh. She's wearing a sparkly black dress and a diamond necklace and is holding her Golden Globe Award.Michelle Yeoh was ticked off when she was interrupted by her cue to depart the stage.NBC

Austin Butler channels Elvis: The Best Actor winner, who played Elvis Presley in Baz Lurhman’s biopic “Elvis,” gave a shout-out to The King when hearing his walkoff music: “You might no less than play ‘Suspicious Minds,’ he stated, referring to a late-60s Presley hit.

While the speech was a sweet tribute to the Presley, some accused the actor of attempting to imitate the music maestro’s voice as he accepted the award.

Austin Butler holding his Golden Globe Award.Austin Butler is seen accepting his Golden Globe for his performance in “Elvis.”NBC

Jerrod’s pointed joke about Kanye West in a shout-out to Steven Spielberg and his movie “The Fabelmans:” Carmichael, later within the telecast, joked about Kanye West’s many anti-Semitic remarks: “I saw [ The Fabelmans’] with Kanye,” he said, Spielberg, “and it modified every part for him. That’s how good you’re.”

Jerrod Carmichael on stage, wearing an all-white suit with a white shirt.Jerrod Carmichael jokes that he saw “The Fablemans” with Kanye West “and it modified every part for him.”NBC

Mike White gets his revenge, showbiz style: “The White Lotus” creator scolded his Hollywood cronies within the audience. “You all passed on the show,” he said, wagging his finger at them. “It’s very gratifying to have this moment.” Touché!

Mike White on stage, holding his Golden Globe Award. He's wearing a tuxedo and has gray hair.“The White Lotus” creator Mike White got snarky on his Hollywood contemporaries for passing on the hit HBO series, which won a slew of Golden Globe Awards.NBC

Eddie Murphy takes a shot at Chris Rock: Murphy, who won the Cecille B. DeMille Award, referenced the infamous “Oscars slap” in winding up his acceptance speech and laying out his blueprint for fulfillment: “Pay your taxes, mind your enterprise, and keep Will Smith’s wife’s name out of your f–king mouth!”

Eddie Murphy on stage. He's wearing glasses and has a mustache.Eddie Murphy takes a shot at Chris Rock in his acceptance speech for winning the Cecille B. DeMille Award.NBC

Worst moments

Jennifer Coolidge’s never-ending speech: Coolidge got here out to present the “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical-Comedy or Drama Television Series.” Before presenting the award, “The White Lotus” star gave a rambling speech about how she almost didn’t accept this task from Golden Globes producers because she had anxiety about “breaking my skull due to these over-waxed floors.”

She stated that she was also nervous about maintaining with the teleprompter and pronouncing people’s names improper. The comic actress proceeded to launch into an in depth story about how she once pronounced each Bill Nighy and Kaley Cuoco’s names improper at a banquet. This was all quite amusing (and he or she continued the gag by presenting an “Oscar” as a substitute of a Globe). Nevertheless, it was unnecessarily long and needed to have been a painfully drawn-out wait for Tyler James Williams to search out out that he won for “Abbott Elementary.”

Jennifer Coolidge in a dress. Jennifer Coolidge on the Golden Globes. She gave an extended speech prior to presenting an award to Tyler James Williams. NBC

Playoff music cutting off Colin Farrell: Colin Farrell won for “The Banshees of Inisherin,” giving an enthralling speech about how he never expects movies to do well, so he’s surprised once they do. “I’m so horrified by what’s happened around ‘Banshees’ the previous few months, in an exhilarating form of way,” he said, referring to all the thrill.

He also said to co-star Brendan Gleeson that he was honored to “co-habitat this creative space with you” and gave a shout-out to Jenny the Donkey, his co-star. It was all very eloquent, and Farrell is a serious star in a preferred nominated movie – so the play-off music shouldn’t have cut him off too soon.

Colin Farrell at the Golden Globes. Colin Farrell winning a Golden Globe. He speech was shortened by play-off music. NBC

Shots fired at Scientology: Host Jerrod Carmichael did a bit where he got here out holding 3 Golden Globes, saying they belonged to Tom Cruise. “I even have a pitch, I feel possibly we have now these 3 things and exchange them for the protected return of Shelly Miscavige,” he said, referring to the infamously missing wife of Scientology leader (and Cruise pal) David Miscavige. It was a brave shot fired against the controversial organization that notoriously cracks down on detractors. But, the joke didn’t land, and Carmichael was met with a harsh “oooh.” Perhaps there have been too many Scientologists within the audience…

Jerrod Carmichael doing his bit about Scientology. Jerrod Carmichael doing his bit about Scientology. NBC

Carmichael “goes there” along with his comment about Will Smith and the famous “slap” finally yr’s Oscars: “Really quick, just a few quick housekeeping stuff. While we were on business, we actually presented Will Smith with the Rock Hudson Award for one of the best portrayal of masculinity. Give it up, you guys.” There have been a couple of titters within the audience.

Forgetful Paul Walter Hauser: Hauser, who won a Golden Globe for his terrific performance as serial killer Larry Hall in “Black Bird,” thanked everyone under the sun — but forgot his co-star, Taron Egerton. Awkward.

Paul Walter Hauser on stage. He's wearing a tuxedo and holding his cell phone. He's smiling and is wearing glasses and has a beard.Paul Walter Hauser (“Black Bird”) forgot to thank his co-star, Taron Egerton.NBC

Misguided Win “House of the Dragon” took home the “Best TV Series Drama” drama trophy. HBO’s spinoff to “Game of Thrones” was a fun show, and it caused memes and watercooler buzz, however it was hardly quality.

It’s writing ranged from dreadful to ridiculous, complete with convoluted time jumps and a 29-year-old actress playing the mom to a 27-year-old actor — Soap opera-level stuff. The indisputable fact that it beat out “Higher Call Saul” in that show’s last yr to possibly win is against the law. The slick and clever “Severence” would have been a better option, too. Be serious.

Emma D'Arcy, Milly Alcock, and Miguel Sapochnik accept the win for Emma D’Arcy, Milly Alcock, and Miguel Sapochnik accept the win for “House of the Dragon.” NBC

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