Everything You Need To Know About The 2023 Golden Globes

Last night, awards season kicked off with the 80th annual Golden Globes. From The White Lotus to Everything Everywhere All At Once, these were the big winners of the night – plus the SL fashion team share their favourite red carpet looks.

It Was The First Official Ceremony In Two Years

It wasn’t just the Covid-19 pandemic that forced TV and cinema stars to accept their awards over Zoom in 2020 and 2021. The nominees and winners of the Golden Globes are voted for by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a group of international journalists based in California. However, a 2021 investigation by the LA Times found HFPA had no Black members. This led to last year’s ceremony being cancelled after stars boycotted it in protest. Instead, hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey presented in front of a live audience made up of frontline workers and first responders who worked during the pandemic. This year, the live ceremony was hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael. He kicked off the show by joking: “I’m here because I’m Black. This show, the Golden Globes, did not air last year because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – which I won’t say were a racist organisation, but they didn’t have a single Black member before George Floyd died.” Carmichael also went on to make jibes at the expense of Scientologist actor Tom Cruise and Will Smith, who slapped Chris Rock at last year’s Oscars ceremony.


Three Films Won Big

It was a good night for three films in particular: The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans and Everything Everywhere All At Once. The first – Martin McDonagh’s latest film, which reunited In Bruges stars Colin Farrell and Brendon Gleeson – won best musical or comedy film, best screenplay and best comedy actor for Farrell. Accepting his award, Farrell said: "I never expect my films to find an audience, and when they do it's shocking for me." Steven Spielberg’s The Fablemans – which is loosely autobiographical – won best drama and best director, while multiverse thriller Everything Everywhere All At Once scooped acting prizes for Michelle Yeoh (best actress) and Ke Huy Quan (best supporting actor). As well as producing one of the memes of the night – co-star Jamie Lee Curtis punched the air with glee when Yeoh’s name was read out – Yeoh gave a brilliant acceptance speech on age: "I turned 60 last year. And I think all of you women understand this: as the days, the years and the numbers get bigger, it seems like opportunities start to get smaller. And I probably was at a time when I thought, 'Well hey, you had a really good run, you worked with some of the best people’. Then along came the best gift – Everything Everywhere All At Once."

The Fabelmans
Everything Everywhere All At Once

Elsewhere, Cate Blanchett won best actress for her performance as composer Lydia Tár in Tár (which hits UK cinemas this weekend); Austin Butler beat off stiff competition from the likes of Brendan Fraser and Hugh Jackman to win best actor for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis; Kevin Costner won best actor in a drama series for Yellowstone; Angela Bassett won best supporting film actress for her performance in Wakanda Forever, using her acceptance speech to pay tribute to her late co-star, Chadwick Boseman; Abbott Elementary got the award for best comedy series, alongside acting prizes for its stars Tyler James Williams and Quinta Brunson; and there was a surprise win for Argentina, 1985 in the best non-English language film category, which beat Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave and All Quiet on the Western Front. Finally, Eddie Murphy received the prestigious Cecil B DeMille award. Accepting his gong, the comedian kept things light: “To achieve success, prosperity and longevity you just do these three things. Pay your taxes, mind your business, and keep Will Smith's wife's name out of your mouth.”

The White Lotus

Some Of Our Favourite Shows Won Awards

If you listen to the SheerLuxe podcast, you’ll know we watch a lot of TV – so we were pleased to see that plenty of the series we’ve enjoyed most over the last year picked up awards. Zendaya won best TV drama actress for Euphoria; Inventing Anna star Julia Garner won best TV supporting actress for Ozark; Disney’s dark comedy The Bear picked up the award for best actor for Jeremy Allen White; and House of the Dragon won best series (although we were slightly disappointed that the excellent Severance didn’t win in this category). Finally, The White Lotus won best limited series and its star Jennifer Coolidge won best supporting actress in a series. In an acceptance speech that mirrored Yeoh’s, Coolidge thanked White Lotus creator Mike White for reviving her career: "I had such big dreams and expectations as a younger person, but they get fizzled by life. I had these giant ideas, and then you get older... and I just want to say, Mike White, you have given me hope, a new beginning."

Read On For SL’s Best Dressed


Who: Margot Robbie

Wearing: Chanel Couture

Why we love it: The soft sugary pink of this custom-made dress and the cool chevron design – not to mention the tulle and chantilly lace panelled hemline – adds a romantic edge to this embellished gown.


Who: Michelle Williams

Wearing: Gucci

Why we love it: With its cascading ruffles, sequin trim and thigh-high split, this is the perfect blend of drama and elegance. The simple hair and make-up are the perfect match.


Who: Jessica Chastain

Wearing: Oscar de la Renta

Why we love It: This jewelled web dress is elegant and unique – a modern design mixed with old school glamour. Her slicked back hair and minimal accessories make this a memorable red-carpet look.


Who: Hannah Bagshawe

Wearing: Valentino

Why we love it: Hannah's backless Valentino gown was a masterclass in modern minimalism. She kept her hair and make-up sleek and simple and let the dress take centre stage. 


Who: Rihanna

Wearing: Schiaparelli

Why we love it: Rihanna nailed old Hollywood glamour in a strapless, fitted black dress with a black velvet cape and matching opera gloves. Chic and elegant, a diamond choker was the perfect finishing touch.

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