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Golden Globes Results

Well it was a long night for those of us having to wait until 1.00am in the UK to see events taking place at this years' HFPA awards. There was some questions about who, if anybody, would bother to turn up after events of last year. Thankfully, memories are short when there is adoration and goodie bags involved and by 5.30am GMT, we'd seen most of what we needed and with notes in hand, could slope off for a quick nap, before coming back here and reliving it all for those who never had the access, an NBC invitation, or the inclination to virtually attend. Anyhow, here's to the results, and comment, when deemed relevant.

Some of the best film and TV shows of the past year were honoured at the ceremony in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

Best motion picture - drama

As mentioned in my review of the Steven Spielberg biopic in all but name, this isn't the best film of the year, as evidenced by there being at least two chances of being picked, dependent upon how the HFPA view your project. The Fabelmans qualified as a 'Drama', yet the likes of 'The Banshees of Inisherin' qualified as 'Musical or Comedy'. Of the list available, however, this was quite clearly the most deserving.

  • WINNER: The Fabelmans

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

  • Elvis

  • Tár

  • Top Gun: Maverick

Best motion picture - musical or comedy

This one was harder to call, despite my enduring fondness for anything Martin McDonagh chooses to do. Personally, this was a two horse race between Banshees and The Triangle of Sadness, which may have been a little too eclectic for the voters.

  • WINNER: The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Babylon

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

  • Triangle of Sadness

Best actress in a motion picture - drama

Quite right, as Blanchett's performance was incredible. One good job does not make a classic however, which seems to echoed by Tár not doing better overall.

  • WINNER: Cate Blanchett - Tár

  • Olivia Colman - Empire of Light

  • Viola Davis - The Woman King

  • Ana de Armas - Blonde

  • Michelle Williams - The Fabelmans

Best actor in a motion picture - drama

I am the least confident about this choice, but suspected the good feelings for Brendan Fraser might swing it in his direction. Elvis is the only film on the list I have actually seen, so by default, I would have to agree.

  • WINNER: Austin Butler - Elvis

  • Brendan Fraser - The Whale

  • Hugh Jackman - The Son

  • Bill Nighy - Living

  • Jeremy Pope - The Inspection

Best actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy

My heart cried out for Emma Thompson to win this, but really, we can't really complain about the final choice, even if I didn't enjoy the film itself as much as others.

  • WINNER: Michelle Yeoh - Everything Everywhere All At Once

  • Lesley Manville - Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

  • Margot Robbie - Babylon

  • Anya Taylor-Joy - The Menu

  • Emma Thompson - Good Luck To You, Leo Grande

Best actor in a motion picture - musical or comedy

Having yet to have the opportunity to watch Babylon, I'd say this was a fair result, though not sure why Farrell got the nod over Gleeson for the nomination. They both should have been included.

  • WINNER: Colin Farrell - The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Diego Calva - Babylon

  • Daniel Craig - Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

  • Adam Driver - White Noise

  • Ralph Fiennes - The Menu

Best supporting actress in any motion picture

Not seen the MCU sequel, but would have been gunning for Kerry Condon personally.

  • WINNER: Angela Bassett - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

  • Kerry Condon - The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Jamie Lee Curtis - Everything Everywhere All At Once

  • Dolly de Leon - Triangle of Sadness

  • Carey Mulligan - She Said

Best supporting actor in any motion picture

Gleeson at least gets a nod here as support and I'm surprised he didn't win it. Everybody loves Ke Huy Quan though. Bless him, he was properly thrilled too.

  • WINNER: Ke Huy Quan - Everything Everywhere All At Once

  • Brendan Gleeson - The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Barry Keoghan - The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Brad Pitt - Babylon

  • Eddie Redmayne - The Good Nurse

Best director - motion picture

This was a tough one, but I think Banshees just edges it for me, but with the message and spin on the marketing for The Fabelmans and allegedly how personal it is for Spielberg, this went some way to pipping everyone else.

  • WINNER: Steven Spielberg - The Fabelmans

  • James Cameron - Avatar: The Way of Water

  • Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert - Everything Everywhere All At Once

  • Baz Luhrmann - Elvis

  • Martin McDonagh - The Banshees of Inisherin

Best screenplay - motion picture

Yep, no argument here. Plain as the nose on your face, I suspect.

  • WINNER: Martin McDonagh - The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Todd Field - Tár

  • Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert - Everything Everywhere All At Once

  • Sarah Polley - Women Talking

  • Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner - The Fabelmans

Best motion picture - animated

Not seen it, couldn't say. I would have thought Marcel would nick it, what with all of the good feeling about it. Perhaps a more aggressive marketing campaign is necessary before the Oscars arrives.

  • WINNER: Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

  • Inu-Oh

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

  • Turning Red

Best motion picture - non-English language

Still to see this, Close and Decision to Leave so wouldn't be so bold as to pick. RRR and All Quiet were both outstanding, however.

  • WINNER: Argentina, 1985 - Argentina

  • All Quiet on the Western Front - Germany

  • Close - Belgium/France/Netherlands

  • Decision to Leave - South Korea

  • RRR - India

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