‘Banshees of Inisherin’ leads the 2023 Golden Globes nominations with eight, including best comedy.

The Golden Globes are back, whether Hollywood likes it or not, and the dark comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin” dominates the field with eight nominations in the first big event of 2017 Oscar season.

The 80th Golden Globe Awards, which are being hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael, bring the glamorous event back into the public eye following a year marred by controversy brought on by issues with representation within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The nominees revealed on Monday made it obvious that the ceremony must go on despite questions over who will attend and whether the Globes still count.

 

Tom Cruise’s blockbuster follow-up “Top Gun: Maverick,” which the National Board of Review named the best movie of 2022 last week, received a nomination for best drama alongside James Cameron’s eagerly anticipated sci-fi sequel “Avatar: The Way of Water,” Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical “The Fabelmans,” the rock biopic “Elvis,” and the opera drama “Tár.”

Jennifer Lawrence, Will Smith, and Tom Cruise were not nominated for 2023 Golden Globes.

In “The Banshees of Inisherin,” the normally talkative Pádraic (Colin Farrell, left) is speechless when his best buddy Colm (Brendan Gleeson) decides they no longer want Irish be friends.

 

The genre-bending surprise hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the sumptuous Hollywood period drama “Babylon,” the follow-up to the “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” murder mystery, and the satire “Triangle of Sadness” are all competing for best comedy/musical.

 

Hugh Jackman, Jeremy Pope, Austin Butler, Bill Nighy, and Brendan Fraser were all nominated for best actor in a drama for their roles in “The Whale,” which received a ton of praise from film festivals (“The Son”).
(Fraser has stated he won’t go and claims that Philip Berk, the HFPA’s then president, assaulted him in 2003.)
And the contenders for best actor in a comedy or musical are Adam Driver, Diego Calva, Ralph Fiennes, Daniel Craig, and Colin Farrell (all of “Banshees of Inisherin”) (“White Noise”).

Top Gun: Maverick was selected the best movie of 2022 by the National Board of Review.

In “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Michelle Yeoh plays a laundromat owner turned multiverse-hopping martial artist.

 

Michelle Yeoh, the star of “Everywhere,” is the front-runner for best actress in a comedy/musical, competing against Margot Robbie, “Babylon,” Emma Thompson, “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” Lesley Manville, “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris,” and Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Menu”).
The top five drama actresses include Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”), Viola Davis (“The Woman King”), Ana De Armas (“Blonde”), and Olivia Colman (all of “Tár”) (“Empire of Light”).

 

This year’s Golden Globes performed better in terms of nominations as a result of public critiques over the HFPA’s lack of diversity: at least one person of color is nominated in every category for acting in a motion picture, while they did not fare as well in the TV category.

 

Also, no women are represented in the category of best director, which was awarded to female filmmakers the previous two years (Chloe Zhao for “Nomadland,” followed by Jane Campion for “The Power of the Dog”).
Despite not being nominated for her critically praised film “Women Talking,” director Sarah Polley did win a Globe nomination for best screenplay.

On January 10 at 8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST), NBC and Peacock will broadcast the 80th Golden Globe Awards live.

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