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Golden Globe Awards honor actors and actresses for their hard work

It is that time of the year– the movie industry and its top actors and actresses are finally getting recognized for their hard work on American and international television at the 2023 Golden Globe show.

The Golden Globe Awards, which honor outstanding achievements in film and television, have long been a source of entertainment and prestige in the entertainment industry. However, the question of whether or not the Golden Globes are worth watching is a matter of debate. On the one hand, the Golden Globes provide a platform for recognizing the talents and efforts of actors, directors, and other industry professionals. Additionally, the ceremony is often seen as a glamorous and exciting event, with many of Hollywood’s biggest stars in attendance. However, on the other hand, some critics argue that the Golden Globes lack credibility due to the voting process and alleged conflicts of interest.

The Golden Globes started to a great start, immediately generating 33 million minutes streamed on Peacock,  a highly-reputable American streaming service, in just the first two days. This is the most exciting year for the Golden Globes, as it marks the award ceremony’s return to NBC– however, it is also the first time the show has been streamed on Peacock. During the day of the event and the day after, the show racked up 793,000 views, which is a shocking 245% increase from the 2021 ceremony alone.

The ceremony ran for about 3 hours and 20 minutes, and the social status was measured starting three hours before the broadcast at 2 p.m. PT until three hours after the broadcast at 11 p.m. PT.

However, it would not be an actual award ceremony if the participants did not receive backlash or incite drama. For example, Selena Gomez, nominated for the Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy television series award due to her starring role in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, wore a gorgeous velvet Valentino gown with a high-slit down the front and the most exaggerated purple, off-the-shoulder sleeves. This led many body-shaming critics to comment on her appearance, saying she needs to lose more weight. However, many supporters also defended her: “She shouldn’t have to explain why her body looks how it does,” a commenter wrote. 

On the topic of movies and shows, “House of the Dragon” won best TV drama, with “Abbott Elementary” following up to receive the best comedy prize on Tuesday at the 80th annual Golden Globe awards. 

In the movie section, “The Fabelmans” was named the best movie drama, and “The Banshees of Inisherin” scored the best motion picture musical or comedy statue.

The top acting awards went to Austin Butler, who was honored  as best actor in a motion picture drama for his role in the shape-shifting performance of Elvis Presley in the motion picture “Elvis,” and Cate Blanchett, who was named best actress for her work as an abusive conductor in “Tár.” 

Furthermore, actress Jamie Lee Curtis at the age of 64, turned up on the red carpet wearing a black strapless jumpsuit with a floor-length black lace cape to represent the success of her recent film Everything Everywhere All at Once, in which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Still, unfortunately, the award was ultimately taken by Angela Bassett for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

However, the Golden Globes did not end nicely, as many participants of the award ceremony, like Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Michelle Pfeiffer, reported positive for Covid-19. Furthermore, they could not attend the Critic Awards, an annual awards show by the American-Canadian Critics Choice Association to honor the best in cinematic achievement. 

The cause of this is apparent, as a THR report revealed that the Covid safety precautions like testing, vaccination, and mask requirements were widely ignored during the awards season.

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