By Disha Chakraborty
January 10, 2023 marked the date of the 80th Golden Globes ceremony. Hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael, the night celebrated the best of cinema and television throughout 2022. This was the first time since 2021 that this event was broadcast live on NBC, due to last year's cancellation regarding the lack of diversity in the organization. However, after reforms were made, the show was back on air this year. The controversy was mentioned by Carmichael in his opening speech.
The ceremony featured victories from a variety of categories. This year was the first time an Indian film won an award at the Golden Globes. The Tollywood blockbuster film, “RRR,” featured the song, “Naatu Naatu,” which won best original song.
Composer-songwriter M.M. Keeravani spoke about the song's success in an interview with Variety.
“I did not guess there would be this kind of response for this song, even in my dreams,” Keeravani said.
Evan Peters won best actor for his performance in the Netflix limited series, “Dahmer.” However, many believe that the show was insensitive to the family members of Dahmer's victims and that Peters is undeserving of his award.
“The show was very well put together, and Evan Peters gave a great performance, but I understand how it could be insensitive to the families of the victims,” senior Teresa Puccio said.
Artwork by Ashwathi Chemban
Despite controversy within the industry, these awards are still valued amongst many performers.
Another controversial win from the night was Austin Butler’s award for best actor in a drama motion picture. “Elvis” has received plenty of success, but Butler suffered backlash for continuing to talk in his Elvis accent. He defended himself on social media, claiming he can not control his voice transformation.
“This movie was definitely not my favorite, and I think that Austin Butler took this role a little bit too seriously,” senior Emily Speter said.
“I thought the movie was really good, and I respected how he put his all into the role,” senior Gabriella Bonetti said.