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Golden Globes 2023: A Woke Coven

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The 2023 Golden Globes award ceremony was heavily politicized and reduced to a ridiculously woke spectacle, and proved that the nomination of films contrary to the progressive narrative such as Top Gun: Maverick or Tár was a mere mirage.

When the nominations for the Golden Globes were announced weeks ago, the surprising inclusion of some films led one to believe that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had reconsidered its drift and was willing to change its course by awarding films that ran counter to that narrative, as was the case with Top Gun: Maverick, which, thanks to its box office, set itself up as the industry’s savior, or the excellent Tár, which shockingly denounced the culture of progressive cancellation.

However, these nominations were a mere gesture to the gallery, as the Golden Globes award ceremony was filled with political propaganda, both in terms of who was chosen as the winner and many of their speeches.

The Golden Globes gala began with a monologue by comedian Jerrod Carmichael, who used his speeches to criticize the organization for not having black members on the jury, accusing them of a lack of diversity and lack of objectivity.

Jerrod Carmichael assured that if he was presenting this edition of the Golden Globes it was because he was black. He said it in a non-ironic way, and the development of the gala proved him right since at times it seemed that we were before a charity gala of “reparations” and not before an event celebrating cinematic quality.

In their apparent eagerness to reward diversity over quality and talent criteria, the Golden Globes presented the Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award to Eddie Murphy. Not that we have anything against good old Eddie Murphy, an excellent comedian who has made us laugh out loud -especially in his early years-, but seeing images of films like Norbit or Vampire in Brooklyn in the montage of the lifetime achievement award was very strange. Perhaps an honorary award for only half of his career would have been more appropriate.

The Golden Globes also presented an honorary award to screenwriter, director, and producer Ryan Murphy. His acceptance speech for the Carol Burnett Award for excellence in television became an ideological plea in favor of the LGBT community, denouncing how difficult it is for homosexuals and transgender people in Hollywood. Hearing that this collective is underrepresented in Hollywood became as strange as if someone said that tall men are underrepresented in the NBA, however, he meant it and the audience applauded until their hands bled, agreeing with him.

Another stellar video appearance was that of Volodymyr Zelensky, who surprisingly did not participate in the film and television awards gala as an actor, but as the leader of Ukraine, after being introduced by another actor-turned-politician – though not officially or elected – Sean Penn.

In the succession of cameos of characters and fetish subjects of the left, George Floyd could not miss either, who was mentioned by a presenter who took advantage of all his interventions to continuously talk about racism and remind us that he is also gay.

If the honorary awards seemed carefully selected as an excuse to address Progressivism’s favorite issues, the regular awards also seemed carefully selected by the HFPA jury to excuse themselves for their allegedly discriminatory past.

There were only a few notes that were out of tune with the progressive narrative that this Golden Globes awards ceremony became.

During Paul Walter Hauser’s speech after being awarded Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for Black Bird, the artist thanked his “brother and King Jesus Christ” for the award, and there was silence in the room.

The other discordant notes were also characterized by silence, as the winners did not come to collect their awards. On the one hand, the award for best actress went to Cate Blanchett for Tár, and we were left wanting to know what she had to say about her role in this film that has raised blisters among progressivism for denouncing the MeToo cancel culture, for leaving identity politics in a bad place and, above all, for having dared to represent a lesbian woman -and not a white heterosexual man- as the perpetrator of workplace harassment and abuse of power.

Nor did we get to hear Kevin Costner accept his award for Best Actor in a Drama Series for Yellowstone, which critics have labeled right-wing. Just as with other absent awardees, the presenters accepted the award on their behalf in a laconic manner, in the case of Kevin Costner his absence was mocked, hinting at Hollywood’s dislike of an actor who is not openly leftist.

Another who was mercilessly mocked without being present was Tom Cruise, who also seems to have been unforgiven for making a movie with no woke content that broke box office records.

In the end, the big winners of the night were Steven Spielberg’s endearing “pseudo-autobiographical” film, The Fabelmans, which took the awards for best film and best director in a decision that was as deserved as it was risky; and The Banshees of Inisherin with awards in the most important categories. Meanwhile, House of the Dragon won in the television category, sinking even more Amazon’s The Rings of Power, which was not even nominated, and Abbott Elementary, which was the big surprise.

Ultimately, the Golden Globes gala was very boring and highly politicized, which should not be surprising because it is the norm in Hollywood, but it is disappointing after the industry seemed to have realized that the “go woke, go broke” motto is inescapable. It is clear that Hollywood will continue to act as a political agent of the left until they don’t have a dime left.

List of Golden Globes 2023 winners (film)

  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
    • The Fabelmans
  • Best Motion Picture (musical or comedy)
    • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Best Animated Film
    • Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro
  • Best Foreign Language Film
    • Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
  • Best actress (drama)
    • Cate Blanchett (Tár)
  • Best actor (drama)
    • Austin Butler (Elvis)
  • Best Actress (musical or comedy)
    • Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
  • Best Actor (musical or comedy)
    • Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)
  • Best Supporting Actress
    • Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
  • Best Supporting Actor
    • Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
  • Best director
    • Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)
  • Best Script
    • The Banshees of Inisherin, Martin McDonagh
  • Best Original Soundtrack
    • Babylon, Justin Hurwitz
  • Best original song
    • RRR, “Naatu Naatu” de Kala Bhairava, M.M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj

Golden Globes 2023 Winners List (television)

  • Best series (drama)
    • House of the Dragon
  • Best series (musical or comedy)
    • Abbott Elementary
  • Best Limited Series, Anthology, or TV Movie
    • The White Lotus
  • Best actress (drama)
    • Zendaya (Euphoria)
  • Best actor (drama)
    • Kevin Costner (Yellowstone)
  • Best Actress (musical or comedy)
    • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)
  • Best Actor (musical or comedy)
    • Jeremy Allen White (The Bear)
  • Best Supporting Actress (musical, comedy or drama)
    • Julia Garner (Ozark)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Musical, Comedy or Drama)
    • Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary)
  • Best Actress (Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie)
    • Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout)
  • Best Actor (limited series, anthology or TV movie)
    • Evan Peters (Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story)
  • Best Supporting Actress (limited series, anthology or TV movie)
    • Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie)
    • Paul Walter Hauser (Black Bird)

Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.

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