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Golden Globes 2023 Nominees: Anti-Woke Victory?

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The list of nominees for the 2023 Golden Globes awards surprises with the presence of many, many titles with a strong anti-woke orientation.

Hollywood critics usually lavish praise on supposedly artistic and intellectual films and series, which usually have a left-wing ideological bias. But after the catastrophe for movie theaters caused by the pandemic closures, and the growing weariness of the public towards productions full of shameless wokeism, it seems that the Golden Globes have decided to reward the works that have kept the industry afloat economically.

Although the current thinking is “trophies for all”, Hollywood’s commitment to socialist ideas only lasts as long as the money comes in. That a blockbuster, popcorn movie like Top Gun: Maverick – which in good economic times would have been dismissed as “right-wing” – is one of the big surprises on the list of nominees and a favorite for Best Picture may mean that Hollywood has understood that it has to turn its back on wokeism if it wants to survive.

The excellent Tár, with a wonderful Cate Blanchett, also has 4 important nominations in these Golden Globes despite being a stark critique of the cancel culture and leftist identity politics.

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Cate Blanchett stars in Tár, a film that is up for several Golden Globes in major categories (FEE by Kai Forsterling).

The triumph of anti-wokeism in the Golden Globes nominations is not only reflected in the films and series that have made it into the running, but is also evident if we look at those that have been left out, such as Amazon’s artificially and forcibly inclusive and diverse The Rings of Power, which doesn’t even get a measly nomination in any technical section, and which also sees how its great competitor, HBO’s House of the Dragon, is nominated for best drama series.

We’ll have to wait and see if these nominations are just a consolation nod, or if the Golden Globes – and eventually the Oscars – certify with awards the demise of radical Hollywood wokeism.

Golden Globes 2023 Nominations List (Movies)

  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
    • Avatar: The Way of Water
    • Elvis
    • The Fabelmans
    • Tár
    • Top Gun: Maverick
  • Best Motion Picture (musical or comedy)
    • Babylon
    • The Banshees of Inisherin
    • Everything Everywhere All at Once
    • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
    • Triangle of Sadness
  • Best Animated Film
    • Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro
    • Inu-Oh
    • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
    • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
    • Turning Red
  • Best Foreign Language Film
    • All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)
    • Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
    • Close (Belgium)
    • Decision to Leave (South Korea)
    • RRR (India)
  • Best actress (drama)
    • Cate Blanchett (Tár)
    • Olivia Colman (Empire of Light)
    • Viola Davis (The Woman King)
    • Ana de Armas (Blonde)
    • Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans)
  • Best actor (drama)
    • Austin Butler (Elvis)
    • Brendan Fraser (The Whale)
    • Hugh Jackman (The Son)
    • Bill Nighy (Living)
    • Jeremy Pope (The Inspection)
  • Best Actress (musical or comedy)
    • Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris)
    • Margot Robbie (Babylon)
    • Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu)
    • Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande)
    • Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
  • Best Actor (musical or comedy)
    • Diego Calva (Babylon)
    • Daniel Craig (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery)
    • Adam Driver (White Noise)
    • Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)
    • Ralph Fiennes (The Menu)
  • Best Supporting Actress
    • 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
    • Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin)
    • Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin)
    • Brad Pitt (Babylon)
    • Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
    • Eddie Redmayne (The Good Nurse)
  • Best director
    • James Cameron (Avatar: The Way of Water)
    • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
    • Baz Luhrmann (Elvis)
    • Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)
    • Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)
  • Best script
    • The Banshees of Inisherin, Martin McDonagh
    • Everything Everywhere All at Once, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
    • The Fabelmans, Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner
    • Tar, Todd Field
    • Women Talking, Sarah Polley
  • Best Original Soundtrack
    • Babylon, Justin Hurwitz
    • The Banshees of Inisherin, Carter Burwell
    • The Fabelmans, John Williams
    • Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro, Alexandre Desplat
    • Women Talking, Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • Best original song
    • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, “Lift Me Up” by Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Ryan Coogler
    • Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro, “Ciao Papa” by Alexandre Desplat, Roeban Katz, Guillermo del Toro
    • RRR, “Naatu Naatu” by Kala Bhairava, M.M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj
    • Top Gun: Maverick, “Hold My Hand” by Lady Gaga, Bloodpop, Benjamin Rice
    • Where the Crawdads Sing, “Carolina” by Taylor Swift.

Golden Globes 2023 Nominations List (television)

  • Best series (drama)
    • Better Call Saul
    • The Crown
    • House of the Dragon
    • Ozark
    • Severance
  • Best series (musical or comedy)
    • Abbott Elementary
    • The Bear
    • Hacks
    • Only Murders in the Building
    • Wednesday
  • Best Limited Series, Anthology, or TV Movie
    • Black Bird
    • Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
    • The Dropout
    • Pam and Tommy
    • The White Lotus
  • Best actress (drama)
    • Emma D’Arcy (House of the Dragon)
    • Laura Linney (Ozark)
    • Imelda Staunton (The Crown)
    • Hilary Swank (Alaska Daily)
    • Zendaya (Euphoria)
  • Best actor (drama)
    • Jeff Bridges (The Old Man)
    • Kevin Costner (Yellowstone)
    • Diego Luna (Andor)
    • Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
    • Adam Scott (Severance)
  • Best Actress (musical or comedy)
    • Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)
    • Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant)
    • Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building)
    • Jenna Ortega (Wednesday)
    • Jean Smart (Hacks)
  • Best Actor (musical or comedy)
    • Donald Glover (Atlanta)
    • Bill Hader (Barry)
    • Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building)
    • Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building)
    • Jeremy Allen White (The Bear)
  • Best Supporting Actress (musical, comedy or drama)
    • Elizabeth Debicki (The Crown)
    • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks)
    • Julia Garner (Ozark)
    • Janelle James (Abbott Elementary)
    • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Musical, Comedy or Drama)
    • John Lithgow (The Old Man)
    • Jonathan Pryce (The Crown)
    • John Turturro (Severance)
    • Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary)
    • Henry Winkler (Barry)
  • Best Actress (Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie)
    • Jessica Chastain (George and Tammy)
    • Julia Garner (Inventing Anna)
    • Lily James (Pam and Tommy)
    • Julia Roberts (Gaslit)
    • Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout)
  • Best Actor (limited series, anthology or TV movie)
    • Taron Egerton (Black Bird)
    • Colin Firth (The Staircase)
    • Andrew Garfield (Under the Banner of Heaven)
    • Evan Peters (Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story)
    • Sebastian Stan (Pam and Tommy)
  • Best Supporting Actress (limited series, anthology or TV movie)
    • Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus)
    • Claire Danes (Fleishman Is in Trouble)
    • Daisy Edgar-Jones (Under the Banner of Heaven)
    • Niecy Nash (Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story)
    • Aubrey Plaza (The White Lotus)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie)
    • F. Murray Abraham (The White Lotus)
    • Domhnall Gleeson (The Patient)
    • Paul Walter Hauser (Black Bird)
    • Richard Jenkins (Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story)
    • Seth Rogen (Pam and Tommy)

The 80th Golden Globes awards ceremony will be held on January 11, 2023.

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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