After halting their ceremony in 2022, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) hosted their 80th annual Golden Globes award ceremony last night January 10.
Hosted by Jerrod Carmichael, the ceremony returned last night after facing a diversity scandal last year. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) had zero Black members among the 87 voting members in 2021. The 2022 ceremony was cancelled in an effort to rehabilitate the committee and ceremony’s image.
The HFPA introduced 21 new members in the past year in an effort to diversify. With all eyes on the committee and their voting, the awardees and the snubbed of this ceremony were bound to be examined more closely.
Here were the top wins and snubs of the ceremony last night.
1. Win: Quinta Brunson
Quinta Brunson won a golden globe in the category “Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy” for her role in Abbott Elementary. Brunson’s performance has not only been praised since the inception of the show, but the show itself is one of the most popular streaming right now.
2. Snub: Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer did not receive a nomination for best supporting actress in a movie for her role as Emerald in Jordan Peele’s horror movie Nope (2022). Palmer’s performance was praised as one of the best elements of the film, so seeing her miss out on the nomination was a definite snub.
3. Win: Jennifer Coolidge
Jennifer Coolidge won the golden globe for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.” Her performance in White Lotus, one of the most popular shows of 2023, has been praised by both critics and fans. The award was well-deserved.
4. Snub: Rhea Seehorn
Rhea Seehorn did not see a nomination for her role in tv show Better Call Saul (2015-2022). While her co-star was lucky enough to get a nomination for best actor, Seehorn should have seen at least a nomination for best actress. Her performance was so raved about, many are surprised she didn’t actually go on to win the award.
5. Win: Ke Huy Quan
Ke Huy Quan won a golden globe for his role in Everything, Everywhere All At Once (2022) in the “Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture” category. The film has been highly regarded and all of the performances, including Huy Quan’s, were said to be amazing. Ke Huy Quan’s award was well-deserved.
6. Snub: Stephanie Hsu
While some of her co-stars were nominated for their performances in Everything, Everywhere All At Once (2022), Stephanie Hsu did not receive one for her role. As she was one of the supporting actresses in the film that was praised, it was surprising that she did not receive a nomination.
Awards committee’s have been met with diversity scandals for the past few years. As we are finally back to in-person ceremonies, people will be watching more than ever to see who is awarded and who is disregarded.
Bonus: Eddie Murphy
The iconic comedian was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille award for his more than two decades of wowing film and comedy show audiences around the world. During his acceptance speech, he thanked his partner and 10 children and made a now-infamous joke about the Will Smith slap felt around the world during the 2021 Oscars. He also offered his advice on what it takes to have a long prosperous career in entertainment, including “pay your taxes” and “mind your business.”