The Golden Globe Awards Are Back! Here’s Everything You Need to Know

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After an embarrassing year of controversy for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association including boycotts, protests, and allegations, the Golden Globes are back on the air with the 80th edition at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.  The stars have aligned, and walked the carpet in head-to-toe jewels – literally, Jessica Chastain‘s dress was dripping with crystals – for a night of tributes and awards celebrating the Hollywood elite.

From the best fashion looks to the standout moments, here is everything you need to know about the 2023 Golden Globes.

Glamorous Outfits

You can always count on Rihanna to make a head-turning red carpet appearance, and the 2023 Golden Globes were no different. Except, the singer, along with partner A$AP Rocky, skipped the paparazzi on the red carpet, sneaking into the star-studded awards ceremony. Dressed in a magnificent black velvet Schiaparelli strapless gown with a dramatic cape and matching gloves, RiRi’s arrival hardly went unnoticed. Precious Cartier jewelry sparkled around the singer’s neck and ears, while her hair was secured in an intricate updo with a chunk of hair pressed onto her forehead. As for her makeup? Rihanna stuck to a natural look, with her glossy lips being the highlight.

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Rihanna wasn’t the only one to embrace volume on the red carpet at the 2023 Golden Globes. Selena Gomez, who posed on the red carpet with her little sister, nailed the sartorial game in a bespoke Valentino black strapless gown with statement-making deep-purple sleeves complete with a long train.

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Drenched in scintillating crystals, Jessica Chastain dazzled on the red carpet, courtesy of an exquisite Oscar de la Renta creation. Chastain’s crystal-webbed 2023 Golden Globes gown featured 16,000 crushed crystals that were hand-embroidered over 585 hours by the exceptionally skilled modists at the Oscar de la Renta ateliers.

 

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Breakout star of the year, Jenna Ortega, took a refreshing break from the gothic Wednesday-core aesthetic to embrace a romantic red-carpet look designed by Gucci. The sand-colored pleated gown featured flowy bell sleeves and a criss-cross cut-out pattern around her midriff. After serving some bold beauty looks on- and off-screen the past couple of months and popularizing the gothic makeup trend, the actress complemented her outfit with a barely-there makeup look. Ortega might have gone home without a Golden Globe, but she certainly won the best-dressed award. 

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Judging from the 2023 Golden Globes red carpet, it appears that celebrities have collectively bid adieu to bold beauty looks. Eccentric graphic eyeliners and vibrant lip colors are a thing of the past. This season, celebrities chose minimal dabs of makeup to glam up their famous faces. As for hairstyles, Jenna Ortega debuted short, auburn hair, Rihanna flaunted a meticulously styled updo, Anya Taylor Joy pinned her gorgeous platinum locks on one side, and Selena Gomez opted for a high ponytail. 

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Best Moments

We watch pretty much everything these days for Jennifer Coolidge, and let’s just say we weren’t disappointed. From her hilarious rambling about her anxiety to her endearing acceptance speech where she spoiled the ending of White Lotus, we can’t help it. We stan. Protect this woman at all costs.

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In a historic win for India, composer M.M. Keeravani beat out heavyweights Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga for Best Original Song from the Indian Telugu-language epic action drama film, RRR. (And now we’re all singing “Naaaaaaaatu Naatu Naatu Naatu Naatu Naatu Veera Naatu!”)

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This year’s host, comedian Jerrod Carmichael, did not sweep any controversy under the carpet when he came out saying he was hired because he was Black. But his jokes fell a bit flat on an awkward audience. We liked the sucker punch to Scientology, but everybody got a bit Will Smith slappy when he joked about being in the “hotel that killed Whitney Houston.” Too soon, Jerrod. Too soon.

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Eddie Murphy, who accepted the Cecil B. Demille award for 2023, is probably the only person who can tell a joke about the infamous slap and be sublimely hilarious. He had three pieces of pretty sound advice for all the dreamers hoping to achieve success: 1. Pay your taxes. 2. Mind your business. 3. Keep Will Smith’s wife’s name out of your (insert expletive here) mouth.

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Former child star, Ke Huy Quan, gave an emotional acceptance speech for his Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture win that apparently several people in the audience could relate to judging by the number of tears attempting to be hidden. Quan refused to forget where he came from and thanked Steven Spielberg, who picked up his first directing award in 23 years (believe it or not), for casting him in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom all those years ago. He went on to say he had struggled wondering if the best work of his life was over after his childhood success, but that in Everything Everywhere All At Once, he was given a chance to believe in himself again.

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There were a few notable absences from this year’s Globes. Not just our boy, Brendan Fraser, but even a few winners couldn’t make it out to Hollywood on a Tuesday night. Kevin Costner – winner of the award for Actor in a TV Drama or Series – was sheltering in Santa Barbara, as Regina King so incredulously pointed out. Zendaya was also unable to attend. “She’s working y’all,” the presenter said. But Zendaya did post on her Instagram a thank you for her (well-deserved) win for Best Actress in a TV Drama Series for her work in Euphoria.

 

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