The big story of the night at the redesigned Golden Globes, which aired on CBS for the first time, was that everything went largely as expected, with the exception of one or two real surprises.
The program was hosted by first-time presenter Jo Koy and was held at the Beverly Hilton as usual. In his mostly joke-free monologue, he mentioned how Bradley Cooper’s nose from “Maestro” was accidentally constructed out of Barry Keoghan’s penis from “Saltburn,” and he cracked an Ozempic joke with “The Color Purple.” Therefore, the largest snub of the evening may be said to have been the one Koy made for his own career.
Barbie Takes Home the New “Popular” Globe from Taylor Swift
The Oscars ran screaming from the idea of celebrating the year’s most popular films in 2018. The Globes responded with a “hold my champagne” and eight film nominations under the newly created “cinematic and box office achievement” category. With $1.4 billion in box office receipts worldwide, “Barbie” is perhaps the most popular film of 2023, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise if it wins this award. However, Taylor Swift received a second nomination for her industry-defining concert film, “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour,” which has taken in $261.6 million globally and is the biggest earning documentary and concert film ever.
As previously noted, “Barbie” ended up winning a consolation medal since it lost best musical or comedy to “Poor Things,” finishing off a dismal evening for Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie’s smash hit. Even yet, if Taylor Swift isn’t going to win, what use is it to nominate her and invite her to the show? Swift would have been guaranteed a spot on stage by the previous Globes.