By John H. Foote

After a year in which the industry boycotted the Golden Globe Awards citing many dark reasons, specifically their lack of diversity and inclusion, rumours of bribes, the Association of Foreign Press writers made the necessary changes, and last night the awards were presented with stars in attendance.

The Globes have often been seen as a preview of what might or will happen at the Academy Awards, though the Oscars have become somewhat less predictable the last few years.

The Fabelmans won Best Picture (Drama) and Steven Spielberg won Best Director for his marvelous autobiographical film. Since winning the coveted people’s Choice Award at TIFF the film has been on a golden road to the Oscars.

Cate Blanchett won Best Actress (Drama) for her stupendous performance in Tar, while Austin Butler won Best Actor (Drama) in Elvis.

The Banshees of Inisherin won Best Film (Comedy/ Musical) with lead actor Colin Farrell taking Best Actor (Comedy/ Musical) and Michelle Yeoh winning Best Actress (Comedy/ Musical) in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Martin McDonough won the ward for Best Screenplay for The Banshees of Inisherin surprising the audience who believed as I did Sarah Polley was a shoo-in for Women Talking.

Former child actor Ke Huy Quan, best known as Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, took Best Supporting Actor in Everything, Everywhere All at Once, while Angela Bassett won Supporting Actress for Black Panther – Wakanda Forever, something of a sentimental win.

Best Musical Score went to Babylon, while Best Animated Film was given to Del Toro’s Pinocchio.

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