80th Golden Globe Awards

The 80th Golden Globe Awards were held on Wednesday in Beverly Hills, California. Due to the ongoing pandemic and recent revelations about the lack of diversity and alleged ethical lapses among the awards’ organizers, the gala did not have its usual star-studded and raucous atmosphere that typically kicks off the annual movie awards season.

Winners of the Award

  • In the motion picture categories, Steven Spielberg’s The Fablemans won for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Banshees of Inisherin won for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
  • On the television side, HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon won for Best TV Series Drama, Kevin Costner won for Best Actor – Television Series, Drama for Yellowstone, and Abbott Elementary won for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
  • Evan Peters won for Best Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Series or TV Movie for Dahmer: Monster-The Jeffery Dahmer Story, and Amanda Seyfried won for Best Actress – Limited Series, Anthology Series or TV Movie for The Dropout.
  • Best Director went to Steven Spielberg for The Fablemans, and Best Picture Non English went to 1985 from Argentina, while RRR was among the nominees in the category.

RRR at the Golden Globes

One of the films in contention at the Golden Globe awards was Telugu title RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli. The film ultimately won the award for Best Original Song for “Naatu Naatu” out of the two categories it was nominated for. It missed out on the award for Best Non-English Language Film, which was won by Argentina’s 1985.

The film tells the story of two freedom fighters, Komaram Bheem and Alluri Seetharamaraju, in British-occupied India during the 1920s, and features Jr NTR and Ram Charan in lead roles, as well as Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and British actors Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody and Olivia Morris. The film was a box office success, grossing over ₹ 1,200 crore globally. RRR’s director, SS Rajamouli, and stars, Jr NTR and Ram Charan were in attendance at the event, with Ram Charan being accompanied by his wife Upasana Kamineni.

Previous Accolades

RRR has already won a plethora of international honours, including a win for Best Director for Rajamouli at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. The film has also submitted itself for consideration in various Oscar categories and is expected to be nominated in at least one category, if not more.

The Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Awards were held in Los Angeles and hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael. The awards returned to the Hollywood mainstream after making internal reforms following criticism of its allegedly racist and sexist voting practices. Last year’s Golden Globes were boycotted by NBC, which broadcasts the show, and many of Hollywood’s big stars led by Tom Cruise who returned his three Globes.

Despite the lack of glitz and glamour due to the ongoing pandemic and recent controversies, the 80th Golden Globe Awards still featured a diverse and impressive group of nominees and winners. RRR’s win for Best Original Song serves as yet another recognition for the film on a global scale, and with potential Oscar nominations on the horizon, it seems that the success of the film is far from over.



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