Golden Globes 2023: What You Haven’t Seen On TV
The Golden Globes return Tuesday night ready to prove that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association reformed. NBC’s live broadcast—where you can watch host Jerrod Carmichael and all winners— largely like the show’s return to normal, which is known for taking the pre-Oscars party more seriously in the spring. But Vanity Fair Get a first-hand look at the mood in the ballroom, backstage and at the after-party.
David Canfield: Well, if there’s one thing I learned while I was in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel attending the Golden Globes on Tuesday night, it’s that a bunch of movie stars love to dress up, drink champagne and cheer each other (and themselves) to win the gold cup—shock! This is really the atmosphere inside the ceremony, an almost vibrant return to the old-fashioned awards season glamor, as our colleagues. Richard Lawson put it in his review. Natalie, what was it like in the press room, where you held the fortress for us?
Natalie Jarvey: Your experience is clearly sexier, David! As the press reported on the performance, those without tickets to the main ballroom, as well as those attending the viewing party held upstairs at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, had to park off-site and be transported to and from the venue. place. Thanks to the rain, we were given a muddy journey through back streets that I didn’t even know existed. The setup inside the press room itself was pretty nice. We ate a buffet—including grilled veggies, lemon chicken, and vegan lasagna—and even had a bar where waiters were serving water and beer. People are there to work, not to party, but things get more interesting when the winners start making their way backstage.
What was the mood like in the ballroom while the show was on?
Canfield: Carmichael’s winding, rather harsh opening monologue lands quite well; It feels like there’s an understanding that no comic can take on this role without just dealing with the elephant in the room, but actually confronting it. And then the producers wisely opened the door with the award for Best Supporting Actor, whose heavy lead Ke Huy Quan won and gave a fiery, serious speech—indicating, quite immediately, that these awards could have their weight back, and in turn, the show could go like the star-studded, boozy party it’s known for so long.
So that’s the display side of things. Then there’s the real “dinner,” or lack thereof. Save two chocolate bars, all the food was removed from the table half an hour before showtime, as in, before most of these nominees arrived. I was sitting upstairs – the press will one day get the top spots, Natalie; one day—that meant I got pretty close to the bar, where a meatball board and chicken sandwich were tucked into the same corner where I saw Glen Powell juggling three cocktails while taking selfies with almost everyone in his path. But for real nominees close to the stage, the bar is much more of a hike — and if you don’t get in and out in time, you’ll be stuck standing next to me for the entire stretch. , instead of eating at your place. seat. (I hope I’m a silent good friend, Billy the porter.) There were giant bottles of champagne on the table and, uh, relatively little water. Therefore White Mike It’s not entirely wrong to imply the drunken effect here. I’ve heard of some journalists who heard from clients about being hungry, mid-show.
Natalie, I have to know if the clip made it to the press room. What have you heard about famous stars?
Jarvey: We didn’t hear much about the food—or the lack of it—at the start of the show, but when the final group of winners went backstage, you could tell they were very hungry. Afterward Abbott Elementary School winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Program – Musical or Comedy, the cast flooded the press room. What’s on their mind is where they can get a bite to eat. “Did they feed you?” Lisa Ann Walter asked the journalists still gathered in the room after the Golden Globes broadcast ended. “We have nothing. Does anyone have a finger bread in their pocket? When one of the journalists mentioned the hot vegan lasagna waiting in another room, Walter replied, “I don’t eat other people’s lasagna.”
Not all winners choose to return to the press room. The night begins strong, with Ke Huy Quan and Angela Bassett both appear. Bassett told us she didn’t come back to see the acceptance speech she gave when she won her first Golden Globe, all the way back in 1994. But she did talk about herself at the time. young woman, “I think she’s on the right track. Meanwhile, Quan is excited about his win, though he insists he’s not inundated with scripts after his star joins. Everything Anywhere All At Once. “I’m not Tom Cruise, I’m not Brad Pitt, I’m not Leonardo DiCaprio,” he said. “I hope many filmmakers and casting directors will think of me. I am really excited and optimistic going forward.”