The 80th anniversary Golden Globe Awards were held last night in Los Angeles, and it was a night to remember for young actor Austin Butler and veteran actress Michelle Yeoh. The two talented actors took home the main film awards at the Golden Globes ceremony, cementing their place in the industry and solidifying their status as leading actors in their respective fields.
Butler, who starred in the movie "Elvis" was declared the best actor for his role in the film drama "Elvis". The young actor embodied the legend of rock music Elvis Presley, and his portrayal of the iconic singer was widely praised by critics and audiences alike.
As he accepted his award, Butler was visibly emotional and had a hard time finding the words to express his gratitude. "Oh, man, all my words are leaving me. I just am so grateful right now. I’m in this room full of my heroes," he began before voicing his admiration for his “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” co-star Brad Pitt and director Quentin Tarantino.
"I owe this to a bold, visionary filmmaker who allowed me the experience to take risks and I always knew I would be supported. I love you, Baz Luhrmann,"
"Thank you for believing in me in those moments that I didn’t even believe in myself.
I’m so grateful to you. I also want to thank my dance partner, the greatest dance partner I could have ever hoped for, Mr. Tom Hanks”. Yeoh was awarded for the main role in the action film "Everything Everywhere All At Once".
The actress, who has been in the industry for many years, emphasized that at the beginning of her career, she was called a "minority" and asked if she could speak English. She used this opportunity to make a statement about representation and inclusivity in the entertainment industry.
Colin Farrell was another big winner of the night, as he won the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy award for Padraic Suilleabhain. Other honorees included actress Angela Bassett, who won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Queen Ramonda in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" and Ke Huy Quan who won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Waymond Wang in the movie "Everything Everywhere All at Once".
In the Best Motion Picture categories, "The Fabelmans", a coming-of-age story based on Steven Spielberg's teenage years, was declared the best film drama, while the award for the best film musical or comedy went to "Banshees of Inisherin".
The Golden Globe Awards is always a star-studded event and this year was no different. With performances from some of the biggest names in the industry and speeches from inspiring and talented actors, it was a night to remember.