© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony will probably be held on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. Photograph taken on December 12, 2022. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
By Lisa Richwine and Danielle Broadway
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) – “Avatar” director James Cameron, actor Jamie Lee Curtis and different celebrities stepped onto a silver carpet on Tuesday on the first Golden Globe awards since a scandal knocked the glitzy Hollywood ceremony off tv.
Heavy rain eased to a drizzle simply as stars started to reach on the present in Beverly Hills the place the flashy “Elvis” biopic and sci-fi blockbuster “Avatar: The Method of Water” will battle for the highest honor of greatest drama movie.
Celebrities and broadcaster NBC deserted the 2022 Globes due to moral lapses on the Hollywood International Press Affiliation (HFPA), the group that palms out the awards.
A bigger, extra numerous membership and different modifications by the HFPA persuaded lots of the largest film and TV stars to help this 12 months’s ceremony, which offers publicity for winners and nominees and infrequently boosts their possibilities on the Oscars.
Organizers selected a silver carpet as a substitute of the standard purple for the Globes’ eightieth anniversary.
Huge names anticipated to attend included Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and “Elvis” star Austin Butler, a favourite for a greatest actor trophy.
“I feel we’ll see ‘Elvis’ win and Austin Butler win,” stated Chris Beachum, managing editor of awards web site Gold Derby. Golden Globes voters “have confirmed time and time once more that they love spectacles they usually love musicals.”
The ceremony was set to air stay on Comcast (NASDAQ:)’s NBC broadcast channel and stream on Peacock beginning at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PT.
“Elvis” is within the working for high drama movie in opposition to “The Method of Water,” the long-awaited “Avatar” sequel that’s lighting up film field workplaces; Steven Spielberg’s coming-of-age movie “The Fabelmans” and “Tar,” starring Cate Blanchett as a conniving orchestra conductor.
“Prime Gun: Maverick” is also within the combine, although the army motion movie’s possibilities have been probably damage by star Tom Cruise returning his Globe statues in protest in 2021, Beachum stated.
Cruise was reacting to a Los Angeles Occasions investigation that exposed the HFPA had no Black journalists in its ranks and accused members of soliciting favors from celebrities and film studios. He’s not anticipated to attend Tuesday’s present.
“The Banshees of Inisherin,” a darkly comedian story set on an Irish island with extra nominations than some other film, is seen because the main contender for greatest comedy or musical movie.
Comic Jerrod Carmichael will host the three-hour ceremony, whereas Eddie Murphy will obtain a lifetime achievement honor. Director Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Lee Curtis are listed amongst presenters.
Actor Sean Penn additionally will introduce a video message from President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine.
In TV classes, “Abbott Elementary” racked up essentially the most nominations and is taken into account a frontrunner for greatest comedy.
Roughly 200 journalists and others from the worldwide movie trade voted on this 12 months’s Globes. Amongst these voters, practically 52% are racially and ethnically numerous, together with 10% who’re Black, in response to the HFPA.