Awards, awards galore! (Picture: Metro.co.uk/Getty)
If you listen very closely, you just might hear the sound of an assistant in Hollywood shedding a tear.
That’s because it’s one of the busiest times of year for the stars and all those in their orbit – awards season.
The first few months of the new year always see a slew of glitzy, glamorous gatherings as the best of the previous year’s TV, film and music are celebrated.
You will want to know all the details beforehand – after all, you wouldn’t want to miss this year’s version of Will Smith’s Oscars slap or other pop culture defining moments, like wild moments on stage, iconic red carpet looks and blunders akin to the La La Land/Moonlight debacle.
They definitely keep us entertained, so here’s the low down of awards season 2023…
When are the Golden Globes?
The Golden Globes unofficially kick off awards season each year, landing in the first few weeks of January.
Austin Butler won Best Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama for his performance as Elvis (Picture: Rich Polk/NBC via Getty Images)
This year, they took place on Tuesday, January 10 – and saw Austin Butler win an award for Elvis, Cate Blanchett for Tár, The Fabelmans take home Best Motion Picture – Drama and The Banshees of Inisherin winning Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Last year’s Golden Globes was replaced with an audience-less affair after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) were criticised for their lack of diversity.
Learning from their mistakes, this year’s ceremony was back to being in person – and back in the iconic Beverly Hilton hotel.
Golden Globes key details
When: Tuesday, January 10 (Wednesday, January 11 on UK time)
Where: Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles
When are the Critics’ Choice awards?
This year, the Critics’ Choice Awards were held where they have been for many years in the past, the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel. The ceremony took place on Sunday, January 15 at 7pm Eastern Time.
The ceremony was hosted by Chelsea Handler.
At the 2023 ceremony, Everything Everywhere All At Once won Best Picture, Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for Tár and Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for The Whale.
Brendan Fraser was visibly emotional upon winning the Critics Choice Award for The Whale (Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association)
In the supporting acting categories, Angela Bassett won for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, while Ke Huy Quan won for Everything Everywhere All At Once – while the cast of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery won Best Acting Ensemble.
Generally, it’s not the most famous ceremony, but the Critics’ Choice Awards are often looked at as an indicator of how the Oscars will go.
In 2022, the winners of the Critics’ Choice Awards who’d go on to win the same category at the Oscars included:
Best Actress – Jessica Chastain
Best Actor – Will Smith
Best Supporting Actress – Ariana DeBose
Best Original Song – No Time to …read more