L-R) Tony Kushner, Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Steven Spielberg pose with the Best Motion Picture – Drama award for "The Fabelmans" at the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards (Photo credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moët and Chandon)

Hollywood gathered at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Jan. 10 to celebrate the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards. Though the night is known for honoring the best in film and television, this year’s winners list includes many people who got their start in theater. 

The two biggest awards of the night — Best Motion Picture, Drama and Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy — went to movies by Broadway stalwarts. “The Fabelmans,” written by Steven Spielberg and Tony Award-winning “Angels in America” scribe Tony Kushner won the former, while “The Banshees of Inisherin,” penned and directed by and five-time Tony nominee Martin McDonagh. 

McDonagh also took home the trophy for Best Screenplay — Motion Picture. The auteur was represented on Broadway last season with “Hangmen.”

In the performance categories, Angela Bassett — who has appeared on Broadway in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” and “The Mountaintop” — was named Best Supporting Actress — Motion Picture for her performance as the queen Ramonda in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Cate Blanchett, who starred in the 2017 Broadway production of “The Present,” won the Golden Globe for Best Actress — Motion Picture — Drama for her performance as composer-conductor Lydia Tár in “Tár.”

Jennifer Coolidge, who has been seen on Broadway in “The Women” and “Elling,” took home the award for Best Supporting Actress — Television Limited Series/Motion Picture for her work on “The White Lotus.” 

Notably, Amanda Seyfried, who won her first Golden Globe, Best Actress — Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture, for her leading turn in “The Dropout,” was not in attendance. Presenter Cole Hauser explained, “Amanda Seyfried is deep in the process of creating a new musical this week and could not be here tonight.” As of publication, representatives for Seyfried had not yet responded to a request for comment regarding the project.

Producer and writer Ryan Murphy accepted the Carol Burnett Award, becoming only the fourth person to win the relatively new prize. Murphy began his speech by recognizing actor Michaela Jaé Rodriguez who had won a 2022 Golden Globe in an untelevised ceremony. “I was so thrilled when it was announced that MJ Rodriguez from my show ‘Pose’ had been awarded Best Actress in a Drama Series,” Murphy said. “In doing so, MJ, from Newark, New Jersey, became the first trans actress ever to win a Golden Globe, and I thought, ‘Wow, how I would have loved for MJ to be on this stage getting the standing ovation she deserved for making history.’ MJ please stand up and let’s give her the ovation that she deserves.”

Murphy recognized four other actors in his speech: Niecy Nash, Billy Porter, Matt Bomer and Jeremy Pope — the latter three of whom have appeared in principal roles on Broadway. (Murphy gave a special callout to Pope saying, “Jeremy Pope is the future.”) “I have dedicated most of my lifetime achievement speech here tonight,” he said, “to these wonderful actors I’ve worked with to make a point of hope and progress.”

See below for a full listing of the select categories mentioned above.



Best Motion Picture — Drama

Winner: “The Fabelmans”

“Avatar: The Way of Water”



“Top Gun: Maverick”


Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Winner: “The Banshees of Inisherin”


“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

“Triangle of Sadness”


Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Winner: Martin McDonagh, “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Todd Field, “Tár”

Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, “The Fabelmans”

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Sarah Polley, “Women Talking”


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Winner: Angela Bassett, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Kerry Condon, “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Jamie Lee Curtis, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Dolly De Leon, “Triangle of Sadness”

Carey Mulligan, “She Said”


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Winner: Cate Blanchett, “Tár”

Olivia Colman, “Empire of Light”

Viola Davis, “The Woman King”

Ana de Armas, “Blonde”

Michelle Williams, “The Fabelmans”



Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Winner: Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”

Claire Danes, “Fleishman Is in Trouble”

Daisy Edgar-Jones, “Under the Banner of Heaven”

Niecy Nash, “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”

Aubrey Plaza, “The White Lotus”


Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Winner: Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout”

Jessica Chastain, “George and Tammy” 

Julia Garner, “Inventing Anna” 

Lily James, “Pam & Tommy” 

Julia Roberts, “Gaslit” 


A full list of 2023 Golden Globe winners can be found here.

See what other Broadway favorites were nominated here.