House of the Dragon won Best Television Series, Drama and Abbott Elementary won Best Television Series, Comedy at the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards.

During its more than three-year marathon telecast from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, The Banshees of Inisherin won Best Musical or Comedy and The Fabelmans was named Best Motion Picture, Drama.

White Lotus, a series about wealthy high-end hotel guests, was named Best Limited or Anthology Series for its second season, set in Sicily.

This ceremony took place at a time when the Golden Globes tried to restart as a celebration of film and television after being scandalously taken off the air in 2022.

The Banshees of Inisherin, a comic take on the breakup of a friendship, won three major awards, including awards for screenplay and Colin Farrell’s lead role.

The Fabelmans, Steven Spielberg’s soulful look at childhood, also won for directing.

The theme of the evening was rethinking and renewal. Several winners said they received golden opportunities after being written off or overlooked in the business. Among them is Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy winner Michelle Yeoh, the action film star who became an awards season favorite for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once. She spoke about gender discrimination and racism she faced.

“All of you women understand this,” said 60-year-old Yeoh. “As the days, years, numbers get bigger, the opportunities get smaller, as well.”

This theme was amplified by Farrell, who credited Banshee of Inisherin writer-director Martin McDonagh with helping him rethink his career role when he cast him in 2008’s black comedy In Bruges.

Best Supporting Actor winner Ke Huy Quan echoed the theme. He is a former child actor who stopped acting before being cast as Michelle Yeoh’s husband in Everything Everywhere All at once.

“When I started my career as a child actor in ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,’ I felt so very lucky to have been chosen,” Quan said. “As I grew older, I started to wonder if that was it, if that was just luck. For so many years, I was afraid I had nothing more to offer. No matter what I did, I would never surpass what I achieved as a kid. Thankfully, more than 30 years later, two guys [Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert] thought of me. They remembered that kid, and they gave me an opportunity to try again.”

There were several other speeches at the ceremony. For example, Best Supporting Actress winner Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) used her time on stage to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose career and life was cut off due to cancer in 2020, at 43.

Other top acting honors went to Austin Butler, who won best actor in a Best Actor in a Drama, Motion Picture for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in Elvis, and Cate Blanchett, who won Best Actress in a Drama, Motion Picture for the cruel conductor in Tár.

Jeremy Allen White was named Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, while Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson was was named Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy for her portrayal of an idealistic public-school teacher.

Zendaya was named Best Television Actress in Drama Series for her work as a troubled high schooler in Euphoria, while Kevin Costner won the prize for best actor in a TV drama for his work as a rancher in Yellowstone. Lead actors in TV limited or anthology series awards went to Amanda Seyfried in The Dropout and Evan Peters in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

Eddie Murphy and Ryan Murphy were the recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, recognizing career achievement in movies, and the Carol Burnett Award, honoring career achievement in television, respectively. Ryan Murphy used his speech to recognize openly gay or trans performers he worked with such as MJ Rodriguez, Jeremy Pope, Niecy Nash, and Billy Porter, calling them signs of “hope and progress.”

The focus of the evening was on the fantasies and fables being spun on the big and small screen alike, but glimmers of the painful reality being experienced in parts of the world managed to break through the glitz and glamor. Volodymyr Zelenskyi, president of Ukraine, as the Verge reviewer aptly described, appeared on video to rally viewers to his country’s cause as it continues to be locked in an existential battle with Russia.

“The tide is turning and it is already clear who will win,” Zelensky said to loud applause.

In 2021, the Golden Globes faced a number of scandals. The Los Angeles Times published a sensational article that revealed that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group behind the telecast, did not have a single black member. The article also exposed questionable ethical standards within the organization, revealing that voters received lavish gifts from the studios and attended parties sponsored by companies seeking favors. The HFPA introduced a number of reforms, including introducing stricter ethical standards, and expanded its membership with an emphasis on attracting more black people. The group currently has six black members and about a dozen non-member black voters.

Amid the controversy, NBC renegotiated its deal with the Globes to a one-year term, “HFPA and DCP to explore new opportunities for domestic and global distribution across a variety of platforms in the future,” according to a press release announcing the telecast’s return.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Avatar: The Way of Water (20th Century Studios)

Elvis (Warner Bros.)

The Fabelmans (Universal Pictures) (WINNER)

Tár (Focus Features)

Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Pictures)

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Babylon (Paramount Pictures)

The Banshees of Inisherin (Searchlight Pictures) (WINNER)

Everything Everywhere All at Once (A24)

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix)

Triangle of Sadness (Neon)

Best Director, Motion Picture

James Cameron (Avatar: The Way of Water)

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Baz Luhrmann (Elvis)

Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans) (WINNER)

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Tár” (Focus Features) — Todd Field

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24) — Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert

The Banshees of Inisherin (Searchlight Pictures) — Martin McDonagh (WINNER)

Women Talking (MGM/United Artists Releasing) — Sarah Polley

The Fabelmans (Universal Pictures) — Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Austin Butler (Elvis) (WINNER)

Brendan Fraser (The Whale)

Hugh Jackman (The Son)

Bill Nighy (Living)

Jeremy Pope (The Inspection)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett (Tár) (WINNER)

Olivia Colman (Empire of Light)

Viola Davis (The Woman King)

Ana de Armas (Blonde)

Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris)

Margot Robbie (Babylon)

Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu)

Emma Thompson (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande)

Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) (WINNER)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Diego Calva (Babylon)

Daniel Craig (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery)

Adam Driver (White Noise)

Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) (WINNER)

Ralph Fiennes (The Menu)

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Brad Pitt (Babylon)

Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once) WINNER

Eddie Redmayne (The Good Nurse)

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) WINNER

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 TV Series, Drama

Better Call Saul (AMC)

The Crown (Netflix)

House of the Dragon (HBO) (WINNER)

Ozark (Netflix)

Severance (Apple TV+)

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Abbott Elementary (ABC) (WINNER)

The Bear (FX)

Hacks (HBO Max)

Only Murders in the Building Hulu)

Wednesday (Netflix)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Jeff Bridges (The Old Man)

Kevin Costner (Yellowstone) (WINNER)

Diego Luna (Andor

Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)

Adam Scott (Severance)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama

Emma D’Arcy (House of the Dragon)

Laura Linney (Ozark)

Imelda Staunton (The Crown)

Hilary Swank (Alaska Daily)

Zendaya (Euphoria) (WINNER)

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary) (WINNER)

Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant)

Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building)

Jenna Ortega (Wednesday)

Jean Smart (Hacks)

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Donald Glover (Atlanta)

Bill Hader (Barry)

Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building)

Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building)

Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) (WINNER)

Best Supporting Actor, Television

John Lithgow (The Old Man)

Jonathan Pryce (The Crown)

John Turturro (Severance)

Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary) WINNER

Henry Winkler (Barry)

Best Supporting Actress, Television

Elizabeth Debicki (The Crown)

Hannah Einbinder (Hacks)

Julia Garner (Ozark) (WINNER)

Janelle James (Abbott Elementary)

Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary)

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television

Black Bird (Apple TV+)

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix)

The Dropout (Hulu)

Pam & Tommy (Hulu)

The White Lotus (HBO) (WINNER)

Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Taron Egerton (Black Bird)

Colin Firth (The Staircase)

Andrew Garfield (Under the Banner of Heaven)

Evan Peters (Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story) (WINNER)

Sebastian Stan (Pam & Tommy)

Best Performance by an Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Jessica Chastain (George and Tammy)

Julia Garner (Inventing Anna)

Lily James (Pam & Tommy)

Julia Roberts (Gaslit)

Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout) (WINNER)

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

Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus) (WINNER)

Claire Danes (Fleishman Is in Trouble)

Daisy Edgar-Jones (Under the Banner of Heaven)

Niecy Nash-Betts (Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story)

Aubrey Plaza (The White Lotus)

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

F. Murray Abraham (The White Lotus)

Domhnall Gleeson (The Patient)

Paul Walter Hauser (Black Bird) (WINNER)

Richard Jenkins (Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story)

Seth Rogen (Pam & Tommy)

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

The Banshees of Inisherin (Searchlight Pictures) — Carter Burrell

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix) — Alexandre Desplat

Women Talking (MGM/United Artists Releasing) — Hildur Guðnadóttir

Babylon (Paramount Pictures) — Justin Hurwitz (WINNER)

The Fabelmans (Universal Pictures) — John Williams

Best Picture, Non-English Language

All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)

Argentina, 1985 (Argentina) (WINNER)

Close (Belgium)

Decision to Leave (South Korea)

RRR (India)

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

Carolina from Where the Crawdads Sing (Sony Pictures) — Taylor Swift

Ciao Papa from Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix) — Alexandre Desplat, Roeban Katz, Guillermo del Toro

Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount Pictures) — Lady Gaga, BloodPop, Benjamin Rice

Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel Studios) — Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler

Naatu Naatu from RRR (Variance Films) — Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj (WINNER)

Best Motion Picture, Animated

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix) (WINNER)

Inu-Oh (GKIDS)

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On (A24)

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (DreamWorks Animation)

Turning Red (Pixar)