From Eddie Murphy‘s Lifetime Achievement Award to Steven Spielberg’s triumphant return, the Golden Globes ceremony was an amarcod of emotions.
Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Lee Curtis were some of the presenters who took the stage for what promises to be one of the most exciting editions of the Golden Globes.
No, it is not for the spectacular looks nor for the parterre of stars in attendance.
The 80th edition of the Golden Globes 2023 held quite a few surprises, twists and turns, and, as always, criticism, but what excited us the most was the celebration of some of the stars of the feature films that marked our childhoods of the 1980s and 1990s.
Find out which ones.
Lifetime Achievement Award to Eddie Murphy
“Keep Will Smith’s wife out of your comments,” was one of Eddie Murphy‘s advice to all aspiring comedians during his acceptance speech for his lifetime achievement award at the 2023 Golden Globes.
A career studded with cult hits: Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America, Trading Places, The Golden Child, 48 Hours; Eddi Murphy‘s movies besides being hilarious, have instilled a specific jargon, a series of quotes and even a different modulation of laughter in our common language. Films such as Beverly Hills Cop influenced Streetwear fashion and sneaker culture in Europe as well. For the generations who grew up with his films, this award represents a triumph of Old School cinema, before the advent of the series era and hyper-digitization.
Steven Spielberg’s triumphant return.
“House of the Dragon” won the award for best drama series, rewarding a sprightly Stephen Spielberg in high spirits after all the controversy of previous years.
The father of “Goonies,” “Indiana Jones,” “Jurassic Park,” and “Hook Captain” (just to mention a few), has written a seminal page of our childhood, giving us the most exciting and compelling films in the history of cinema. Notwithstanding his unquestionable dedication to feature films, Spielberg has been able to adapt his cinematic eye to TV series: a path that began as early as 1985 with the TV mini-series “Incredible Stories,” conceived but not produced by Steven Spielberg.
Thanks again for Avatar, James Cameron
James Cameron‘s win for Avatar was more than just an award. We see it as a tribute to the man who created a new film genre, one whose distinctive blue humanoids, spectacular tricks, digital effects, and settings have influenced aesthetics, fashion, and the world of techonology for at least a decade.
PS: We also thank you forever for Terminator.
The return of Kevin Costner
The unmatched Robin Hood, the warrior who dances with the wolves, the untouchable lieutenant who fights crime in Chicago, the world’s most desired bodyguard, received the 2023 Golden Globe award for best actor in a drama series thanks to “Yellowstone.”
Although he was unable to accept the award in person because he was blocked by floods in Santa Barbara, California.
The beautiful Ophelia of all time, Jamie Lee Curtis.
We close this little compendium to the cinema of our childhood with the unforgettable Ophelia from “Trading Places” aka Jamie Lee Curtis who, together with the brilliant director Quentin Tarantino, presented this 80th edition.