Golden Globe 2023: 'Naatu Naatu' from RRR, 'The Fabelmans', 'The Banshees of Inisherin' Make Headlines
IANS 11 January 2023
The song 'Naatu Naatu' from the Indian film 'RRR' directed by SS Rajamouli was named the Best Original Song in Motion Picture, 'The Fabelmans' won Best Picture, Drama and 'The Banshees of Inisherin' won the Best Picture, Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes Awards.
'House of the Dragon' won best TV drama and 'Abbott Elementary' received the prize for best TV comedy. In a marathon telecast that stretched over three hours, 'The White Lotus', was named best limited or anthology series for its Sicily-set second season.
Their victories came as the tarnished awards show attempted to relaunch itself as a star-studded celebration of movies and television after being forced off the air in 2022 in the wake of a series of controversies, reports 'Variety'.
'The Banshees of Inisherin,' a comic look at the dissolution of a friendship, won a leading three prizes, including awards for its screenplay and the lead performance of Colin Farrell.
'The Fabelmans', a warm-hearted look at Steven Spielberg's childhood, also won a directing prize for the filmmaking icon.
PM Modi, Big B, Anand Mahindra Voice the Joy of the People
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi congratulated music composer M.M. Keeravaani and Team 'RRR' for their win at the Golden Globes. He tweeted: "A very special accomplishment! Compliments to @mmkeeravaani, Prem Rakshith, Kaala Bhairava, Chandrabose, @Rahulsipligunj. I also congratulate @ssrajamouli, @tarak9999, @AlwaysRamCharan and the entire team of @RRRMovie. This prestigious honour has made every Indian very proud."
Describing the win as a 'most well-deserving achievement', mega star Amitabh Bachchan complimented the team in Telugu as well: "Vijayniki abhinandanalu RRR, miru bharatadesarn garvapadela cesaru (Congratulations on you win, 'RRR'! You have brought honour to your country.)"
Conveying his reaction, industrialist Anand Mahindra tweeted: "Dance and the world dances with you. Thank you #RRR, thank you #NaatuNaatu for winning at the #GoldenGlobes and showing us what India's global brand should be: A country that can make people sing & dance together. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam."
Mahesh Babu, who is set to work with SS Rajamouli on his next movie, wrote: "Watching the world cheer for an Indian film is a dream come true!! This year couldn't have started on a better note! Congratulations @mmkeeravaani garu, @ssrajamouli sir, @tarak9999, @AlwaysRamCharan & the entire team of #RRR... Many more to come!!"
Team 'RRR' makes a style statement with Sarees, Sherwanis and Bandhgalas
As India won a Golden Globe for the number 'Naatu Naatu' has made headlines, the Indian attire sported by the 'RRR' family too grabbed eyeballs at the prestigious event. 
It was Ram Charan, his wife Upasana, MM Keeravaani, his wife Srivalli SS Rajamouli and his better half Rama Rajamouli, who unlike any other global star chose to flaunt the Indian wear at the ceremony.
Ram Charan looked every inch dapper in an all black Kurta paired with straight pants and sunglasses. His wife Upasana dolled up in a printed saree.
Rajamouli chose a black kurta, red dhoti pants and a crisp red dupatta while his wife Rama, a costume designer, opted for a green and orange Kanjeevaram saree.
Keeravaani seemed to join the gang with a black kurta and straight pants. His wife chose a bright yellow and orengish-red nine-yard wonder.
Jr NTR looked every inch handsome as he opted for a black suit paired with a bow-tie and a white shirt.
'RRR' centres around two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, their fictional friendship and their fight against the British Raj.
Set in the 1920s, the plot explores the undocumented period in their lives when both the revolutionaries chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country.
"Where will I put my trophy? In my heart!" With these words SS Rajamouli ended his chat with 'The Hollywood Reporter' on the Golden Globes red carpet.
The 80th Golden Globe Awards
If the evening had a theme, it was one of reinvention and renewal.
Several of the winners described themselves as being given golden opportunities after being cut out from or overlooked by a business that failed to appreciate their talents. That included best actress in a motion picture musical or comedy winner Michelle Yeoh, an action star turned an awards season darling with her turn in "Everything Everywhere All at Once," who talked about the ageism and racism she faced.
It was a theme that was amplified by Farrell, who thanked his 'The Banshees of Inisherin' writer and director Martin McDonagh for helped to rechart his career path when he cast him in the 2008 black comedy "In Bruges."
And echoed by best supporting actor winner Ke Huy Quan, a former child actor who had stopped acting before he was cast as Yeoh's husband in "Everything Everywhere All at Once."
There were also several speeches that reached emotional crescendos, such as best supporting actress winner Angela Bassett, honoured for her turn as a grieving monarch in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." She used her time on stage to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, the actor who rocketed to fame as the king of Wakanda, but whose career was cut short when he died of cancer in 2020 at the age of 43.
Other top acting awards went to Austin Butler, honoured as best actor in a motion picture drama for his shape-shifting performance as Elvis Presley in 'Elvis', and to Cate Blanchett, named best actress in a motion picture drama for her work as an abusive conductor in 'Tar.'
Zendaya was named best actress in a TV drama 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, recognisng career achievement in movies, and the Carol Burnett Award, honouring career achievement in television, respectively.
Ryan Murphy used his speech to recognise 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'.
"Use them as your north stars," Mr Murphy told viewers who might not see themselves reflected often on screen or who might feel under attack because of their race or sexual orientation.
Eddie Murphy was more irreverent in his time on stage, poking fun at a viral moment from last year's Oscars, while telling the audience that he followed a simple blueprint for success in the movie business.
"Pay your taxes, mind your business and keep Will Smith's wife's name out your fucking mouth," Eddie Murphy said, referencing the actor's assault of Chris Rock.
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 glamour.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine, 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," Mr Zelensky said to loud applause.
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