By LILY TINOCO | Assistant Editor
The 80th Golden Globe Awards returned to television on Tuesday evening, January 10, revealing a bevy of winners and nominees who reside in Pacific Palisades.
The final award of the night was presented to Palisadian Steven Spielberg, who accepted the honor of Best Motion Picture – Drama for his work on “The Fabelmans.”
The film—written by Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner—follows a family modeled after the Spielbergs. It reveals the life of Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel LaBelle), Mitzi (Michelle Williams) and Burt’s (Paul Dano) eldest and only son.
Spielberg was also anointed Best Director for “The Fabelmans,” marking the ninth win of his career.
“I’m really, really happy about this,” Spielberg said at the ceremony. “I’ve been hiding from this story since I was 17 years old … I told this story in parts and parcels all throughout my career. ‘E.T.’ has a lot to do with this story. ‘Close Encounters’ has a lot to do with this story … I never had the courage to hit this story head on, until Tony Kushner … sat me down … and we started a conversation.
“Nobody knows who we really are until we’re courageous enough to tell everyone who we are, and I spent a lot of time trying to figure out when I can tell that story, and I figured when I turned about 74 years old, ‘You better do it now.’ I’m really, really happy I did.”
“The Fabelmans” was also nominated for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, but the prize went to “The Banshees of Inisherin.”
Marquez Knolls resident Bill Hader was up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for “Barry,” as well as Martin Short for “Only Murders in the Building.” In the category, Jeremy Allen White took home the award for FX’s breakout series “The Bear.”
Short’s “Only Murders in the Building” was also in the running for Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy, but ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” won. “Everything Everywhere All at Once”—which features Palisadian Jamie Lee Curtis—and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”—with Palisadian Kate Hudson—were nominees in the same category for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, though the award went to “The Banshees of Inisherin.”
Curtis was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” with Angela Bassett picking up the prize for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
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