The 80th Golden Globe Awards have taken place at the Beverly Hilton for the first time in two years
Jerrod Carmichael opened this year’s Golden Globe Awards with a string of controversial comments.
“I’ll tell you why I’m here…. I’m here ‘cos I’m black,” he said.
Carmichael was the host of the awards ceremony in which he said he became the “black face of the white embattled organisation”.
He also revealed how much he got paid for the role, which is understood to be $500,000.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has faced controversy in recent years, after questions emerged surrounding the ethics and qualifications of its members.
“This show the Golden Globe Awards did not air last year because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which I won’t say they were a racist organisation, but they didn’t have a single black member until George Floyd died,” Mr Carmichael said.
Who were the big winners?
Some of the best film and television shows of the past year were honoured at the 80th Golden Globes.
Streaming continues to make its mark on the industry, as BINGE series ‘White Lotus’ received the award for Best Limited Series.
Mike White accepted the award for the series, where he thanked his team.
“I would take a bullet for you guys, not in the heart but maybe the foot.”
“I was going to give this speech in Italian but I’m too drunk…there was no food.” he said.
Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Black Bird
- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
- Pam and Tommy
- The Dropout
- The White Lotus: Sicily
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- F. Murray Abraham, The White Lotus
- Domhnall Gleeson, The Patient
- Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird
- Richard Jenkins, Monster, The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
- Seth Rogen, Pam and Tommy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
- 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
Eddie Murphy won the coveted Cecil B. DeMille Award. The honour is presented to a talented individual for their outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
Murphy thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, his family and team of producers.
Best actor in a motion picture – drama
- Austin Butler, Elvis
- Brendan Fraser, The Whale
- Hugh Jackman,The Son
- Bill Nighy, Living
- Jeremy Pope, The Inspection
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
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical-Comedy or Drama Television Series
- John Lithgow, The Old Man
- Jonathan Pryce, The Crown
- John Turturro, Severance
- Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary
- Henry Winkler, Barry
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television 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
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series—Musical or Comedy
- Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
- Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
- Selena Gomez, Only Murders In The Building
- Jenna Ortega, Wednesday
- Jean Smart, Hacks
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
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical-Comedy or Drama Television Series
- Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
- Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
- Julia Garner, Ozark
- Janelle James, Abbott Elementary
- Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary
Liverpool to host Eurovision Song Contest
After months of build-up, the British city of Liverpool has finally taking the reins as the official host of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest
Competing countries have also found out which semi-final they will be in and who their rivals will be.
Germany, Italy and France will all vote in the first semi final, while, the U.K., Spain and Ukraine will all cast their votes in the second semi-final.
Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest contest last year and should be this year’s host – but the ongoing war means the country is unable to.
The semi-finals, and the final, will be held in Liverpool in May.
Eurovision 2023 marks the first year ever that non-participating countries can vote.
Pet fish playing Nintendo Switch rack up credit card bill
Pet fish playing a video game in Japan have managed to log on to the Nintendo Switch store, change their owner’s avatar, set up a PayPal account and rack up a credit card bill
And it was all seemingly livestreamed on a YouTube channel, in real time.
The channel owner, Mutekimaru, had previously installed sophisticated motion detection tracking software in fish tanks, enabling the fish to remotely control a Nintendo Switch console.
But the technology, led to an unexpected turn of events earlier this month while the owner was live-streaming a game of Pokémon.
The fish managed to change the name of their owner’s Switch account before twice logging into the Nintendo store.
They also managed to “check” legal terms and conditions, downloaded a new avatar and even set up a PayPal account from the Switch.
The fish were also seen adding 500 yen to the Switch account from the owner’s credit card during the livestream – exposing his credit card details in the process.
BuzzFeed to use ChatGPT-created content on website
BuzzFeed is set to go by on A.I-generated content, with the company to use ChatGPT to create content for the site
The media giant plans to use the service to generate quizzes and further personalise its user experience.
“If the past 15 years of the internet have been defined by algorithmic feeds that curate and recommend content, the next 15 years will be defined by AI and data helping create, personalise and animate the content itself,” BuzzFeed Chief Executive Jonah Peretti recently said.
BuzzFeed recently announced that it would be cutting 12 per cent of its workforce to rein in costs.
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