Awards season is officially underway, and the theatre community is already winning big. The 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony took place January 10, with many of the top awards going to Broadway alums.
The highest dramatic performance categories were both awarded to recent Broadway performers, with Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama being awarded to Cate Blanchett for Tár, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama being awarded to Austin Butler for Baz Luhrmann's Elvis. Angela Bassett received the the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture award for her performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, marking the first time an actor has received a major award for their appearance in a Marvel film.
Additional theatrical nominees for the associated performance categories included Viola Davis and Michelle Williams, who were nominated against Blanchett for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, and Hugh Jackman, Jeremy Pope, and Bill Nighty for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama against Butler.
Five-time Tony nominated playwright Martin McDonagh received accolades for both Best Screenplay and Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for his film The Banshees of Inisherin, losing the Best Director award to Steven Spielberg.
Michelle Yeoh, recently cast as Madame Morrible in the upcoming film adaptation of Wicked, won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for the metaverse action film Everything Everywhere All at Once, and movie-musical favorite Amanda Seyfried won Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes in The Dropout.
Other Broadway vets with Golden Globe nominations this year included Daniel Craig for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Adam Driver for White Noise, Ralph Fiennes for The Menu, Carey Mulligan for She Said, Eddie Redmayne for The Good Nurse, Laura Linney for Ozark, Andrew Garfield for Under the Banner of Heaven, F. Murray Abraham for The White Lotus, Jessica Chastain (soon returning to Broadway in A Doll's House) for George and Tammy, Julia Roberts for Gaslit, Claire Danes for Fleishman Is in Trouble, and Sheryl Lee Ralph for Abbott Elementary. Both Steve Martin and Martin Short were nominated for the fan-favorite series Only Murders in the Building, which was also nominated for Best Television Series.
For a full list of winners, click here.