Golden Globes 2023: Rihanna steals the show with beau A$AP Rocky


She may have skipped the red carpet but Rihanna still ended up being the star of the show at the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday in Beverly Hills.

She was captured giggling beside her beau A$AP Rocky in the audience as she received random acknowledgements from host Jerrod Carmichael and presenters.

After the ceremony, the loved-up duo posed for photos backstage and mingled with award recipients like Angela Bassett.

The musician-turned-mogul, 34, snagged her first-ever Golden Globe nomination this year for her song Lift Me Up from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack.

Scene stealer: She may have skipped the red carpet but Rihanna still ended up being the star of the show with her beau A$AP Rocky during the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday in Beverly Hills

Stunning: Rihanna stunned in a busty black strapless gown styled with an eye-catching black velvet with dramatic ruffling at the collar and a lengthy train

Dazzling: She accessorized with a glistening diamond necklace and matching ear cuff

Stunning: Rihanna stunned in a busty black strapless gown styled with an eye-catching black velvet with dramatic ruffling at the collar and a lengthy train

The couple seen making their way around the star-studded venue

The couple seen making their way around the star-studded venue

Rihanna was up against the likes of Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga in the ‘Best Song’ category but all three pop divas lost to the viral track, Naatu Naatu, from the film RRR.

Despite the loss, the Umbrella hitmaker looked ecstatic to be in a room with fellow A-listers as it marked a rare night out for herself and A$AP Rocky since welcoming their son in May.

Rihanna stunned in a busty black strapless gown styled with an eye-catching black velvet with dramatic ruffling at the collar and a lengthy train.

She accessorized with a glistening diamond necklace and matching ear cuff.

Rihanna’s brunette hair was styled in a unique updo and she rocked a soft glam look featuring a youthful, pink flush.

She stood tall on a pair of black Giuseppe Zanotti heels that showcased her bright white pedicure. 

Unique: Rihanna's brunette hair was styled in a unique updo and she rocked a soft glam look featuring a youthful, pink flush

Unique: Rihanna’s brunette hair was styled in a unique updo and she rocked a soft glam look featuring a youthful, pink flush

She posed up backstage upon the ceremony's conclusion

She posed up backstage upon the ceremony’s conclusion

A$AP Rocky looked suave in a classic black suit and tie while sitting beside his baby mama.

Actress Niecy Nash, who was one of the evening’s presenters, kicked off the Rihanna-centered dialogue when admitting on stage that she had dressed as the Diamonds singer this past Halloween.

‘Rihanna, I love you, and I dressed up as you for Halloween. I just had to say that. All right. Had to take my moment,’ said the Dahmer star, before announcing the winner for best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy.

Later in the night, Billy Porter made a callback to Niecy’s admission by stating that if he ‘believed in Halloween, I’d have dressed up like Rihanna, too.’ 

GOLDEN GLOBES 2023: Winners at a glance

FILM:  

Best Picture – Drama: The Fabelmans

Best Picture – Musical/Comedy: The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama: Cate Blanchett – TAR

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama: Austin Butler – Elvis

Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy: Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy: Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture: Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture: Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Best Director – Motion Picture: Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans

Best Screenplay Motion Picture: Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin

White Lotus' Jennifer Coolidge accepting her win for Best Supporting Actress - Television Limited Series/Motion Picture

White Lotus’ Jennifer Coolidge accepting her win for Best Supporting Actress – Television Limited Series/Motion Picture 

 

TELEVISION: 

Best Drama Series: House Of The Dragon

Best Musical/ Comedy series: Abbott Elementary

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture: The White Lotus

Best Actress – Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture: Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout

Best Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture: Evan Peters – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Best Television Actress – Drama Series: Zendaya – Euphoria

Best Television Actor – Drama Series: Kevin Costner – Yellowstone

Best Television Actress – Musical/Comedy Series: Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary

Best Television Actor – Musical/Comedy Series: Jeremy Allen White – The Bear

Best Supporting Actress – Television Limited Series/Motion Picture: Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus

Best Supporting Actor – Television Limited Series/Motion Picture: Paul Walter Hauser – Black Bird

Best Supporting Actress – Television Series: Julia Garner – Ozark

Best Supporting Actor – Television Series: Tyler James Williams – Abbott Elementary

Suave: A$AP Rocky looked suave in a classic black suit and tie while sitting beside his baby mama

Suave: A$AP Rocky looked suave in a classic black suit and tie while sitting beside his baby mama

Prom style: The duo looked like they were posing for prom as A$AP Rocky posed with his arms wrapped around the beaming beauty

Prom style: The duo looked like they were posing for prom as A$AP Rocky posed with his arms wrapped around the beaming beauty

Sweet: The strolled the venue with their hands interlocked

Sweet: The strolled the venue with their hands interlocked

Nominee: The musician-turned-mogul, 34, snagged her first-ever Golden Globe nomination this year for her song Lift Me Up from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. She was up against the likes of Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga in the 'Best Song' category but all three pop divas lost to the viral track, Naatu Naatu, from the film RRR

Nominee: The musician-turned-mogul, 34, snagged her first-ever Golden Globe nomination this year for her song Lift Me Up from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. She was up against the likes of Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga in the ‘Best Song’ category but all three pop divas lost to the viral track, Naatu Naatu, from the film RRR

Mom and dad's night out! Despite the loss, the Umbrella hitmaker looked ecstatic to be in a room with fellow A-listers as it marked a rare night out for herself and A$AP Rocky since welcoming their son in May

Mom and dad’s night out! Despite the loss, the Umbrella hitmaker looked ecstatic to be in a room with fellow A-listers as it marked a rare night out for herself and A$AP Rocky since welcoming their son in May

But it was host Jerrod Carmichael who made the most ‘controversial’ remark when he shared his opinion regarding Rihanna’s long-awaited ninth studio album.

Fans have long harassed the singer on social media to ‘hurry up’ since she hasn’t released an album in its entirety since 2016’s Anti.

‘You know what? Honestly only because I see Rihanna is here, and I’m going to say something very controversial,’ said Jerrod, adding: ‘I will actually get in trouble for this.’

He then exclaimed: ‘Rihanna, you take all the time you want on that album, girl! Don’t let these fools on the internet pressure you into nothing!’

She was captured giggling in the audience as she received random acknowledgement from host Jerrod Carmichael and presenters during the ceremony.

She was captured giggling in the audience as she received random acknowledgement from host Jerrod Carmichael and presenters during the ceremony.

Host Jerrod Carmichael made the most 'controversial' remark when he shared his opinion regarding Rihanna's long-awaited ninth studio album: 'Rihanna, you take all the time you want!'

Host Jerrod Carmichael made the most ‘controversial’ remark when he shared his opinion regarding Rihanna’s long-awaited ninth studio album: ‘Rihanna, you take all the time you want!’

Loving it: The comment coaxed a cackle out of the blushing singer

Loving it: The comment coaxed a cackle out of the blushing singer 

Gotta admit it! Actress Niecy Nash, who was one of the evening's presenters, kicked off the Rihanna-centered dialogue when she admitted on stage that she'd dressed as the Diamonds singer this past Halloween

Gotta admit it! Actress Niecy Nash, who was one of the evening’s presenters, kicked off the Rihanna-centered dialogue when she admitted on stage that she’d dressed as the Diamonds singer this past Halloween

The camera then flashed to Rihanna who could be seen cackling in her seat. 

Later in the evening, Rihanna was captured mingling with Black Panther star Angela Bassett, who won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a film for her role.

The win made history as she became the first-ever performer to earn a Golden Globe for acting in a Marvel film.

Rihanna also kindly snapped a selfie with a dapper looking fan in the audience. 

Lift Me Up from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack broke Rihanna’s three-year music single when it premiered in October.

 

Me too! Later in the night, Billy Porter made a callback to Niecy's admission by stating that if he 'believed in Halloween, I'd have dressed up like Rihanna, too'

Me too! Later in the night, Billy Porter made a callback to Niecy’s admission by stating that if he ‘believed in Halloween, I’d have dressed up like Rihanna, too’

A press release revealed that the song was created ‘as a tribute to the extraordinary life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman.’

The late Boseman shocked fans when he died in 2020, after keeping his battle with colon cancer completely private. He was the star of the first Black Panther film, which stole the hearts of audiences in 2018.

Before this, the last time fans heard the Fenty Beauty CEO’s three-octave mezzo-soprano pipes was when she was featured on PartyNextDoor’s 2020 song Believe It.

The Golden Globes ceremony is being held once again at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills following a one year break from screens amid controversy over ethical lapses and a lack of diversity. 

Now the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association – which puts on the Globes – is seeking a primetime comeback.

History makers: Later in the evening, Rihanna was captured mingling with Black Panther star Angela Bassett, who won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a film for her role

History makers: Later in the evening, Rihanna was captured mingling with Black Panther star Angela Bassett, who won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a film for her role

Selfie: Rihanna also kindly snapped a selfie with a dapper looking fan in the audience

Selfie: Rihanna also kindly snapped a selfie with a dapper looking fan in the audience

Star-studded: A$AP Rocky made sure to snap a picture with Black Panther star Letitia Wright

Star-studded: A$AP Rocky made sure to snap a picture with Black Panther star Letitia Wright

Cool: A$AP Rocky mingled with fellow rapper T.I. during the ceremony

Cool: A$AP Rocky mingled with fellow rapper T.I. during the ceremony

Yellowstone finally made the list of Golden Globes nominees after repeated snubs from the film and TV industry, with a Best Actor in a Drama Series nomination for star Kevin Costner. 

The Banshees of Inisherin starring Colin Farrell won the most nominations – eight – while Everything Everywhere All At Once won six. 

Elvis, Avatar: The Way of Water and Top Gun: Maverick were all nominated for Best Picture while The Crown won an array of nominations. 

The White Lotus swept the Limited Series categories, with actresses Jennifer Coolidge and Aubrey Plaza winning nominations for Best Supporting Actresses. 

Brendan Fraser won a nomination for Best Actor for his role in The Whale, however he previously vowed not to attend the show in a boycott of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 

She's back! Lift Me Up from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack broke Rihanna's three-year music single when it premiered in October; Rihanna seen in October

She’s back! Lift Me Up from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack broke Rihanna’s three-year music single when it premiered in October; Rihanna seen in October

Legacy: A press release revealed that the song was created 'as a tribute to the extraordinary life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman'; Boseman seen in Black Panther (2018)

Legacy: A press release revealed that the song was created ‘as a tribute to the extraordinary life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman’; Boseman seen in Black Panther (2018)

He previously accused Philip Berk – the now banned former HFPA president who called BLM a ‘hate movement – of groping him at a luncheon. 

Jennifer Coolidge and Aubrey Plaza were both nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for their roles in Season 2 of The White Lotus. 

The series was also nominated for Best Limited Series. Dahmer, the Netflix hit about the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, won four nominations. 

Austin Butler was nominated for Best Actor in a Drama for his role in Elvis, which also claimed a nomination for Best Picture. 

Elizabeth Debicki was nominated for her role as Princess Diana in The Crown, while Jonathan Pryce was nominated for his role as Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. 

The 2023 awards marks a return to air for the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA) since it overhauled its organization following a racism row in 2021. 

Ana de Armas won a nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her role as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. Viola Davis was also nominated for Best Actress for her role in The Woman King

Ana de Armas won a nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her role as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. Viola Davis was also nominated for Best Actress for her role in The Woman King

Ana de Armas won a nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her role as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. Viola Davis was also nominated for Best Actress for her role in The Woman King 

The HFPA scandal erupted in 2021 when it emerged there were no black members among the 87-person association. 

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler called out the association live during their 2021 opening monologue in February of that year. 

‘The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is made up of around 90 international no black journalists who attend movie junkets each year in search of a better life.

‘We say around 90 because a couple of them might be ghosts,’ Fey said. 

Stars threatened to boycott the awards and Tom Cruise, who had won three Globes in the past, vowed to return them all unless the association changed its ways. 

In April, the association’s former president Phil Berk was fired for his resistance to BLM. 

Kevin Costner won a nomination for his role as John Dutton  in Yellowstone in the Best Actor in a TV series - Drama category

Kevin Costner won a nomination for his role as John Dutton  in Yellowstone in the Best Actor in a TV series – Drama category 

The Banshees of Inisherin starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson won eight nominations

The Banshees of Inisherin starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson won eight nominations 

He sent an email to other members with a link to an article in which the organization was compared to cult murderer Charles Manson. 

The article in Frontpagemag.com claimed BLM was trying to incite a ‘race war’. 

The 2023 Globes will be hosted by black comedian Jerrod Carmichael. There are 27 awards up for grabs. 

The Golden Globe Awards honor the best in film and American television as voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.  They are also considered the unofficial kick-off to awards season which culminates with The Oscars on March 12. 

Previously announced Golden Globe Award winner and six-time nominee Eddie Murphy will be the recipient of the 2023 Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Five-time Golden Globe Award winner and sixteen-time nominee Ryan Murphy will receive the Carol Burnett Award. 

Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Quentin Tarantino and Billy Porter are among the stars presenting awards at the show.

The 2023 Globes will be hosted by black comedian Jerrod Carmichael. Carmichael is the show's first ever black solo host

The 2023 Globes will be hosted by black comedian Jerrod Carmichael. Carmichael is the show’s first ever black solo host 

As the awards show has been accused of having a lack of diversity, perhaps the HFPA wanted to steer clear of controversy as  Will Smith, 54, did not receive a nomination for film Emancipation months after his infamous slap of Chris Rock at The Oscars.

Meanwhile Jennifer Lawrence, 32, was also ignored for indie film Causeway.

Keke Palmer also did not earn a recognition for her transcendent performance in Jordan Peele’s horror/sci-fi flick Nope.

Julia Roberts and George Clooney also failed to be recognized for their romantic comedy Ticket To Paradise which earned an impressive $70million in the worldwide box office.

Hollywood had effectively boycotted the Globes. It used to be one of the most-watched award shows after the Academy Awards. 

NBC had reason to want to get the Globes back on the air. 

In 2018, the network signed an eight-year deal to continue airing the awards through 2026. 

The last Globes was in 2021 when Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted a mostly virtual event. During their opening monologue, they slammed the HFPA for not having any black members

The last Globes was in 2021 when Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted a mostly virtual event. During their opening monologue, they slammed the HFPA for not having any black members 

Citing the HFPA’s ongoing reforms, NBC elected not to televise the previous Golden Globes in January. The organization went ahead announcing awards, anyway, in an untelevised and little-noticed gathering unattended by nominees.

This year´s ceremony, the organizations said, will be broadcast in a one-year agreement.

Terms were unavailable but the deal is expected to be less than the approximately $60 million the network previously paid annually to air the Globes. With backlash swirling and the ceremony scaled down because of the pandemic, the 2021 Globes were watched by 6.9 million people, according to Nielsen, down from more than 18 million the year before.

Whether NBC’s endorsement will be enough to return the Globes to Hollywood’s good graces, however, remains to be seen. Nominations for the Globes were announced on December 12.

The HFPA is currently being run by interim Chief Executive Todd Boehly, whose investment firm, Eldridge Industries, bought the Globes and turned it from a nonprofit into a for-profit venture. 

Boehly’s firm is also the parent company of dick clark productions, the awards’ producer, and the owner of the Globes’ longtime home, the Beverly Hilton.

 The 80th annual Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC and streaming service Peacock on Tuesday, January 10 at 8pm EST/5pm PST.

2023 GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS: THE CROWN, THE WHITE LOTUS AND BANSHEES OF INISHERIN LEAD

Best Picture – Drama

Avatar: The Way of Water

Elvis

The Fabelmans

TAR

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Picture – Musical/Comedy

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Triangle of Sadness

Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

Cate Blanchett – TAR

Olivia Coleman – Empire of Light

Viola Davis – The Woman King

Ana de Armas – Blonde

Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Austin Butler – Elvis

Brendan Fraser – The Whale

Hugh Jackman – The Son

Bill Nighy – Living

Jeremy Pope – The Inspection

Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy

Lesley Manville – Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Margot Robbie – Babylon

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Menu

Emma Thompson – Good Luck To You, Leo Grande

Michell Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy

Diego Calva – Babylon

Daniel Craig – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Adam Driver: White Noise

Colin Farrell: The Banshees of Inisherin

Ralph Fiennes: The Menu

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin

Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin

Brad Pitt – Babylon

Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Eddie Redmayne – The Good Nurse

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture 

Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Kerry Condon: The Banshees of Inisherin

Jamie Lee Curtis: Everything Everywhere All At Once

Dolly De Leon: Triangle of Sadness

Carey Mulligan: She Said

Best Director – Motion Picture

James Cameron – Avatar: The Way of Water 

Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Baz Luhrmann – Elvis

Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin 

Steven Spielberg: The Fabelmans 

Best Screenplay Motion Picture

Todd Field – TAR

Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin 

Sarah Polley – Women Talking

Tony Kushner, Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans 

Best Picture – Animated

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio 

Inu-Oh

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Turning Red 

Best Picture – Non-English language (Formerly Foreign Language)

All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)

Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)

Close (Netherlands, France, Belgium)

Decision to Leave (South Korea) 

RRR (India) 

Best Score Motion Picture

Carter Burwell – The Banshees of Inisherin

Alexandre Desplat – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Hildur Guðnadóttir – Women Talking

Justin Hurwitz – Babylon

John Williams – The Fabelmans 

Best Song Motion Picture

Where the Crawdads Sing – Carolina

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Ciao Papa

Top Gun: Maverick – Hold My Hand 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Lift Me Up

RRR – Naatu Naatu

 

Best Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown 

House of the Dragon 

Ozark

Severance  

Best Musical/ Comedy series

Abbott Elementary

The Bear 

Hacks

Only Murders in the Building

Wednesday 

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture 

Blackbird

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story 

The Dropout

Pam & Tommy

The White Lotus 

Best Actress – Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture

Jessica Chastain – George & Tammy

Julia Garner – Inventing Anna

Lily James – Pam & Tommy

Julia Roberts – Gaslit

Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout

Best Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture

Taron Egerton – Blackbird 

Colin Firth – The Staircase

Andrew Garfield – Under the Banner of Heaven

Evan Peters – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Sebastian Stan – Pam & Tommy

Best Television Actress – Drama Series 

Emma D’Arcy – House of the Dragon 

Laura Linney – Ozark 

Imelda Staunton – The Crown 

Hilary Swank – Alaska Daily 

Zendaya – Euphoria

Best Television Actor – Drama Series

Jeff Bridges – The Old Man 

Kevin Costner – Yellowstone

Diego Luna – Andor

Bob Odenkirk – Better Caul Saul 

Adam Scott – Severance

Best Television Actress – Musical/Comedy Series

Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary

Kaley Cuoco –  The Flight Attendant  

Selena Gomez – Only Murders in the Building

Jenna Ortega – Wednesday 

Jean Smart – Hacks 

Best Television Actor – Musical/Comedy Series

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 Supporting Actress – Television Limited Series/Motion Picture

Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus

Claire Danes – Fleishman Is in Trouble

Daisy Edgar-Jones – Under the Banner of Heaven 

Niecy Nash – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Aubrey Plaza – The White Lotus 

Best Supporting Actor – Television Limited Series/Motion Picture

F. Murray Abraham – The White Lotus 

Domhnall Gleeson – The Patient 

Paul Walter Hauser – Black Bird

Richard Jenkins – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Seth Rogen – Pam & Tommy 

Best Supporting Actress – Television Series 

Elizabeth Debicki – The Crown

Hannah Einbinder – Hacks

Julia Garner – Ozark 

Janelle James – Abbott Elementary

Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary

Best Supporting Actor – Television Series

John Lithgow – The Old Man

Jonathan Pryce – The Crown

John Turturro – Severance 

Tyler James Williams – Abbott Elementary

Henry Winkler – Barry

 

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