Let’s address the elephant in the room. If you tuned in to watch the Golden Globes 2023, it was hard to ignore the fact that many nominated stars were noticeably absent. Following such a controversial year, this was expected. So who showed up and which stars did not go to the Golden Globes 2023?
The Golden Globes have not been a favorite for some time, particularly after such a controversial year. In fact, the award ceremony did not air in 2022. Have the Golden Globes made a comeback? That remains to be seen as far as ratings go, as well as celebrity attendance.
One thing that was not missing from the show, were the jokes — some more tasteful than others. The Banshees of Inisherin swept the Globes with a total of eight nominations, winning three. Austin Butler won Best Actor for his performance in Elvis as Elvis Presley, and Cate Blanchett (Cate did not attend) won Best Actress for Tár as Lydia Tár. Here’s who skipped the awards ceremony and why.
Why did Brendan Fraser not go to the Golden Globes 2023?
Brandan Fraser was nominated for The Whale, but he chose to skip the event. When nominated, Fraser shared that he would not be going, alleging that Philip Berk, a former president of the HFPA, molested him years back. Berk was fired and is no longer a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association after writing a racist email.
Why did Tom Cruise not go to the Golden Globes 2023?
Tom Cruise also ghosted the award ceremony, but not many were surprised as Cruise did return his three Golden Globes in 2021 amid the controversy concerning the lack of diversity at the Golden Globes. The returned Globes were for his roles in Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire, and Magnolia.
Why did Zendaya not go to the Golden Globes 2023?
The young actress won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, for Euphoria. Did Zendaya miss the Golden Globes as a protest or is she truly is busy with a new project? It’s the latter! In a post on Instagram, Zendaya wrote that she’s sorry she was not able to make it to the Globes. The star also thanks her Euphoria family.
Why did Kevin Costner not go to the Golden Globes 2023?
Yellowstone is one of the most popular shows at the moment, but Kevin Costner was notably absent — but for good reason! The actor won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama. Unfortunately, the floods in Santa Barbara kept Costner from the event. In a post on Instagram, Costner explains that they were not able to make it.
Other celebrities who decided to stay home, include Olivia Colman, Amanda Seyfried, Cate Blanchett, and Lady Gaga.