API Creatives and Stars Make History at The Golden Globes

The 81st Golden Globes wrapped Sunday night and celebrated the best of movies and television from 2023. From the first-ever Asian American host, comedian Jo Koy, to “BEEF” sweeping in all their nominated categories, history was made at this year’s Globes.

Steven Yeun and Ali Wong both won awards for Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor in a Limited Series for their performances in the Netflix dark comedy. Their dual recognition marks the first win and nomination for both Wong and Yeun, and they become the first and second actors of Asian descent to win in their respective categories. “BEEF” creator and showrunner Lee Sung Jin accepted the third and final award for Best Television for a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Japanese animation auteur Hayao Miyazaki also took home his first Golden Globe for his animated film, “The Boy and the Heron.” The film’s win marks the first Golden Globe win for a non-English animated feature. Promoted as Miyazaki’s final feature, the film beat out two other animated films from Asian creatives in “Elemental” and “Suzume.”

In addition to the 25 categories recognized at the Globes this year, two new categories acknowledged stand-up comedy and cinematic and box office achievement were handed out for the first time this year. Among eight other nominees, “Barbie” secured the award for best cinematic and box office achievement, winning over the likes of “Oppenheimer,” “John Wick: Chapter 4” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”

For a full list of the 81st Golden Globe winners, visit their website here.