With so many stellar candidates among the recently announced 2023 Golden Globe nominations, it’s hard to decide which title to talk about first.
Released this morning, the 2023 Golden Globe nominations feature promising contenders from a number of Asian creatives and performers. Founded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes Awards show recognizes excellence in both American and international film and television. The awards ceremony will take place on Jan. 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.
Let’s take a look at some of the most notable noms. First up, indie powerhouses “Triangle of Sadness” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once” are nominated for Best Motion Picture for a Musical or Comedy. Starring Charlbi Dean, Harris Dickinson and Filipina actress Dolly De Leon, “Triangle of Sadness” has garnered plenty of attention for its incisive commentary on class issues, particularly through the lens of minority blue-collar workers. The class satire follows affluent passengers and staff on a luxury yacht after everyone aboard becomes marooned on an island.
Having already won Best Feature at the Gotham Independent Awards, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Hsu as the Wang family, who find themselves at the center of a plot that will change the infinite multiverse forever. An ode to the beauty and wonders of cinema itself, the film has since gone on to become A24’s highest-grossing film ever. Written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, its messages of optimistic nihilism and the exploration of generational trauma through a mind-bending, multiverse sci-fi adventure is sure to leave its mark as a cinematic masterpiece.
In the category of Best Motion Picture for Animation, “Turning Red” has rightfully earned its place. This gorgeously animated family comedy is directed by Domee Shi and stars Rosalie Chiang as the lead Chinese Canadian protagonist. It’s a beautiful coming-of-age story that deals with generational trauma through the specific lens of being a child to first-generation Asian immigrants. Be sure to keep your tissues on-hand if you decide to stream it on Disney+ before the awards in January.
In the category of Best Motion Picture in a Foreign Language, India’s viral “RRR” and South Korea’s “Decision to Leave” are some hard-to-beat nominations. Set in 1920s India, the epic Telugu action-musical “RRR” follows the lives of two revolutionaries who return home in order to fight against British colonialists. “Decision to Leave,” meanwhile, is a romantic thriller directed by “Oldboy” creator Park Chan-wook. The 2022 Cannes Palme d’Or contender follows a detective who falls in love with the mysterious widow of a man whose death he is hired to investigate.
APIs are also shining in the individual awards categories. Daniels have been nominated in the category of Best Director for a Motion Picture, along with Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture. For her role as Evelyn Wang, Yeoh has landed a well-deserved nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Quan, who plays Evelyn’s husband Waymond, was also nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture, and De Leon was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture. From “RRR”’s soundtrack, “Naatu Naatu,” by Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani and Rahul Sipligunj, was nominated for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.
For the full list of nominations, visit the Golden Globes website!