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Ross King: Colin Farrell was the funnyman as Jennifer Coolidge and the Banshees rocked the Golden Globes

© Shutterstock FeedJennifer Coolidge with her Golden Globe at the awards
Jennifer Coolidge with her Golden Globe at the awards

I’m not sure my globes have ever been so soggy!

The 80th annual Golden Globe Awards took place on the wettest of days here in LA but, of course, when the sun doesn’t shine here then the stars definitely do.

Big winners on the night included Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Coolidge and Colin Farrell.

Farrell won Best Actor in a Movie for his role in The Banshees Of Inisherin.

His speech was the best and the funniest of the night, much like his performance in Banshees.

After that movie’s success at the Globes last night it’s now one of the favourites to clean up at the Oscars.

Farrell’s speech was great and full of praise for Ana de Armas, and his co-stars on Banshees.

I couldn’t help but burst out laughing when he went on a bit too long for the director and the piano started playing to hint he should wrap up.

“You can forget that piano,” Farrell quipped, before continuing his speech!

Farrell also had fans swooning after a chivalrous display. The brilliant Coolidge was approaching the stage in her evening gown and Farrell leapt from his seat to offer her his arm to escort her up the stairs. What a gent!

Coolidge, who is enjoying a career renaissance at the age of 61 thanks to her wonderful turn in the brilliant dark comedy, White Lotus, had the audience in stitches as she accepted her best supporting actress award.

“I had such big dreams as a younger person, but they get sort of fizzled by life”, she said. “But now my neighbours talk to me!”

Another of my favourite movies of the year featured one of my favourite performances too.

The Golden Globe went to Austin Butler who was sensational as Elvis. How’s he feeling about the success of the movie and him being celebrated as The King?

“It’s just gratitude,” he said on the red carpet. “You work so hard and you never know how the movie is going to turn out.

“I was gone for three years making the movie and I needed to stay in that focus so it’s great to bring the people who ground you and love you out to celebrate,” he said.

“The moment I remember was the first time we all saw it. I saw my dad on the carpet in his bow tie and after he had tears in his eyes and he said, ‘That’s what you were doing that whole time’ and it just meant so much to me.”

Elvis widow Priscilla Presley was also there, and I had to ask her what she thought of Austin, and what the great man would have said.

“Elvis would probably have been pretty impressed,” she said. On the red carpet, Steven Spielberg talked about his semi biopic, The Fabelmans.

“I think every movie that I direct is a labour of love but this was so much more meaningful to me because it was about my entire family,” he said.