Spielberg, 'Top Gun' and 'Avatar' face off as Golden Globes eye comeback

January 11, 2023

Spielberg, whose semi-autobiographical film is a favorite to win best drama, is among the A-listers expected to attend, while Eddie Murphy will receive a career achievement award and comedian Jerrod Carmichael hosts the proceedings. - Spielberg, Cruise, Cameron -Unlike the Oscars, the pinnacle of awards season on March 12, the Globes movie prizes are split between two categories: "drama" and "comedy or musical." Cruise, a producer on "Top Gun: Maverick," is also unlikely to attend, after he returned his three Globes to the HFPA in 2021 in protest. - 'Scandal' -In years past, success at the Globes was a potential bellwether for films hoping to win Oscars and served as a valuable marketing tool. "When every (Globes) story talks about the scandal... it doesn't make it as credible, I think, to the Oscar voters," he said.