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Steven Spielberg won a Golden Globe, saying Fablemans was an act of courage

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Steven Spielberg was named best director at the Golden Globes on Tuesday night, taking home the trophy for “The Fablemans.”

Accepting the award for his autobiographical drama, Spielberg said, “I’ve been hiding from this story since I was 17. I put a lot in my way of this story.”

He continued, “I’ve told this story in parts and parcels throughout my career. ET has a lot to do with this story. Close Encounters has a lot to do with this story. But I never had the courage to hit the head of this story [‘Fabelmans’ co-writer] Tony Kushner [and I] A long time ago I was working in ‘Munich’. [and he] Start telling me about all these stories about [his] Life and we start a conversation. And the conversation runs across ‘Munich’, through ‘Lincoln’ and ‘West Side Story’. And my wife Kate was always saying, ‘You have to say it.’ And during Covid, I didn’t know if any of us would get a chance to tell any of our stories again in March, April, May 2020.

Spielberg added, “Everything I’ve done so far has prepared me to finally be honest that it’s not easy being a kid. The truth is that everyone sees me as a success story… but no one really knows who we are until we are brave enough to tell everyone who we are. And I spent a lot of time trying to figure out when I could tell that story, and I found it when I turned 74. I said, ‘You do it now.’ And I’m really, really glad that I did.”

This year’s all-male Best Director category includes James Cameron for “Avatar: The Way of Water,” Daniel Cowan and Daniel Scheinert for “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Baz Luhrmann for “Elvis” and Martin McDonagh for “Elvis.” For “The Banshees of Inisharin”.

The 2023 event marks a comeback for the Globes after concerns about diversity at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which was boycotted by talent, media and creatives in 2022 — and not televised — (no black members) and other accountability issues.

“The Fablemans,” a semi-autobiographical tale of a film-obsessed teenager growing up in Arizona and Northern California, earned five nods, including best motion picture drama and best screenplay for Michelle Williams, who portrays a fictionalized version of Spielberg. Mother in movies.

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