On the first day of October, the 27th edition of the Golden Globes gala (SIC) took place in its usual home, the Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon. On a warm autumn night, journalist Clara de Sousa took the stage as the host of this grand cultural celebration in our country, to introduce the 80 nominees across seven categories for the Globe awards. As has been customary since the first year of this major Portuguese event, the street outside the Coliseum was adorned in red, with a runway where celebrities walked, applauded by the audience, and interviewed by various media outlets, creating a blend of glamour, elegance, and public curiosity, all in a spectacular setting.
The opening dance performance of the Golden Globes featured familiar faces, including Sofia Ribeiro and Cláudia Vieira. Ruy de Carvalho was honored by his colleagues, including the acclaimed Rui Mendes and Simone de Oliveira, and some shared episodes with the actor were revealed, leaving him grateful and visibly moved.
Beatriz Batarda was applauded as Best Actress, alongside Sara Matos in the ‘Fiction’ category;
Albano Jerónimo received the Best Actor Globe, alongside José Condessa in the ‘Fiction’ category.
“Alma Viva,” directed by Cristèle Alves Meira, received the Best Film Globe.
César Mourão was named Personality of the Year, alongside Joana Marques, in the ‘Digital’ category.
Madalena Aragão and Lucas Dutra received the Globe as ‘Revelation Award’ recipients.
Rita Durão took home the trophy for Best Actress in the ‘Theater’ category, alongside Ivo Alexandre (Best Actor).
The Best Play/Show award went to “A Praia,” by João Reis.
The Best Song (“Na escola”) was written by Quatro e Meia.
The Best Performance award was given to the always surprising Da Weasel (NOS Alive).
There was also applause for Ricardo Araújo Pereira as Personality of the Year in the ‘Humor’ category, for Dino Alves as Personality of the Year in the ‘Fashion’ category, and the Merit and Excellence Award was presented to the director and playwright Filipe La Féria, the great master of theater in Portugal.
The celebration unfolded with dance, music, messages of support, moments of reflection, light, color, and magic.
By Isabel Figueiredo