“Beef” from Netflix hit a home run at the 2024 Golden Globes on Sunday, sweeping up wins in all three categories it was up for.
Stars Ali Wong and Steven Yeun snagged awards for their acting chops, while the series itself clinched the top spot for best TV limited series, anthology series, or TV movie.
“Beef” is based on a true road rage event that happened to creator Lee Sung Jin. In his thank-you speech, Lee joked, “I’d be remiss not to thank that driver. Sir, I hope you honk and yell and inspire others for years to come.”
Wong snagged the show’s first award of the night for best female actor in a limited series, anthology series, or TV film. She gave a big thanks to Lee, Yeun, director Jake Schreier, and everyone on set for their support and friendship. She also appreciated her ex-husband Justin Hakuta for his love and backing.
Wong said, “It’s because of you that I’m able to be a working mother.”
Then it was Yeun’s turn.
Yeun shared on stage, getting laughs from the audience, “The story I usually tell to myself is one of isolation and separateness, and then you come up here and you have this moment and you can only think about everyone else. And that feels like the plot of Frozen, I just noticed,”
“Beef” star David Choe wasn’t at the event due to backlash from a 2014 interview where he talked about assaulting a masseuse, a story he later said was made up. Last April, Lee, Wong, and Yeun responded, calling the incident “upsetting and triggering.”
“Beef” matched FX’s “The Bear” with three awards, making them the second most awarded TV shows. HBO’s hit “Succession,” which ended its fourth season last May, topped the list with four wins.