• Golden Globe Awards

Podcast: Flashback – Ryan Murphy, Carol Burnett Award Recipient

Writer, director and producer Ryan Murphy won his first Golden Globe in 2005, when his FX series Nip/Tuck won the Best TV Drama Golden Globe. So, it felt like a full circle moment last month when the HFPA proudly presented Murphy with the Carol Burnett Award for Lifetime Achievement in Television, prompting one of the most memorable and moving speeches of the evening.
Throughout his career Murphy has been a gamechanger and rule breaker, championing the outsider and making the unpopular part of popular culture. Along the way, many of his shows and the talent starring in them have been acknowledged by the Golden Globes too, including: Glee, American Horror Story, three seasons of American Crime Story – including the Best Limited Series, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime StoryThe Normal Heart, Feud: Bette and Joan, Pose, Hollywood, The Politician, Ratched and Halston. His 2022 series, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, became one of the most popular shows ever to air on Netflix and also won a Golden Globe Best Limited Series Actor for its star, Evan Peters.
To celebrate this prestigious milestone in his career, we’re replaying an edited version of two previous conversations we had with Murphy on our podcast series. I was thrilled to host the first one in 2018, in which he talked about his own childhood and his road to success, and the second conversation – hosted by HFPA journalist Scott Orlin in 2020, featured Murphy talking about his early inspirations and the creative freedom he now enjoys with his lucrative Netflix deal that has led to him becoming a brand unto himself.