Surprises Galore! Golden Globe Award Winners


Last night Hollywood came out in full-force to celebrate the beginning of Awards Season, otherwise known as the Golden Globes.  Last year, the attendees of the awards ceremony all wore black to show their solidarity with the #metoo movement.  Color was back this year both in the auditorium and in the honored films.  Several of the honored films this year showed a level of racial diversity that has been lacking from Hollywood for some time.  Host Sandra Oh mentioned this as part of her opening monologue with co-host Andy Sandburg.  “I’m not fooling myself,” she said. “Next year could be different. It probably will be. But this moment, it is real. Trust me, it is real because I see you…all of these faces of change, and now so will everyone else.”  Later in the evening, Oh made history by becoming the first Asian performer to win multiple Golden Globes. She won this year for her work on the show Killing Eve.

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L to R: Brian May, Rami Malek, and Roger Taylor

The big winners of the night were Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book.  Neither of these films were expected to win Best Motion Picture (Rhapsody was named Best Motion Picture – Drama and Green Book was named Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy), however they proved victorious. Rhapsody’s Rami Malek won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his transformation into Queen front man, Freddie Mercury.  During his acceptance speech he was cheered on by Queen members, Brian May and Roger Taylor.  Mahershala Ali took home the Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his part in Green Book.

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Glenn Close

Glenn Close won her third Golden Globe for her performance in The WifeThe Wife is the story of the wife of a famous author who is about to accept the Nobel Prize for Literature.  As she looks back on her life, she realizes how much she has compromised her ambition, ideas, and relationships to support her “genius” husband.  While accepting the award, Close mentioned her own mother.  “I’m thinking of my mom, who really sublimated herself to my father her whole life, and in her eighties she said to me, ‘I feel I haven’t accomplished anything,’ and it was so not right,” Close said.. “I feel what I’ve learned from this whole experience is that women, we’re nurturers and that’s what’s expected of us. We have our children and husbands if we’re lucky enough…. but we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams we have to say, ‘I can do that,’ and ‘I should be allowed to do that.’” On a personal note, I would like to say that Glenn Close should be “allowed” to win the Oscar this year.  It is time.

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Christian Bale

Christian Bale took home the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his role as Dick Chaney in Vice. He very aptly thanked Satan for being an inspiration for his portrayal of the former Vice President.  This statement drew criticism from Fox News and Wyoming Congresswoman and Chaney’s daughter, Liz Chaney.  The Church of Satan took it as a compliment, Tweeting its congratulations to Bale for his win.  Oy.


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Regina King

Olivia Coleman picked up the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite.  She did not thank Satan in her speech, however, she did thank her “bitches” Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone for their work in the black comedy.  While Weisz and Stone were both nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, they lost to If Beale Street Could Talk’s Regina King.  King mentioned the Time’s Up movement saying that within the next two years she will make sure that anything she produces will be staffed by 50% women.


The hosts and the show itself was a bit lackluster, but hearing the speeches of the winners ended up being the most exciting part of the evening.  If this was the Golden Globes, I can’t wait to see what is in store for us at the Oscars!


What did you think?  Were you surprised at the lack of love for A Star is Born? Were you hoping to see Emily Blunt fly in on an umbrella with Lin-Manuel Miranda accompanying her with the Hamilton soundtrack? Did you want the Black Panther cast to just get up there and kick some ass?  Let us know in the comments below!


-Ariadne Ansbro


The full list of winners is below:


Cast and Crew of Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Motion Picture, Drama:
A Star Is Born
If Beale Street Could Talk
Bohemian Rhapsody

Black Panther


Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama:
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington, BlackKKlansman
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
Willem Dafoe, Eternity’s Gate


Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama:
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Glenn Close, The Wife
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike, A Private War
Nicole Kidman, Destroyer

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Producers of Green Book

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical:
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Crazy Rich Asians


Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical:
Christian Bale, Vice
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Robert Redford, The Old Man & the Gun
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
John C. Reilly, Stan and Ollie

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Olivia Coleman

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical:
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians
Charlize Theron, Tully

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Alfonso Cuaron

Best Director:
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Adam McKay, Vice
Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman


Best Screenplay:
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
Adam McKay, Vice
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Green Book
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

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Mahershala Ali

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Sam Rockwell, Vice
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman


Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Amy Adams, Vice
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Claire Foy, First Man

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Justin Hurwitz

Best Original Score:
Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns
Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz, First Man
Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place

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Writers of “Shallow” from A Star is Born

Best Original Song:
“Shallow” (A Star Is Born)
“Revelation” (Boy Erased)
“All the Stars” (Black Panther)
“Requiem For A Private War” (A Private War)
“Girl in the Movies” (Dumplin’)

Cast and Crew of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Animated Feature Film:
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


Best Foreign Language Film:
Never Look Away

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Cast and Crew of The Americans

Best TV Series, Drama:
Killing Eve
The Americans


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Richard Madden

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama:
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Richard Madden, Bodyguard
Billy Porter, Pose
Stephan James, Homecoming

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Sandra Oh


Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama:
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Julia Roberts, Homecoming
Keri Russell, The Americans

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Cast and Crew of The Kominsky Method

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy:
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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Michael Douglas

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy:
Sasha Baron Cohen, Who Is America?
Jim Carrey, Kidding
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry

Rachel Brosnahan

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy:
Kristen Bell, The Good Place
Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Debra Messing, Will & Grace

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Cast and Crew of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series:
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Dirty John
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
A Very English Scandal

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Darren Criss


Best Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie:
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Daniel Bruhl, The Alienist
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

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Patricia Arquette


Best Actress in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie:
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Connie Britton, Dirty John
Laura Dern, The Tale
Regina King, Seven Seconds

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Ben Whishaw

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie:
Henry Winkler, Barry
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
Kieran Culkin, Succession

patricia clarkson
Patricia Clarkson

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie:
Alex Bornstein, The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale





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