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Golden Globe Awards: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins Best Motion Picture Drama; ‘Green Book’ is top scorer with 3

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)

Bohemian Rhapsody, the story of Freddie Mercury and the rock band Queen, won the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Best Motion Picture – Drama, a win that defied the odds as its only other nomination, which it also won, was Best Actor in a Drama. The film is a critical misfire but a worldwide box office blockbuster at over $700M.

No Screenplay or Director nomination makes a win in this category a rarity. It hasn’t happened since 1992’s Scent of a Woman, another poorly reviewed film. Interestingly enough, Al Pacino won Best Actor for that on his way to his first and only Oscar win. Bohemian Rhapsody‘s director, Bryan Singer, has been MIA from all press, speeches and conversation since awards season started. The disgraced helmer was fired off of BR in the film’s final weeks after erratic behavior and clashes with Malek (not even taking into consideration Singer’s numerous accusations of sex with minors in his Hollywood home) and replaced with Dexter Fletcher, who’s just finished directing the Elton John biopic Rocketman with Taron Egerton. None of this has gotten in the way for the film to earn nominations from industry guilds like the Screen Actors Guild, Producers Guild and many more announcing in the coming weeks.

76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — Pictured: Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

First time hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh acquitted themselves nicely starting off with (inevitable) Oscar host jokes and the nice audience roasting possible “Bradley Cooper! You’re HOT.”). Before winning another Globe herself, for Actress in a Drama Series (Killing Eve), Oh took a rare moment of emotional heft after celebrating the diversity of films represented at this year’s awards like If Beale Street Could Talk, Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians to address the audience:

“If I could take a moment here in all honesty, I said ‘Yes’ to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change,” Oh said. “And I’m not fooling myself. I’m not fooling myself. Next year could be different. It probably will be. But right now, this moment is real. Trust me, it is real. Because I see you. And I see you, all these faces of change, and now, so will everyone else.”

In a bit of a surprise to some, Glenn Close (The Wife) bested favorite Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) for Drama Actress in the first of many head to heads the pair will have this season. It was Close’s third career Globe. Gaga won her second Globe earlier in the evening with Mark Ronson when “Shallow” won Best Original Song.

Green Book was the biggest winner of the night with three: Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali and Best Screenplay for Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie.

The other multi-winner was ROMA, scooping up Best Foreign Language and Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, his second directing win from the HFPA.

Regina King bested Amy Adams and both of The Favourite ladies (Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz) to win Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk. Her surprise registered and she used the end of her speech to make a commitment that every future project she produces will be 50% female.

The Americans won TV Series – Drama, while the lead acting wins went to Richard Madden for Bodyguard and Sandra Oh for Killing Eve. The supporting prizes went to Ben Whishaw for A Very English Scandal and to Patricia Clarkson for Sharp Objects.

Here is the full list of winners of the 76th Golden Globe Awards.

MOTION PICTURE

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody – WINNER
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Green Book (Universal Pictures)

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book – WINNER
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

Best Director

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Alfonso Cuarón (ROMA) – WINNER
Peter Farrelly (Green Book)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Adam McKay (Vice)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)
Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) – WINNER
John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Glenn Close (The Wife) – WINNER
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Rosamund Pike (A Private War)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Christian Bale (Vice) – WINNER
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
Robert Redford (The Old Man & the Gun)
John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite) – WINNER
Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)
Charlize Theron (Tully)
Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians)

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali (Green Book) – WINNER
Timothée Chalamet (Beautiful Boy)
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams (Vice)
Claire Foy (First Man)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) – WINNER
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Best Screenplay

Alfonso Cuaron (ROMA)
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (The Favourite)
Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Adam McKay (Vice)
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (Green Book) – WINNER

Best Original Score

Marco Beltrami (A Quiet Place)
Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs)
Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther)
Justin Hurwitz (First Man) – WINNER
Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns)

Best Original Song

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

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – WINNER

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Capernaum (Lebanon)
Girl (Belgium)
Never Look Away (Germany)
ROMA (Mexico) – WINNER
Shoplifters (Japan)

TELEVISION

Television Series – Drama

The Americans – WINNER
Bodyguard
Homecoming
Killing Eve
Pose

Bodyguard

Actor in a Series – Drama

Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Stephan James (Homecoming)
Richard Madden (Bodyguard) – WINNER
Billy Porter (Pose)
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

Actress in a Series – Drama

Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) – WINNER
Julia Roberts (Homecoming)
Keri Russell (The Americans)

Television Series – Comedy/Musical

Barry
The Good Place
Kidding
The Kominsky Method – WINNER
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Actor in a Series – Comedy/Musical

Sasha Baron Cohen (Who Is America?)
Jim Carrey (Kidding)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) – WINNER
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Bill Hader (Barry)

Actress in a Series – Comedy/Musical

Kristen Bell (The Good Place)
Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown)
Alison Brie (GLOW)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) – WINNER
Debra Messing (Will & Grace)

Limited Series or Movie

The Alienist 
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – WINNER
Escape at Dannemora 
Sharp Objects 
A Very English Scandal 

Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso)
Daniel Brühl (The Alienist)
Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) – WINNER
Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)
Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)

Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora) – WINNER
Connie Britton (Dirty John)
Laura Dern (The Tale)
Regina King (Seven Seconds)

Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie

Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Kieran Culkin (Succession)
Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal) – WINNER
Henry Winkler (Barry)

Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie

Alex Bornstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) – WINNER
Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.
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