Wed. Aug 5th, 2020

Golden Globes: ‘1917,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ are top winners

In a surprise, 1917 came in and swooped up two of top Golden Globes, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director, upsetting presumed favorites The Irishman and Bong Joon-ho. As director Sam Mendes accepted the second win of the night for Motion Picture – Drama, he noted the wins come at a great time for the film, just five days before it enters wide release in America.

Netflix led the Golden Globe nominations going into the big show tonight, with three of its films – The Irishman, Marriage Story and The Two Popes – taking up spots for Motion Picture – Drama and Dolemite Is My Name over in Comedy/Musical. However, the streamer managed only one win (Laura Dern in Supporting Actress), in what proved to be a strong night for the major studios of Hollywood, with Universal (1917) and Sony (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) winning the two Picture prizes, while Warner Bros. (Joker) and Paramount (Rocketman) handled the other films with multiple wins.

Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for Joker and gave an emotional speech beginning with thanking the HFPA for having a plant-based menu and making the connection to animal agriculture and climate change. He became flustered and deeply felt when talking about his director Todd Phillips and girlfriend Rooney Mara, and dropped three f-bombs over the course of the speech.

Renée Zellweger won her 4th Golden Globe (in seven nominations), her first in 16 years, for playing Judy Garland in Judy. She became only the seventh actor in Golden Globe history win a prize in each of the three motion picture acting categories (Drama, Comedy/Musical, Supporting), after Gene Hackman, George Clooney, Jack Nicholson, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise.

Laura Dern (Marriage Story) won Best Supporting Actress, her fifth Golden Globe but her first for a motion picture. Quentin Tarantino won the Screenplay award for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, his third in this category from the HFPA. The film also took the top prize of Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Brad Pitt for Supporting Actor.

To no one’s surprise, Parasite won Best Foreign Language Film and director Bong Joon Ho in speech said, “Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you’ll be introduced to so many more amazing films,” to huge applause.

Rocketman won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Taron Egerton and Original Song “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” for Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It was the first time in the singer/songwriter duo’s 50+ year career that they won an award together.

Last year, the Golden Globes went for Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book as their best picture winners. The latter went on to win the Oscar for Best Picture. The four acting Oscar winners – Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Mahershala Ali, and Regina King – all won Golden Globes first.

Netflix also leads the television side with The Crown and Unbelievable among the Golden Globe nominations leaders, along with HBO’s Chernobyl, Big Little Lies, The Morning Show and Succession finding multiple nominations.

Succession bested The Crown for TV Series – Drama and Best Actor (Brian Cox) while Phoebe Waller-Bridge repeated her Emmy win with a win in Best Actress – Comedy or Musical. Olivia Colman went 3/3 for Golden Globe nominations and wins, taking Best Actress in a Drama Series (besting Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman in the process) just a year after winning the Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for The Favourite. Patricia Arquette won Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie for The Act and sidestepped host Ricky Gervais’ “request” that winners don’t make political speeches and blasted President Trump for putting the United States on the brink of war and pleaded for everyone to vote in 2020.

Lifetime achievement awards were handed to Ellen Degeneres and Tom Hanks for their respective works in TV and film. ‘SNL’ cast member Kate McKinnon presented the Carol Burnett Award to Degeneres, while Charlize Theron presented the Cecil B DeMille Award to Hanks.

Ricky Gervais returned as the Golden Globes host after a hiatus and proved to be as controversial and adversarial as ever for Hollywood’s rowdiest party that kicks off the televised awards season. Here are just a few of Gervais’ digs and and roasts of everyone from Martin Scorsese to Felicity Huffman and Netflix:

“So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech, right? You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. If you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god, and f— off.”

“I came here in a limo tonight and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman. … It’s her daughter I feel sorry for, OK? That must be the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to her. And her dad was in ‘Wild Hogs.’”

“Everyone’s watching Netflix. This show should just be me coming out, ‘You win everything, Netflix, good night.’ No, we drag it out three hours! You could binge watch ‘Afterlife’ instead of watching this show. That’s a show about a man who wants to kill himself because his wife dies of cancer — and it’ still more fun than this.”

Here is the complete list of motion picture and television nominations with winners being updated live.

MOTION PICTURE

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
“1917” – WINNER
“Irishman”
“Joker”
“Marriage Story”
“The Two Popes”

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
“Dolemite is my Name”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Knives Out”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” – WINNER
“Rocketman”

BEST DIRECTOR
Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite”
Sam Mendes, “1917” – WINNER
Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
Todd Phillips, “Joker”

BEST ACTOR – DRAMA
Christian Bale, “Ford v. Ferrari”
Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory”
Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” – WINNER
Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”

BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA
Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”
Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”
Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”
Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”
Renée Zellweger, “Judy” – WINNER

BEST ACTOR – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Daniel Craig, “Knives Out”
Roman Griffin Davis, “Jojo Rabbit”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Taron Egerton, “Rocketman” – WINNER
Eddie Murphy, “Dolemite Is My Name”

BEST ACTRESS – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Awkwafina, “The Farewell” – WINNER
Ana de Armas, “Knives Out”
Beanie Feldstein, “Booksmart”
Emma Thompson, “Late Night”
Cate Blanchett, “Where’d You Go Bernadette”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Al Pacino, “The Irishman”
Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”
Brad Pitt, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” – WINNER
Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Annette Bening, “The Report”
Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”
Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers”
Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”
Laura Dern, “Marriage Story” – WINNER

BEST SCREENPLAY
“Marriage Story”
“Parasite”
“The Two Popes”
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” – WINNER
“The Irishman”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
“Motherless Brooklyn”
“Little Women”
“Joker” – WINNER
“1917”
“Marriage Story”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Beautiful Ghosts” – CATS
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” – Rocketman – WINNER
“Into the Unknown” – Frozen 2
“Spirit” – The Lion King
“Stand Up” – Harriet

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“Frozen 2”
“The Lion King”
“Missing Link” – WINNER
“Toy Story 4”
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“The Farewell”
“Les Misérables”
“Pain and Glory”
“Parasite” – WINNER
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

TELEVISION

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
“Big Little Lies”
“The Crown”
“Killing Eve”
“The Morning Show”
“Succession” – WINNER

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY
“Barry”
“Fleabag” – WINNER
“The Kominsky Method”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
“The Politician”

LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
“Catch-22”
“Chernobyl” – WINNER
“Fosse/Verdon”
“The Loudest Voice”
“Unbelievable”

BEST ACTOR TV SERIES – DRAMA
Brian Cox, “Succession” – WINNER
Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Tobias Menzies, “The Crown”
Billy Porter, “Pose”

BEST ACTRESS TV SERIES – DRAMA
Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”
Jodi Comer, “Killing Eve”
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”
Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show”
Olivia Colman, “The Crown” – WINNER

BEST ACTOR TV SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Ben Platt, “The Politician”
Paul Rudd, “Living With Yourself”
Rami Yousef, “Rami” – WINNER
Bill Hader, “Barry”
Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”

BEST ACTRESS TV SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” – WINNER
Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll”
Kirsten Dunst, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida”
Rachel Brosnahan, “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

BEST ACTOR – MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Chris Abbott, “Catch 22”
Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Spy”
Russell Crowe, “The Loudest Voice” – WINNER
Jared Harris, “Chernobyl”
Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon”

BEST ACTRESS – MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon”
Helen Mirren, “Catherine the Great”
Merritt Wever, “Unbelievable”
Kaitlyn Dever, “Unbelievable”
Joey King, “The Act”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – SERIES, MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Alan Arkin, “Kominsky Method”
Kieran Culkin, “Succession”
Andrew Scott, “Fleabag”
Stellan Skarsgård, “Chernobyl” – WINNER
Henry Winkler, “Barry”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – SERIES, MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies”
Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”
Emily Watson, “Chernobyl”
Patricia Arquette, “The Act” – WINNER
Toni Collette, “Unbelievable”

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