The Golden Globes are done and dusted for another year, with a bunch of surprise films taking out the big awards of the night.
The award for Best Motion Picture – Drama went to surprise hit 1917, the epic flick set in World War I and directed by Sam Mendes who also nabbed the Best Director award for said movie.
Many folks were surprised that neither The Irishman nor Joker took the award out for Best Motion Picture, although Joaquin Phoenix did win Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for his greatly applauded role in Joker. Phoenix won the popular vote against Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari), Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes).
Also a surprise was Renée Zellweger’s win of Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture for Judy in which she portrayed Hollywood legend Judy Garland at the tail-end of her film career.
Zellweger beat out Cynthia Erivo for her role in Harriet, Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), and Charlize Theron for her lead part in Bombshell.
Taron Egerton won the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical or Comedy (alas playing Elton John in Rocketman).
Awkwafina won Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy (for The Farewell), while Best Supporting Role awards went to Laura Dern for her part in Marriage Story, and Brad Pitt for his role in Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.
Big surprises for the night were Jennifer Lopez’s nomination for Best Supporting Role (for Hustlers), horror flick Parasite being a nominee for Best Director (although kudos must go to Bong Joon-ho for this epic flick), and the fact that Cats actually made it into a nomination list for Best Original Song (for Beautiful Ghosts by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Taylor Swift). It’s a surprise Cats even made it in there since producers cut the film from its ‘For Your Consideration’ page.
On the television front, the big hits were Succession winning Best Drama Series, Fleabag winning Best Comedy, Olivia Colman taking out the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (for The Crown), and Brian Cox nabbing the gong for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (for Succession).
For the full list of Golden Globe nominees and winners, see below.
Best film – drama
Best actress in a film – drama
Best actor in a film – drama
Best film – musical or comedy
Best actress in a film – musical or comedy
Best actor in a film – musical or comedy
Best supporting actor in a film
Best score – film
Joker – WINNER
Best limited series or TV film
Best actress in a limited series or TV film
Best director – film
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917 – WINNER
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best actress in a TV series – drama
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown – WINNER
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
Best supporting actress in a TV series, limited series or TV film
Patricia Arquette, The Act – WINNER
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Best song – film
Best TV series – musical or comedy
Best supporting actress in a film
Best film – animated
Best screenplay – film
The Two Popes
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER
Best actor in a TV series – drama
Brian Cox, Succession – WINNER
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose
Best film – foreign language
Best actress in a TV series – musical or comedy
Best TV series – drama
Best supporting actor in a TV series, limited series or TV film
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl – WINNER
Henry Winkler, Barry
Best actor in a TV series – musical or comedy
Best actor in a limited series or TV film
Christopher Abbott, Catch-22
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice – WINNER
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon