Golden Globes 2019 highlights: Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, The Americans claim top honours

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FP Staff January 07, 2019 10:11:20 IST
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Golden Globes 2019 highlights: Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, The Americans claim top honours



Jan 07, 2019 - 10:18 (IST)

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Jan 07, 2019 - 10:12 (IST)

So, there you have it! 

In a Golden Globes chock full of upsets, the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody took best picture (drama) over Bradley Cooper's heavily favoured A Star is Born and Glenn Close bested Lady Gaga for best actress.

Peter Farrelly's Green Book won best film, comedy or musical, and best screenplay. 

On the TV side, for its sixth and final season, FX's The Americans took best drama series. The Kominsky Method won best comedy series over favoured nominees like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Jan 07, 2019 - 09:55 (IST)

The 20th Century Fox biopic, that charts the rise of Freddie Mercury and Queen, stars Rami Malek as Mercury and was directed by Bryan Singer.

Moments earlier, star Malek won best actor in a film drama for his portrayal of Mercury.

The film had a troubled production and was met with mediocre reviews, with the exception of high praise for Malek's performance.

Jan 07, 2019 - 09:54 (IST)

And the big one — Golden Globe for Best motion picture - drama — goes to...

Surprise! Surprise!

A Star Is Born
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale St Could Talk

Jan 07, 2019 - 09:48 (IST)

It is Malek's first Golden Globe win. He was twice nominated for his role on the television drama Mr. Robot.

Malek thanked Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, as well as Mercury for providing the role of a lifetime.

Jan 07, 2019 - 09:48 (IST)

Rami Malek wins Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - drama for Bohemian Rhapsody.

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

Jan 07, 2019 - 09:44 (IST)

It's the third Golden Globe for Close. The last came in 2008 for best actress in a TV series for Damages. Despite six nominations, she has never won an Academy Award.

Close appeared stunned when her name was called by presenter Gary Oldman. She cried during her acceptance speech, thanking her "category sisters" including Lady Gaga and Nicole Kidman.

She brought the crowd to their feet with a passionate defense of women pursuing their dreams, noting it took 14 years for "The Wife" to get made. She said women absolutely "have to find personal fulfillment."

Jan 07, 2019 - 09:41 (IST)

Perhaps the night's biggest upset as Glenn Close beats Lady Gaga to win Best performance by an actress in a motion picture - drama.

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

Jan 07, 2019 - 09:32 (IST)

Green Book stars Mahershala Ali as an African-American concert pianist in the 1960s and Viggo Mortensen as his driver. It was nominated for five Golden Globes, and won the best supporting actor honor for Mahershala Ali.

Director Peter Farrelly said "this is beyond anything we ever imagined when we started shooting this thing." 

Farrelly fended off a musical push from show producers to wind down his speech to pay tribute to Don Shirley, who Ali portrays in the film. Farrelly said, "This story, when I heard it, gave me hope, and I wanted to share that hope with you. We're still living in divided times, perhaps more than ever."

Jan 07, 2019 - 09:29 (IST)

And the  Golden Globe for Best motion picture - musical or comedy goes to...

Crazy Rich Asians
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
The Favourite


The night's first win went to Michael Douglas for the Netflix series The Kominsky Method. He dedicated the honor to his 102-year-old father. The second award went to the acclaimed Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for best animated film.

For its sixth and final season, FX's The Americans took best drama series over shows like Amazon's conspiracy thriller Homecoming and BBC's Killing Eve. Richard Madden, the breakout star of the terrorism suspense series Bodyguard, won best actor in a drama series. Ben Wishaw took best supporting actor in a limited series for A Very English Scandal.

Green Book, Peter Farrelly's interracial road trip through the early '60s Deep South, won for its screenplay, giving a boost to a film that has been much criticised for relying on racial tropes.

Christian Bale took the stage for winning best actor in a musical or comedy for his lead performance in Adam McKay's Vice.

Oh won for her performance on the BBC America drama series Killing Eve.

As expected, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt won best song for the signature tune ('Shallow') from A Star Is Born, the film most expected to dominate the Globes.

Alfonso Cuaron's memory-drenched masterwork Roma won best foreign language film.

Best supporting actress in a motion picture went to the Oscar front-runner Regina King for her matriarch of Barry Jenkins' James Baldwin adaptation If Beale Street Could Talk.

Preview: When the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards get underway Sunday night, who takes home statuettes is only a small part of the intrigue.

What the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Beverly Hills, California, ceremony lacks in gravitas it usually makes up for in freewheeling frivolity and fun. The free-flowing booze helps.

This year's show likely has awards in store for Bradley Cooper's Oscar front-runner A Star Is Born, Yorgos Lanthimos' period romp The Favourite, the Amazon comedy series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Ryan Murphy's anthology series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

Lady Gaga is poised to win not just one but two awards, for best actress in a drama and for the song 'Shallow', from A Star Is Born.

But the ceremony might hinge most on just what kind of party the Globes can muster this year. Last year's ceremony, atypically serious for the Globes, was the first major awards show after the birth of the #MeToo movement following the Harvey Weinstein revelations. Female attendees wore black in solidarity. Presenter Natalie Portman pointedly introduced the "all male" directing nominees.

A year later, little dust has settled. Hollywood remains consumed with gender inequality and highly placed men have continued to fall. This year's best director nominees are also all male again.

How much these subjects will be discussed in the broadcast, to be hosted by the unexpected pairing of Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, is unknown. Samberg and Oh have said they're hoping to set a lively and carefree tone . Oh, the star of the BBC America drama series Killing Eve, is also a nominee.

Last year's show, like a lot of recent awards shows, saw ratings decline. Some 19 million tuned in to the Seth Meyers-hosted broadcast, an 11-percent decline in viewership.

This year, NBC has one thing in its favor: an NFL lead in. Ahead of the Globes, NBC is broadcasting the late afternoon Wild Card game between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles.

The array of nominees that have been sizable box office hits may potentially help the Globes, none more than Ryan Coogler's Black Panther, up for best picture (drama) and score. A Star is Born, which is expected to dominate the drama side of the movie awards, recently passed $200 million in domestic ticket sales.

Adam McKay's highly critical Dick Cheney portrait Vice, starring Christian Bale, comes in with a leading six nominations. While music-heavy films A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody opted to contend in the Globes' drama categories, Vice tops the comedy-musical nominees, though it's closely trailed by multiple nominees, including "The Favourite" and "Green Book," Peter Farrelly's interracial road trip tale starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali.

At stake are not just Golden Globes awards but Oscar momentum. Voting for the Academy Awards nominations begins Monday.

Jeff Bridges will receive the Globes' honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award. A similar television achievement award is also being launched, dubbed the Carol Burnett Award. Its first honoree will be Burnett, herself.

(With inputs from The Associated Press)

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