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

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Jan 07, 2019 10:11:20 IST

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Surprise! Surprise!

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

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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."

  • 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)

  • 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."

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

    Crazy Rich Asians
    Green Book
    Mary Poppins Returns
    Vice
    The Favourite

  • It's the second Golden Globe win for Colman, who plays Queen Anne in The Favourite. She also won a Globe for her television role in The Night Manager in 2017.

    Colman said early in her speech, "I'm not going to cry because my entire table will sit and laugh at me. I've been crying all evening."

    She thanked her co-stars, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, who she said made the film so much fun, she was sad when production ended.

  • And the Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy - goes to...

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

  • American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace has won the Golden Globe for best limited television series of TV movie.

    The win makes it a Golden Globe-Emmy sweep for the FX series on the shooting of the Italian fashion designer. Its predecessor The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story won the same award in 2015.

  • Huge upset!

    The Kominsky Method is the winner of the best TV comedy series Golden Globe Award.

    The Golden Globe comes for the first season of the Netflix show starring Michael Douglas as an almost-famous graying actor-turned-acting coach. It was a departure for creator Chuck Lorre, who has been called the "King of Sitcoms" for creating shows including Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory.

    Lorre started out his speech saying things like this don't normally happen to him. He thanked Douglas and Alan Arkin, who plays the best friend of Douglas' character in the show.

    Douglas won the best comedy actor honor earlier.

  • The Dude is grateful, man. 

    Jeff Bridges thanked everyone from his stand-in of nearly 70 years to his late parents Sunday night as he accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for a lifetime of work in film at the Golden Globes. 

    He compared himself and everyone in the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton to a trim tab, the tiny piece beneath a ship that can change the craft's direction, saying we can all "turn this ship around, man!"  

    Bridges thanked director Peter Bogdanovich for giving him his start by casting him in 1971's The Last Picture Show.

    And he thanked Joel and Ethan Coen for giving him his signature role as the Dude in 1998's The Big Lebowski.

    Bridges said, "If I'm lucky, I'll be associated with the Dude for the rest of my life." 

  • Mrs Maisel is at it again!

    The Golden Globe for Best performance by an actress in a television series - musical or comedy goes to...

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

  • And the Golden Globe for Best director goes to...

    Adam McKay (Vice)
    Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
    Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
    Peter Farrelly (Green Book)
    Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

    Cuaron also won a Golden Globe as best director for Gravity in 2014.

  • Criss also won an Emmy in September for playing rampaging killer Andrew Cunanan on the FX series about the murder of the Italian fashion designer.

    The actor thanked his "firecracker" Filipina mother and dedicated his award to her. He ended his speech hoisting his award, saying "This is totally awesome!"

  • The Golden Globe for Best performance by an actor in a limited series or a motion picture made for television goes to...

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

  • Roma, the Netflix film directed by Alfonso Cuaron based on the nanny who raised him in the 1970s in Mexico, is among the favourites for the Academy Award for best picture. It would likely have also been a favorite for the Golden Globe for best picture-drama, but the awards' rules made it ineligible.

    The film's director and writer Alfonso Cuaron thanked the film's star, first-time actress Yalitza Aparicio, saying he was stunned by the work she did. 

    He also (in Spanish) thanked his family, and his native Mexico.

  • And the Golden Globe for Best foreign language film goes to...

    Capernaum
    Girl
    Never Look Away
    Roma
    Shoplifters

  • It's the second Golden Globe for Bale, who plays former Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice. He previously won for The Fighter in 2011.

    Bale thanked his wife early in his speech, saying she had advised him to say less while he was up there because she knew how much trouble he could get in to. He proceeded to thank Satan for providing inspiration on how to play Cheney, and suggested he might take on another unlikeable character, suggesting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

  • Christian Bale wins best actor Golden Globe in musical/comedy for Vice

    The other nominees were:

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

  • Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

    And the Golden Globe goes to...

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

  • Green Book picks up back-to-back Golden Globes, winning Best screenplay - motion picture.

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

  • The Golden Globe for Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture goes to...

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

  • Sandra Oh thanks her parents, who were in the Beverly Hilton Hotel ballroom on Sunday night to watch Oh win her second Golden Globe Award, and also co-host the ceremony.

    She won her first Globe in 2006 for Grey's Anatomy. In BBC America's Killing Eve, she plays a British operative who becomes obsessed with an international assassin.

  • The Golden Globe for Best performance by an actress in a television series (drama) goes to...

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

  • Next up is Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture

    And the winner is...

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

    It's the first Golden Globe for King in three nominations. She was also nominated for the TV series American Crime in 2016, and was nominated this year for the series Seven Seconds.

    King gave a heartfelt speech accepting the award, including calling out Amy Adams and thanking her for her prayers.

  • 'Shallow' has won A Star is Born its Golden Globe of the night. You would think the film will walk away with a few more.

    Mark Ronson thanked director-actor Bradley Cooper for incorporating the song's lyrics into his film.

    Lady Gaga sang with Cooper on the song, and shared the Globes honor. She thanked Cooper during her speech.

    Justin Hurwitz won for best original score for First Man. It's the third Golden Globe for Hurwitz, who won two Globes and two Academy Awards in 2017 for his work on La La Land.

  • And the Golden Globe for Best original song goes to...

    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)

  • And the Golden Globe for Best original score - motion picture goes to...

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

  • Steve Carrell presents Carol Burnett with the inaugural Carol Burnett Award to recognise a lifetime achievement in Television.

    Carol Burnett says she is "gobsmacked" to receive the award.

    Burnett wondered on Sunday if her name being on the trophy means she gets to accept it every year. 

    She says her childhood dreams came true when she got to make her long-running TV variety show that "half a century later still connects with people."

    Burnett lamented the decline on TV of shows like hers, saying, "here's to reruns and YouTube." 

    She closed with a line from her show's theme song: "I'm so glad we had this time together."

  • Patricia Arquette has won the Golden Globe for best actress in limited TV series for his role in Escape at Dannemora.

    It's the second Golden Globe in five nominations for Arquette, who also won in 2015 for the movie Boyhood. She played a prison guard who becomes romantically involved with two men who are planning an escape in the Showtime series Escape at Dannemora.

    Arquette thanked a long list of people, including producer Ben Stiller, who presented her the award. After a couple minutes of thanks, Arquette cursed about her teeth and her comments were bleeped on the telecast.

  • Best performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television

    And the Golden Globe goes to...

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

  • This Golden Globe has been a long time coming for The Americans, which had been underlooked in its first five seasons. The acclaimed FX drama beat BBC America’s Killing Eve, Amazon’s Homecoming, FX’s Pose and Netflix’s Bodyguard to take home the honours. 

  • Next up is Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

    And the Golden Globe goes to...

    Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)

    Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal)

    Kieran Culkin (Succession)

    Edgar Ramirez (Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)

    Henry Winkler (Barry)

  • And the Golden Globe for best TV drama goes to...The Americans 

    The first Golden Globe comes for the sixth and final season of The Americans, the FX series about a pair of Russian spies hiding out as husband-and-wife travel agents in the U.S. in the 1980s.

  • Richard Madden has won the Golden Globe for best TV drama actor for his role in Bodyguard.

    It's the first Golden Globe and first nomination for Madden, the Scottish actor best known for playing Robb Stark on Game of Thrones. In the BBC and Netflix thriller Bodyguard he plays a British veteran assigned to guard a government official.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the winner of the best animated film Golden Globe Award.

    The film that features alternate spider heroes from different dimensions features the voices of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld and Mahershala Ali. It's the first animation Golden Globe for Sony Pictures.

    Producer Phil Lord accepted the award and says it felt like an "alternate universe" like those in the movie.

  • Michael Douglas has won the Golden Globe for best TV comedy actor for his role in The Kominsky Method.

    Douglas received the first award of the night from Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. 

    It's the third Golden Globe Award in nine nominations for the 74-year-old Douglas. He previously won in 2014 for playing Liberace in Behind the Candelabra and in 1988 for playing Gordon Gekko in Wall Street. He also has received the Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Golden Globes in 2004.

    Douglas thanked Chuck Lorre, who created the Netflix series focusing on his character, an aging acting coach and his close friendship with his agent, played by Alan Arkin. He also raised his award and gave a shout-out to his 102-year-old father, Kirk Douglas.

  • Hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh have started the Golden Globe Awards with a shot at the still hostless Academy Awards

    Samberg said in the show's opening Sunday night that they are "going to have some fun, give out some awards, and one lucky audience member is going to get to host the Oscars!"

    Oh said the unlikely pairing of her and Samberg came because they're "the only two people left in Hollywood who haven't gotten in trouble for saying something offensive."

  • Favoured among movie nominees is Bradley Cooper's Oscar front-runner A Star Is Born. It's expected to win best picture, drama, best actress for Lady Gaga and best song for Gaga's 'Shallow.'

    Awards may also be in store for 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.

    Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh will host. Oh, the star of the drama series Killing Eve, is also a nominee.

  • Hello and welcome to Firstpost's live coverage of the 76th annual Golden Globes.

    The Golden Globes for movies and television, chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be presented at a gala dinner in Beverly Hill, hosted by actors Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg.

Updates:

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)

Updated Date: Jan 07, 2019 10:13:03 IST

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