Film Article: THE GOLDEN GLOBES 2019

The 76th Golden Globe Awards were handed out on Sunday, January 6, 2019.  Killing Eve star Sandra Oh and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg co-host the 76th annual ceremony, that aired live on NBC at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific.

Oh is the first Asian to host or co-host the Golden Globes.  Oh, a Canadian is the perfect choice having made her name both in drama and comedy in television and motion picture in both Canada and the United States.

The Golden Globes are organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA) recognizing achievement in both television and film.  The winners are usually the frontrunners of the upcoming Academy Awards (the Oscars).  

The Golden Globe ceremony is quite different from The Oscar ceremony as the former allows the guests to sit at a table, have dinner and drink alcohol, which makes for a more relaxed and entertaining evening.  Rick Gervais a part host was notorious in keeping the proceedings lively while spurting insults at the presenters. “I don’t care…” was his favourite words.  Gervais is my favourite host of all time as one can always appreciate a good laugh, even at the expense of others.

In one of the best Globes openings, Oh and Samberg roasts the nominees.  The first victim was Spike Lee, called Spice Lee by Oh.  Multiple nominee Amy Adams is called doll s*** and told to reserve awards for the others.  Films get roasted too including the $200 million blockbuster CRAZY RICH ASIANS which impressed Asian mothers everywhere.  Oh was tremendously funny, even choking Lady Gaga laughing.  Jim Carrey was roasted too providing a great come back.  In a more serious note, Oh mentioned the face of change in her being chosen to co-host the Globes.  

Oh herself won a Golden Globe later in the show for KILLING EVE.

Of the winners, Regina King who won the Best Supporting Actress went overtime and got too political in her acceptance speech.

The Life Achievement Award went to Jeff Bridges.

Mistakes at the Globes?  When Cuaron won the second time the night for Best Director, the announcer said Cuaron won the first one for Best Screenplay but he did not but for the Best Foreign Film. 

Best acceptance speech of the evening was delivered by Glenn Close winning for Best Actress in a drama for THE WIFE.  Close got a standing ovation.  Close also acknowledged her mother who gave everything for her husband and mentioned the need to follow ones dreams.

The FILM Winners of the Golden Globes are listed below for each category together with the nominees.  The Winners are indicated with the notation ‘winner’.

Best Picture — Drama`

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody ***winner

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star Is Born

Best Picture — Comedy or Musical

Crazy Rich Asians

The Favourite

Green Book ***winner

Mary Poppins Returns

Vice

Best Performance by an 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 Performance by an 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 Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

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 Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns

Olivia Colman, The Favourite ***winner

Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade

Charlize Theron, Tully

Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any 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 Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any 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 Director — Motion Picture

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma ***winner

Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Adam McKay, Vice

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuarón, 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 Motion Picture — Animated

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Mirai

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ***winner

Best Picture — Foreign Language

Capernaum

Girl

Never Look Away

Roma ***winner

Shoplifters

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

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 — Motion Picture

“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

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