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2020 Golden Globes – 1917, Tarantino, HBO lead surprising winners list

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The 75th Golden Globe Awards wrapped up just a short while back in Los Angeles, with the second biggest stop on the Hollywood awards circuit dishing out a bunch of surprises. The winners circle chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has always been a very solid precursor to the big one, the Oscars, and this morning’s show proved that the race for those tiny gold men is still wide open.

Going into the show, the overwhelming narrative was that Bong Joon-Ho’s Palme d’Or winning Parasite would sweep the major categories. But while the critically praised film netted the Korean maestro a Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, it was Sam Mendes’ 1917 that swooped in to claim Best Director. The WWI epic then followed that up by taking Best Motion Picture – Drama as well. And I couldn’t be happier! You’ll have to wait a little while longer for my review of 1917 thanks to local embargoes, but it was without a doubt my best film of 2019.

Elsewhere, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was another massive winner. Tarantino himself took home the awards for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy as well as Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, while Brad Pitt’s fantastic turn as ageing stuntman Cliff Dalton earned him the nod for Best Supporting Actor. In easily the easiest pick of the night, Joaquin Phoenix won the Best Actor in a Drama for his incredible performance in Joker, while Renee Zellweger continues her Hollywood comeback by winning the Best Actress in a Drama award for Judy. But it wasn’t just the big guns who featured though. Awkwafina made history as the first Asian-American actress to take home one of the top honours as she won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her lead role in The Farewell, while Taron Egerton also surprised by nabbing the Best Actor counterpart with Rocketman.

And speaking of films with titles that possibly sound like superheroes, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman was completely left out in the cold, winning none of the five nominations it earned. Possibly the biggest upset of the night though was Laika’s stop-motion animated The Missing Link shutting out Disney’s box office smashing one-two punch of Frozen II and The Lion King to claim the Best Motion Picture – Animated crown.

On the TV side, things were just as topsy turvy. Despite Netflix making history with the most nominations, it was HBO that shut out the streaming service. Not thanks to Game of Thrones though, which walked home empty-handed at the Golden Globes yet again, meaning it completed its run with just one award across its eight seasons. The cable network won big though with Chernobyl and Succession, with the latter earning Best Drama as well Best Actor for Brian Cox.

Hulu also pulled off an upset as the relatively new and buzz-free Ramy earned/creator star Ramy Youssef the win for best comedy actor, snubbing favourites like Barry’s Bill Hader and The Kominsky Method’s Michael Douglas. Netflix had some glory though as Olivia Colman added another statue to her already burgeoning mantlepiece as she won Best Actress in a Drama Series for The Crown. That’s one award more than streaming newcomer Apple TV Plus, which saw both its nominations for The Morning Show snubbed.

Here’s the full list of nominees below with winners highlighted in bold.

Movies:

Best Motion Picture — Drama

  • The Irishman
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Joker
  • The Two Popes

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Knives Out
  • Rocketman
  • Dolemite Is My Name

Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language

  • The Farewell
  • Pain and Glory
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Parasite
  • Les Misérables

Best Director — Motion Picture

  • Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)
  • Sam Mendes (1917)
  • Todd Phillips (Joker)
  • Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

  • Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)
  • Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (Parasite)
  • Anthony McCarten (The Two Popes)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
  • Steven Zaillian (The Irishman)

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

  • “Beautiful Ghosts” (Cats)
  • “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (Rocketman)
  • “Into the Unknown” (Frozen II)
  • “Spirit” (The Lion King)
  • “Stand Up” (Harriet)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)
  • Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)
  • Al Pacino (The Irishman)
  • Joe Pesci (The Irishman)
  • Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)
  • Annette Bening (The Report)
  • Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
  • Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)
  • Margot Robbie (Bombshell)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • Daniel Craig (Knives Out)
  • Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
  • Taron Egerton (Rocketman)
  • Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name)

Best Motion Picture — Animated

  • Frozen II
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Missing Link
  • Toy Story 4
  • Lion King

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari)
  • Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)
  • Adam Driver (Marriage Story)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
  • Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)
  • Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)
  • Charlize Theron (Bombshell)
  • Renée Zellweger (“Judy”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • Awkwafina (The Farewell)
  • Ana de Armas (Knives Out)
  • Cate Blanchett (Where’d You Go, Bernadette)
  • Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart)
  • Emma Thompson (Late Night)

Television:

Best Television Series — Drama

  • Big Little Lies
  • The Crown
  • Killing Eve
  • The Morning Show
  • “Succession”

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy

  • Barry
  • Fleabag
  • The Kominsky Method
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • The Politician

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

  • Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
  • Bill Hader (Barry)
  • Ben Platt (The Politician)
  • Paul Rudd (Living with Yourself)
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

  • Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
  • Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
  • Kirsten Dunst (On Becoming a God in Central Florida)
  • Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll)
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

  • Brian Cox (Succession)
  • Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
  • Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)
  • Tobias Menzies (The Crown)
  • Billy Porter (Pose)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Christopher Abbott (Catch-22)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen (The Spy)
  • Russell Crowe (The Loudest Voice)
  • Jared Harris (Chernobyl)
  • Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

  • Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
  • Olivia Colman (The Crown)
  • Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
  • Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
  • Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable)
  • Joey King (The Act)
  • Helen Mirren (Catherine the Great)
  • Merritt Wever (Unbelievable)
  • Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Catch-22
  • Chernobyl
  • Fosse/Verdon
  • The Loudest Voice
  • “Unbelievable

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Patricia Arquette (The Act)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
  • Toni Collette (Unbelievable)
  • Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies)
  • Emily Watson (Chernobyl)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
  • Kieran Culkin (Succession)
  • Andrew Scott (Fleabag)
  • Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl)
  • Henry Winkler (Barry)

Last Updated: January 6, 2020

12 Comments

  1. Well done Joaquin Phoenix. Bill Hader will get his one day.

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    • For the Emperor!

      January 6, 2020 at 09:34

      Joaquin was the best I saw out of the 5 by far…ok ok I only saw Joker on that list ?

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      • Kervyn Cloete

        January 6, 2020 at 09:50

        Christian Bale was his closest rival of the lot, but Phoenix was in a class of his own this year. It would have been the biggest upset in ages had he not won.

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  2. For the Emperor!

    January 6, 2020 at 09:28

    Honestly, it would have been a travesty had GoT won anything for season 8. Unless they made a new category of ‘best way to ruin a long running show’ category ??

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 6, 2020 at 09:35

      Starting to wonder if David Benioff And D.B. Weiss did consultation work on the Mass Effect trilogy?

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 6, 2020 at 09:35

        Only on the ending

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 6, 2020 at 10:30

          XD

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  3. CrAiGiSh

    January 6, 2020 at 10:45

    “Best Motion Picture — Drama” – 1917 …

    Movie only out for a month – anyone seen it?

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      January 6, 2020 at 11:03

      Well, me. As I mentioned above. And it’s… to put it mildly… FUCKING INCREDIBLE.

      Alas, despite it being out overseas for weeks now, we can only post a full review a week before local release, so that’s about all I can say for now.

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      • CrAiGiSh

        January 6, 2020 at 11:21

        Cool.

        Really thought Joker would (should) have gotten it … 😛

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        • Kervyn Cloete

          January 6, 2020 at 15:08

          Joker is a great film, but it’s arguably more about Phoenix’s phenomenal performance rather than anything groundbreaking in terms of director or writing.

          1917 on the other hand does stuff from a filmmaking perspective that left my jaw on the floor. In terms of direction, cinematography and editing, it’s simply ridiculous how they pulled off this crazy idea to have an entire war movie look like it’s filmed in a single continuous take.

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  4. RideBoks

    January 7, 2020 at 14:03

    Hell yes Chernobyl and Succession

    Reply

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