Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book win big at 2019 Golden Globes Awards
The Golden Globes Awards 2019 kicks off the award season for the year. Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic received six nominations, the most nominations for any film this year followed by Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite and Peter Farrelly’s Green Book with five nominations. Surprisingly, Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book won big the last Sunday night – Bohemian Rhapsody won Best Picture, Drama, beating the critics darling ‘A Star is Born’ and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, Rami Malek took home the trophy for ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama’ beating Bradley Cooper for ‘A Star is Born’ and Willem Dafoe for ‘At Eternity’s Gate’.
Bohemian Rhapsody’s wins were unexpected, considering the movie’s mixed reviews and criticism about how it portrayed Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s queerness. It was also surprising to see Green Book winning Best Picture — Comedy or Musical, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali). Not so surprisingly and deservingly, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won The Best Animation Picture Award.
Alfonso Cuaron took home Best Director — Motion Picture for his work on Netflix’s Roma. It is considered as the major contender for the Oscars this year (the film is currently contending as Mexico’s official submission for the foreign language Oscar – at the 91st Academy Awards) and garnering the praise from all the major film festivals, and sitting at the top position of Metacritic as the best-reviewed film with 96 metascore.
Television series like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Bodyguard, Killing Eve, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace all received nominations. Darren Criss won Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie for his celebrated work in The Assassination of Gianni Versace, and The Americanswon Best TV Drama for its final season.
The complete list of Golden Globes Awards’ winners:
Best Picture, Drama: Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Green Book
Best Director, Motion Picture: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Actress, Motion Picture, Drama: Glenn Close, The Wife
Best Actress in Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Best Actor, Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Christian Bale, Vice
Best Support Actress in a Motion Picture: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Best Foreign Film: Roma
Best Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Original Score, Motion Picture: Justin Hurwitz, First Man
Best Original Song: “Shallow,” A Star is Born
Best Screenplay: Green Book
Best TV Drama: The Americans
Best Actor in a Television Series, Music or Comedy: Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Richard Madden, The Bodyguard
Supporting Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Best Supporting Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie: Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Best Actress, TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy: The Kominsky Method
Best Limited TV Series or Movie: The Assassination of Gianni Versace