- Category: Movie Reviews
- Written by Gilbert Seah
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. Wonder how many caught this.
Best acceptance speech of the evening was delivered by Glenn Close winning for Best Actress in a drama for THE WIFE who got a standing ovation. Close acknowledged her mother who gave everything for her husband an 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`
Bohemian Rhapsody ***winner
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born
Best Picture — Comedy or Musical
Crazy Rich Asians
Green Book ***winner
Mary Poppins Returns
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
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse ***winner
Best Picture — Foreign Language
Never Look Away
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