List Of Key Golden Globe Winners

Gold House Executive Director Jeremy Tran, RespectAbility VP of Communications and Entertainment & News Media Lauren Appelbaum, Senior Vice President of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau Kyle Bowser, HFPA President Helen Hoehne, HFPA Chief Diversity Officer Neil Phillips, and IllumiNative’s Bird Runningwater speaking onstage during the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 9, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California.  Emma McIntyre / HFPA / AFP

 

Here are the winners in key categories for the 79th Golden Globe Awards, which were announced on Sunday with no audience present as the industry boycotted the troubled gala.

 FILM

Best film, drama: “The Power of the Dog”

Best film, musical or comedy: “West Side Story”

Best actor, drama: Will Smith, “King Richard”

Best actress, drama: Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos”

Best actor, musical or comedy: Andrew Garfield, “tick, tick… BOOM!”

READ ALSO: ‘Power Of The Dog,’ ‘West Side Story’ Win At Untelevised Golden Globes

Best actress, musical or comedy: Rachel Zegler, “West Side Story”

Best supporting actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog”

Best supporting actress: Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”

Best director: Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog”

Best Screenplay: Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast”

Best animated film: “Encanto”

Best non-English language film: “Drive My Car”

 TELEVISION

Best drama series: “Succession”

Best musical or comedy series: “Hacks”

Best limited series or TV motion picture: “The Underground Railroad”

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‘Power Of The Dog,’ ‘West Side Story’ Win At Untelevised Golden Globes

This handout image released by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) shows a view of the stage during the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 9, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California.  Emma McIntyre / HFPA / AFP

 

“The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story” on Sunday won the top film prizes at an untelevised Golden Globes that was largely ignored by Hollywood, with awards unveiled via a live blog without any of the usual A-list glamour.

Jane Campion’s dark Western “The Power of the Dog” became only the second film directed by a woman to win the best drama prize. The film also won for best director and best supporting actor for Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” remake claimed top honors for best comedy or musical, as well as lead and supporting actress prizes for stars Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose.

READ ALSO: Actor And Comedian Bob Saget Dies At 65

Will Smith and Nicole Kidman won the prizes for best actor and actress in film dramas for their turns in “King Richard” and “Being the Ricardos.”

But none of the stars were present as usual at the Beverly Hilton, with the ceremony held behind closed doors.

The awards, which are usually closely followed for the immediate boost to box office tallies and Oscar hopes that a Globes win can provide, were hugely overshadowed by a long-brewing row over ethical lapses by the organizers.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of 100-odd entertainment writers with links to foreign publications, has been accused of a litany of failings from corruption to racism.

The Globes are traditionally billed as Tinseltown’s biggest party — in past years, the event was watched by TV audiences of millions and spawned frenzied debate and memes on social media.

This year, NBC scrapped its broadcast, the HFPA did not offer a live stream, and the event failed to take off on Twitter, where pop culture fans were more preoccupied with the death of US comedian Bob Saget.

 ‘Work to be done’ 

The young stars of “West Side Story” took to Twitter to mark their wins, with Zegler noting that she had been awarded her Globe exactly three years after being cast as an unknown by Spielberg from among 30,000 hopefuls.

“Life is very strange,” she wrote.

DeBose thanked the HFPA while cautioning that further reform is needed.

“There is still work to be done, but when you’ve worked so hard on a project — infused with blood, sweat, tears and love — having the work seen and acknowledged is always going to be special,” she tweeted.

A Los Angeles Times expose last year found the HFPA had no Black members, opening the floodgates for criticism from across Hollywood including from A-list stars such as Tom Cruise.

Since the scandal broke, the HFPA has rushed through reforms, admitting its biggest ever annual intake, including several Black and other minority members.

It has banned members from accepting lavish gifts and hotel stays from studios courting their votes and highlighted its philanthropic work.

During the behind-closed-doors ceremony on Sunday, the HFPA tweeted pre-recorded videos from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis praising the group’s community work.

“I’m proud to be associated with them in this venture,” said Curtis, referring to funding by the HFPA for community programs.

But celebrities were otherwise conspicuously absent from the proceedings, leaving the Golden Globes website’s live blog to inform readers: “No other awards community shows as much love and generosity to others quite like the HFPA!”

Oscar hopefuls

Despite the subdued atmosphere surrounding the Globes, three wins apiece for “The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story” confirm their credentials as contenders for an award season that culminates in March with the Oscars.

Campion’s “Power of the Dog,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, which tackles toxic masculinity in 1920s Montana and was released by Netflix with a limited theatrical run, has received rave reviews.

Spielberg’s “West Side Story” remake flopped at the box office but was also adored by critics.

Kenneth Branagh, whose black-and-white account of the outbreak of sectarian violence during the late 1960s in “Belfast” is considered a strong award season contender and had jointly topped the nominations, won only for best screenplay.

Andrew Garfield won the best actor in a comedy or musical for “tick, tick … Boom!”, which is based on the semi-autobiographical musical of the same name written by “Rent” composer Jonathan Larson.

“Succession,” HBO’s tale about a media tycoon’s warring family, topped the television side with three prizes including best drama.

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Sacha Baron Cohen: outrageous comedian with serious point, and two Globes nods

(FILES) In this file photo actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020, at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

 

 

From a tracksuited rapper to a bumbling Kazakh TV reporter in a green mankini, Sacha Baron Cohen has made his name with outrageous characters who expose real people’s prejudices and hypocrisy.

On Sunday, Baron Cohen’s wild portrayal of the journalist Borat could win him a Golden Globe — but he could also take home a statuette for his work in a more serious role, as US political activist Abbie Hoffman in “The Trial of the Chicago 7”.

The characters created by the versatile 49-year-old British comedian are a world away from his upbringing in London as the son of an accountant who ran a family business of clothing stores.

After attending private schools, he studied history at the University of Cambridge, where his cousin, Simon, is a professor and prominent researcher into autism.

During his time at university, Baron Cohen joined the Footlights theatre group that launched stars such as Hugh Laurie and members of Monty Python.

His big break came performing sketches on the Paramount Comedy Channel, where he developed the character Ali G — a wannabe gangsta rapper from a nondescript town west of London.

“Da Ali G Show”, which followed on Britain’s Channel Four in 2000, saw him ask increasingly shocking questions of unsuspecting politicians and other establishment figures.

 

(FILES) In this file photo a person wearing a mask walks past a bus stop ad on 5th Avenue, October 15, 2020, for the upcoming movie “Borat 2,” featuring actor Sacha Baron Cohen, ahead of its release on October 23. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

 

The show also featured Borat, a naive Kazakh visitor to Britain who displays unthinking homophobia, anti-Semitism and sexism, and Bruno, a flamboyantly gay Austrian fashionista.

The show made Baron Cohen a household name. Later series were aired on HBO in the United States.

Prince William even revealed that he and brother Harry taught their great-grandmother, the Queen Mum, to imitate Ali G by clicking her fingers and saying his classic “Respec'”.

One interviewee was Donald Trump, who said last year of Baron Cohen: “That’s a phony guy. And I don’t find him funny.”

– Cannes mankini –
Ali G got his own film — “Ali G Indahouse” (2002) — as did Borat (2006), and later Bruno (2009).

To promote “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”, he posed on the beach at the Cannes film festival in a green mankini that left little to the imagination.

Along with an infamous nude fight scene, it showed Borat in cringe-making encounters with ordinary Americans.

At a rodeo, he called for then-president George W. Bush to “drink the blood of every single man, woman and child of Iraq”, to cheers from the crowd.

The New York Times said the film’s comedy was “as pitiless as its social satire, and as brainy”. It topped box offices in Britain and the United States.

 

(FILES) On Sunday, February 28, Baron Cohen’s wild portrayal of the journalist Borat could win him a Golden Globe — but he could also take home a statuette for his work in a more serious role, as US political activist Abbie Hoffman in “The Trial of the Chicago 7”. (Photo by Gabriel BOUYS / AFP)

 

Baron Cohen, who is Jewish and uses Hebrew for Borat, won a Golden Globe for best actor, and the film grossed more than $260 million worldwide.

But the depiction of Kazakhstan as backward infuriated the Central Asian state, which banned the film’s release.

Baron Cohen told Rolling Stone magazine the joke was “on people who can believe that the Kazakhstan that I describe can exist”.

Kazakhstan relented and last year even used Borat’s “Very nice!” catchphrase in a tourism campaign.

‘Never again’ –
The follow-up, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”, unfurls against the tense backdrop of Trump’s re-election campaign and the coronavirus pandemic.

In one scene at a gun rights rally, Baron Cohen — disguised as a bluegrass singer — encouraged people to sing along to lyrics about injecting former president Barack Obama and others with the “Wuhan flu”.

He ended up fleeing when his cover was blown.

“We were surrounded by a bunch of people, an angry mob with guns,” he told NPR, and vowed not to work undercover again.

“I can’t do this again… at some point, your luck runs out.”

The film also shows Trump’s lawyer and ex-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani apparently reaching into his trousers in a hotel room, after being interviewed by Borat’s daughter.

Giuliani, oblivious to the hidden cameras, insisted he was tucking in his shirt.

Baron Cohen told NPR he revived Borat in a bid to somehow influence the 2020 presidential election — against Trump.

“We felt we had to do something, we felt democracy was in real danger,” he said.

The film was released on Amazon Prime Video last year. In addition to Baron Cohen’s acting nomination, it is up for Golden Globes for best musical or comedy film, and best actress for Maria Bakalova.

– ‘Weapons-grade offensiveness’ –
In 2018, he was nominated for a Golden Globe as best actor for his US satirical series “Who is America?”

Baron Cohen, whose 2012 film “The Dictator” was described as offering “weapons-grade offensiveness”, has also acted in non-comedy films including “Les Miserables”.

In 2019 he was nominated for best actor at the Golden Globes for playing a top Mossad agent in the Netflix series “The Spy.”

Baron Cohen rarely gives interviews out of character and is reticent about his personal life.

“Some people love being recognised and getting the attention. I don’t love it,” he told NPR.

He is married to actress Isla Fisher. The couple have said they bonded over studying at clown school. They have three children.

In 2015, the couple donated $1 million to help Syrian refugees.

Golden Globes Nominations Ceremony Begins

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 09, 2019 Golden Globe trophies are set by the stage ahead of the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations announcement at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP)

 

The unveiling of Golden Globes nominees began Wednesday in a remote ceremony that offers an important, early glimpse into the movies leading this year’s unique and much-delayed Hollywood awards season.

The announcement, co-hosted by “Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P Henson, whittles down the list of films and stars headed for the Globes ceremony later this month — itself seen as a bellwether for the Oscars in April.

Pandemic-related theater closures and blockbuster delays are expected to boost smaller, stay-at-home movies this year, including Netflix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Mank” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

READ ALSO: Netflix’s ‘Mank’ Tops Globes Noms As Female Directors Break Through

Rival streamer Amazon Prime is campaigning hard for “One Night in Miami,” while Disney-owned Searchlight looks set to fly the flag for Tinseltown’s traditional major studios with “Nomadland.”

The 78th Golden Globes, which also honor the best in television and are voted for by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be broadcast on February 28.

List Of Key Golden Globe Nominees

The Golden Globes 2021 nominees as revealed by Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson, was full of quarantine favorite films and TV shows.

 

Here are the nominees in key categories for the 78th Golden Globe Awards, which will be handed out in Beverly Hills on February 28.

Netflix’s “Mank” — set in Hollywood’s Golden Age about the making of “Citizen Kane” — led all films with six nominations. The streaming service crushed the competition with 22 overall nods.

Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be back to host the event, the first major awards show of a pandemic-era season that culminates with the Oscars on April 25.

– FILM –
Best film, drama

“The Father”

“Mank”

“Nomadland”

“Promising Young Woman”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

 

Best film, musical or comedy

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

“Hamilton”

“Music”

“Palm Springs”

“The Prom”

Best actor, drama

Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal”

Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”

Gary Oldman, “Mank”

Tahar Rahim, “The Mauritarian”

 

Best actress, drama

Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Andra Day, “The United States vs Billie Holiday”

Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”

Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”

Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”

 

Best actor, musical or comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

James Corden, “The Prom”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”

Dev Patel, “The Personal History of David Copperfield”

Andy Samberg, “Palm Springs”

 

Best actress, musical or comedy

Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

Kate Hudson, “Music”

Michelle Pfeiffer, “French Exit”

Rosamund Pike, “I Care A Lot”

Anya Taylor-Joy, “Emma”

 

Best supporting actor

Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Jared Leto, “The Little Things”

Bill Murray, “On the Rocks”

Leslie Odom, Jr, “One Night in Miami”

 

Best supporting actress

Glenn Close, “Hillbilly Elegy”

Olivia Colman, “The Father”

Jodie Foster, “The Mauritanian”

Amanda Seyfried, “Mank”

Helena Zengel, “News of the World”

 

Best director

Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”

David Fincher, “Mank”

Regina King, “One Night in Miami”

Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland”

 

Best foreign language film

“Another Round”

“La Llorona”

“The Life Ahead”

“Minari”

“Two of Us”

 

Best animated feature

“The Croods: A New Age”

“Onward”

“Over the Moon”

“Soul”

“Wolfwalkers”

 

TELEVISION

Best drama series

“The Crown”

“Lovecraft Country”

“The Mandalorian”

“Ozark”

“Ratched”

 

Best drama actor

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Al Pacino, “Hunters”

Matthew Rhys, “Perry Mason”

 

Best drama actress

Olivia Colman, “The Crown”

Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”

Emma Corrin, “The Crown”

Laura Linney, “Ozark”

Sarah Paulson, “Ratched”

 

Best musical or comedy series

“Emily in Paris”

“The Flight Attendant”

“The Great”

“Schitt’s Creek”

“Ted Lasso”

 

Best musical or comedy actor

Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”

Nicholas Hoult, “The Great”

Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”

Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”

 

Best musical or comedy actress

Lily Collins, “Emily in Paris”

Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”

Elle Fanning, “The Great”

Jane Levy, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”

 

Best limited series or TV movie

“Normal People”

“The Queen’s Gambit”

“Small Axe”

“The Undoing”

“Unorthodox”

 

Best limited series or TV movie actor

Bryan Cranston, “Your Honor”

Jeff Daniels, “The Comey Rule”

Hugh Grant, “The Undoing”

Ethan Hawke, “The Good Lord Bird”

Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”

 

Best limited series or TV movie actress

Cate Blanchett, “Mrs America”

Daisy Edgar-Jones, “Normal People”

Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”

Nicole Kidman, “The Undoing”

Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit”

 

FILMS WITH MOST NOMINATIONS

“Mank” – 6

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” – 5

“The Father” – 4

“Nomadland” – 4

“Promising Young Woman” – 4

List Of Top Golden Globe Winners

L to R) Harry Williams, Sarah Hammond, and Joe Lewis attend HBO’s Official Golden Globes After Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 05, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images/AFP

 

Here are the winners in key categories for the 77th Golden Globe Awards, which were handed out in Beverly Hills on Sunday.

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood” took home three awards including best comedy/musical film honors, best screenplay and a best supporting actor prize for Brad Pitt.

War epic “1917” took home best drama film honors and a surprise best director trophy for Sam Mendes.

FILM 

Best film, drama: “1917”

Best film, musical or comedy: “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”

Best actor, drama: Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

Best actress, drama: Renee Zellweger, “Judy”

Best actor, musical or comedy: Taron Egerton, “Rocketman”

Best actress, musical or comedy: Awkwafina, “The Farewell”

Best supporting actor: Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”

Best supporting actress: Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

Best director: Sam Mendes, “1917”

Best screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”

Best foreign language film: “Parasite”

Best animated feature: “Missing Link”

TELEVISION 

Best drama series: “Succession”

Best drama actor: Brian Cox, “Succession”

Best drama actress: Olivia Colman, “The Crown”

Best musical or comedy series: “Fleabag”

Best musical or comedy actor: Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”

Best musical or comedy actress: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”

Best limited series or TV movie: “Chernobyl”

Best limited series or TV movie actor: Russell Crowe, “The Loudest Voice”

Best limited series or TV movie actress: Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon”

Best limited series or TV movie supporting actor: Stellan Skarsgard, “Chernobyl”

Best limited series or TV movie supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, “The Act”

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Sam Mendes Wins Golden Globes For Best Director

British film director Sam Mendes poses in the press room with the awards for Best Director – Motion Picture and Best Motion Picture – Drama during the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020, at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP

 

British filmmaker Sam Mendes on Sunday won a surprise Golden Globe for best director for his war epic “1917,” edging out a top crop of nominees.

The director bested South Korea’s Bong Joon-ho (“Parasite”), Todd Phillips (“Joker”), Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”) and Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”).

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War Film ‘1917’ Stuns Golden Globes, Tarantino Bags Most Prizes

(L-R) Dean-Charles Chapman, Sam Mendes, George MacKay, Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and Jayne-Ann Tenggre of the film ‘1917,’ winner of the Best Motion Picture – Drama award, pose in the press room during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

 

War epic “1917” shocked the Golden Globes on Sunday by claiming the top prize for best drama film, while Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” won the most honors, massively boosting their prospects for next month’s Oscars.

“Once Upon a Time…” — an homage to 1960s Tinseltown — won three prizes including best comedy, but Martin Scorsese’s much-vaunted Netflix crime saga “The Irishman” went home empty-handed.

The Globes are the first major awards gala of the year, in a packed season that ends with the Academy Awards in just over a month’s time, so Sunday’s winners will hope to capitalize on some much-needed momentum.

“1917” follows two British soldiers through the trenches in World War I, and is filmed to look like one continuous, two-hour-long shot.

“Goodness me, that is a big surprise,” said stunned filmmaker Sam Mendes, who bested Scorsese and Tarantino in the crowded best director category.

Dedicating the film to his grandfather who signed up to fight aged just 17, Mendes added: “I hope he’s looking down on us and I fervently hope it never happens again.”

The film’s lead actor George MacKay — a 27-year-old relative unknown in Hollywood — told AFP he was “just thrilled, proper thrilled” when the announcement was made.

“It’s a wonderful thing. It’s truly just so brilliant for the film and everyone involved. It’s the biggest team effort ever.”

Tarantino won the best screenplay award, and Brad Pitt took home best supporting actor honors for his role as a loyal stuntman to Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in “Once Upon a Time…”

“I also have to thank my partner in crime, LDC,” said Pitt.

“I wouldn’t be here without you, man… I would have shared the raft, though,” he added, referring to the closing scene of “Titanic.”

 Phoenix, Zellweger win big 

“Rocketman,” the Elton John musical biopic, was the other big winner on the night, scooping best actor for Taron Egerton and best original song for John, who was heavily involved in the movie.

“I’m overjoyed — it’s incredible,” Egerton told AFP. “It’s been the best experience of my life, and winning this is just such a lovely crystallization of all of that.”

The top films clearly resonated with the 90-odd members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which doles out the prizes, but frontrunners in the acting categories also made their mark.

Joaquin Phoenix cemented his Oscar favorite status by winning the best drama actor prize for his radical turn in “Joker,” a dark and controversial take on the comic book super-villain.

He thanked director Todd Phillips, saying: “You convinced me to do this movie and you encouraged me to give everything and to be sincere. And I’m such a pain in the ass.”

Like several A-listers, Phoenix also used his speech to address climate change and the Australian wildfires.

Renee Zellweger burnished her Oscar credentials with an expected win for biopic “Judy,” portraying Judy Garland in her later years.

South Korean black comedy “Parasite” bagged the award for best foreign language film, as widely expected, while Awkwafina became the first actress of Asian descent to win the best comedy actress prize for “The Farewell.”

Oscar nominations voting is already under way, but does not close until Tuesday — meaning the Globes results could be a factor.

Gervais roasts Hollywood 

British comic Ricky Gervais greeted the stars at the booze-soaked banquet with his signature cutting one-liners.

“Let’s go out with a bang, let’s have a laugh at your expense, shall we?” joked Gervais, hosting the awards for the fifth and final time.

Gervais unleashed a no-holds-barred monologue that touched on topics haunting the industry including #MeToo, lack of diversity and the effect streaming giants are having on traditional film studios.

An off-color joke about British actress Judi Dench and the critically slammed film “Cats” was bleeped out by censors.

Netflix flops 

Among the Globes handed out on the TV side, HBO hit “Succession” won best drama, fending off Netflix’s flagship “The Crown.”

Its star Brian Cox won for best actor, as HBO won the TV battle with four wins overall.

But “Crown” star Olivia Colman scooped best actress for her turn as Queen Elizabeth II.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge added a best comedy actress Globe to her Emmy win for her show “Fleabag,” which also won overall top comedy honors.

Netflix — which has disrupted the film industry in recent years — began the night far ahead of the traditional Hollywood studios with 17 Globe movie nominations.

“This show should just be me coming out, (saying) ‘You win everything, Netflix, good night,” joked Gervais.

But the streaming giant, which has spent billions to lure the industry’s top filmmaking talent, flopped to end with just one movie win.

Laura Dern won for her supporting turn in “Marriage Story,” a heart-wrenching divorce saga starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, which began the night with the most nods at six.

“The Irishman,” a favorite to win best picture that cost Netflix $160 million to make, did not convert any of its five nominations.

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‘Marriage Story’ Tops Golden Globes With Six Nominations

L-R) Golden Globe Ambassador Dylan Brosnan, Actress Dakota Fanning, Actor Tim Allen, Actress Susan Kelechi Watson and Golden Globe Ambassador Paris Brosnan pose on stage after the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations announcement at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on December 9, 2019. Robyn BECK / AFP

 

“Marriage Story,” Netflix’s heart-wrenching divorce saga, topped the Golden Globe nominations Monday with six nods including best drama, kicking off the race for the Oscars.

“The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s three-and-a-half-hour gangster epic, and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino’s nostalgic love letter to 1960s Tinseltown, were hot on its heels with five each.

The nominations traditionally see the stars and movies destined for awards success start to break away from the competition — the Globes are seen as a key bellwether for February’s Academy Awards.

The 77th Golden Globes, which also honor television, will take place in Beverly Hills on January 5, two days before voting for Oscars nominees ends.

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Pop Golden Globes Nominations Ceremony Begins

Tim Allen speaks at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations Announcement at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 09, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

 

The unveiling of Golden Globes nominees began Monday in a ceremony marking the start of Hollywood’s annual awards season that culminates with the Oscars.

The announcements will see the stars and movies destined for awards success start to break away from the competition — the Globes are seen as a key bellwether for February’s Academy Awards.

Netflix is expected to have two frontrunners in “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s three-and-a-half-hour gangster epic, and “Marriage Story,” the heartwrenching divorce saga starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.

Awards tracking site Gold Derby predicts strong competition from “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino’s nostalgic love letter to 1960s Tinseltown, and Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit,” also starring Johansson.

The 77th Golden Globes, which also honor television, will take place in Beverly Hills on January 5, two days before voting for Oscars nominees ends.

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Wins Best Drama Film, Best Actor At Golden Globes

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for “Bohemian Rhapsody” winner Rami Malek poses with Graham King (2ndR), Brian May (3rdL) and Mike Myers (R) in the press room during the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 6, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. PHOTO: Mark RALSTON / AFP

 

“Bohemian Rhapsody” pulled a major upset at the close of the Golden Globes on Sunday, taking home the final two top prizes to put itself into the Oscars conversation along with “Green Book” and “Roma.”

On a night of wins for movies representing minorities, two awards favorites about white people — Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” and musical romance “A Star is Born” — all but struck out, with each picking up just one trophy in the run-up to the all-important Oscars on February 24.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” — which charts the rise of British rock group Queen — picked up best actor for Rami Malek, who plays legendary frontman Freddie Mercury. It also bagged the biggest movie award of the night — best drama.

“I am beyond moved. My heart is pounding out of my chest right now,” said Malek, whose list of people to thank included the Queen singer, who died in 1991.

“Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime. I love you, you beautiful man. This is for and because of you, gorgeous.”

The two trophies were the final prizes in a ceremony that had been expected to be a consecration for “A Star is Born” — starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the age-old Hollywood fable of an ailing performer and his muse — which went into the night with five nods.

“Star” had to content itself with a statuette for best song, which went to Gaga and writing partner Mark Ronson, while Christian Bale — who plays Cheney — picked up the solo gong for “Vice.”

Civil rights dramedy “Green Book” was the numerical winner — if not the prestige player — picking up awards for best comedy movie, best supporting actor Mahershala Ali and best screenplay.

The boozy gala at the Beverly Hilton also recognized Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” a cinematic ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, with best director and foreign film honors, while seven movies bagged one statuette each.

“Cinema at its best builds bridges to other cultures,” Cuaron told the audience. “We need to understand how much we have in common.”

– Less edgy –

Under an azure southern California sky, Tinseltown’s A-listers worked the red carpet with last year’s gender politics still very much in mind.

Many wore “Time’s Up” bracelets in a nod to the movement for sexual equality in the workplace that grabbed the headlines 12 months ago as the industry faced a reckoning about rampant harassment and abuse.

Hosting the Globes were comedian Andy Samberg and actress Sandra Oh, who made history as the first Asian woman to have presented a major awards show while also taking home her second Globe for “Killing Eve.”

As the only awards show where alcohol is served, the evening is usually more colorful than showbiz’s other big nights.

But the presenters set the tone for a less edgy affair than in previous years with a relatively tame opening that gave more time to complimenting the nominees than assailing them with “roast”-style jokes.

Samberg paid tribute to the diversity among the slate of films up for awards, singling out “If Beale Street Could Talk,” whose star Regina King took home best supporting actress honors, as well as “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” which went home empty-handed.

“And they are not just here tonight because they resonated with audiences Hollywood often ignores,” he said.

“They are here because they told stories that resonated with everyone. And that is truly a beautiful thing.”

King vowed that, for the next two years, she would only produce projects that employ 50 percent women, exclaiming: “Time’s Up times two!”

“And I just challenge anyone out there — anyone out there who is in a position of power, not just in our industry, in all industries — I challenge you to challenge yourselves and stand with us in solidarity and do the same,” she said.

– Bellwether of momentum –

This year, the Globes come at the start of voting for Oscar nominations, and while they are not always a clear predictor of Academy Award success, they are a bellwether of momentum.

In the acting categories, Glenn Close (“The Wife”) bested the favorite Lady Gaga on the drama side.

Olivia Colman, who plays Queen Anne in offbeat royal romp “The Favourite,” and Bale won as expected in the comedy acting races.

“Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role,” deadpanned Bale.

Bradley Cooper — who plays the aging rocker opposite Gaga’s singer in “Star” — had been favorite for best actor in a drama but was edged out by Malek.

The television side of the Globes can feel a bit redundant coming so soon after the Emmys in September, with many of the same nominees as the Television Academy field.

Best drama series went to the acclaimed FX Cold War spy thriller “The Americans” — its first Golden Globe for its sixth and final season.

But adding spice to the mix on Sunday are programs that aired too late for Emmys contention.

Netflix comedy “The Kominsky Method” took home the best comedy series trophy and best actor honors for Michael Douglas.

AFP

Golden Globes Nominations Ceremony Begins

(L-R) Actors Leslie Mann, Terry Crews, Danai Gurira and Christian Slater prepare to announce the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations in Beverly Hills, California, on December 6, 2018.
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The unveiling of nominations for the Golden Globes began Thursday, kicking off Hollywood’s annual awards season that culminates with the Oscars in February.

The announcements, which come a week before the influential Screen Actors Guild nominations, are the first major bellwether of momentum going into the Academy Awards.

Awards analysis website Gold Derby predicts that music romance reboot “A Star Is Born” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” — a tale of black love adapted from a James Baldwin novel — will top the nominations.

Beyond the frontrunners, a slew of biopics are in the mix — “First Man,” the intimate recounting of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing; Dick Cheney film “Vice” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

The 76th Golden Globes take place on Sunday, January 6 in Beverly Hills. The Oscar nominations come after the Globes this year, on January 22.

AFP