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Golden Globes Winners Announced; Phoenix Wins Best Actor

January 6, 2020
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The 77th Golden Globes has been one to watch out for, largely due to the extremely impressive list of films and shows that we have had the privilege of seeing in 2019. Ricky Gervais, known for many a caustic joke, has been the host once again. He has kept things interesting as the news of the winners has kept coming in.

Netflix has had another fantastic year with 34 nominations in various film and television show categories. Noah Baumbach’sMarriage Story‘ and Martin Scorsese’sThe Irishman‘ have led the number of nominations for the streaming giant. Baumbach’s detailed dissection of divorce has six nominations, while Scorsese’s mob epic and study of life’s banality has five.

Without further ado, let us tell you about the winners of the 77th Golden Globes.

Best motion picture — Drama

The most highly anticipated category included stellar nominations like ‘Joker‘, ‘Marriage Story’, ‘The Two Popes‘, ‘The Irishman’, and ‘1917‘.

Ultimately, Sam Mendes’ World War I movie that painstakingly traces the adventures of a group of soldiers managed to edge past some serious contenders. ‘1917‘ is the winner in the Best motion picture – drama category.

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture — Drama

The category saw tough contest with Antonio Banderas nominated for ‘Pain and Glory’, Christian Bale contending for ‘Ford v. Ferrari‘, Jonathan Pryce in the race for ‘The Two Popes’, Adam Driver getting a seat at the table for ‘Marriage Story’, and Joaquin Phoenix securing his spot for his performance in ‘Joker’.

Ultimately, Phoenix’s portrayal of Arthur Fleck’s descent into madness, which would later make Fleck DC’s most recognizable villain, the Joker, won over everyone. Joaquin Phoenix is the winner in this category for ‘Joker‘.

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture — Drama

The category has been highly contested this time, thanks to empowering characters and spectacular performances. Cynthio Erivo enjoys a nomination thanks to ‘Harriet‘, while Scarlett Johansson is on the list due to ‘Marriage Story’. Saoirse Ronan’s performance in ‘Little Women‘, Charlize Theron’s role in ‘Bombshell‘, and Renee Zellweger’s performance in ‘Judy’ won them nominations.

Ultimately, it is Renee Zellweger who walks away as the winner in this category, for her stellar acting in ‘Judy‘.

Best motion picture — Musical or comedy

Golden Globes categorizes the Best Movie section by genre, lessening the competition a bit, as compared to the Oscars. This time the nominees were ‘Rocketman‘, ‘Knives Out‘, ‘Dolemite is My Name‘, ‘Jojo Rabbit‘, and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘.

Quentin Tarantino’s revisionist work on Sharon Tate’s killing by the Manson family, which serves as a brilliant hangout movie as well, managed to walk away with the prize. ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘ is the winner in this category.

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture — Musical or comedy

The category has seen a lot of tough entries this time. Among them are Taron Egerton for ‘Rocketman’, Leonardo DiCaprio for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, Daniel Craig for ‘Knives Out’, Roman Griffin Davis for ‘Jojo Rabbit’, and Eddie Murphy for ‘Dolemite Is My Name’.

Egerton’s moving performance as Elton John grabbed the eyeballs and the award in this category. Taron Egerton wins for ‘Rocketman‘.

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture — Musical or comedy

There have been several strong performers in this category including Ana de Armas, nominated for ‘Knives Out’, Beanie Feldstein for ‘Booksmart’, Awkwafina for ‘The Farewell‘, Emma Thompson for ‘Late Night’, and Cate Blanchett for ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’.

Awkwafina wins the award for ‘The Farewell‘, and the actress is only proving why she is one of the stars to watch out for in the coming days.

Best performance by a supporting actor in any motion picture

This has been one of the toughest categories this year, with ‘The Irishman’ actors Joe Pesci and Al Pacino securing two spots on the list. The other spots belong to Tom Hanks for ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood‘, Anthony Hopkins for ‘The Two Popes’, and Brad Pitt for ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’.

Despite spectacular performances all around, Pitt steals the show as Cliff Booth, the easygoing stuntman to Rick Dalton, who has an underlying violent streak, making for some interesting sequences. Brad Pitt wins this category for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘.

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture

Laura Dern received a nomination for ‘Marriage Story’, with Annette Benning getting one for ‘The Report’, Margot Robbie secured a nomination for ‘Bombshell’, while Jennifer Lopez got one for ‘Hustlers‘ and Kathy Bates got it for ‘Richard Jewell‘.

Laura Dern’s portrayal of a tough attorney who sours a divorce process just to emerge as the victor won her the award. Laura Dern wins in this category for her performance in ‘Marriage Story‘.

Best original score — Motion picture

Hildur Guðnadóttir, ‘Joker’ — Winner
Daniel Pemberton, ‘Motherless Brooklyn’
Alexandre Desplat, ‘Little Women’
Thomas Newman, ‘1917’
Randy Newman, ‘Marriage Story’

Best director — Motion picture

Sam Mendes, ‘1917’ — Winner
Bong Joon Ho, ‘Parasite
Quentin Tarantino, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’
Martin Scorsese, ‘The Irishman’
Todd Phillips, ‘Joker’

Best original song — Motion picture

“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” Elton John, Bernie Taupin – Rocketman — Winner
“Beautiful Ghosts” Andrew Lloyd Webber, Taylor Swift – Cats
“Into the Unknown” Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez – Frozen II
“Spirit” Timothy McKenzie, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Beyoncé – The Lion King
“Stand Up” Joshuah Brian Campbell, Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Best motion picture — Animated

Missing Link‘ — Winner
‘Frozen II’
‘The Lion King’
Toy Story 4
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Best screenplay — Motion picture

Quentin Tarantino, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ — Winner
Noah Baumbach, ‘Marriage Story’
Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, ‘Parasite’
Anthony McCarten, ‘The Two Popes’
Steven Zaillian, ‘The Irishman’

Best motion picture — Foreign language

‘Parasite’ — Winner 
‘The Farewell’
‘Les Misérables’
‘Pain and Glory’
‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Best television limited series or motion picture made for television

Chernobyl‘ – Winner 
Catch-22
Fosse/Verdon
The Loudest Voice
Unbelievable

Best performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television

Michelle Williams, ‘Fosse/Verdon’ — Winner
Helen Mirren, ‘Catherine the Great’
Merritt Wever, ‘Unbelievable’
Kaitlyn Dever, ‘Unbelievable’
Joey King, ‘The Act’

Best performance by an actress in a television series — Drama

Olivia Colman, ‘The Crown‘ — Winner
Jennifer Aniston, ‘The Morning Show
Jodie Comer, ‘Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman, ‘Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, ‘The Morning Show’

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for TV

Patricia Arquette, ‘The Act’ — Winner
Meryl Streep, ‘Big Little Lies’
Helena Bonham Carter, ‘The Crown’
Emily Watson, ‘Chernobyl’
Toni Collette, ‘Unbelievable’

Best television series — Musical or comedy

Fleabag‘ — Winner
Barry
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Politician

Best performance by an actor in a television series — Drama

Brian Cox, ‘Succession‘ — Winner
Kit Harington, ‘Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, ‘Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies, ‘The Crown’
Billy Porter, ‘Pose

Best performance by an actress in a television series — Comedy

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, ‘Fleabag’ — Winner
Christina Applegate, ‘Dead to Me
Natasha Lyonne, ‘Russian Doll
Kirsten Dunst, ‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Rachel Brosnahan, ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Best television series — Drama

‘Succession’ — Winner
‘Big Little Lies’
‘The Crown’
‘Killing Eve’
‘The Morning Show’

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Stellan Skarsgård, ‘Chernobyl’ — Winner
Alan Arkin, ‘Kominsky Method’
Kieran Culkin, ‘Succession’
Andrew Scott, ‘Fleabag’
Henry Winkler, ‘Barry’

Best performance by an actor in a limited series or a motion picture made for television

Russell Crowe, ‘The Loudest Voice’ — Winner
Christopher Abbott, ‘Catch 22’
Sacha Baron Cohen, ‘The Spy
Jared Harris, ‘Chernobyl’
Sam Rockwell, ‘Fosse/Verdon’

Best performance by an actor in a television series — Comedy

Ramy Youssef, ‘Ramy‘ — Winner
Ben Platt, ‘The Politician’
Paul Rudd, ‘Living With Yourself
Bill Hader, ‘Barry’
Michael Douglas, ‘The Kominsky Method’

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