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’s ‘Marriage Story‘ and Martin Scorsese’s ‘The 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
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
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
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
‘Pain and Glory’
‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’
Best television limited series or motion picture made for television
Best performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television
Best performance by an actress in a television series — Drama
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for TV
Best television series — Musical or comedy
Best performance by an actor in a television series — Drama
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 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’