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Golden Globe Award Winners 2020

Golden Globe Award Winners 2020

January 7, 2020   01:14 pm

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British stars have had a golden night at a Golden Globes, where Australia’s bushfires were the main talking point.

The newly knighted Sir Sam Mendes received two awards for his World War One epic 1917 - the same number won by Elton John biopic Rocketman.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s sitcom Fleabag won two prizes, while Olivia Colman won for playing The Queen in The Crown.

Once Upon a Time In Hollywood was the biggest winner overall, with Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino both recognised.

The revisionist Tinseltown fable was named best musical or comedy, saw Tarantino win best screenplay and earned Pitt his second Golden Globe for best supporting actor.

Mendes was named best director for 1917, which went on to be crowned best film drama at the end of the Los Angeles ceremony.

There was also success for Sir Elton and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, who won best film song for their Rocketman composition I’m Gonna Love Me Again.

Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor in a film drama for Joker, while Renee Zellweger won the female equivalent for playing Judy Garland in Judy.

Awkwafina was the other winner in the main film acting categories, winning best actress in a musical or comedy for The Farewell.

The actress and rapper - whose real name is Nora Lum - is the first woman of Asian heritage to win the award.

Earlier in the evening, there were two awards for Fleabag as Waller-Bridge was named best actress in a TV series (musical or comedy).

Claire Foy, Colman’s predecessor on The Crown, also won a Golden Globe for playing The Queen in the Netflix drama.

The Australian-based actor was not at the ceremony, instead sending a message about the devastating bush fires ravaging his home country.

“Make no mistake, the tragedy taking place in Australia is climate change-based,” he said in a message read out by actress Jennifer Aniston.

Pierce Brosnan, whose sons Dylan and Paris are serving as this year’s Golden Globe ambassadors, also sent a message of goodwill to those affected by the fires.

Cate Blanchett, meanwhile, paid tribute to the volunteer firefighters who are tackling the blazes.

“When one country is facing a climate disaster, we are all facing a climate disaster,” the Australian actress declared.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ricky Gervais opened the show with a salty monologue

Ricky Gervais, hosting the event for the fifth time, kicked off proceedings with a salty monologue that poked fun at James Corden, Martin Scorsese and others.

“I came here in a limo and the licence plate was made by Felicity Huffman,” he joked - a reference to the US star’s recent jail term for her role in a university cheating scandal.

Yet the British comedian also took Hollywood’s great and good to task for expressing political opinions while simultaneously accepting money from multinationals with questionable business practices.

“If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech,” he said. “You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything.”

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres received a special award at the ceremony, as did actor Tom Hanks.

The two-time Oscar winner was briefly moved to tears as he paid tribute to his ever-supportive family.

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Images Image caption Tom Hanks and Ellen DeGeneres were both honoured with special awards

As expected, South Korean satire Parasite - winner of the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes - was named best foreign language film.

“Just being nominated with fellow international film-makers was a huge honour,” said director Bong Joon-Ho in a speech delivered in his native Korean.

“Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,” he went on to say via his translator.

One notable upset came in the best animated film category, where stop-motion film Missing Link beat out such hit sequels as Frozen 2 and Toy Story 4.

There was no surprise, though, when perennial Globe favourite Laura Dern was named best supporting film actress for Marriage Story.

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Dern plays a ruthless divorce lawyer in Noah Baumbach’s drama

The Jurassic Park star - who was Miss Golden Globe in 1982 - has won five Golden Globes for her film and TV work.

Dern’s was the only award for Netflix’s marital drama, which started the night with more nominations - six - than any other film.

Yet it was one more than Martin Scorsese’s mob drama The Irishman, another Netflix production, which failed to make good on any of its five nominations.

The Globes is the biggest ceremony of the awards season outside of the Oscars and many of its award recipients traditionally go on to enjoy success at the later event.

Pierce Brosnan, whose sons Dylan and Paris are serving as this year’s Golden Globe ambassadors, also sent a message of goodwill to those affected by the fires.

Cate Blanchett, meanwhile, paid tribute to the volunteer firefighters who are tackling the blazes.

Ricky Gervais, hosting the event for the fifth time, kicked off proceedings with a salty monologue that poked fun at James Corden, Martin Scorsese and others.

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres received a special award at the ceremony, as did actor Tom Hanks.

The two-time Oscar winner was briefly moved to tears as he paid tribute to his ever-supportive family.

There was no surprise, though, when perennial Globe favourite Laura Dern was named best supporting film actress for Marriage Story.

Source: AKIPRESS.COM

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