The 76th Golden Globe Awards January 6, 2019
The 76th Golden Globe Awards is here, marking the official start of the awards season in Hollywood celebrating the best in films and TV. With films like A Star is Born and Vice dominating the nominations and superhero films Back Panther making it to the list for the first time, the film category encloses a varied films from different genres.
Here are all the winners from the film category, take a look:
Best Motion Picture - Animated.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won the Best Motion Picture in Animated.
Best Original Score: Motion Picture
Justin Hurwitz won Best Original Score for a Motion Picture for "First Man''.
Justin Hurwitz picks the award for Best Original Score for First Man.
Winning Best Original Score honors was Justin Hurwitzfor his music for the Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man.” It was his third Globe, having won Best Song and Best Score in 2017 for the musical “La La Land.”
Hurwitz thanked director Damien Chazelle, the L.A. musicians and especially his music mixers because “a theremin score could have ended up being very annoying.” Hurwitz used the electronic instrument (a favorite of ’50s sci-fi composers) as well as synthesizers and a large orchestra to underscore the story of America’s first moon landing in 1969.
Hurwitz said he got his inspiration for the score from the “First Man” script. “There was so much there and so much I didn’t know,” he said. “I knew the very end of the story. I didn’t know about the losses and the heartbreaks the family faced along the way. … I was very moved by it.”
Hurwitz said the distinctive theremin used in the score was kept very low in the mix until the actual moon landing sequences.
The theremin reflects “Neil’s inner-most pain and the emotions he’s been very stoically bottling away the whole time,” he said. By the time of the landing) “he’s splitting open and his emotions are pouring out. The theremin was coming to the front and could really sing and be lyrical.”
Hurwitz beat out Marco Beltrami for “A Quiet Place,” Alexandre Desplat for “Isle of Dogs,” Ludwig Göransson for “Black Panther” and Marc Shaiman for “Mary Poppins Returns.”
Best Original Song - Motion Pictures
Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt take home the trophy for the Best Original Song -- Shallow
Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt take home the trophy for the Best Original Song -- Shallow-- from the film A Star Is Born, which also marked Gaga's film debut. Talking about her role in the film, Gaga said on the red carpet, "I think I’ve created characters for years because I’ve always wanted to be an actress... For this, it was a totally different thing. I had to go to a very specific place. I worked very closely with Bradley Cooper, a tremendous visionary, tremendous director, tremendous actor to work with."
With Gaga in tears as she approached the stage, producer and co-writer Mark Ronson took the mic, calling her “the captain of the SS Shallow.” Addressing the audience, he said “when you write a song with Lady Gaga all you’re doing is making yourself into the best supporting cast you can be.”
Turning to the singer-actress, he added, “the genius comes from you. You’re the one who led us into the deep waters and truly made the song what it is with your devastatingly beautiful performance in the film, as an actor and as a singer, and we thank you for that.” Ronson also acknowledged Lukas Nelson, son of Willie, and his band Promise of the Real for performing the song in the movie and on the soundtrack.
Gaga added that “as a woman, it is really hard to be taken seriously as a musician and as a songwriter,” pointing to Ronson and co-writers Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, who stood behind them. “These three incredible men lifted me up and supported me.” She added a thank-you to the song’s mixers (Tom Elmhirst and Brandon Bost) for mixing “Shallow” no fewer than 18 times, as well as to her co-star Bradley Cooper. “I love you,” she mouthed as the walk-off music began to play.
The soaring power ballad is the musical centerpiece of “A Star Is Born” and, with the Globe win, is now the favorite to win Oscar laurels as well.
It was Gaga’s second Golden Globe victory — she won in 2016 as an actor in the TV series “American Horror Story.”
Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Regina King won the Best Supporting Actress in a motion picture for If Beale Street Could Talk. She delivered a powerful speech while accepting the award and vowed to only produce projects that employ 50 percent women.
Regina King Won Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
The producers of the 2019 Golden Globes, by and large, did not fuck around when it came to cutting award speeches short. They played off Lady Gaga when she was accepting the award for Best Original Song for “Shallow” from A Star Is Born! They are ruthless!
But even those cold-blooded professional speech-cutters seem to have thought better of playing off Regina King.
King won a Golden Globe for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk, and as she was finishing up her acceptance speech, she began to talk about the importance of the platform that actors have when they win awards. The music started playing in the background, signalling to King to finish up her speech and get off the stage, but she continued on: “Time’s up. Times two,” she declared. “The reason why we do this is because we understand that our microphones are big and we are speaking for everyone.” And apparently somebody in the control box came to the conclusion that what King had to say was too important to be cut off.
King’s conclusion was worth turning off the music for. “I’m going to use my platform right now to say,” she said, “in the next two years, everything that I produce — I’m making a vow and it’s going to be tough — to make sure that everything that I produce is 50 percent women.”
The advocacy group Women and Hollywood has reported that in 2017, women made up 8 percent of directors, 10 percent of writers, 2 percent of cinematographers, 24 percent of producers, and 14 percent of editors.
Meanwhile, the Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film, in its most recent Celluloid Ceiling report, found that women comprised 20 percent “of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films” of 2018 — an increase of 2 percent over 2017.
King urged others in a position of power across industries to make the same commitment. She was continuing a trend arguably started by Frances McDormand at the 2018 Oscars to use her acceptance speech to advocate for gender equality in a concrete, actionable way. And that’s something even professional speech-cutters are apparently on board with.
Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali won the Best Supporting Actor in a motion picture for Green Book. This is his second Golden Globe. He previously won it for his role as Juan in Berry Jenkins' Moonlight.
Mahershala Ali Won Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali is a Golden Globe winner!
At the 2019 Golden Globes on Sunday, the star won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for his role in Green Book. This marks his first win and second nomination; He was nominated for his performance in Moonlight in 2017.
In Green Book, which is set in the '60s, Viggo Mortensen plays Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga, a New York City bouncer who ends up working as a driver for Ali's character, "Doc" Don Shirley, a famed pianist, driving him on a tour of venues through the American South.
In his acceptance speech, Ali thanked the major women in his life.
"I have to thank my wife, my mother, and my grandmother," he said. "I thank you for your prayers. I've needed each and every one of them. Peace."
Best Screenplay - Motion Pictures
Best Screenplay Golden Globe goes to Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly for Green Book.
Best Actor - Motion Picture (Comedy)
Christian Bale won the Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy) for playing Dick Cheney in Vice. "Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role," he said while accepting the award.
Christian Bale Wins the Best Actor - Motion Picture (Comedy)
Christian Bale had one unconventional figure to thank in his acceptance speech after winning best actor in a comedy or musical for “Vice” at Sunday night’s Golden Globes.
“Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role,” he said about his character of Dick Cheney in the political satire.
The line got a positive response for the Church of Satan itself, which wrote on Twitter, “To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. As Mr. Bale’s own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan!”
Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Alfonso Cuarón's Roma won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Foreign Language. Cuaron’s magnificent black-and-white magnum opus, weaves a magical family tale with simplicity and sensitivity.
Lifetime Achievement Award in Films Category
Jeff Bridges receives the prestigious Cecil B DeMille award for achievement in film. The Cecil B deMille award is given annually to a talented individual who has made a lasting impact on the world of entertainment. Past honourees of Cecil B deMille Award include George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Audrey Hepburn, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren, Sidney Poitier, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Denzel Washington, Robin Williams, and Oprah Winfrey.
Best Director - Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director - Motion Picture for Roma. Shot in stunning black and white, and much of it in long single takes, the film is essentially a domestic drama about an upper middle-class family living in a spacious home in the Roma neighborhood that’s thrown into upheaval when the father leaves.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Olivia Colman takes home the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for The Favourite.
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Peter Farrelly titled as the Best Motion Film at Golden Globes 2019. Set in the early 1960s, Green Book is a warm and insightful road-film exposing race dynamics and identity tensions in the US through its buddy-drama.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Glenn Close won best actress in a drama for The Wife. "We have to follow our dreams. We have to say I can do that and I should be allowed to do that," said Close while accepting the Golden Globe.
Glenn Close won Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for ''The Wife''
Glenn Close wasn't expecting to win a Golden Globe at Sunday night's ceremony, if the shocked look on her face when she won best actress in a drama for "The Wife" was any indication.
Lady Gaga, who was widely expected to take home the best-drama actress trophy for "A Star Is Born," shared a touching moment with Close as she approached the stage. The magic began when Close reached the microphone, where she delivered a moving speech about her experience as a wife, mother and woman.
“What I’ve learned through this whole experience is that women, we’re nurturers, that’s what’s expected of us," she said. "We have our children and we have our husbands, if we’re lucky enough, and we have our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say ‘I can do that and I should be allowed to do that.'"
The 71-year-old actress joked that "The Wife," adapted from the 2003 novel by Meg Wolitzer, took so long to make because of its female-centric title.
"It took 14 years to make this film," she said. "It was called 'The Wife' – I think that's why it took 14 years to get made."
She also touched on her experience with her own mother, and the lessons she learned from a woman who wasn't able to pursue her passions.
"I'm thinking of my mom, who really sublimated herself to my father her whole life, and in her 80s said to me, 'I haven't accomplished anything,' " she said of her mother, who was 18 when she married and spent her life as the wife of a surgeon.
"And it was not right. … You know when I was little, I felt like Muhammad Ali, who was destined to be a boxer. I felt destined to be an actress. I saw the early Disney films, and Hayley Mills, and I said, 'I can do that,' and here I am today. It would've been 45 years in September that I am a working actress and I cannot imagine a more wonderful life."
Backstage, Close added to her advice for women looking to gain more agency in their lives: "It starts with self-reflection. And then you have to be brave. You have to figure out how to articulate what your dreams are."
Close has been nominated for 14 Golden Globes, and has won three, with her trophy for "The Wife" joining her best-actress wins for "Damages" in 2007 and "The Lion in Winter" in 2004. Her nomination – and win – was the only Golden Globe recognition for "The Wife."
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
Rami Malek won the Best Actor Golden Globe for his turn as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.
Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody was the surprise winner of two major prizes at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.
The Freddie Mercury biopic took home the trophies for best film drama and best drama actor for its star Rami Malek, who played the late frontman.
The Inaugural Carol Burnett Award
“Do I get to accept it every year?” joked 85-year-old Burnett upon receiving the first annual Carol Burnett Award for excellence in television. The comedian’s appearance started out with a great gag, in which presenter Steve Carell announced the “nominees” for Carol’s award (including a surprised Charlize Theron and Christian Bale) while Burnett crossed her fingers backstage. But the speech itself was touching and bittersweet. Burnett talked about how she fell in love with television as a child when it was a new medium, and how her comedy-variety series The Carol Burnett Show, which ran from 1967 to 1978 on CBS, could never be made today (she cited the show’s live orchestra, 12 dancers, two guest stars and 65 costumes a week, for starters). “Here’s to reruns and YouTube,” she said wryly. Still, Burnett expressed gratitude for all the opportunities available in television today, wished future award recipients well, and ended with a line from her old sign-off song: “I am so glad we had this time together.” It was a true passing of the torch from a genuine living legend.