Golden Globes 2020: The Highlights, Winners, and Talking Points
The highly prestigious Golden Globe Awards recognizes excellent achievement in television and motion pictures. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards these trophies of excellence every year. The entire awards ceremony is telecast for viewers across the world and is the second most popular awards after the Emmys (Television) and the Oscars (Films)The Golden Globe Awards 2020 year and has been hosted by none other Ricky Gervais. Ricky is famous for his spontaneity and his impeccable comic timing.
Ricky Gervais Kicked It off in Style
Anchoring the ceremony in his inimitable style for the fifth time, Gervais hosted this year’s Golden Globes. It’s no surprise seeing the way he entertains the audience. Who else could be a better choice? However, going by the recent speculations, this could probably be the last time he hosts the show. The way he humored the nominees left everyone in the audience in splits. Such is his charisma.
Who Is Leading the ‘Oscar Race’?
The Golden Globe Award ceremony is a sort of prediction regarding how a few films are going to fare at the Oscars. Most of the time, the ones which emerge triumphant here strike gold at the Oscars as well. So, you will know who will make a mark at the Academy Awards this year. The award ceremony will take place on February 10, 2020.
Coming back to the 77th edition of the Golden Globes, a few outcomes were highly predictable. While some were completely out of the blue, a few were shocking, too. The nominations in the Best Motion Picture – Drama category were The Two Popes, Marriage Story, The Irishman, Joker, and 1917, with 1917 emerging as the winner.
Among the nominations in the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood took the cake. Quite a likely outcome, isn’t it? Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Joe Pesci, and Brad Pitt fighting it out for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture award. In the end, Brad won the award.
Renee Zellweger went past the likes of Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson, Saoirse Ronan, and Cynthia Erivo to win the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Award.
Cheers to All the Lovely Winners
Hildur Gudnadottir won the Best Original Score in a Motion Picture Award for Joker. Chernobyl won the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television award. Michelle Williams got the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television award. Olivia Colman took the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama award home for her portrayal in The Crown. The Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series went to Patricia Arquette for The Act. Patricia won this award by competing with Emily Watson, Meryl Streep, Toni Collette, and Helene Bonham Carter.
Awards in Other Categories
The Best Original Song – Motion Picture award went to Elton John and Bernie Taupin for Rocketman’s I’m Gonna Love Me Again. Fleabag won the Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy award. Laura Dern was the winner of the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture. Her role in the Marriage Story got her this honor!
The Best Motion Picture – Missing Link won the animation award. Quentin Tarantino won the Best Screenplay – Motion Picture Award for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Brian Coz’s portrayal in Succession helped him beat Kit Harrington, Billy Porter, Tobias Menzies, and Rami Malek to lay his hands on the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama.
Parasite nailed it in the Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language category. At the same time, the iconic Russell Crowe came out as the winner in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category for his role in The Loudest Voice. Last but never the least, it was Joaquin Phoenix who came out with flying colors, earning the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama award. His spectacular portrayal in Joker, supposedly one of the biggest blockbusters ever.
Did we mention that the stars kept the celebration going at the after-parties?
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