‘1917’ & ‘ONCE UPON A TIME’ WIN BIG AT ‘GOLDEN GLOBES’ – (01/06/2020)
The 77th Golden Globe awards kicked off awards season Sunday night. They were hosted live by Ricky Gervais, his fifth time in the hot seat, from the Beverly Hilton, and aired on NBC. 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood emerged the big winners on the movie side with Best Director and Best Picture, and Best Screenplay, Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor respectively, but Joker performed well too, bringing home two awards.
Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama for Joker, while Renee Zellweger won Best Actress, Motion Picture, Drama for Judy. Taron Egerton took home Best Actor, Musical or Comedy for his work in Rocketman, while Awkwafina won the award for Best Actress, Musical or Comedy for her role in The Farewell.
On the TV side, Succession won Best Drama, Fleabag won Best Musical or Comedy.
Going in, Netflix led in all nominations with 34, thanks to films like Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, with six and five nominations each. Both were shut out. On the TV side, The Crown and Unbelievable snagged four nods each for the streamer, with HBO’s Chernobyl also earning four.
In his opening speech, Gervais acknowledged the backlash he got for some of his recent tweets, which many said were transphobic, joking that the hosts, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, could “barely speak English” and invited him “by fax.”
Gervais also slammed Cats, made fun of Scorsese’s height, roasted the lack of diversity among the nominees, and told awards-receivers to make their speeches quick, all while apparently drinking a beer at the podium and promising this would be the “last time” he’d ever host.
Here’s what he said about Hollywood at large: “If ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent. If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world…”
Russell Crowe’s acceptance speech, delivered by presenter Jennifer Aniston because he stayed in Australia with his family to help protect them from wildfires, issues a stark call for a switch to renewable energy, saying that the wildfires were caused by climate change.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna acknowledges that they can do better in promoting more diversity and inclusion.
In her acceptance speech for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy, Fleabag actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge gave full credit to her co-star Andrew Scott, despite the fact that he was snubbed in his category.
Kate McKinnon gave a heartfelt speech honoring Ellen DeGeneres for her bravery, fearlessness and fabulous collared shirts as she prepared to give her the Carol Burnett Award.
While accepting the the Carol Burnett Award, DeGeneres jokingly holds the crowd hostage with a long speech that traces her entire life span, including a faux husband and children. (She is married to Portia de Rossi).
Quentin Tarantino gave actress Margot Robbie a shout-out for bringing more “goodness” to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood than any other film he’d been involved in. He also thanked his wife, who is pregnant with their first child.
Waller-Bridge thanks former President Obama for being a fan while accepting the award for Best Television Show, letting viewers know that he is “on her list.”
During her acceptance speech for Best Performance by an Actress in a Series, Patricia Arquette slammed President Trump’s policies against Iran and his threats to bomb cultural sites on Twitter.
While accepting her award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, Olivia Colman admits she’s actually kind of drunk. “Stumped,” she says, confessing she never thought she’d win.
Tom Hanks tears up thanking his wife Rita Wilson and five kids while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Sam Mendes accepts the award for Best Director, and says he and every other director stand in the shadow of Scorsese.
Michelle Williams gives a shout-out to a woman’s right to choose, saying she is grateful she could choose “when to have my children and with whom.”
While accepting the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Brad Pitt jokes that he wanted to bring his mom but he was afraid he’d be accused of dating her and that would be “awkward.” He also roasts Leonardo “LDC” DiCaprio, saying “I would have shared the raft,” a reference to the Titanic.
Joaquin Phoenix thanks the HFPA for serving plant-based meals. This was the first Golden Globes ceremony that went meat-free. He also shared expletive-laden advice for fellow celebs about private jets, personal choices and the current challenges the world is facing.
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Ramy Youssef, Ramy
Best Actor in a Limited Series: Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV: Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl
Best Television Series, Drama: Succession
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language: Parasite
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series: Brian Cox, Succession
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Animated Picture: Missing Link
Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture: Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy: Fleabag
Best Original Song: “I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” Rocketman
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Movie Made for Television: Patricia Arquette, The Act
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Olivia Colman, The Crown
Best Director: Sam Mendes, 1917
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV: Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Chernobyl
Best Score: Joker, Hildur Guonadottir
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Awkwafina, The Farewell
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Best Actress in a Motion Picture: Renee Zellweger, Judy
Best Motion Picture, Drama: 1917
TOM HANKS FLASHES EMERGEN-C: Tom Hanks received the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the Golden Globes Sunday night, and he told the crowd he had a bad cold. During the broadcast, a camera panning over to him and he held up a packet of Emergen-C, an orange powder packed with vitamins that many use when trying to get well faster. During his speech, he alluded to the bright orange water he was drinking, and said it was “making him jittery.” (The Blast)
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