The 2019 Golden Globes Recap – 01/07/2019


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The 76th Golden Globe awards were hosted live by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh from the Beverly Hilton Sunday night, and aired on NBC. Bohemian Rhapsody emerged the big (surprise) winner on the movie side, nabbing the biggies, but Green Book performed well too, bringing home three awards.

Bohemian Rhapsody won Best Drama. Green Book won Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. Rami Malek took home Best Actor, Musical or Comedy, while Rachel Brosnahan won the award for Best Actress, Musical or Comedy. Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director.

On the TV side, The Americans won Best Drama and The Kominsky Method won Best Musical or Comedy. 

Going in, Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney film Vice led the movie side of contenders with six noms, followed by Green BookThe Favourite and A Star Is Born, with five each.

On the TV side, Sharp ObjectsThe AmericansKilling Eve and Pose each scooped up multiple nominations.


Oh and Samberg proved that they are quite possibly the sweetest and most genuinely likable pair in Hollywood by keeping things clean yet funny, while still managing to crack faux racially charged jokes and sexually harassing audience members.

Without discussing politics with as much fiery passion as other awards show hosts have in recent years, the pair highlighted the drumbeat of change happening in Hollywood, specifically name-checking RomaPoseBlack Panther and Crazy Rich Asians as steps forward in inclusive representation.

It wasn’t all sweetness though: the pair roasted Lady Gaga for allegedly “stealing” Madonna’s observation, saying: “There can be 100 people in a room and 99 of them don’t believe in you, and one does, and that one is Bradley Cooper.”

Oh also jokingly called out Emma Stone for playing an Asian role in Aloha, and Stone yelled, “I’m sorry!” from the audience.

They also weren’t afraid of tough love. Instead of feting the audience with pizza or champagne per usual, the hosts brought out a team of medical professionals to give the stars flu shots. They encouraged anti-vaxxers to put napkins over their heads so they could be passed over.

Steve Carell introduced the incomparable Carol Burnett with a hilarious montage of clips before she accepted the inaugural Carol Burnett Award to honor her achievements and contributions in television.

“I am really gobsmacked by this,” Burnett said after he introduced her. “Does this mean I get to accept it every year?”

Speaking of gobsmacked, Lady Gaga burst into tears when she learned that her A Star Is Born “Shallow” won Best Song. “I’m going to talk for a minute, because she’s indisposed,” fellow songwriter Mark Ronson quipped, dubbing her “the captain of the S.S. Shallow…the genius comes from you.”

After winning Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Regina King called for “Time’s Up Time’s Two,” and called for more inclusivity and equality in both work and representation in Hollywood.

Oh made history by hosting the Golden Globes and winning for her performance in Killing Eve; she is the first Asian woman to host a major awards show and win multiple Globes. She thanked her parents in her acceptance speech, both of whom were in the audience.

Christian Bale thanked Satan after winning Best Actor in a Comedy for his role playing Dick Cheney in Vice, as one does. “To my beautiful wife, who said saying less is more. She knows some of the dumb crap that comes out of my mouth…Thank you to Satan, who gave me inspiration on how to play this role.”

Jeff Bridges won the Cecil B. DeMille Award and managed to discuss geodesic domes, cufflinks and the connection of the individual to society. “We can turn this ship around” and “create a healthy planet for all of us,” he gushed.

Olivia Colman thanked her “bi***es” after winning Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.


Best in Show:

Australian Cody Fern did not come here to play. The man is used to stealing scenes with his star turn in Versace, and he continued his mean winning street, wearing a full face of subtle but stunning makeup, a half-sheer shirt, tucked into tightly cinched, flowing black trousers and hoofed goat shoes.

Lady Gaga, elegant haute oddball extraordinaire also did not disappoint. She made the unusual but awe-inspiring choice of matching her ice blue flowing gown to newly ice blue locks, tucked into a chignon. She needed two, not one, dress handlers to deal with the majesty of her train.

Taraji P. Henson wore a custom green Vera Wang with a plunging V-neck. Stunning.

Julia Roberts was every inch the icon in a golden and black pantsuit by Stella McCartney … with a train. Can a look be equally ethereal and fierce?


Rachel Brosnahan and Claire Foy wore basically the same yellow you guys. OMG, cute?! While they were clearly not intending to #twin, the similarity of their distinctive sunny hued, spaghetti-strapped floor-length gowns were not lost on keen observers. Foy’s was bedazzled though, so there’s that.

Rotten Tomatoes:

Accused sexual harasser Ryan Seacrest wears … a Time’s Up bracelet. The internet was not pleased.

The Mindy Project’Danny Castellano is a platinum blond now. (In stark contrast to his dark brows and salt n’ pepper beard). NOPE.





Best Drama: Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Musical or Comedy: Green Book

Best Actor in a Drama: Rami Malek 

Best Actress in a Drama: Glenn Close 

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy: Olivia Colman

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy: Christian Bale

Best Animated Motion Picture: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Screenplay: Green Book 

Best Foreign Language Film: Roma

Best Original Song: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt for “Shallow”

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Mahershala Ali inGreen Book

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk


Best Drama Series: The Americans

Best Limited Series or TV Show: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Best Musical, Comedy Series: The Kominsky Method

Best Actor in a Drama Series: Richard Madden

Best Actress in a TV Drama: Sandra Oh

Best Actor in a Musicalor Comedy: Michael Douglas 

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan 

Best Supporting Actor in a Series or Made for TV Movie: Ben Whishaw

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Made for TV Movie: Patricia Arquette

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Patricia Clarkson

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Made for TV Movie: Darren Criss