Golden Globes: A Night For Television, Movies, And Tributes.
January 14, 2019
Award season has begun and the 2019 Golden Globes did not disappoint. With Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as hosts the show began with a comedic opening consisting of comments on the Oscar’s host debacle, a compliment roast on the many celebrity guests, and a quick comedic summary of the movies and TV shows nominated.
The Golden Globes is an award show which features both the works of television and film. In the categories for television many of the winners were shows from streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix rather than television networks which for some may be disappointing and for others it may be exciting as our television culture is changing before our eyes. Several favorites in their categories were: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: An American Crime Story, The Kominsky Method, and The Americans. Some of the top awards of the night for television went to:
- The Americans- Best Drama TV Series.
- The Kominsky Method- Best Musical or Comedy TV Series
- Sandra Oh in Killing Eve– Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama TV Series
- Richard Madden in The Bodyguard- Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama TV Series
- Michael Douglas in The Komisky Method- Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV Series
- Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel- Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series
- Patricia Clarkson in Sharp Objects- Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a TV Series
- Ben Whishaw in A Very English Scandal- Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a TV Series
Early in the night a new lifetime achievement award was introduced. The award is called the Carol Burnett Award after Carol Burnett- a legend in the television world who’s comedy lasted for generations and captivated audiences all over the nation. The first recipient of the award was Carol Burnett of course who gave a compelling speech about the shift in what television is today with streaming services and the likes of Youtube.
Later in the night, the newest recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award was announced. The Cecil B. DeMille Award is awarded to someone who has provided outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Jeff Bridges was granted the award and it was rightfully so as his work spans generations and covers both the television and film industry.
The awards for movies went to both those who were expected to win and those that weren’t. Heading into the night, A Star Is Born was expected to win nearly all the categories it was in. But, as the night went on, the movie failed to win in all but one category. The radio hit from the movie called “Shallow” won Best Original Song. There were several interesting speeches from some who were prepared and some who were not as their win was a shock. Regina King gave a motivating speech which challenged the industry to employ more women. Christian Bale gave a speech which awkwardly thanked Satan. And Glenn Close gave a speech that left the room without a dry eye as she discussed the expectations of women and the importance of women pursuing their dreams. Some of the top awards for movies went to :
- Bohemian Rhapsody- Best Drama Motion Picture
- Green Book- Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse- Best Animated Film
- Alfonso Cuaron- Best Director of a Motion Picture
- Glenn Close in The Wife- Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Motion Picture
- Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody- Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Motion Picture
- Olivia Coleman in The Favourite- Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy Film
- Christian Bale in Vice- Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film
- Mahershala Ali in Green Book- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture
- Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk- Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture
Here’s a gallery of the night’s winners: