By JAKE COYLE
NEW YORK — Thunder bolt and lightning rocked the 76th Golden Globes the place a string of upsets culminated with the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” profitable greatest image, drama, over one other film about musicians: Bradley Cooper’s rather more closely favored “A Star Is Born.”
“A Star Is Born” got here into Sunday’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Lodge in Beverly Hills, California, because the presumed heavyweight and Oscar favourite. However Cooper’s remake went house with only one award, for the music “Shallow.” As an alternative, the night time’s ultimate two awards went to “Bohemian Rhapsody” — the favored however poorly reviewed drama about Queen’s frontman, a film that wrapped after jettisoning its director, Bryan Singer — and greatest actor-winner Rami Malek for his full-bodied, prosthetic teeth-aided efficiency as Mercury.
“Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime,” stated Malek. “This is for you, gorgeous.”
Few nominees have been thought-about extra of a positive factor than Woman Gaga as greatest actress in a drama. However Glenn Shut pulled off the shocker in that class, too, for her efficiency in “The Wife,” because the partner of a Nobel Prize-winning writer. Met with a standing ovation, Shut stated she was considering of her mom, “who really sublimated herself to my father her whole life.”
“We have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams,” stated Shut, drawing nonetheless louder cheers from ladies within the crowd. “We have to say I can do that and I should be allowed to do that.”
It’s Shut’s second Globe in 14 nods. She’s by no means gained an Oscar.
A yr after Oprah Winfrey’s fiery anti-Donald Trump speech at the Globes, politics have been largely absent from the ceremony earlier than Christian Bale took the stage for profitable greatest actor in a musical or comedy for his lead efficiency in Adam McKay’s “Vice.” He thanked the antichrist.
“What do you think? Mitch McConnell next?” joked the Welsh-born actor, referring to the Senate’s majority chief. “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for this role.”
Co-hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg opened the Globes, placed on by the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation, on a observe of congeniality, together with a mock roast of attendees and a string of jokes that playfully critiqued Hollywood. Oh carried out an impression of a sexist caveman movie government who casts just like the title of Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong drama: “First … man!”
Noting the success of “Crazy Rich Asians,” Oh alluded to movies with white stars in Asian roles like “Ghost in the Shell” and “Aloha,” the latter of which prompted Emma Stone, who starred in “Aloha,” to shout out “I’m sorry!” from the gang.
However Oh, who later additionally gained for her efficiency on the BBC America drama collection “Killing Eve,” closed their opening monologue on a critical notice explaining why she was internet hosting.
“I wanted to be here to look out at this audience and witness this moment of change,” stated Oh, tearing up and gazing at minority nominees in attendance. “Right now, this moment is real. Trust me, this is real. Because I see you. And I see you. All of these faces of change. And now, so will everyone else.”
A few of these faces Oh alluded to gained. Mahershala Ali, whom the overseas press affiliation missed for his Oscar-winning efficiency in “Moonlight,” gained greatest supporting actor for “Green Book.” Whereas the Globes, determined by 88 voting members of the HFPA, have little relation to the Academy Awards, they will provide some awards-season momentum when it issues most. Oscar nomination voting begins Monday.
Arguably the most important increase went to “Green Book,” Peter Farrelly’s interracial street journey via the early ’60s Deep South, which has struggled to catch on at the field workplace whereas coming beneath harsh criticism for counting on racial tropes. It gained greatest movie, comedy or musical, and greatest screenplay. “If Don Shirley and Tony Vallelonga can find common ground, we all can,” stated Farrelly, the director greatest recognized for broader comedies like “There’s Something About Mary.”
The yr’s largest home box-office hit, “Black Panther,” went unrewarded, although presenters Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira took a second, in unison, for a shout of “Wakanda Forever!”
As anticipated, Woman Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt gained greatest music for the signature tune from “A Star Is Born.” On the time, it appeared like simply the primary of a handful of awards for “A Star Is Born.”
“Can I just say that as a woman in music, it’s really hard to be taken seriously as a musician and as songwriter and these three incredible men, they lifted me up,” Gaga stated.
Although the Globes are placed on by overseas journalists, they don’t together with overseas language movies of their two greatest image classes (for drama and musical/comedy). That left Netflix’s Oscar hopeful, Alfonso Cuaron’s memory-drenched masterwork “Roma” out of the highest class. Cuaron nonetheless gained greatest director and the Mexican-born filmmaker’s film gained greatest overseas language movie.
“This film would not have been possible without the specific colors that made me who I am,” stated Cuaron. “Gracias, familia. Gracias, Mexico.”
Netflix additionally gained quite a few awards for the collection “The Kominsky Method,” which gained each greatest actor in a comedy collection for Michael Douglas (he devoted the consideration to this 102-year-old father, Kirk Douglas) and for greatest comedy collection over favored nominees like “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (whose star, Rachel Brosnahan nonetheless gained) and “Barry.”
“Netflix, Netflix, Netflix,” stated collection creator Chuck Lorre.
Olivia Colman, anticipated to be Woman Gaga’s stiffest competitors when the 2 presumably go head-to-head at the Oscars — although Shut might now make it a three-way race — gained greatest actress in a comedy/musical for her Queen Anne within the royal romp “The Favourite.” ”I ate always all through the movie,” stated Colman. “It was brilliant.”
Greatest supporting actress in a movement image went to the Oscar front-runner Regina King for her matriarch of Barry Jenkins’ James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk.” In her acceptance speech, King spoke concerning the Time’s Up motion and vowed that the film crews of every part she produces within the subsequent two years can be half ladies. She challenged others to do likewise.
“Stand with us in solidarity and do the same,” stated King, who was additionally nominated for the TV collection “Seven Seconds.”
A yr after the Globes have been awash in a sea of black and #MeToo dialogue changed trend chatter, the pink carpet largely returned to extra typical colours and dialog. Some attendees wore ribbons that learn TIMESUPx2, to spotlight the second yr of the gender equality marketing campaign that final yr organized the Globes black-clad demonstration. Alyssa Milano, the actress who was integral in making #MeToo go viral, stated on the purple carpet that previously yr a “really wonderful sisterhood has formed.”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” gained for greatest animated movie. Ryan Murphy’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” gained for each greatest restricted collection and Darren Criss’ lead efficiency.
For its sixth and last season, FX’s “The Americans” took greatest drama collection over exhibits like Amazon’s conspiracy thriller “Homecoming” and Oh’s personal “Killing Eve.” Richard Madden, the breakout star of the terrorism suspense collection “Bodyguard,” gained greatest actor in a drama collection. Ben Wishaw took greatest supporting actor in a restricted collection for “A Very English Scandal.”
The press affiliation sometimes likes having first crack at collection that weren’t eligible for the prior Emmys. They did this yr with not simply “The Kominsky Method” and “Bodyguard” but in addition the Showtime jail drama “Escape at Dannemora.” Its star, Patricia Arquette, gained for greatest actress in a restricted collection.
Final yr’s present, like loads of current awards exhibits, noticed scores decline. Some 19 million tuned in to the Seth Meyers-hosted broadcast, an 11-percent decline in viewership. This yr, Globes broadcaster NBC has one factor in its favor: an NFL lead in. NBC aired the late afternoon nail-biter between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles, doubtless delivering the community an enormous viewers.
Jeff Bridges acquired the Globes’ honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award. In remarks about all the things from Michael Cimino to Buckminster Fuller and, in fact, to his “Big Lebowski” character the Dude, Bridges in contrast his life to an awesome recreation of tag. “We’ve all been tagged,” stated Bridges. “We’re alive.” He ended by “tagging” everybody watching. “We can turn this ship in the way we want to go, man,” stated Bridges.
An analogous tv achievement award was additionally launched this yr, dubbed the Carol Burnett Award. Its first honoree was Burnett, herself.
“I’m kind of really gob-smacked by this,” stated Burnett. “Does this mean that I get to accept it every year?”
Kristin M. Corridor in Nashville and Lindsey Bahr in Los Angeles contributed to this report.
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