Film News: Golden Globes 2020 Winners Revealed

Last night the stars descended on Los Angeles’ glitzy Beverly Hilton hotel for a prestigious evening of prize giving, celebrating the best films released in 2019. The Golden Globe awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and whilst they’re well regarded as the start of the awards season, they aren’t always the best indicators of who will triumph at the Oscars.

The full list of Golden Globe winners in film categories are:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Irishman (Netflix)
Marriage Story (Netflix)
1917 (Universal)
Joker (Warner Bros.)
The Two Popes (Netflix)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix)
Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)
Knives Out (Lionsgate)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony)
Rocketman (Paramount)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)
Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)
Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)
Charlize Theron (Bombshell)
Renée Zellweger (Judy)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari)
Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)
Adam Driver (Marriage Story)
Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Ana de Armas (Knives Out)
Awkwafina (The Farewell)
Cate Blanchett (Where’d You Go, Bernadette)
Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart)
Emma Thompson (Late Night)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig (Knives Out)
Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
Taron Egerton (Rocketman)
Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name)

Best Motion Picture – Animated
Frozen 2 (Disney)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal)
The Lion King (Disney)
Missing Link (United Artists Releasing)
Toy Story 4 (Disney)

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
The Farewell (A24)
Les Misérables (Amazon)
Pain and Glory (Sony Pictures Classics)
Parasite (Neon)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Neon)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)
Annette Bening (The Report)
Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)
Margot Robbie (Bombshell)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)
Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)
Al Pacino (The Irishman)
Joe Pesci (The Irishman)
Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)
Sam Mendes (1917)
Todd Phillips (Joker)
Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (Parasite)
Anthony McCarten (The Two Popes)
Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
Steven Zaillian (The Irishman)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat (Little Women)
Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker)
Randy Newman (Marriage Story)
Thomas Newman (1917)
Daniel Pemberton (Motherless Brooklyn)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Beautiful Ghosts” (Cats)
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” (Rocketman)
“Into the Unknown” (Frozen 2)
“Spirit” (The Lion King)
“Stand Up” (Harriet)

Whilst there were certainly a few predictable awards handed out, such as Parasite deservedly winning Best Foreign Language film and Brad Pitt and Laura Dern earning the Best Supporting Actor and Actress awards respectively, there were still some key surprises.

Few would’ve predicted a sweep of both Best Director and Best Motion Picture- Drama for Sam Mendes’ 1917 and it was a major night for Joaquin Phoenix, who was awarded Best Actor- Drama for Joker ahead of Adam Driver, who seems to be most peoples’ choice frontrunner for his performance in Marriage Story. It was equally a great night for Quentin Tarantino, with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood receiving awards for Best Screenplay and Best Motion Picture- Comedy. Another quite welcome surprise was Taron Egerton winning Best Actor- Musical or Comedy for Rocketman despite facing some stiff competition, which may well see him earn his first Oscar nomination very soon. Amazingly, Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic The Irishman was completely shut out altogether, which is arguably one of the biggest surprises of the night.

The Golden Globe ceremony isn’t always spot on in predicting the Oscars, especially considering some really high-profile snubs this year, so it will certainly be interesting to see how the Oscar nominations look when they’re announced this time next week.

Words by Elliott Jones

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