Green Book emerged as the early favorite in the Oscar sweepstakes at the Golden Globes Sunday night after prevailing in three categories: Best Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor. Common sense would tell you that the searing civil rights era saga was more of a drama than a musical or comedy, but go figure.
Curiously, Bohemian Rhapsody was dubbed Best Drama although that biopic about the rock group Queen’s frontman, Freddie Mercury, was a musical laced with comical moments. Another headscratcher was how Green Book’s Mahershala Ali won for Best Supporting Actor despite playing a lead role.
Bohemian Rhapsody and Roma garnered two trophies each, while A Star Is Born had a disappointing evening, only netting a win for Best Song, after landing five nominations. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga were overlooked in favor of Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Glenn Close (The Wife). The other acting awards went to Olivia Colman for The Favourite, Christian Bale for Vice, and Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk.
The show was co-hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, who studiously avoided offending any fellow celebs in attendance during their boring opening dialogue or over the rest of the evening. They didn’t even make any political jokes, although Christian Bale got a big laugh when he thanked Satan for showing him how to play Dick Cheney.
Most of the other acceptance speeches were delivered in earnest, touching on themes ranging from female empowerment (Regina King and Glenn Close), to brotherhood (Peter Farrelly and Alfonso Cuaron), to LBGTQ rights (Rami Malek and Ben Whishaw).
Complete List of Winners
Best Picture, Drama: Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: Green Book
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Best Actor, Drama: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, The Wife
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Christian Bale, Vice
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Best Foreign Language Film: Roma
Best Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Original Score: Justin Hurwitz, First Man
Best Original Song: “Shallow,” A Star is Born
Best Screenplay: Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie, Green Book
Cecille B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Jeff Bridges
Best TV Series, Drama: The Americans
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Richard Madden, The Bodyguard
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy: The Kominsky Method
Best Actor in a TV Series, Music or Comedy: Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Limited TV Series or Made for TV Movie: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Best Actor in a Limited TV Series or Made for TV Movie: Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Best Actress in a Limited TV Series or TV Movie: Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Limited TV Series or Made for TV Movie: Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Limited TV Series or Made for TV Movie: Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Carol Burnett Lifetime Achievement Award: Carol Burnett
Regina King’s acceptance speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjx_bRvjIHo
Glenn Close’s acceptance speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dofJq1FzT8U
Rami Malek’s acceptance speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrmoL_1xU_M
Peter Farrelly’s acceptance speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y98H7jQP1Q
Ben Whishaw’s acceptance speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJkfl_kBYDI
Alfonso Cuaron’s acceptance speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2clhVklzvc4