The Golden Globe Winners
January 15, 2019
2019 holds a year full of surprises for upcoming films and television shows. 2018 left movie-goers with a constant flow of off-the-charts movies and tv shows. The Golden Globes is an annual award ceremony celebrating and honoring remarkable films and tv show that were released throughout the year. The Golden Globes is run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This year, Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg hosted the 76th annual Golden Globes which took place January 6th 2019.
Many were stunned by the winner for the Best Motion Picture drama. A Star is Born was the expected recipient of the award, but Bohemian Rhapsody took home the win. Many viewers fell in love with A Star is Born, due to its emotionally captivating soundtrack along with the fact that it contained two well-known celebrities— Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga— who were anticipated to receive numerous awards but surprisingly did not.
It was a shock when Bohemian Rhapsody won, especially when the original director, Bryan Singer, was fired after production had already started. A Star is Born was nominated for several categories and walked away with one win for best original song, “Shallow.”
One award in particular that stood out was Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. Rami Malek, who played Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, took home this prestigious award, and was thought to be well deserving of it. Many were in awe of his performance as he truly captured the character and persona of Queen’s lead singer. In the last several years, the Golden Globes and other award ceremonies have been consumed with political views, protests and opinions. However, this year the Golden Globes kept political talk to a minimum and focused more on celebrating the amazing movies that stood out in 2018.
This year’s Golden Globes contained a refreshingly wide variety of diversity among the nominated actors and actresses. According to the New York Times many people of different backgrounds were awarded such as Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma.”): Best director for a motion picture, Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”): Best performance by a supporting role in any movie, Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”): Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any movie, Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”): Best performance by an actress in a television drama series, Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”): Best performance by an actor in a movie drama and Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”): Best performance by an actor in a limited series or a television movie. It was awe-inspiring to see people of all races and backgrounds be awarded for their hard work and dedication their craft.
The Golden Globes is one of the many American award shows that pop culture enthusiasts look forward to. The Golden Globes allows films and tv shows to be displayed and recognized in advance of major award shows like the Oscars and Grammys. The Golden Globes was full of surprise wins this year, which was a good change and kept things interesting. For most award shows, many people can usually figure out who will win; surprise wins like Bohemian Rhapsody allows more excitement and gratitude towards the film, and makes for an eventful night.