Golden Globes 2019: Roma, Green Book, and Sandra Oh’s parents win big

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place on January 6th, and they were…strange. Hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, the show offered plenty of surprises and cringe-worthy moments — after all, these are the Globes — but the evening was marked by a string of curious moments from Jeff Bridges’ (um, interesting?) speech to Timothee Chalamet’s sparkly harness.

Unsurprisingly, Dick Cheney biopic Vice only walked away with one award for Christian Bale’s leading role despite six nominations — more than any other film. On the more shocking side of things, dark comedy The Favourite missed out on the night’s biggest awards and only won a single trophy for Olivia Colman’s work in the film. Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody baffled (and terrified) everybody, winning Best Actor for Rami Malek and Best Motion Picture – Drama. The ceremony’s other big award — Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical — went to Green Book, which emerged as the night’s big winner with three awards.

Fan favourites A Star is Born and Black Panther suffered, only the former winning for Best Song for “Shallow”. While Lady Gaga was thought to be a lock for Best Actress, it was Glenn Close who came from left field to deservedly claim the title for her towering performance in The Wife. Many will attribute this to seniority, but make no mistake: Close earned her win.

As the Academy Awards draw nearer, all eyes are on Netflix’s Roma, which snagged two of its three nominations including Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón. This only gives Mexico’s Foreign Language Film entry more momentum going into the Oscars, but could it go all the way and make history as the first foreign Best Picture winner? Time will tell, but it has a good shot.

Of course, we cannot forget the night’s biggest winners. The Ohs not only watched their daughter make history as the first Asian woman to host the Golden Globes, but the Killing Eve Actress also won the globe for Best Actress in a Drama, making her the first Asian to win multiple awards (her first win being for Grey’s Anatomy 13 years ago). They were visibly proud. We were in tears.

Here is the complete list of film winners:


Best Motion Picture, Drama

Black Panther


Bohemian Rhapsody (WINNER)

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star Is Born


Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Crazy Rich Asian

The Favourite

Green Book (WINNER)

Mary Poppins Returns



Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate

Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody (WINNER)

John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Glenn Close, The Wife (WINNER)

Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

Nicole Kidman, Destroyer

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Rosamund Pike, A Private War


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, Vice (WINNER)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Robert Redford, The Old Man and the Gun

John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns

Olivia Colman, The Favourite (WINNER)

Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade

Charlize Theron, Tully

Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali, Green Book (WINNER)

Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful boy

Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman

Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam Rockwell, Vice


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams, Vice

Claire Foy, First Man

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk (WINNER)

Emma Stone, The Favourite

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite


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Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place

Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs

Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther

Justin Hurwitz, First Man (WINNER)

Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns


Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“All the Stars,” Black Panther

“Girl in the Movies,” Dumplin’

“Requiem for a Private War,” A Private War

“Revelation,” Boy Erased

“Shallow,” A Star Is Born (WINNER)


Best Motion Picture, Animated

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (WINNER)


Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language



Never Look Away




Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite

Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

ADam McKay, Vice

Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga and Brian Curie, Green Book (WINNER)


Best Director, Motion Picture

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma (WINNER)

Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Adam McKay, Vice

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