2019 Golden Globe Awards Winners - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Wins Big
by Alex Billington
January 6, 2019
The winners of the HFPA's 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the precursor to the Academy Awards, have been announced tonight at a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton hotel, hosted by Sandra Oh & Andy Samberg. Hopefully the HFPA doesn't get too crazy with their picks this year. Our list below will be updated with all film-related winners as they're revealed during the broadcast. The nominees for 2018 are some of the most confusing yet, with category mix-ups (isn't A Star is Born a musical?) and snubs and odd choices, but at least they've highlighted some of the best films of the year. Let's find out who is taking home Globes.
The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards are being held at The Beverly Hilton hosted by Sandra Oh & Andy Samberg airing live on NBC. See the full list of 2018 film winners below. Winners highlighted in BOLD.
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star is Born
Thoughts: Wait, what? Huh? This won over Beale Street? No no no, it can't possibly be. No way. It's a very bland and straightforward biopic that barely compares to these other films. Argh.
Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born
Willem Dafoe - At Eternity's Gate
Lucas Hedges - Boy Erased
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington - BlacKkKlansman
Thoughts: I think Rami is incredible in this movie, even though the movie isn't the great. So I'll take it.
Glenn Close - The Wife
Lady Gaga - A Star is Born
Nicole Kidman - Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike - A Private War
Thoughts: Well, okay? Why not? She's really excellent in this film, but it's not that great of a film.
BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Crazy Rich Asians
Mary Poppins Returns
Thoughts: I really really enjoyed this film, and I'm happy with it winning here. Not sure if everyone will be happy, but so be it. There's lots of funny comedy throughout, and two stellar performances.
ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Christian Bale - Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book
Robert Redford - The Old Man and the Gun
John C. Reilly - Stan & Ollie
Thoughts: This is great! But a very odd pick from the HFPA. Still, I loved the speech Bale gave on the show.
ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Emily Blunt - Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman - The Favourite
Elsie Fisher - Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron - Tully
Constance Wu - Crazy Rich Asians
Thoughts: Yeahhhh Olivia Colman! She's so good in The Favourite, and I enjoy seeing her so excited when she wins.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Never Look Away (Germany)
Thoughts: Go Alfonso Cuarón!! Hooray Mexico!! This is a satisfying win, Roma is one of the best of the year.
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Thoughts: Yay!! This film should be winning everything anyway, so I'm quite happy with this.
Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Timothée Chalamet - Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell - Vice
Thoughts: I love Mahershala!! And this is a satisfying win, since he gives an excellent performance in the film and I really think he deserves it.
Amy Adams - Vice
Claire Foy - First Man
Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite
Thoughts: Wow, congrats!! This is fantastic, she's superb in Beale Street and I'm so excited to see this film win something.
Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born
Alfonso Cuarón - Roma
Peter Farrelly - Green Book
Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay - Vice
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara - The Favourite
Barry Jenkins - If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam McKay - Vice
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie - Green Book
Marco Beltrami - A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat - Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Göransson - Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz - First Man
Marc Shaiman - Mary Poppins Returns
Thoughts: Yes! This is really a score for the ages, another deserving win.
"All the Stars" from Black Panther
"Girl in the Movies" from Dumplin'
"Requiem for a Private War" from A Private War
"Revelation" from Boy Erased
"Shallow" from A Star is Born
CECIL B. DEMILLE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Final Thoughts: Yep, the HFPA is extra crazy this year. A musical wins Best Drama, while Green Book takes Best Comedy or Musical. And really, Bohemian Rhapsody should not have won the top prize. I am fine with Rami Malek winning for his performance, because he is so damn talented, but the rest of the film isn't really worthy of any awards. Especially with all the other fantastic films from 2018. They started out with some satisfying wins - for Best Score, Best Director, Supporting Actors - then they suddenly got a little too wild and started throwing in the very weird picks. Glenn Close is great in The Wife, but I don't think anyone was expecting her to win this. What an odd batch of awards - we shouldn't be surprised, it is the HFPA after all.
What do you think of the 2019 winners? How is the show with Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh? Any good? Are these winners even worth discussing? Which of your favorite movies from 2018 are you rooting for?