2020 Golden Globe Awards Winners - Joaquin Phoenix Wins for 'Joker'
by Alex Billington
January 5, 2020
The winners of the HFPA's 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the precursor to the Academy Awards, have been announced tonight at a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton hotel in LA, hosted by Ricky Gervais. Who's taking home a Globe this year? Here's hoping the HFPA makes some good picks. Our list below will be updated with all film-related winners as they're revealed during the broadcast. The nominees for 2019 are solid this year - way better than last year, with many worthy films being highlighted (like The Farewell, Parasite, Harriet, Dolemite, Knives Out). Even though these awards don't matter too much in the end, we're still curious to see what ends up winning. Let's find out who is taking home a Golden Globe award this year.
The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards are held at The Beverly Hilton, being hosted by comedian Ricky Gervais, airing live on NBC. See the full list of 2019 film winners below. Winners highlighted in BOLD.
The Two Popes
Thoughts: Wow! Not what I was expecting, but it's a thrilling movie and worth a watch at the theater.
Christian Bale - Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas - Pain and Glory
Adam Driver - Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix - Joker
Jonathan Pryce - The Two Popes
Thoughts: No surprise here! And he's phenomenal in this and deserves to get awards for it.
Cynthia Erivo - Harriet
Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan - Little Women
Charlize Theron - Bombshell
Renée Zellweger - Judy
BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Dolemite Is My Name
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Thoughts: Yeah, they really love Tarantino but it's all groovy.
ACTOR (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
Thoughts: Another surprising win! Over so many other major contenders. But okay, let's roll with it.
ACTRESS (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
Thoughts: Wow! Yes! What a twist, but a good one. She's really wonderful in the film.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Farewell (USA)
Les Misérables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (France)
Thoughts: Of course!! Happy to see this win, love the film so much.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lion King
Toy Story 4
Thoughts: Whoa! Surprise win, but I can definitely dig it. Big win for Laika and stop-motion animation.
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
Kathy Bates - Richard Jewell
Annette Bening - The Report
Laura Dern - Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez - Hustlers
Margot Robbie - Bombshell
Thoughts: Dern!! She rocks.
Bong Joon-ho - Parasite
Sam Mendes - 1917
Todd Phillips - Joker
Martin Scorsese - The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Thoughts: Well, wow, another big surprise! But alright, the war movie won them over.
Noah Baumbach - Marriage Story
Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin-won - Parasite
Anthony McCarten - The Two Popes
Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Steven Zaillian - The Irishman
Alexandre Desplat - Little Women
Hildur Guðnadóttir - Joker
Randy Newman - Marriage Story
Thomas Newman - 1917
Daniel Pemberton - Motherless Brooklyn
"Beautiful Ghosts" from Cats
"I'm Gonna Love Me Again" from Rocketman
"Into the Unknown" from Frozen 2
"Spirit" from The Lion King
"Stand Up" from Harriet
CECIL B. DEMILLE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Final Thoughts: Honestly, not so bad! All of the nominees this year are worthy of being winners, and all of the winners are deserving of the accolade. All the surprises and twists are actually more exciting than them picking expected winners - like talented actors/filmmakers who have been winning awards for years already. Rocketman and 1917 are the most surprising picks - both are certainly good films, but not really exceptional masterpieces, but it seems like the HFPA just fell for both. They love Elton John, and they love war movies, so why not? I enjoyed both of them just as well. They also seem to love Tarantino, and as we all know, "old Hollywood" movies play well with awards voters so it's no surprise they awarded it three times. The best win of the night, however, is Awkwafina for The Farewell. Just as much of a win for director Lulu Wang as well.
What do you think of the 2020 winners? How is the show with Ricky Gervais hosting again? Having fun? Are the winners even worth analyzing? Which of your favorite movies of 2019 are you rooting for tonight?
No comment for supporting Brad?
Håkan on Jan 5, 2020
Ahaha nah. I mean, he's great!! Happy to see him win. All of the supporting nominees this year are great, I'd be fine with any of them winning. He really is fantastic in OUATIH, has a warmth that carries their friendship and the film.
Alex Billington on Jan 6, 2020
Would have loved to see Ronan win for LITTLE WOMEN, but not a bad list of winners.
DAVIDPD on Jan 6, 2020
How is Once upon a time a musical or comedy..........how is The Farewell a musical or comedy for that matter??
Whichhalfofthewit on Jan 6, 2020
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