We're almost a full week into the New Year, and with it of course comes awards season! Over the next few weeks and months, we'll be taking a look at which stars, TV shows, talents and movies are celebrated in Hollywood and beyond. Last night (January 5th, 2020), the 2020 Golden Globe Awards saw some of the most sought-after accolades in the business handed out to the very best the TV and film industry have to offer. Here's who walked away with the prizes...

Movies

Cecil B. deMille Award - Tom Hanks

The wonderful Tom Hanks is without a doubt one of the best actors the world has ever seen! To see him finally celebrated and handed the Cecil B. deMille Award at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards is a wonderful thing.

Best Motion Picture - Drama - 1917

The biggest award of the night went to 1917 from director, writer and producer Sam Mendes. George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch all star, and helped elevate the movie to another level.

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino's movie picked up one of the biggest awards of the night, beating out Jojo Rabbit, Dolemite Is My Name, Knives Out and Rocketman to the prize. The movie is set in 1969 Los Angeles, following the story of an actor and his stunt double as they navigate the ever-changing and evolving film industry, all with the backdrop of Charles Manson and the Manson Family plotting to murder some big names. A truly fascinating watch.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Renée Zellweger, Judy

Without a doubt one of the best movies of 2019, Judy told the story of Judy Garland in her most exciting years. Renée Zellweger delivers the most stunning performance of her career, and beats out the likes of Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women) and Charlize Theron (Bombshell) in this category.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Joaquin Phoenix got the recognition he deserved during last night's Golden Globe ceremony, following his fantastic portrayal of a man driven to madness because of the world around him. Comic book fans hadn't yet seen an origin story for Joker, so there was a lot riding on the Todd Phillips-directed flick being a success. Fortunately, it ticked all the right boxes, and Phoenix is a huge part of how and why.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Awkwafina, The Farewell

Written and directed by Lulu Wang, The Farewell follows a family who decide not to tell their sick grandmother she only has a short time left to live; instead scheduling a family party before she passes away. It's a heartwarming and emotional flick, and one that Awkwafina is given the chance to truly excel in.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Taron Egerton, Rocketman

The brilliance of Taron Egerton's stunning on-screen portrayal of Elton John got the recognition it deserved last night, with the British actor beating out the likes of Daniel Craig (Knives Out), Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood) and Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name) in this category.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture - Laura Dern, Marriage Story

You may know her from Big Little Lies, but it's her performance in Marriage Story that has earned her a Golden Globe win this year. She beat out Margot Robbie (Bombshell), Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell), Annette Bening (The Report) and Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers) to the prize.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture - Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

This was a stacked category, with Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci battling it out alongside Brad Pitt. In the end, Pitt's role as stunt double Cliff Booth allowed him to showcase his acting chops in a way unlike anything we've seen before from the actor's weighty back-catalogue. A very deserving win for the Hollywood A-lister.

Best Director - Motion Picture - Sam Mendes, 1917

This epic war movie was directed, co-written and produced by Sam Mendes, so it's good to see the filmmaker celebrated for his achievements! It's based in part on an account told to Mendes by his real-life paternal grandfather, and chronicles the story of two young British soldiers during World War I, who were given the mission to deliver a message in the spring of 1917.

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Director Quentin Tarantino did an incredible job of adding another string to his bow with Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. His screenplay was brought alive on the big screen by the likes of Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, with the trio and the rest of the cast proving just how impressive Tarantino's work can be.

Best Motion Picture - Animated - Missing Link

One of the night's biggest surprises here, as The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Frozen II and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World just missed out on the prize to Missing Link. The winner was seen as an outlier going into the night, so it's impressive to see it scoop the award!

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language - Parasite

South Korean thriller  Parasite has really made an impact across the globe, thanks to its stellar storytelling and terrific writing. If you haven't had the chance to check this one out yet, make sure you do! Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Farewell, Les Misérables and Pain and Glory were all also nominated.

Best Original Score - Motion Picture - Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker

Hildur Guðnadóttir is being celebrated for her brilliant work in bringing together a stunning score that elevated Joker to the next level. She beats out Thomas Newman (1917), Daniel Pemberton (Motherless Brooklyn), Alexandre Desplat (Little Women) and Randy Newman (Marriage Story) to the award.

Best Original Song - Motion Picture - I'm Gonna Love Me Again, Elton John and Bernie Taupin

Rocketman may not have been everybody's cup of tea, but the Elton John biopic no doubt made a huge impact when it hit the big screen in 2019. The music was of course taken from Elton John and Bernie Taupin's back catalogue, but also featured a brand new track called I'm Gonna Love Me Again. You can hear the song below:

Television

Carol Burnett Award - Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres will be hoping to put her controversial 2019 behind her with the picking up of this award. The accolade is awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for "outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen", and it's hard to argue DeGeneres isn't deserving of such a prize.

Best Television Series - Drama - Succession

One of the biggest awards of the night went to Succession, which beat out Big Little Lies, The Crown, The Morning Show and Killing Eve to the prize. Created by Jesse Armstrong, the series stars the likes of Brian Cox, Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun and Kieran Culkin, and follows a dysfunctional family who just so happen to be the owners of a global media and hospitality empire. Those within the family are fighting for control and the show asks the question, just how far would you go for power and money?

Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Fleabag

Phoebe Waller-Bridge brought Fleabag to a close in 2019, in the best way she knew how. Refusing to draw out the show to simply use it as a cash cow, she concluded it in the best way, and is being celebrated for doing exactly that with this huge Golden Globes win. The series beat Barry, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Politician in this category.

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television - Chernobyl

This five-part miniseries took the world by storm, even pushing Russian higher-ups to slam the show as a farce and claim that they would be making their own version to tell their side of the story. An incredible cast came together to deliver one of the best ensemble performances we've seen in the past decade; the show is more than deserving of this prize. It beat out Catch-22, Fosse/Verdon, The Loudest Voice and Unbelievable to the title.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television - Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

This was perhaps one of the night's biggest surprises, as Michelle Williams walked away with the prize. She was up against Unbelievable stars Kaitlyn Dever and Merritt Wever for the gong, as well as Joey King (The Act) and Helen Mirren (Catherine the Great), but proved playing the titular Gwen Verdon would forever be a major highlight of her career.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television - Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice

Christopher Abbott (Catch-22), Sacha Baron Cohen (The Spy), Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon) fell just short of picking up this award, due to Russell Crowe's brilliance in The Loudest Voice. The seven-part limited series sees Crowe in the role of Fox News founder, Roger Ailes. It focuses on a 10-year period that saw him hugely influential in American politics, before detailing the sexual harassment accusations that brought his career to a close. A truly stunning watch from beginning to end.

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama - Olivia Colman, The Crown

Olivia Colman is doing it for the Brits, having taken over the role of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix original series The Crown, and clearly impressing all who have watched! She faced some strong competition from the likes of Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) and Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), but came out on top thanks to her believable and emotional portrayal of the reigning British monarch.

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama - Brian Cox, Succession

One of the surprise huge hits of 2019 was Succession, and Brian Cox is without a doubt one of the main reasons it's become such a beloved series. His performance as Logan Roy is so good, it's seen him beat out Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Tobias Menzies (The Crown) and Billy Porter (Pose) to the crown.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television - Patricia Arquette, The Act

Patricia Arquette is unrecognisable in the role of Dee Dee Blanchard; an overprotective mother who slaps down her daughter Gypsy's (Joey King) hopes for independence at every opportunity. This dramatised true-crime series shocked the world, because the content included is all based on reality! Arquette delivers arguably the most stunning performance of her career here, which is why she beat out Emily Watson (Chernobyl), Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Toni Collette (Unbelievable) and Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies) to the trophy.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television - Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl

Stellan Skarsgård had some strong competition in Andrew Scott (Fleabag), Henry Winkler (Barry), Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method) and Kieran Culkin (Succession), but in the end he would be named victorious thanks to his emotional portrayal of Boris Shcherbina in the critically-acclaimed miniseries, Chernobyl.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Creator and star of Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge ensured that the show concluded in a topical and worthwhile fashion, refusing to string out the series simply because of its success. Everything she gave to the show continued to be celebrated when she won this award, beating out the likes of Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll), Christina Applegate (Dead to Me), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Kirsten Dunst (On Becoming a God in Central Florida).

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method), Bill Hader (Barry), Ben Platt (The Politician) and Paul Rudd (Living With Yourself) all came within a hair of taking home this gong, but Ramy Youssef would prove to be victorious thanks to his emotional and thought-provoking Hulu series, Ramy.


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