Golden Globes 2019 crown new winners


Dilan Yousif, Staff Writer

The Golden Globes are held annually and presented to individuals for outstanding achievement in film and television. The 76th Golden Globe Awards was held on Jan. 6. This year the event was hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg live from The Beverly Hilton. Here are many of the notable winners and nominees of the Golden Globes 2019:

“Bohemian Rhapsody” won for Best Motion Picture in the Drama category.

Many were shocked that “Bohemian Rhapsody beat out “A Star Is Born.” Graham King, the producer of the movie, worked for years to create the production and release it in order to tell the amazing story of Freddie Mercury. The story of the rise of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury ended up winning the Golden Globe.

“Thank you for showing us the power in embracing your true self,” King said in honor to Mercury.

“Green Book” won for Best Motion Picture in the Musical or Comedy category.

“Green Book” is about an unlikely bond between an African-American pianist and an Italian-American bouncer in the Deep South in 1962. The movie beat nominees “Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” and “Vice.”

“Because we are still living in divided times, maybe more so now than ever,” director Peter Farrelly said. “This movie is for everybody.”

Glenn Close won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture in the Drama category.

Close accepted the best actress Golden Globe for her performance in “The Wife.” Close beat her fellow nominees Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”), Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer), Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), and Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”). After getting a standing ovation, the actress gave an emotional speech.

“Women we’re nurturers, that’s what’s expected of us,” Close said. “We have to say ‘I can do that, and I should be allowed to do that.”

Rami Malek won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for the Drama category.

Malek was awarded for his performance as Queen’s Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Malek beat nominees Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”), Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”), Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”), and John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”).

“The one thing we needed to do was celebrate Freddie Mercury in this film,” Malek said. “Nothing was going to compromise us and giving him the love and celebration he deserves.”

Olivia Colman won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture in the Musical or Comedy category.

Colman received an award for her performance in “The Favourite.” Colman was named this year’s Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, beating the likes of Emily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”), Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”), Charlize Theron (“Tully”), and Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”). She thanked Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in her acceptance speech.

“Every second of working with you girls was such a joy,” Colman said.

Sandra Oh took home Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series for the Drama category.

Oh became the first Asian woman to host a major awards show and to win multiple Globes. During her acceptance speech she told her parents she loves them in Korean. Oh’s co-host, Andy Samberg, was also very excited for her.

“They called her name and I was like, ‘Yeah!’ I started crying. I was like, ‘She’s been working on this for the last four days I’ve known her!’ I gave her boyfriend a big hug and was like, ‘We did it!’” Samberg said.

“Shallow,” performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, won Best Original Song for Motion Picture.

“Shallow” was performed in “A Star Is Born”and beat fellow nominees “All The Stars” (“Black Panther”), “Girl In The Movies” (“Dumplin’”), “Requiem For A Private War” (“A Private War”), and “Revelation” (“Boy Erased”). It earned four Grammy nominations, including song and record of the year. Gaga gave a teary and emotional acceptance speech.

“As a woman in music, it is really hard to be taken seriously as a musician and a songwriter… they lifted me up, they supported me,” Gaga also said about her co-writers.