The Golden Globes this year had a lot of surprises, many actors and actresses addressed the bushfire disaster in Australia, and many winners delivered memorable speeches.
Tom Hanks received the honorary Cecil B. DeMille award for his outstanding contributions to entertainment. He was also nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood. Ellen DeGeneres received the honorary Carol Burnett award for her contributions to television.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was the big winner for the night with three wins. Brad Pitt won Best Supporting Actor, Quentin Tarantino won his third Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, and the film won Best Picture (Musical or Comedy).
1917, Joker and Rocketman took home two awards each. For 1917, director Sam Mendes won Best Director, and the film won Best Picture (Drama). For Joker, Joaquin Phoenix as expected took home Best Leading Actor (Drama) and music composer Hildur Guðnadóttir won Best Original Score for her haunting background music in the film. For Rocketman, Taron Egerton won Best Lead Actor (Musical or Comedy) for his portrayal of Elton John, and Elton John himself took home an award for Best Original Song.
Awkwafina won Best Leading Actress (Musical or Comedy) for her role in The Farewell. She became the first woman of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe in any lead actress category. Renee Zellwegner won Best Leading Actress (Drama) for her role in Judy as the titular character and Laura Dern won Best Supporting Actress for her role as a divorce lawyer in Marriage Story.
Missing Link surprisingly won Best Animated Film, beating out Frozen 2, Toy Story 4, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and The Lion King.
South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite won Best Foreign Language Film.
Netflix movies failed to impress as Martin Scorsese’s gangster mob epic; The Irishman went home empty-handed. The streaming giant bagged 17 nominations in the film categories but had only one win (Laura Dern for Best Supporting Actress).