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A night of actual surprises at the Golden Globes

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Bland jokes, exciting winners

Most years the awards season is pretty predictable. There's the one or two nominations that surprise folks but they never actually win. The frontrunners are the frontrunners because they win. Well, last night the Golden Globes actually attempted to surprise us and not with crass humor or shocking speeches. No, the awards were actually surprises.

The night started off with OK comedy from hosts Any Sandberg and Sandra Oh but concluded with a stunner when Bohemian Rhapsody won best picture. No one saw that coming, and it was proceeded by a surprise win (and wonderful speech) by Glenn Close for The Wife and a slightly less surprising win for Rami Maleck as Freddy Mercury in the aforementioned best picture winner. Probably most surprising is that A Star is Born, which has been hyped for a long while now, only pulled in one win for best song. The Hollywood Foreign Press also loved Green Book, which was predictable, as it gathered the most wins for best actor, best comedy/musical, and best screenplay.

On the television side things were a bit more predictable but wins for The Kaminsky Method for both best actor in a comedy and best comedy came out of seemingly nowhere. Must have made Netflix happy, however, especially in tandem with Roma winning both best director and best foreign language film. The Americans took home the best TV series award as is customary for a great show in its final season.

Honestly, Close was the closest thing to a truly great acceptance speech the entire night as she seemed genuinely shocked and her discussion on women stepping forward was incredible. I found it ironic that the Bohemian Rhapsody team talked so much about truth and inclusivity when their film seemingly white-washed a lot of that out of Queen's history, not to mention the production struggles it had because of that. It was definitely not the best movie of the year and neither was Green Book. Way to get it wrong. All in all, though, I'm happy that some surprises actually occurred and they weren't because someone was handed the wrong card.

Full list below with winners in bold.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody 
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)
Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased)
Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) 
John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
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)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite) 
Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)
Charlize Theron (Tully)
Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Alienist (TNT)
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX) 
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Sharp Objects (HBO)
A Very English Scandal (Amazon)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Barry (HBO)
The Good Place (NBC)
Kidding (Showtime)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix) 
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Kristen Bell (The Good Place)
Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown)
Alison Brie (Glow)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) 
Debra Messing (Will & Grace)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
Alfonso Cuaron (Roma) 
Peter Farrelly (Green Book)
Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)
Adam McKay (Vice)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso)
Daniel Bruhl (The Alienist)
Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)
Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal)

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
Capernaum
Girl
Never Look Away
Roma 
Shoplifters

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale (Vice) 
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns)
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
Robert Redford (The Old Man & the Gun)
John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects)
Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
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) 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali (Green Book) 
Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy)
Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) 
Julia Roberts (Homecoming)
Keri Russell (The Americans)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Amy Adams (Vice)
Claire Foy (First Man)
Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) 
Emma Stone (The Favourite)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
All the Stars (Black Panther)
Girl in the Movies (Dumplin’)
Requiem For a Private War (A Private War)
Revelation’ (Boy Erased)
Shallow (A Star Is Born) 

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Marco Beltrami (A Quiet Place)
Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs)
Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther)
Justin Hurwitz (First Man) 
Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Amy Adams (Sharp Objects)
Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora)
Connie Britton (Dirty John)
Laura Dern (The Tale)
Regina King (Seven Seconds)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Kieran Culkin (Succession)
Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story)
Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal) 
Henry Winkler (Barry)

Best Television Series – Drama
The Americans 
Bodyguard
Homecoming
Killing Eve
Pose

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Stephan James (Homecoming)
Richard Madden (Bodyguard) 
Billy Porter (Pose)
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

Best Motion Picture – Animated
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen (Who Is America?)
Jim Carrey (Kidding)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Bill Hader (Barry)


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