The Golden Globes took place this past weekend, marking the start of awards season. It was a night full of upsets and surprises. The night’s big winners were “The Americans,” “The Kominsky Method,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book.”
This year’s awards highlighted diversity within the entertainment industry. Sandra Oh, who hosted the show along with Andy Samberg, became the first Asian host and with her win for her role in “Killing Eve” she became the first Asian woman to win in multiple categories .
Blockbuster hits like “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Black Panther” were nominated and showcased during the ceremony. The Mexican film “Roma” took home not only the Foreign Language Film prize but also nabbed Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron.
Women were celebrated throughout the show. Last year’s show took a very serious tone, with women showing up all dressed in black to draw attention to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. This year many celebrated the movements’ progress and talked about their continuance. Actress Regina King, who won Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her role in “If Beale Street Could Talk,” made a vow to only produce projects that were staffed with 50 percent women.
The Golden Globes Awards celebrate achievements in Film and Television and are hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The night is usually marked for the boozy celebrities, jabs at television being less prestigious and a more diverse nomination pool.
Every year since 1952, the HFPA has awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award to an actor, director or producer who has made a significant impact on the film industry. This year the lifetime achievement award went to Jeff Bridges. Bridges has been acting since 1951 and is known for his roles in “Crazy Heart,” “The Big Lebowski” and “True Grit.”
This year the HFPA instituted a new lifetime achievement award to highlight those who have made an impact in the world of television. The Carol Burnett Award was awarded to its namesake. Carol Burnett is best known for her primetime variety show that aired from 1967 to 1978.
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg took on the role of hosts for the night. Their opening monologue had less bite than those of years past, but was thoroughly genuine to who they are. They notably avoided jokes about Trump and the government shutdown. Instead they leaned into jokes about cultural appropriation, identity politics and themselves.
In the television categories, “The Kominsky Method” nabbed both Best Comedy TV Series and Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV Series, with Michael Douglas. Rachel Brosnahan took home Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series for the second year in a row for her role in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
The Best Drama TV Series awards went to “The Americans” which received its first series nomination for its final season. The Best Actor is a Drama TV Series went to scottish actor Richard Madden for his role in “The Bodyguard.” Netflix and FX tied for most awards for a network.
In the film categories, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book” took home the awards for Best Motion Pictures. Glenn Close and Rami Malek took home the actor awards for the drama categories, and Olivia Colman and Christian Bale won the comedy categories. “Green Book” was the film that took home the most awards, and Universal Pictures was the most awarded studio.