The Golden Globes 2019 were held this Sunday on the stage of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The night in which talent and glamor come together to recognize the work of the best of cinema and television represented the 76th edition of the awards granted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The popular film "Bohemian Rhapsody" won the Best Motion Picture Drama and Rami Malek was awarded as Best Actor in Drama for his performance of the late Freddie Mercury.
After six seasons, "The Americans" won for the first time the main award in the television segment as Best Drama Series. This story that ended in 2018 and was created by screenwriter Joe Weisberg, is a series set in the Cold War, original of the FX Network about Soviet spies of the KGB, trained and infiltrated as American citizens.
For its part, "Green Book" won the prize for Best Musical or Comedy; as well as the trophies for Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Screenplay (Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Farrelly himself). This dramatic comedy tells the story of a journey in the 1960s by classical and African-American pianist Don Shirley and Tony Vallelonga, an Italian-American who served as Shirley's driver and security.
Olivia Colman of "The Favorite" won the trophy for Best Comedy or Musical Actress for her role as Queen Anne. Thus, the British actress won none other than the new Mary Poppins, Emily Blunt; to Charlize Theron for “Tully”; Constance Wu for “Crazy Rich Asians” and Elsie Fisher for “Eighth Grade”.
"The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" obtains the trophy for Best Miniseries or Movie for Television and also its protagonist Darren Criss the Golden Globe for Best Actor in this category. "Those forces of hatred and fear are still with us: they tell us that we should fear the different people, they tell us that we should put walls around us... As artists, we must defend ourselves by representing those who are not represented", said Brad Simpson, executive producer of the series.
"The Kominsky Method", headed by two well-known actors such as Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, won the Best Musical Television or Comedy series. Michael Douglas in turn received the award for Best Comic Actor. "I guess I have to dedicate this award to my 102-year-old father Kirk," Douglas said.
Although "The Kominsky Method" snatched the award to "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" as Best Comedy Series, Rachel Brosnahan won the category as Best Actress in a comedy series for her role as a particular monologuist in the fifties in this show.
For his part, the Scottish actor Richard Madden won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a drama series thanks to his performance as Sergeant David Budd in the fiction "Bodyguard", a war veteran who participated in Afghanistan and who, after thwarting a terrorist attack on a London train that traumatized him, is assigned as a personal guard of the Minister of the Interior who defends everything that the veteran despises.
The 47-year-old Canadian actress, Sadra Oh received the award for Best Actress in a dramatic series for her role in "Killing Eve". This is her second Golden Globe, the first was received in 2006 for his performance in "Gray's Anatomy" as Best Supporting Actress series. "There are two people tonight that I am very grateful that they are here", said Oh, referring to her parents in Korean.
The film "Roma", a semi-biographic version of Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón's childhood in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, won the Best Foreign Film award and Alfonso Cuarón himself as Best Director, his second Golden Globe after which he won for "Gravity". "I feel that this film was directed by ‘Libo’ (the woman who raised him), my mother, my family ... This film would not have been possible without the specific colors that made me, thank you family, thank you Mexico", said Cuarón.
The evening was completed with the award for Best Original Song for "Shallow" (from "A Star is Born"), awarded to Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. "As a woman in the music industry, it's really hard for you to be taken seriously as an artist and composer, and these three men have taken me flying and supported", said Gaga.
The award for best animated film went to "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" and the best soundtrack was taken by Justin Horowitz ("First Man").
Other winners were: Christian Bale for "Vice" in the category of Best Actor in Comedy, Patricia Clarkson with "Sharp Objects" won the category Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Regina King won the Best Supporting Actress in a Movie award with " If Beale Street Could Talk ", Patricia Arquette won the Best Actress in Series category for her hard work in "Escape Dannemora" and Ben Wishaw won Best Supporting Actor in TV Series category for his performance in “A very English Scandal”.
For many, the best moments of the night were starring by Carol Burnnett and Jeff Bridges. Burnett, a legend of the small screen in the US, received from the hands of Steve Carell the first honorary award that will keep her name for an entire career in television. In next years the Carol Burnnett award will be given by the Foreign Press Association of Hollywood (HFPA), the organization that delivers the Golden Globes.
Bridges, for his part, received enthusiastic the Cecil B. DeMille honorary award and ended his long speech with a celebration of life ("We are alive!") and an optimistic message about the future of society. "We can make a difference, we can change the direction of this ship and take it in the direction we want, towards love and toward the construction of a healthy planet for all", he declared with great joy.