Bohemian Rhapsody wins big at the Golden Globes
- European co-productions only receive three awards, but they surprisingly include Best Motion Picture – Drama for the Queen biopic
Despite a rhapsody winning the main award at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, some might call the evening more of a requiem for cinema. The prizes, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association last night in Los Angeles, were awarded to titles that have been undoubtedly popular this year, even if they weren’t particularly adored by critics. The surprise winner of the evening, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody [+see also:
film profile], baffled those who were already perplexed by its nomination for Best Motion Picture – Drama, but was celebrated by audience members, who contributed to the film reaching the top spot in the 2018 box office rankings. The UK-US co-production, directed by Bryan Singer during a troubled production, received the night’s most important prize, as well as the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for lead actor Rami Malek.
The European presence in the awards list is rounded off by a mere two additional wins. The American actress Glenn Close won the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her turn in The Wife [+see also:
interview: Björn Runge
film profile], a co-production between UK, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and the US, directed by Sweden’s Björn Runge and already world-premiered in 2017 (as the closing film at San Sebastián International Film Festival). While the other main female acting category, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, saw the UK’s Olivia Colman triumph, who won for her performance in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite [+see also:
film profile] (Ireland/UK/US), for which she also received the Volpi Cup at Venice Film Festival.
The Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language category, usually a European domain, saw the award go to Alfonso Cuarón’s juggernaut Roma, the Golden Lion winner at Venice, for which he also won the Best Director award. Another international film festival victor (at Toronto International Film Festival), Peter Farrelly’s Green Book, received three awards, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
The full list of film winners:
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Green Book – Peter Farrelly
Best Director – Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale - Vice
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie - Green Book
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón (Mexico/US)
Best Motion Picture – Animated
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Justin Hurwitz - First Man
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Shallow” (A Star Is Born) - Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt
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