The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards have just wrapped up, and with plenty of surprises to spare. The "big" winner of the evening was "Green Book," which won three awards that included Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), and Best Screenplay, while "Roma" (Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director) and "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Best Picture (Drama) and Best Actor (Drama)) were not far behind with two.
Both awards for "Bohemian Rhapsody" were a rather big surprise, with both heavily expected to go to Bradley Cooper's "A Star is Born," while Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) and Best Screenplay were expected to go to Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite." Ali winning Best Supporting Actor was a strong possibility, as he's been a somewhat popular pick throughout the season, but still, the award was expected to go to frontrunner Richard E. Grant for "Can You Ever Forgive Me?". Meanwhile, it was fully expected that Lady Gaga would take Best Actress (Drama) for "A Star is Born," but in a rather pleasant surprise, the award was instead given to Glenn Close for her brilliant performance in "The Wife."
So what impact will this have on the awards season? Well, as has been fairly obvious, the Globes haven't really had that much influence lately. For example, half of the Best Picture Oscar winners of the last decade failed to win their respective Best Picture category at the Globes, while the last three Screenplay winners also failed to take home an Oscar. I think we can definitely rule out "Bohemian Rhapsody" as a serious contender, while "Green Book" remains a definite possibility. However, I think it's safe to say that "Roma" and "The Favourite" remain the frontrunners for the time being (the former of which was not allowed to compete in Best Picture due to it being a Foreign Language Film).
We won't really know for certain what film is in the lead for the Best Picture Oscar until the PGA Awards on the 19th, but at the very least, the awards tonight made for an entertainingly-random grab-bag of winners (well, something had to be entertaining about it to counter the terrible hosts). Next up we have the Directors Guild nomination happening on the 8th, followed by the BAFTA nominations in the early hours of the 9th, so be sure to check back to see who gets included as we continue the march towards the Oscars.
In the meantime, please see below for a complete list of tonight's Golden Globe winners:
Best Picture (Drama): Bohemian Rhapsody Best Picture (Comedy/Musical): Green Book Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma Best Actor (Drama): Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody Best Actress (Drama): Glenn Close, The Wife Best Actor (Comedy/Musical): Christian Bale, Vice Best Actress (Comedy/Musical): Olivia Colman, The Favourite Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk Best Screenplay: Green Book Best Original Score: First Man Best Original Song: "Shalllow," A Star is Born Best Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Best Foreign Language Film: Roma
Best Television Series (Drama): The Americans Best Television Series (Comedy/Musical): The Kominsky Method Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: American Crime Story Best Actor (Drama): Richard Madden, Bodyguard Best Actress (Drama): Sandra Oh, Killing Eve Best Actor (Comedy/Musical): Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method Best Actress (Comedy/Musical): Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Best Actor (Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television): Darren Criss, American Crime Story Best Actress (Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television): Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora Best Supporting Actor (Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television): Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal Best Supporting Actress (Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television): Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects