The 76th Golden Globe Awards was a night full of surprises. Held by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Globes are often an early predictor of the Oscars.
In case you didn’t know, the Wikipedia describes exactly what a Golden Globe Award is about:
The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.
[pullquote]The annual ceremony at which the awards are presented is a major part of the film industry’s awards season, which culminates each year in the Academy Awards.[/pullquote] The eligibility period for the Golden Globes corresponds to the calendar year (i.e. January 1 through December 31). The 76th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television in 2018, were held on January 6, 2019.
Here are some of this 2019’s Golden Globe highlights from the 2018 films:
— Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won Best Animated Motion Picture, beating out two Pixar movies (Incredibles 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet). Writer/producer Phil Lord said, “We’re living in an alternate universe where we win this.” Director Peter Ramsey said, “”We were trying to make a movie that spoke to the idea that anyone can be behind the mask. We’re telling the story of Miles Morales, a kid from Brooklyn, African American, Puerto Rican. Anyone can be behind the mask. We’re counting on you. You can do it.”
— Host Sandra Oh won Best Actress in a TV Series for the show Killing Eve and used the moment to honor her parents that were there with her.
— Comedy legend Carol Burnett was presented with the First Annual Carol Burnett Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television. She beat out other “nominees” Christian Bale, Charlize Theron, and Antonio Banderas with her fingers crossed in anticipation.
— Jeff Bridges received The Cecil B. DeMille Award. He gave a Dude-esque speech about trim tabs, the small devices on boats that have the power to change the entire direction of the boat. He “tagged” the audience (at the theater and at home) declaring everyone a trim tab with the power to change the direction of our world.
— In Regina King’s acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk, she pledged to make everything she produces over the next two years 50% women. She challenged anyone in a position of power in all industries to do the same.
— In his acceptance speech for Best Actor in a Comedy for Vice, Christian Bale thanked Satan for providing him with the inspiration to play Dick Cheney. Then he proposed making a Mitch McConnell movie next.
— A Star is Born won Best Song for “Shallow.” However, it was surprisingly shut out of every other category it was nominated in. A major shocker as it’s been the movie to beat for months. Bohemian Rhapsody won Best Actor in a Drama instead and the coveted Best Picture. Alfonso Cuaron beat out Bradley Cooper for Best Director for the Netflix film Roma. And Glenn Close won Best Actress for the underrated drama The Wife despite months of buzz about Lady Gaga’s film debut.
— Glenn Close gave the best speech of the night. “Women, we’re nurturers. That’s what’s expected of us. We have our children. We have our husbands, if we’re lucky enough. And our partners. Whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment…We have to follow our dreams. We have to say, ‘I can do that. And I should be allowed to do that.’ “
The Oscar nominees will be announced Tuesday, January 22. We’ll find out then how many of the Golden Globe nominees and winners will make it to the big show. Check back here for more awards coverage.
We’ve compiled the complete list of nominees for tonite’s (Jan 6, 2019) 76th Annual Globe Awards, and the RunPee Family added a few comments here and there. Been a long, fruitful year of movies. We’ve added links to RunPee’s own reviews where we had them (we don’t catch every limited release). Enjoy reading our opinions!
So! What are your best guesses? Are you happy about the wins? Who was robbed? Add your thoughts about 2018’s films in the comments below.
UPDATED, AFTER THE AWARDS: All winners in each category are in bold. They have boldly gone where movies should go, right? Anyway.
The full list of 2019 Golden Globes nominees [Drumroll]:
Best Picture — Drama
Black Panther(RunPee Jilly: PLEASE let a genre superhero movie win!!! Break the ceiling now! Make Stan Lee proud! Oh, just win it!)
BlacKkKlansman(Dan: What a funny, witty, movie. Great acting, directing, editing. It’s a strong contender for Best Picture.)
Rosamund Pike, A Private War(Jilly: the movie was disturbing, but clearly meant to be. I can’t argue with the stellar job Pike did with this challenging piece. It’s nothing like her work in Gone Girl, but I can make out certain similar touches.)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, Vice(Dan: Wait, what? Christian Bale was Cheney? I thought Cheney played himself in this movie.)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns (Jilly: She really became Mary Poppins, ya’ll. Goes to show that good talent can equal a previous iconic performance, if all things come together. Also, it’s Emily Blunt! She’s on my “Can Do No Wrong” list.)
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk(DanaSimone: UPDATE: Just heard Regina King got an Award for Best Supporting Actress for Beale Street…. and she made a trending speech about hiring 50 percent women from now on on her projects….here is her awesome speech.)
Adam McKay, Vice(Dan: Adam did a great job taking a creative approach to a serious subject matter. I mean really, it takes real creativity to make a bioptic about Dick Cheney into a comedy, without turning it into a farce.)
Adam McKay, Vice (Dan: Honestly, his directing was really good, however I think the bulk of the credit goes to Christian Bale’s performance. But this screenplay was amazing. I think this is Adam’s strongest suit.)
Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Green Book
Best Motion Picture — Animated
Incredibles 2(Jilly: The probable winner. This adulty animated Superhero family is the one to beat. Plus, Pixar!)
Isle of Dogs(Jilly: Isle of Dogs certainly deserves this nom. I was super surprised how sophisticated this limited release cartoon about Asian dogs was. But it had a stellar acting cast, so, maybe I should have expected it.)
Mirai(Golden Man: A sweet anime about family and heritage. Definitely an underdog. Its nomination is its award. The kind of left field movie that occasionally sneaks into the Best Animated Film category at the Oscars.)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse(Jilly: OH NOES. Let this one win. Sorry about everything I said above. Especially in 3D, this film absolutely blows the rest out of the water. One of the best movies in any medium – total A ++++.)
Best Picture — Foreign Language
Never Look Away
Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place(Jilly: WTH? This is an almost entirely silent film? Does this count as Best Anti-Score?)
Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs(Jilly: Unusual score, but not a winner, I think.)
Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther(Jilly: YES! This is the kind of soundtrack scoring that transports the viewer to a new reality. This most exotic of Marvel’s soundtracks should set a standard of what we can expect in a genre film like this.. My unreserved vote.)
Justin Hurwitz, First Man(Jilly: The score was a collection of oldies hits, if I recall. Nope on this one.)
Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns(Jilly: Might be hard to beat from nostalgia factor alone. Not my choice, though.)
The Good Place (NBC) (Jilly: The Good Place is a well deserved sleeper hit. The small ensemble is clearly having a great time, and so are we in watching it.)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
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 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 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 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
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Kristen Bell, The Good Place (Jilly: Bell deserves this. No one but Veronica Mars herself could do a better job sleuthing this plot out.)
Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown
Alison Brie, Glow
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Debra Messing, Will & Grace (Jilly: Messing will probably win, to make up for the 30 noms her show was snubbed by over the years. I’ll be fine with that. The show did something I never thought mainstream society was ready for.)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a 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 Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a 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 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
So? What say you? Go to the comments and don’t be shy. We all have our own opinions, so no one is wrong. For example, I (RunPee Jilly) tend to like genre films/TV (sci-fi, fantasy, adventure) myself, and avoid a lot of Oscar bait. It doesn’t mean I have no taste, does it? It’s all fun. That’s what makes us go see movies, read reviews, and learn new things to watch.
Co-Creator of RunPee, Chief of Operations, Content Director, and Managing Editor. RunPee Jilly likes galaxy-spanning sci fi, superhero sagas, fantasy films, YA dystopians, action thrillers, chick flicks, and zany comedies, in that order…and possesses an inspiringly small bladder. In fact, that little bladder sparked the creation of RunPee. (Good thing she’s learned to hold it.)
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