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The 77th Golden Globes: A Recap

From all of us here at Timedia, we would love to wish you all a happy new year, and we hope you all enjoyed your holidays.

It’s 2020 now, and we all know what it means when a new year comes around: award shows. Last night, award show season was kicked off with the 77th edition of the Golden Globes, hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais and aired live on NBC. As with all the award shows this period, we’re here to give you the breakdown on what went down, and who the big winners were.

Marriage Story had the most nominations (6), while Once Upon A Time in Hollywood won the most awards (3). In the world of television, the big nominees were Chernobyl, The Crown and Unbelievable, picking up 4 nominations each. Chernobyl won 2 of its nominations, as did Succession and Fleabag, making them the biggest TV winners on the night. Here are the other major winners:

Best Motion Picture (Drama): 1917

The WWI flick (which isn’t even out worldwide yet, by the way) won the big one on the night, in a hotly contested category, beating Joker, The Irishman, The Two Popes, and Marriage Story.

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy): Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

The iconic trio of Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio won this award against the likes of Dolemite is my Name, Knives Out, and Rocketman.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama): Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix got his well-deserved Golden Globe for his brilliant performance as Arthur Fleck/The Joker. He was up against Christian Bale (Ford vs. Ferrari), Antonio Banderas (Pain & Glory), Adam Driver (Marriage Story) and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes).

Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Renée Zellweger

Zellweger beat the likes of Charlize Theron (Bombshell), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story) and Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), for her role as Judy Garland in Judy.

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt managed to out-muscle the star-studded cast of The Irishman (Al Pacino & Joe Pesci), Anthony Hopkins, and Tom Hanks.

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Laura Dern

Following the success of Marriage Story, Dern walked away with one of the big ones.

Best Director: Sam Mendes (1917)

Sam Mendes really outdid himself on this one, winning in yet another hot category. In this one, he beating the likes of Martin Scorsese & Quentin Tarantino.

Best Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood)

Tarantino beat The Two Popes, The Irishman, Marriage Story, and foreign movie, The Parasite.

Best Animated Feature Film: Missing Link

This was another hotly contested category, as Missing Link was up against the extremely popular Frozen II, Toy Story 4, and Lion King. Maybe nostalgia doesn’t always win.

Best Television Series (Drama): Succession

The family drama starring Brian Cox beat The Crown, Big Little Liars and The Morning Show.

Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy): Fleabag

Amazon original Fleabag took home a big one against The Kominsky Method, Barry, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and The Politician.

Best Miniseries or Television Film: Chernobyl

The 5-part limited series walked away with one of the bigger TV awards on the night.

By @Wenguss