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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out awards in 25 categories for the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards tonight and if history repeats itself, this evening’s winners in the film category are well-positioned to get Oscar buzz.
One major surprise overall was that Netflix, which had the most nominations with 17, took only two wins. Netflix also had its first Golden Globe Best Picture nomination for The Irishman but it did not win. HBO followed in second place with 15 nominations and Hulu and Amazon Prime Video tied in third place with five each. Netflix’s film Marriage Story got the most nominations with a total of six and The Irishman and Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood each followed with five. As for television series, three tied in first place with the most nominations in this category with four each for Chernobyl, The Crown and Unbelievable.
As things with the HFPA often go, nothing is really predictable at the Golden Globes. Overall, Sony Pictures Releasing won three film awards, followed by Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros. with two each. As for television networks, HBO took home the most awards with four, followed by Hulu and Amazon Prime Video with two each.
In regards to films, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood won the most awards for a single movie with three, followed by 1917, Joker and Rocketman with two each. As for television series, three tied with the most wins with two each: Chernobyl, Fleabag and Succession.
Here are the Top 7 surprise wins of the night.
Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’ Won for Best Drama
Sam Mendes’ war drama 1917 beat out Netflix’s three contenders: Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, which won no awards, Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story and The Two Popes, as well as Joker. Overall, the streamers didn’t sweep the night as expected. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video each won some awards but this year the HFPA spread the awards out between the streaming platforms and traditional studios.
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Ramy Youssef Pulled A Surprise Win for ‘Ramy’
The first accolade of the night threw awards watchers for a loop. While it was expected that Barry wouldn’t get the love it deserves from the HFPA, Hader was predicted to. However, Ramy Youssef, the creator and star of Hulu’s Ramy, pulled a surprise win. Though not expected, Youssef’s win wasn’t a total shock. He was the anticipated Dark Horse for the win because of the positive critical praise for his show’s debut season, as well as the HFPA’s penchant for rewarding buzzy, young showrunners in the past (for example, Lena Dunham in 2013). Although the show did not get a best series nomination, he walks away a winner.
Missing Link Beat Out Disney for Best Animated Feature
Laika and Annapurna Pictures’ Missing Link won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature and this is just the third time that a Disney film didn’t take the top honor. Also of note, Missing Link was the only film in its category that wasn’t part of a franchise or a remake of a classic. The Chris Butler-directed film tanked at the box office, earning only $26.2 million U.S. against its $100 million budget. Yet, it beat out hits Frozen 2, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Lion King and Toy Story 4.
Sam Mendes won Best Director for 1917
The Best Director for a Motion Picture category was one of the tightest of the night with heavyweights such as Martin Scorsese for The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood. Also in the running were Bong Joon Ho’s highly-praised South Korean film Parasite, as well as Todd Phillips for Joker, which has gotten a lot of buzz due to Joaquin Phoenix’s stunning performance. The Best Director award went to Sam Mendes for his war drama 1917, which has also received a lot of critical praise.
Hildur Gudnadottir won her first Golden Globe for the Joker Score
The award for Best Original Score in a Motion Picture went to Hildur Gudnadottir for Joker. This was her first nomination and win. She beat out Alexandre Desplat for the score of Little Women, Daniel Pemberton for Motherless Brooklyn, as well as cousins Randy Newman for Marriage Story and Thomas Newman’s score for 1917.
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Brad Pitt won Supporting Actor for Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
Brad Pitt won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. This was Pitt’s sixth Globe nomination and though he’s received recognition for his work from the HFPA over the years, his only win thus far was in 1996, also in the supporting actor category for Twelve Monkeys. His last nomination was for Best Actor for Moneyball in 2012.
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Awkwafina is the first Asian-American woman to win a Golden Globe
Awkwafina won for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and this breaks a record as she’s the first Asian-American woman to win a Golden Globe. Her win wasn’t a total surprise as there has been some serious Oscar buzz swirling around her stellar performance in The Farewell and despite of (or perhaps thanks to?) her snub by the Screen Actors Guild, it was predicted that she would walk away with the award. She had serious competition with competitors Ana de Armas -(Knives Out), Cate Blanchett (Where’d You Go, Bernadette), Beanie Feldstein -(Booksmart) and Emma Thompson (Late Night).
As we have come to learn, nothing is predictable when it comes to the HFPA. Now, we await Oscar nominations!
Here is a full list of Golden Globe winners.