Even after the Golden Globes standards were 2019 prices strange.
One of the best picture winners of the night has been horribly received by critics, while the other has asked constant streams of controversy over what it does and does not include in the portrayal of the bourgeois rights south (not to say anything about black people of that time).
And if that wasn't enough, the TV awards were spread over a whole host of programs, with only two series winning more than a single prize (they each won two).
2019 Golden Globes then reflected a year of entertainment without clear propulsion, without a sense of one or two projects that stood up to the top to dominate the conversation. And while that lack of consensus ultimately should provide a fun distinction, it gave a Golden Globes ceremony that sometimes seemed to bother from odd to bizarre, with occasional stops to reward some truly deserved winners along the way. (Shoutout to The Americans!)
Here are seven winners and two losers from the 2019 Golden Globe Awards.
Winner: Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh is not known as a comedian, but she is a great comedian for Andy Samberg, and after handling her opening monologue with aplomb, the couple mostly walked out of the way.
But on the stage, she makes the Golden Globe story. Oh, the first woman of Asian descent (she is Korean-Canadian) to host a great entertainment show in the US.
She also won a Globe for her performance on BBC America's Killing Eve, where she plays the title character, a detective looking for a mysterious killer. It was her second Golden Globes win (after a supportive actress in 2006 for Grey's Anatomy), which made her the first woman of Asian descent to win more Golden Globes, and the first in 39 years to win the Globe for Best Actress in a TV drama.
With this year's Golden Globes – which included a warm tribute to the various faces in the crowd – she was a true winner in more than one way. – Alissa Wilkinson
Winner: (About) all major TV awards
Until the last two television awards in the evening, no single program had won more than a single Golden Globe. And very few network had won more than a single Golden Globe. In fact, the night's big TV winners were Netflix Kominsky method and FX The murder of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Both programs won only two awards.
Along the way, HBO (Sharp objects), Showtime (Escape at Dannemora), BBC America (Killing Eve), and Amazon (The wonderful Mrs Maisel and A very English scandal) everyone took home trophies, while Netflix and FX managed each other at a different price Bodyguard and The Americans, respectively.
Well, there are big TV prices that are not represented there, like Hulu and AMC, but Glober really, really, really tried to spread the wealth.
Maybe it reflects a year on television that was generally just okay. It can also reflect the Globes & # 39; ongoing fascination with British people (for which they gave prizes ONE Very British scandalIs Ben Whishaw and BodyguardS Richard Madden) and megacelebrities (like Kominsky methodS Michael Douglas). It might as well reflect the way the Glober releases just a handful of TV prizes, which means it's hard for a show to win more than a couple.
But it is just as likely that it reflects how no single program has steamed all around it too late. There were many good television shows in the air in 2018 – if not many great – and the Globes were more than happy to spread the wealth to reflect that fact. – Todd VanDerWerff
Netflix was not a film studio or TV network with the most wins this year. It fell behind Universal (the distributor off Green book) Three wins to two on the movie side, and only tied FX on the TV side (both Netflix and FX won three prizes). But if you consider how Netflix won five awards Total, everyone else blows away. Also, these prices included some major prizes, including the Best Director award for RomeAlfonso Cuarón and Best TV Comedy Series Award for Kominsky method.
Netflix massive award campaigns have blanketed Los Angeles in For Consideration billboards and the ad for the ad. (I can see more from my office window!) It has not yet helped the streaming titan to win an Emmy for Best Drama or Comedy series, or acquire an Oscar for Best Picture.
But the Golden Globes was at least hesitant about Netflix for a while too (oddly, they used to be far more interested in Amazon). Now, the results from 2019 awards show that Netflix has won over HFPA as well as its millions in millions of subscribers.
Next stop: The Oscar. – TV
Winner: Movie-speaking speaker
An understated part of the Oscar campaign calendar is the speech given on another award ceremony that is apparently meant to serve as a crooked campaign to win a similar prize on the Oscar. And when it came to the 2019 Golden Globes, every filmmaker won a speech that made the Oscar voters at home and thought, "Oh, yes, they seem charming and fun."
Take support game wins Mahershala Ali: His speech for it somewhat controversial Green book took the classic pace of addressing the head of controversy (for those who know it), while not seeming to be weighed down by the controversy of those who have no idea. By recognizing the real man he is recording Green book – whose family has claimed that the film is badly representing him – and promised that man's work, Ali was properly skewed from convincing season politicians in a way that was nevertheless a beautiful expert piece of hidden award-winning season policy.
Other winners took different approaches, from Glenn Close, and demanded that women go into the limelight and live their best life after winning the best drama actress for Konen, Christian Bale seems folksy and funny after winning Best Comedy Actor for vice, to Olivia Colman, marveled at the fun journey she has had on the award circuit as a lesser known British actress after winning Best Comedy Actress for favorite.
Of course, these good speakers do not guarantee that any of these people will win at the Oscar – in main categories, after all, Colman and Close will compete against each other while Bale is pitted against Bohemian RhapsodyS Rami Malek, who won best drama actor at Globes. And there are many great competitors waiting in the wings, like A star is bornS leading duo by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
But also, no one did any open screws on the Glober when it came to their acceptance talks. If you are a price developer season consultant working on one of these, you have a good head of steam on the way to the next phase of campaigns. – TV
Loser: A star is born
Between its great success at the cashier's office ($ 400 million worldwide, with $ 200 million coming from the United States and Canada alone), its Oscar-loved director and star (three-hour nominee Bradley Cooper), his critical recognition and its distance as the fifth story of an almost elementary Hollywood myth, A star is born first felt that the film was going to hit this year's prize line.
Except … it … it hasn't been. Yes, A star is born has achieved the nominations it needs at various precursor prizes to get a comfortable number of Oscar nominations as probable. But when it comes time to actually win something, A star is born continues to be beaten by other films, be the more sincere artsy ones (Rome, this year's critical darling) or more brazen populist ones (like the Golden Globes champ.) Bohemian Rhapsody). Yes, it won a Golden Globe, but it was for the Best Original Song – hardly a harbinger of Oscar's glory to come.
What is quite wild about this is it A star is born shares their awards seasonal game with the only other two films that have joined each major nomination list – Black panther and BlacKkKlansman.
Awarding expert Erik Anderson point out here, these three movies have so far heard every main goal of the season, unlike other movies (Green book, Bohemian Rhapsody, etc.) who have missed one or two benchmarks. But none of the three ostensible frontrunners have converted their success with nominations for big wins, which is quite unparalleled.
The season is still young. I still want to focus on A star is born winning best photo of the Oscar. But Golden Globes has given me a significant break. The movie has to take off at some point – and it hasn't yet. – TV
Alfonso Cuarón Rome – Netflix's Big Game for a Best Picture nomination by the Oscar – was not eligible for Best Drama at the Golden Globes, because the rules of the Glober indicate that Best Picture nominees must be in English, and a foreign language is only qualified in foreign language category.
But Rome won the foreign language category, and Cuarón also won the best director and became the second Mexican director in a row to earn the credit (after Guillermo del Toro in 2018 for the final Oscar Best Picture winner water shape).
It's not a small feat for a movie like Rome. Yes, it achieved almost universal ailments during its fall festival, and earned the golden lion at its premiere in Venice as well as picking up the top prize from many major critics, including New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. But it is in Spanish, it only received a limited theatrical run, and most of its viewers will eventually see the slow, expansive, visually rich black and white film on Netflix.
RomeWinners of the 2019 Golden Globes do not indicate much about their chances at the Oscar. But Netflix has praised money in its award ceremony for the movie, and it's a really excellent movie. So the two victories feel well-deserved and can increase visibility with potential audiences as well as with academic voters – both in the foreign language feature category and Best Picture overall races. – AW
Winner: Green book
Green book may be this year's most controversial prime minister. It earned the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award during the premiere of the Toronto International Film Festival in September, which has often proved to be an indicator of the film's best viewing opportunities. And it's an audience, a comedy about an unlikely friendship between an Italian driver from the Bronx and a black concert pianist on a trip through segregated Deep South.
But it is also criticized by historians, critics, and the family of one of the topics, Dr. Don Shirley, to shine on Shirley's life, in accordance with tired "white saviors" troops, and perhaps most poignantly, practically ignoring (and some times eliding the story) of "Green Books" as it is called. Mahershali Ali, who won best supporting actor at Globes to play Shirley, allegedly called Shirley's family and apologized earlier this year.
Controversy, however, is rarely a deterrent to Globes. (Last year's best drama winner was Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, which constituted his own controversy for his portrayal of the South and its black characters.) Green book took home the most award for any movie at the Golden Globes this year: one for Ali; one for best script; and one for best comedy.
So it seems to be cruising towards at least some nominations when Oscar nodes are announced on January 22. And it's easy to imagine Green book – A comedy that seems to have its heart in the right place, and one that suggests we could fix racism if we just wanted to talk to each other and maybe listen to good music – winning best picture in an earlier time.
But the academy, which consists of thousands of actual working professionals in Hollywood instead of the 100 or so shady members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association overseeing the Golden Globes, seems to have changed the taste a bit in recent years, rewarding films like Spotlight, Moonlight, and water shape, which was about a romance between a woman and a fisherman. Green book feels outdated compared to the last best picture winners – and it will be worth seeing to see if that is the type of film that the Academy wants to choose to represent the film industry in 2019. – AW
winners: Bohemian Rhapsody
I don't know how to suck this, so I'm just saying it: Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is easily one of the worst movies I saw in 2018, and certainly the worst "prestige" movie. And although I fully understand its continued popularity with the audience, fans will of course love a movie about a beloved rocker, especially one with a lot of music, even though it goes into place and becomes really unclear on the specs – the ongoing existence in the prize conversation as one piece off filmmaking is honest, confusing.
Still, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association liked it enough to give it two Golden Globes: one for Rami Malek, which plays mercury, and one for best drama. (Yes, the film was nominated as a drama, not a comedy or musical.)
The film was already notorious long before the release, after director Bryan Singer was fired from the project after several on-set harassment and abuse events, and apparently just failed to show up for work. The team behind the film as well as the star Malek refused to mention Singer both during the acceptance and off the stage, which helps to emphasize the point.
Does the movie's win something for its Oscar future? Hard to say. Bohemian Rhapsody was a hit with the audience, finished 2018 just behind A star is born With more than $ 193 million domestically, even though it struggled with critics and became a fire for several issues, including the handling of Mercury sexuality. But both Malek and the film are probably Oscar nominees. And Malek is nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, where he faces stiff competition. If he wins that prize, it will probably indicate his Oscar chances. – AW
Loser: HFPA's reputation as an edgier organization than either the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences or the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
HFPA's reputation as "edgy" has always been a little villain, greatly enhanced by its willingness to let its great distinction show become a showcase of drunken revelry. (It was so much bleaching during this year's Golden Globes.) The winners tend to be quite staid and conventional – just what you expect from an organization that even at best seems to exist exclusively to take a ridiculously early (and often wrong) staff by predicting the Oscars.
If any of the rumors of edginess still existed, the 2019 Glober broke it pretty much to the ground. Yes, there were some good jokes, and yes, Bill Murray held up a massive golden bucket that was once filled with spirits when he presented the comedy film category. But the two biggest movie winners – Green book and Bohemian Rhapsody – was the very definition of very safe prices-bait films. Even people like that as These films will admit that they are quite safe, always conventional, and not particularly bold.
To a certain extent, this security is an offshoot of a distinction season when it is not a clear front runner, when one of the major nominees seems to be a superhero movie, and most of the supposedly great Oscar players fizzled either at the box office (widows) or with critics (vice), the award-winning bodies are leaving for other, alternative options. And in the case of HFPA, it meant being a gravity against a couple of movies that felt a bit like the biggest Oscar candidates of 1994.
There is nothing inherently wrong with this. But it torpedoes rather the HFPA's status as a group of iconoclasts when the group gravitates towards the safest choices in space, especially when films such as BlacKkKlansman and favorite seated right there.
Then the next phase of the premium season begins. It only lasts seven weeks, but we warranty It will feel like seven months. – TV