Bohemian Rhapsody wins big at 2019 Golden Globes
January 7, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody took out the night’s top award at the Golden Globes in what has been seen as a night of upsets.
It was a mixed bag of winners, with Green Book taking out the most gongs, while Glenn Close won best actress in a drama for The Wife and Rami Malek won best actor for his performance as Freddie Mercury.
Malek ended up dedicating the award to the singer.
Perhaps more notable than producing a big winner, the Golden Globes boasted a very prominent loser.
Despite huge amounts of hype, A Star Is Born failed to win any major motion picture awards, though it did — unsurprisingly — win the Best Original Song prize for “Shallow.”
Meanwhile, the film acting categories produced a wide array of winners.
Christian Bale won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice, and Olivia Colman won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her turn as Queen Anne in The Favourite.
Glenn Close took home Best Actress in a Drama, for The Wife, and Regina King won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for If Beale Street Could Talk.
The television categories produced a handful of surprising victories as well.
The Americans notably picked up a Best Drama win after years of being snubbed by both the Golden Globes and the Emmys.
And the Comedy category unexpectedly leaned into The Kominsky Method, which won Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, and Best Actor for star Michael Douglas.
While The Kominsky Method bested last year’s Best Comedy winner, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the star of the hit Amazon show, Rachel Brosnahan, won her second straight Best Actress in a Comedy award.
Golden Globes co-host Sandra Oh capped off her night with a win for Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama, for Killing Eve, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story earned a pair of trophies as well: Best Television Limited Series and Best Actor in a Limited Series for Darren Criss.