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'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' and '1917' win big at 2020 Golden Globes

Key Points
  • "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and "1917" took home the top prizes for best picture in their respective categories at the 2020 Golden Globes.
  • Awkwafina nabbed the award for best actress in a comedy or musical, becoming the first Asian American to win in the category.
  • The breakout South Korean film "Parasite" took home the award for best foreign language film.
  • Laika Entertainment's "Missing Link" won the prize for best animated feature, upsetting Disney and Universal
Ricky Gervais hosts the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards.
NBC

The Australian wildfires, women's rights and calls for people to vote in the 2020 election were sprinkled into the speeches of actors and actresses who scooped up awards that the 77th annual Golden Globes.

The ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, was hosted by comedian Ricky Gervais, who delivered an expletive-filled monologue that poked fun at the Hollywood elite.

"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and "1917" took home the top prizes for best picture in their respective categories.

Quentin Tarantino's flick won in the comedy or musical category as well as earned the director and writer a best screenplay award. Sam Mendes' "1917" earned the drama category's top prize and he took home the Globe for best director.

Sunday's ceremony was a night for underdog nominees.

Laika Entertainment's "Missing Link" won the prize for best animated feature, upsetting Disney and Universal. Disney had represented three of the five nominated films with "Toy Story 4," "Frozen II" and "The Lion King." The upset is only the third time that the top prize did not go to a Disney film. 

Awkwafina nabbed the award for best actress in a comedy or musical, beating out acting legends Cate Blanchett and Emma Thompson and up-and-coming stars Ana de Armas and Beanie Feldstein. Awkwafina is the first Asian American to win in this category.

Hildur Gudnadottir, who wrote the score for "Joker," is the first solo woman to win the Golden Globe for best score.

The breakout South Korean film "Parasite" took home the award for best foreign language film.

"Once you overcome the one inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films," director Bong Joon Ho said during his acceptance speech. 

Netflix scored four best picture nominations — "Marriage Story," "The Two Popes" and "The Irishman" were nominated for the drama category and "Dolemite is my Name" earned a nod in the musical or comedy category. In total, it earned 17 nominations, the most of any studio. HBO followed just behind with 15.

However, it was Disney and AT&T that won the night. Disney's won three awards for shows on Hulu — "The Act" and "Ramy" — and for FX's "Fosse/Verdon.

AT&T won six awards, including four from HBO's "Succession" and "Chernobyl" and two from Warner Bros. "Joker."

Still, Netflix's numerous nominations underscore the changing Hollywood landscape. As theaters balk at Netflix's shorter theatrical windows for films, critics have embraced the streaming service's content.

Similar to the Emmy Awards, "Fleabag" and "Chernobyl" dominated the television awards portion of the ceremony. Phoebe Waller-Bridge won for best actress in a comedy TV series and for best comedy TV series. HBO's "Chernobyl" won for best limited series and actor Stellan Skarsgard won best actor in a limited series for his performance in the show.

Ellen Degeneres was the recipient of the Carol Burnett Award, which honors excellence in television. It was handed off to Degeneres by a tearful Kate McKinnon, who thanked the comedian for paving the way for other LGBTQ performers in the industry.

The Carol Burnett Award is considered the TV equivalent to the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which was given to Tom Hanks during the telecast for for excellence in filmmaking. Hanks blamed a cold he was battling for his emotional reaction to a standing ovation he received.

"You're a dope if you don't steal from everybody you've ever worked with and I've stolen from the likes of the people that only need one name," he said.

And the winners are...

Best Motion Picture — Drama

  • "1917" (WINNER)
  • "Irishman"
  • "Joker"
  • "Marriage Story"
  • "The Two Popes"

Best Actress — Drama

  • Renee Zellweger, "Judy" (WINNER)
  • Cynthia Erivo, "Harriet"
  • Scarlett Johansson, "Marriage Story"
  • Soairse Ronan, "Little Women"
  • Charlize Theron, "Bombshell"

Best Actor — Drama

  • Joaquin Phoenix, "Joker" (WINNER)
  • Christian Bale, "Ford v. Ferrari"
  • Antonio Banderas, "Pain and Glory"
  • Adam Driver, "Marriage Story"
  • Jonathan Pryce, "The Two Popes"
Still from "1917."
Universal

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (WINNER)
  • "Dolemite is My Name"
  • "Jojo Rabbit"
  • "Knives Out" "
  • "Rocketman"

Best Actress — Musical or Comedy

  • Awkwafina, "The Farewell" (WINNER)
  • Ana de Armas, "Knives Out"
  • Beanie Feldstein, "Booksmart"
  • Emma Thompson, "Late Night"
  • Cate Blanchett, "Where'd You Go Bernadette"

Best Actor — Musical or Comedy

  • Taron Egerton, "Rocketman" (WINNER)
  • Daniel Craig, "Knives Out"
  • Roman Griffin Davis, "Jojo Rabbit"
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
  • Eddie Murphy, "Dolemite Is My Name"

Best Supporting Actor

  • Brad Pitt, "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" (WINNER)
  • Tom Hanks, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"
  • Al Pacino, "The Irishman"
  • Joe Pesci, "The Irishman"
  • Anthony Hopkins, "The Two Popes"
Brad Pitt and Leonardo Dicaprio star in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."
Sony

Best Original Score

  • "Joker" (WINNER)
  • "Motherless Brooklyn"
  • "Little Women"
  • "1917"
  • "Marriage Story"

Best Limited Series / TV Movie

  • "Chernobyl" (WINNER)
  • "Catch-22"
  • "Fosse/Verdon"
  • "The Loudest Voice"
  • "Unbelievable"

Best Performance by an Actress in Limited Series / TV Movie

  • Michelle Williams, "Fosse/Verdon" (WINNER)
  • Helen Mirren, "Catherine the Great"
  • Merritt Wever, "Unbelievable"
  • Kaitlyn Dever, "Unbelievable"
  • Joey King, "The Act"

Best Director

  • Sam Mendes, "1917" (WINNER)
  • Bong Joon Ho, "Parasite"
  • Quentin Tarantino, "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood"
  • Martin Scorsese, "The Irishman"
  • Todd Phillips, "Joker"

Best Actress TV Series — Drama

  • Olivia Coleman, "The Crown" (WINNER)
  • Jennifer Aniston, "The Morning Show"
  • Jodi Comer, "Killing Eve"
  • Nicole Kidman, "Big Little Lies"
  • Reese Witherspoon, "The Morning Show"

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Limited Series / TV Movie

  • Patricia Arquette, "The Act" (WINNER)
  • Meryl Streep, "Big Little Lies"
  • Helena Bonham Carter, "The Crown"
  • Emily Watson, "Chernobyl"
  • Toni Collette, "Unbelievable"

Best Original Song

  • "I'm Gonna Love Me Again" – "Rocketman" (WINNER)
  • "Beautiful Ghosts" – "Cats"
  • "Into the Unknown" – "Frozen II"
  • "Spirit" – "The Lion King"
  • "Stand Up" – "Harriet"
Still from Laika Entertainment's "Missing Link."
Laika Entertainment

Best Television Series — Comedy

  • "Fleabag" (WINNER)
  • "Barry"
  • "The Kominsky Method"
  • "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
  • "The Politician"

Best Supporting Actress

  • Laura Dern, "Marriage Story" (WINNER)
  • Annette Benning, "The Report"
  • Margot Robbie, "Bombshell"
  • Jennifer Lopez, "Hustlers"
  • Kathy Bates, "Richard Jewell"

Best Animated Feature

  • "Missing Link" (WINNER)
  • "Frozen II"
  • "The Lion King"
  • "Toy Story 4"
  • "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World"

Best Screenplay

  • "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" (WINNER)
  • "Marriage Story"
  • "Parasite"
  • "The Two Popes"
  • "The Irishman"

Best Actor TV Series — Drama

  • Brian Cox, "Succession" (WINNER)
  • Kit Harington, "Game of Thrones"
  • Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot"
  • Tobias Menzies, "The Crown"
  • Billy Porter, "Pose"

Best Foreign Language Film

  • "Parasite" (WINNER)
  • "The Farewell"
  • "Les Miserables"
  • "Pain and Glory"
  • "Portrait of a Lady on Fire"
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, winner of Best Performance By An Actress In a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, poses in the press room during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
Kevin Winter

Best Actress TV Series — Comedy

  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge, "Fleabag" (WINNER)
  • Christina Applegate, "Dead to Me"
  • Natasha Lyonne, "Russian Doll"
  • Kirsten Dunst, "On Becoming a God in Central Florida"
  • Rachel Brosnahan, "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Best Television Series — Drama

  • "Succession" (WINNER)
  • "Big Little Lies"
  • "The Crown"
  • "Killing Eve"
  • "Morning Show"

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Limited Series / TV Movie

  • Stellan Skarsgard, "Chernobyl" (WINNER)
  • Alan Arkin, "Kominsky Method"
  • Kieran Culkin, "Succession"
  • Andrew Scott, "Fleabag"
  • Henry Winkler, "Barry"

Best Performance by an Actor in Limited Series / TV Movie

  • Russell Crowe, "The Loudest Voice" (WINNER)
  • Chris Abbott, "Catch 22"
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, "The Spy"
  • Jared Harris, "Chernobyl"
  • Sam Rockwell, "Fosse/Verdon"

Best Actor TV Series — Comedy

  • Ramy Yousef, "Ramy" (WINNER)
  • Ben Platt, "The Politician"
  • Paul Rudd, "Living With Yourself"
  • Bill Hader, "Barry"
  • Michael Douglas, "The Kominsky Method"

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