77th Golden Globes: Award Winners – Live Updates!

The winners for the 77th annual Golden Globe (Golden Globes) Awards are being announced tonight on NBC from inside The Beverly Hilton International Ballroom.

I’m not going to beat around the bush here.  There are many members of the transgender community that are boycotting tonight’s ceremony because Ricky Gervais is hosting the show.  This is because of the comedian has a problematic past with telling transphobic jokes.  Gervais can say that they are just jokes but at the end of the day, you don’t punch down at marginalized communities.  Don’t want to listen to me?  Listen to Patricia Arquette!

I’ll be bring you tonight’s winners but I don’t make predictions for this ceremony.  The HFPA is the same group that once decided The Tourist is a film worthy of being nominated for Best Picture, Actor, and Actress in a Musical/Comedy.  Take whatever happens tonight with a grain of salt.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY: RAMY YOUSSEF, RAMY

“I know you guys haven’t seen my show.”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: RUSSELL CROWE, THE LOUDEST VOICE

Russell Crowe wasn’t in the house but sent along a political message about climate change.  He isn’t wrong because there is a serious climate change crisis.

Elton John gets a standing ovation–as he should.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: STELLAN SKARSGÅRD, CHERNOBYL

He was so sure of not winning that he already thanked everyone.  This is exactly why we have to take this show for granted.  The Emmys really do a better job with the supporting categories.

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA: SUCCESSION  – HBO (HBO Entertainment / Project Zeus /Hyperobject Industries / Gary Sanchez Productions)

Game of Thrones wasn’t nominated but HBO still wins the award anyway.

Harvey Keitel presents a clip of The Irishman. It’s already secured an Emmy nomination for Best Televised Special.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY: PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE, FLEABAG

BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE: PARASITE (SOUTH KOREA) (CJ Entertainment; Barunson E&A; NEON)

Please remember the name Bong Joon-ho because Parasite is going to be all over your television or computer screens. “Once you overcome the one inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.”  My parents still haven’t overcome this barrier!

Kate McKinnon presents the Carol Burnett Award to Ellen DeGeneres.  There’s something ironic with Ellen receiving this award while Ricky Gervais is allowed to host the show.

Ana De Armas and Daniel Craig present the Solzy Award-winning Knives Out.  A sequel was just announced tonight with writer-director Rian Johnson reuniting with Daniel Craig.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA: BRIAN COX, SUCCESSION

Brian Cox apologizes to his fellow nominees because he never expected to win.

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE: QUENTIN TARANTINO, ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Is this a preview of the Oscars? It’s a travesty that Rian Johnson wasn’t even nominated. This isn’t to take anything away from Tarantino but most shows separate original and adapted screenplay. Tarantino thanks the dean of screenwriting, Robert Bolt.  “I kind of don’t have anybody to thank. I get it.”

BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED: MISSING LINK (LAIKA /Annapurna Pictures; United Artists Releasing)

The Lion King shouldn’t even be nominated. Disney had three chances (Frozen 2, Toy Story 4, and the photo-realistic The Lion King and still lost the award!  Missing Link writer-director Chris Butler is “flabbergasted” and “genuinely shocked.”  We all are!

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE: LAURA DERN, MARRIAGE STORY

Laura Dern will be winning on Oscar Sunday. You can book it right now.

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY: FLEABAG (PRIME VIDEO) ( all3Media International Limited/BBC Three/Amazon Studios)

We’re almost 90 minutes into the Golden Globes.  Anyway, Phoebe Waller-Bridge just thanked former president Barack Obama.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE: “I’M GONNA LOVE ME AGAIN” — ROCKETMAN (Music and Lyrics by: Elton John, Bernie Taupin)

I did not see this coming. I honestly wasn’t sure which way this category would go. At the same time, Wild Rose‘s “Glasgow” wasn’t even a nominee!

Sacha Baron Cohen introduces a clip for Jojo Rabbit with text for The Social Network.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: PATRICIA ARQUETTE, THE ACT

Patricia Arquette gets political. I’m not surprised here.  She reminds us just how trivial these awards are.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA: OLIVIA COLMAN, THE CROWN

“I said I had money on this not happening.”

Charlize Theron presents Tom Hanks with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. No sarcasm at all here because Tom Hanks is one of the the nicest men in Hollywood.  As for Charlize Theron, all of y’all are sleeping on her Solzy Award-winning performance as Charlotte Field.

“How many people in this room have a clip package that includes The Love Boat?”

Hanks is under the weather. Refuah shleimah!

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE: SAM MENDES, 1917

“That is a big surprise.”  Looks like he expected Martin Scorsese to win for The Irishman.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: MICHELLE WILLIAMS, FOSSE/VERDON

Another political speech here. Lots of applause.

BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: CHERNOBYL (HBO) (HBO Miniseries/SKY/Sister Pictures/The Mighty Mint/Word Games)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE: HILDUR GUÖNADÓTTIR,  JOKER

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE: BRAD PITT, ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

“Holy moly!”  Leonardo DiCaprio is now going to be known as LDC.  No further questions at this time. Meanwhile, I want to wait until the next two major shows before crowning Brad Pitt as the future Oscar winner.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY: TARON EGERTON, ROCKETMAN

Category fraud.  Rocketman is a dramatic musical, not a comedic musical.  This isn’t against Taron Edgerton but the HFPA continually putting dramatic musicals with comedies.  When you look at which films are pitted up against each other, comedies ought to be competing against other comedies.  There was nothing funny about Rocketman.

“I really wish I’d written something.”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY: AWKWAFINA, THE FAREWELL

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY: ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD (Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: JOAQUIN PHOENIX, JOKER

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: RENÉE ZELLWEGER, JUDY

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: 1917 (DreamWorks Pictures/Reliance Entertainment/New Republic Pictures/Neal Street Productions/Mogambo; Universal Pictures)

Thankfully, my worst fears did not come true. I can live with 1917 winning.

The 77th Golden Globes air Sunday, January 5, 2020 on NBC (LIVE 5-8 PM PT; 8-11 PM ET)

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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