A night of expected wins and few surprises.

Well the night finally arrived and we got to see this year winners and there were surprises. The first thing  I’ll say is why do they keep putting Ricky Gervais as host, he was not funny at least for my taste, I get it that he is irreverent but he should do that on a  show where people pay to see him because they know his jokes and like it. Tom Hanks face said it all. The beat moment for me was Tom Hanks receiving the Cecil B. Demil award for lifetime achievements. This year has to be one of the hardest years in terms of favorites because I had a few per category. In television I felt Unbelievable deserved a couple of wins. But I focus more on films, so here I go.  I was surprised that The Irishman did not win anything. There is still the Oscars, let’s see if the trend continues or they go different directions.  

Best Motion Picture – Drama

The Irishman” (Netflix)

“Marriage Story” (Netflix)

“1917” (Universal)

Joker” (Warner Bros.)

“The Two Popes” (Netflix)

It was a surprise that the movie 1917 won, now it looks like a good film, I have not seen it yet. I thought The Irishman was going to win. 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”)

Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”)

Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”)

Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”)

Renée Zellweger (“Judy”)

No surprise here, I knew Renée was going to win, although because I felt the film was better I wanted Scarlett to win, she was great in it and the film was good. 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Christian Bale (“Ford v Ferrari”)

Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”)

Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”)

Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”)

Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”)

Joaquin Phoenix was the favorite and deservingly so. 

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
“Dolemite Is My Name” (Netflix)

“Jojo Rabbit” (Fox Searchlight)

“Knives Out” (Lionsgate)

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Sony)

“Rocketman” (Paramount)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was a great film and deserved the award. 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Ana de Armas (“Knives Out”)

Awkwafina (The Farewell”)
Cate Blanchett (“Where’d You Go, Bernadette”)

Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”)

Emma Thompson (“Late Night”)

Awkwafina won for the Farewell, I really had no picks for this one. 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Daniel Craig (“Knives Out”)

Roman Griffin Davis (“Jojo Rabbit”)

Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”)

Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite Is My Name”)

Taron Egerton won for the Rocketman. Now I liked the film and loved his performance, but I don’t think it was better than Eddie Murphy’s performance or Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance. 

Best Motion Picture – Animated

“Frozen 2” (Disney)

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (Universal)

“The Lion King” (Disney)

“Missing Link” (United Artists Releasing)

“Toy Story 4” (Disney)

Totally shocking that Missing Link won. 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”)

Annette Bening (“The Report”)

Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”)

Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”)

Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”)

Thankfully it went to a deserving Laura Dern, she was great as the divorce lawyer in Marriage Story. 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”)

Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”)

Al Pacino (“The Irishman”)

Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”)

Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

I have a soft spot for Al Pacino and I would have loved to see him win, but Brad Pitt was great in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. 

Best Director – Motion Picture

Bong Joon-ho (“Parasite”)

Sam Mendes (“1917”)

Todd Phillips (“Joker”)

Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”)

Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Sam Mendez won for 1917.

Source https://variety.com/2019/film/news/2020-golden-globes-nominations-list-nominees-1203426905/

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