BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Rocks And Shocks At 76th Annual Golden Globes (AWARDS 2018)

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The two best films of the year according to the Golden Globes are Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book. Don’t bet on the Academy agreeing with either.

From the middlebrow Green Book pick to the lowbrow Bohemian shocker, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association went decidedly populist with their two biggest prizes — Best Motion Picture Drama and BMP Musical or Comedy — making bridesmaids out of some of the most highly acclaimed films of the year.

To put it bluntly, Bohemian Rhapsody had no business beating any of the other four nominees it was up against.

And even though they didn’t compete head-to-head, it’s ironic that Green Book (this year’s version of 1989’s Driving Miss Daisy) won a Best Picture award and Spike Lee‘s BlacKkKlansman (a.k.a. from the maker of 1989’s Do The Right Thing) didn’t.

Also surprising: Rami Malick winning Best Male Performance (Drama) for Bohemian over Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born. While any win for Bohemian Rhapsody at the Oscars still feels far-fetched, the film’s big wins tonight all but assure that it will land nominations in the Academy’s major categories.

The best Oscar boost? Glenn Close winning Best Female Performance (Drama) for The Wife. One of the best actresses of the last generation, Close is way overdue for an Academy Award. Here’s hoping this helps catapult her to frontrunner status in the Oscars’ Best Actress category. Her performance in The Wife is worthy, along with her entire career. (Her classy, emotional, heartfelt acceptance speech should help, too.)

Meanwhile, along with its Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) win, Green Book snagged Best Supporting Male Performance for Mahershala Ali along with Best Screenplay.

All other winners fell more into line with expectations. See the entire list below of film winners.

As far as the hosts, I thought Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh did a very nice job as an unexpected tandem. My favorite recurring bit: The presenter introductions that used movie title puns for the wrong actors (example one of Samberg’s lead-ins suggested Jack Nicholson was about to walk out only to have it be Steve Carell).

Also hilarious: Samberg saying “Michael B. Jordan? More like Michael be buff AF! He’s a delicious SNACK!”

76th GOLDEN GLOBE WINNERS
Films of 2018

Best Motion Picture – Drama
WINNERBohemian Rhapsody

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
WINNER: Green Book

Best Male Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama
WINNER: Rami Maleck, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Female Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama
WINNER: Glenn Close, The Wife

Best Male Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
WINNER: Christian Bale, Vice

Best Female Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
WINNER: Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Best Male Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Best Female Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Director
WINNER: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Best Screenplay
WINNER: Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly

Best Original Score
WINNER: First Man, Justin Hurwitz

Best Original Song
WINNER: “Shallow” – A Star Is Born 

  • All The Stars” – Black Panther
  • “Girl In The Movies” – Dumplin’
  • “Requiem for a Private War” – A Private War
  • “Revelation” – Boy Erased

Best Animated Feature Film
WINNER: Spider-Man – Into the Spiderverse

Best Foreign Language Film
WINNER: Roma (Mexico)

  • Capernaum (Lebanon)
  • Never Look Away (Germany)
  • Girl (Netherlands)
  • Shoplifters (Japan)

The Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award
Jeff Bridges

The Cecil B. DeMille Career Achievement in Television Award
Carol Burnett

Click on links below for other Critics Group Awards and Guild Nominees that have been announced so far for the 2018 / 19 season:

Directors Guild of America Nominees
Writers Guild of America Nominees
National Society of Film Critics
Producers Guild of America Nominees
Boston Society of Film Critics
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Screen Actors Guild Nominees
Critics Choice Awards Nominees
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Toronto Film Critics Association
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle
Chicago Film Critics Association
AFI Film Awards
Detroit Film Critics Society
Atlanta Film Critics Circle
New York Film Critics Circle
The National Board of Review

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