Awards shows are often unpredictable and exciting for both the competition of it all and the atmosphere of the show itself. The Golden Globes, which is sometimes referred to as the “mini-Oscars”, is one of the biggest shows of the year. It’s considered less prestigious than the Oscars, and stars often talk about how it’s mostly a night of fun instead of just praying to take home a trophy. Now that the night has gone by, we have our Golden Globes winners for 2020! This year brought back a controversial host, Ricky Gervais, who took some pretty risky jabs at the industry. It also brought along some big surprises, as well as some well-deserved wins. Let’s take a look at the 2020 Golden Globes winners.
The 2020 Golden Globes Winners – Film
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Best Motion Picture, Drama
1917 – Winner
The Two Popes
This win felt like a surprise. Though, 1917 is not in theatres through a wide release yet. So, it’s hard to talk about how deserving it was. Considering the big win, it just moved to the top of our “must watch” lists for this year. Congratulations to Sam Mendes and everyone else involved in the creation of this film!
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Dolemite Is My Name
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood – Winner
No surprises here! Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood has been at the top of prediction lists since the film released this past summer. With such an enjoyable script and impeccable acting, the Tarantino-directed film was made to win big.
Best Director, Motion Picture
Bong Jong Ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917 – Winner
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Again, this win makes 1917 a must-watch and increases it’s shot at winning when it gets to the Academy Awards.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Soairse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy – Winner
The race for Best Actress was always between Johansson and Zellweger, so we aren’t surprised by this result! It does tighten the race for the Academy Awards, which will likely be even more competitive.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Ana de Armas, Knives Out
Awkwafina, The Farewell – Winner
Cate Blancett, Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
Emma Thompson, Late Night
When our list of nominations and predictions for the 2020 Golden Globes winners was posted, I wrote that Awkwafina’s performance in The Farewell “deserves everything”. So, I’m pleased to announce that it got something that it deserved!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Annette Bening, The Report
Laura Dern, Marriage Story – Winner
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Yes, Laura Dern! Her outstanding performance in Marriage Story was one of many knock-outs from the film.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Pheonix, Joker – Winner
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
It was always between Driver and Pheonix. So, this win is well-deserved, even if it wasn’t my personal pick. It will be exciting to watch if the Oscars go for the same winner. Pheonix having an acceptance speech filled with censors also made for some exciting TV!
Best Performance by an 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 – Winner
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
In terms of the movie awards of the Globes, this is one of the most exciting wins of the night. In our nominations post, I wrote about how frustrating it has been to watch Egerton receive less praise and attention for his role in Rocketman compared to Rami Malek’s role in Bohemian Rhapsody, as Rocketman is a film with a better lead performance (especially considering how he did his own singing). So, I’m thrilled with this win, and it was definitely well deserved.
Best Performance by an 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 – Winner
Brad Pitt once again shows us how he is the coolest man in Hollywood, delivering a heartfelt and witty acceptance speech.
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Bong Joon Ho & Han Jin Won, Parasite
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood – Winner
Steven Zaillan, The Irishman
Tarantino’s 9th film was a unique reimagination of a real-life story. Filled with typical-Tarantinoisms, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood is no surprising win.
Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Hildur Gudnadottir, Joker – Winner
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
Thomas Newman, 1917
Daniel Pemberton, Motherless Brooklyn
Scores can oftentimes go unnoticed, but they’re also an understated force holding up the entire film. Gudnadottir’s score created the incredible ambiance that Joker needed to succeed as well as it did, and we’re happy to see her included in the Golden Globes winners list.
Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Beautiful Ghosts”, Cats
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” Rocketman – Winner
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen 2
“Spirit,” The Lion King
“Stand Up,” Harriet
It’s okay, folks. Cats didn’t win a Golden Globe.
Best Motion Picture, Animated
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lion King
Missing Link – Winner
Toy Story 4
This was easily the biggest surprise of the night for the Golden Globes winners. While it likely came down to some voting toss-ups, Missing Link is an easily forgettable film in an otherwise great year for animation. Kudos to those who worked on the film, though! We’re excited about the underdog that came out on top.
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
The Farewell (United States)
Les Misérables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea) – Winner
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (France)
Parasite has been picking up incredible steam this Awards Season, so there was no surprise here.
The 2020 Golden Globe Winners – Television
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Best Television Series, Drama
Big Little Lies
The Morning Show
Succession – Winner
Succession had a successful night, that’s for certain! While the show may not be as talked about as some of the others on the list, the wins from tonight will ensure that it gets plenty more viewers.
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Fleabag – Winner
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
After Fleabag dominated at the Emmys, making all of my predictions wrong, I binged the entire show in one day. It was one of my best decisions, and it immediately became an all-time favorite. So, seeing Fleabag continue its award streak has been wonderful to see. Though considering the show is over, this may be the last time it ever wins big. A special shoutout to Pheobe Waller-Bridge’s shoutout to Obama in her acceptance speech, too.
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Chernobyl – Winner
The Loudest Voice
No surprises here!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown – Winner
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
Though the competition was tough, it wasn’t a surprise to see the Oscar-winning actress take the trophy home. Though, watching her drunkenly stumble through her acceptance speech certainly was a delight.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag – Winner
Another one of the most well-deserved and predictable winners of the night.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act
Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great
Merrit Wever, Unbelievable
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon – Winner
Michelle Williams won the award. Though, she chose her special moment to give a shoutout to women’s rights in politics, specifically the right of a woman to make the right choice for her body. Her passionate speech stirred plenty of cheers and tears in the crowd. While Ricky Gervais may have warned winners to avoid being too political in their speeches, we think that Michelle Williams handled hers with bravery and confidence.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Patricia Arquette, The Act – Winner
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Toni Colette, Unbelievable
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Another tough competition, yet Arquette’s win is certainly no surprise.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Brian Cox, Succession – Winner
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose
This win came as a bit of a surprise, and also meant that Game of Thrones will never win big again.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Ben Platt, The Politician
Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself
Rami Youssef, Rami – Winner
“I know you guys haven’t seen my show,” Rami told the audiences as he accepted his award. While he did seem like the underdog, we’re delighted for his first win.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Christopher Abbott, Catch-22
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice – Winner
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
Crowe wasn’t present at the ceremonies to accept his award. So, Jennifer Aniston accepted the award on his behalf by giving a heartfelt message about the fires in Australia. Kudos to Crowe, and we hope that his message increases awareness for the tragedy.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl – Winner
Henry Winkler, Barry
Another unsurprising win. Though, Andrew Scott’s loss for Fleabag comes as a shock after the show received all of its other awards.
And Now It’s On To The Oscars
The Academy Awards are coming up, and nominations will be released in the coming weeks. The Golden Globe winners are often indicative of who will receive nominations and may increase the chances of who will win at the Oscars later this season. Only time will tell. Though, if the 2020 Golden Globe winners are any indication, we think they’ll be some fierce competition!
So, readers, did you watch the Golden Globes? And did your favorites win? Let us know!
Featured image via Universal Pictures.
Meghan Hale is a graduate student living right outside of Toronto, Canada. She has always been the go-to gal for talking about anything film related and has a frustratingly long list of movie trivia up her sleeve. She is currently working on her first screenplay, as well as a horror novel, with the goal of publishing it while Stephen King is still around to read it.