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Your Definitive List of the 2020 Golden Globes Winners

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BY January 6, 2020
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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

Final Joker Trailer Image via Warner Bros.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

1917 – Winner

The Irishman

Joker

Marriage Story

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

Jojo Rabbit

Knives Out

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood – Winner

Rocketman

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

Frozen 2

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

Fleabag a Golden Globes 2020 winner Image via BBC.

Best Television Series, Drama

Big Little Lies

The Crown

Killing Eve

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

Barry

Fleabag – Winner

The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Politician

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

Catch-22

Chernobyl – Winner

Fosse/Verdon

The Loudest Voice

Unbelievable

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.

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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.

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