'Bohemian Rhapsody's' big Golden Globes wins divides movie fans

Tuesday, 08 Jan, 2019

Glenn Close has won the Best Actress, Motion Picture, Drama award for her role of Joan Castleman in "The Wife" at the 76th Annual Golden Globes Awards tonight at The Beverly Hilton.

A year after Oprah Winfrey's fiery anti-Donald Trump speech at the Globes, politics were largely absent from the ceremony before Christian Bale took the stage for winning best actor in a musical or comedy for his lead performance in Adam McKay's "Vice".

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Best Television Series, Drama - The Americans.

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in any Motion Picture - Mahershala Ali, Green Book. The actress managed to push through the closing music that normally cuts speeches short to make her pledge.

Bohemian Rhapsody was a surprise victor of the Motion Picture - Drama prize, given its lacklustre reception from critics upon its cinematic release.

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That being said, the Globes has often seen many of its winners go on to win at the Academy Awards so while many people in the industry might think Bohemian Rhapsody's success is an anomaly they could be proven wrong when the Oscar nominations come about.

The show's hosts, Oh and Samberg, mostly avoided politics in their opening comments.

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy - The Kominsky Method.

"Oh my God. I just don't believe it", a tearful Close said of her win, before issuing a rallying cry to women to seek fulfillment in their careers.

"The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" won two awards: Best TV movie or limited series, and Darren Criss for best actor.

He also thought it was fitting to thank none other than the devil for giving him the pizzazz he needed to win the award, telling the audience: "Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role". Only a handful of decisions taken by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the voting body made up of foreign journalists living in Los Angeles, were as expected. The event was quite starry and here's a look at happened throughout the award show.

But Sunday's ceremony might hinge most on just what kind of party the Globes can muster this year.

Jeff Bridges will receive the Globes' honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award.