The 76th Annual Golden Globe’s Biggest & Most Surprising Winners

Sunday night, the 76th Annual Golden Globes took place and this year’s big winners were announced. The awards ceremony recognizes excellence both in television and film, domestic and foreign.

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is the non-profit organization behind the awards. The eligibility period reflects the calendar year from January 1 to December 31.

This Year’s Big Winners

It becomes less surprising every year for a streaming service to take home some of the top honors in Hollywood. This year, Netflix was a big winner with Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma. Not only did it win for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language, it was also chosen for Best Director.

Additionally, The Kominsky Method also won several awards. Nominated in three categories, the series won two of them. First and foremost, it earned a Golden Globes for Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy. Secondly, Michael Douglass won his performance as Sandy Kominsky in the series.

Unexpected Wins

While Vice may have been the comedy front-runner with the most (6) nominations, it fell flat in most categories. It only picked up one award, and that was for Christian Bale’s performance.

Surprisingly, Green Book picked up awards in three of the five categories in which it was nominated. It won for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture. Additionally, Mahershala Ali won for his supporting role in the film.

Another surprise was twice-nominated Bohemian Rhapsody winning for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Rami Malek also picked up a win for his portrayal of Freddy Mercury.

More Big Surprises

Another big win that few of us could have predicted was for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. For her role in The Wife, Glenn Close beat out quite a star-studded collection of nominees. Others nominated in the same category included Nichole Kidman, Lady Gaga, Rosamund Pike, and Melissa McCarthy.

Don’t worry, Lady Gaga still took home the award for Best Original Song.

Other Big Winners

Both Patricia Arquette and Patricia Clarkson took home awards for acting. Arquette was honored with a Best Actress win for her portrayal of Joyce “Tilly” Mitchell in Showtime’s Escape at Dannemora. Clarkson won for her supporting role in HBO’s Sharp Objects.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,
nominated in 4 categories, won in two of them. Darren Criss won for his performance as murderer Andrew Cunanan – Versace’s killer. The series also won for Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

A full list of nominees and winners is, of course, available on the Golden Globe Awards website.