Last night’s Golden Globe Awards was a great night for British talent across both big and small screens with Sam Mendes’ 1917 the big winner of the night taking home two of the biggest awards.
Before getting to the news about the winners, the night belonged to the host Ricky Gervais. I’d fully admit I don’t found him funny or entertaining but his opening monologue was utterly fantastic and the faces of some of the audience were priceless.
If you haven’t seen it then check it out below.
Back to the winners, the World War 1 epic took home the Best Drama award whilst the filmmaker was named the Best Director.
Meanwhile, one of the biggest shocks of the night was Taron Egerton beating the likes of Daniel Craig and Leonardo DiCaprio to the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.
It wasn’t the only award Rocketman won on the night as it also collected the Best Original Song for (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again.
Hopefully, this is a great sign for the Welshman getting an Oscar Best Actor Nomination and he’ll be joined by Joaquin Phoenix, who grab the Best Actor in Drama award for this incredible performance in Joker.
Joker was the only winner in the Best Score category as Hildur Guonadottir score was superb and Icelandic made history becoming the first woman to ever win the award and she should be handed the Oscar now.
Renee Zellweger has begun her dominance in the best actress race by picking up the award for the Best Actress in Drama for her performance as Judy Garland. As the Best Actress in Musical or Comedy went to Awkwafina for The Farewell and again the hope is set for an Oscar nomination.
In the supporting categories, Laura Dern won Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story and in the Best Supporting Actor Brad Pitt picked it up for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and both stars will be stronger frontrunners during this award season.
The other award Once Upon Time In Hollywood scooped up was Quentin Tarantino for Best Screenplay.
Finally, the biggest surprise of the night was Missing Link beating Disney’s strong trio of Frozen II, Toy Story 4 and The Lion King (not really an animated film though) for Best Animation and I couldn’t be happier for everyone at Laika.
Parasite to no surprise took home Best Foreign Language award and making history along the way becoming the first Korean film winner but the win was highlighted by the film’s director Bong Joon-Ho stating (helped from his translator, Sharon Choi), “Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.”
While it was a mixed night with no dominate film sweeping away, Netflix will feel the biggest loser in the film categories with The Irishman leaving empty-handed and they must’ve hoped Marriage Story would’ve done better.