Tuesday 18 June 2019

Golden Globes: Olivia Colman triumphs for Irish produced film The Favourite, while A Star is Born misses out on best drama

Couple of surprise wins as Bohemian Rhapsody beats runaway favourite A Star is Born to best drama

Olivia Colman, winner of Best Actress - Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, accepts her award. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
Olivia Colman, winner of Best Actress - Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, accepts her award. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
76th Golden Globe Awards – Show – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg host.Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
Brian May, left, and Roger Taylor, right, of Queen, and Rami Malek pose in the press room with the award for best motion picture, drama for "Bohemian Rhapsody" at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
76th Golden Globe Awards – Show – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Presenter Saoirse Ronan. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
76th Golden Globe Awards – Show – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Presenters Johnny Galecki, Kelly Cuoco and Jim Parsons. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
76th Golden Globe Awards – Show – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Presenters Idris Elba and Taylor Swift. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
Olivia Colman poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy for "The Favourite" at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
76th Golden Globe Awards - Show - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Presenters Emily Blunt and Dick Van Dyke. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
76th Golden Globe Awards - Show - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Jeff Bridges accepts the Cecil B. deMille Award. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
76th Golden Globe Awards – Show – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Regina King, winner of Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture, accepts her award. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
This image released by NBC shows Christian Bale accepting the award for best actor in motion picture musical or comedy for his role in "Vice" during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
76th Golden Globe Awards - Show - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Rami Malek, winner of Best Actor - Motion Picture, Drama, accepts his award. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
76th Golden Globe Awards - Show - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Presenter Nicole Kidman. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
76th Golden Globe Awards - Show - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Glenn Close, winner of Best Actress - Motion Picture, Drama, accepts her award. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
76th Golden Globe Awards - Show - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Director Peter Farrelly accepts the award for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
Lady Gaga poses in the press room with the award for best original song, motion picture for "Shallow" from the film "A Star Is Born" at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Olivia Colman, Richard Madden and Christian Bale were among the big winners at the 2019 Golden Globes, where Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book were the big winners of the night.

Broadchurch star Colman took home the best actress in a comedy or musical prize for her role as Queen Anne in black comedy The Favourite, produced by Irish production company Element.

Colman thanked her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, who she referred to as "ma bitches".

She added: "Every second of working with you was such a joy and I was so sad that it finished.

This image released by NBC shows Olivia Colman accepting the award for best actress in a comedy film for her role in
This image released by NBC shows Olivia Colman accepting the award for best actress in a comedy film for her role in "The Favourite" during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

"I would like to tell you how much working on this film meant to me but I can't remember because I'm too excited."

She added: "I went on a private jet and I ate constantly through the film and it was brilliant and I promise I will keep on enjoying this, because it's amazing."

The film was produced by Element Pictures run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin, Belfast and London. The Irish production, distribution and cinema company were up for five awards for The Favourite last night.

Colman's win comes a year after she was awarded the Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her part in the BBC drama 'The Night Manager'.

Accepting the award for best actress in a musical or comedy, she said: "Cor blimey, thank you so much. I'm not going to cry because my entire table will point and laugh at me as I've been crying all evening."

Paying tribute to director Yorgos Lanthimos and her co-stars, she added: "Yorgos, thank you the most muchly and ma bitches, Emma and Rachel, thank you, every second of working with you was such a joy and I was so sad that it finished.

Rami Malek (C) poses backstage with his award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for
Rami Malek (C) poses backstage with his award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for "Bohemian Rhapsody" along with Brian May (L) and Roger Taylor. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

"I would like to tell you how much this film meant to me but I can't think of it because I'm too excited."

She added: "I went on a private jet and I ate constantly through the film and it was brilliant and I promise I will keep on enjoying this, because it's amazing."

She concluded with a shout-out to her husband Ed Sinclair, saying: "Ed and the kids, look! Yay!"

Among the Irish presence on the night was Saoirse Ronan and Outlander nominee Caitriona Balfe.

Scottish star Madden was awarded the best actor in a TV drama prize for the BBC series Bodyguard.

Madden paid tribute to the BBC hit's cast and crew as he collected his prize, including co-star Keeley Hawes and writer Jed Mercurio.

Glenn Close, winner of Best Actress - Motion Picture, Drama, accepts her award from presenter Gary Oldman. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS
Glenn Close, winner of Best Actress - Motion Picture, Drama, accepts her award from presenter Gary Oldman. Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout via REUTERS

He said: "I didn't see this coming at all, I wouldn't be here at all if it wasn't for the amazing cast and crew who worked really hard and thank you to Keeley Hawes, who is the best actress I could ever work with, who is amazing and generous."

He also had a few words for his parents: "Mum and dad, who flew all the way from Scotland, I wouldn't be here without you."

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Bale scored the best actor in a musical or comedy for his role as the former vice president Dick Cheney in Vice and thanked his director, Adam McKay.

He joked the filmmaker chose him because he thought "I have got to find someone who can be completely charisma-free and reviled by everyone, it's got to be Bale".

He joked he would play Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell next, adding: "Thank you Satan, for giving me inspiration for this role."

(From L) Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt, Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson pose backstage with their Best Original Song Motion Picture award for
(From L) Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt, Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson pose backstage with their Best Original Song Motion Picture award for "Shallow" from "A Star is Born." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Meanwhile Ben Whishaw was honoured in the best supporting actor in a limited series or TV movie category for playing Norman Scott in A Very English Scandal.

Whishaw thanked the BBC for continuing to make "idiosyncratic and powerful work", as well as his co-star Hugh Grant and writer Russell T Davies as he collected his gong.

He dedicated the award to Scott, praising him for "taking on the establishment with a courage and a defiance that I find inspiring," calling him "a true queer hero and an icon".

Bohemian Rhapsody was the big winner of the night, scooping the prize for best drama and best actor, which was awarded to Rami Malek for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.

"I am beyond moved, my heart is pounding out of my chest right now."

Addressing his castmates, he said: "I am going to tackle you in a moment, I am going to jump all over you guys."

He also thanked Queen and the band's late frontman, saying: "Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of my lifetime. I love you, you beautiful man. This is for - and because of - you, gorgeous."

There was also triumph for Green Book, which won best musical or comedy, best screenplay and best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali.

Glenn Close triumphed in the best actress in a drama category for The Wife, while Regina King won best supporting actress for If Beale Street Could Talk.

It was a disappointing night for A Star Is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper losing out in the acting categories and Cooper losing out on the directing prize to Roma filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron.

The film's only win was best original song, for Shallow, which was collected by Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson.

Gaga told the packed ballroom at the Beverly Hilton: "I just want to say as a woman in music it is really hard to be taken seriously as a musician and as a songwriter, and these incredible men lifted me up and supported me."

The ceremony was hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, who largely stayed away from political topics.

The pair joked they had been chosen to host due to being the only people left in Hollywood who haven not got in trouble for "saying something offensive".

While last year's ceremony saw the majority of women wearing black for the launch of the Time's Up movement for gender equality, this year a smaller number of women wore wristbands for Time's Up X 2, encouraging companies to double the number of women in decision-making positions.

Oh also enjoyed a moment at the winner's podium, as she collected the gong for best actress in a TV drama for Killing Eve and thanked her parents in Korean before bowing to them.

The show, penned by Briton Phoebe Waller-Bridge, was also nominated for best drama series, alongside Bodyguard, but lost out to The Americans, who finally picked up the prize for its final series.

Elsewhere in television, Michael Douglas won best actor in a TV comedy for his Netflix series The Kominsky Method, which also took the best TV comedy prize.

And Rachel Brosnahan was named best actress in a TV comedy for The Marvellous Mrs Maisel.

Here is a full list of winners:

Best Actor, TV Musical or Comedy - Michael Douglas

Best Motion Picture, Animated - Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Best Actor, TV Series Drama - Richard Madden, Bodyguard

Best TV Series Drama - The Americans

Best Supporting Actor, Limited Series/TV movie/Series - Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

Best Actress, Limited Series/TV movie - Patricia Arquette - Escape at Dannemora

Original Song, Motion Picture - Shallow, A Star Is Born

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture - Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Actress, TV Series Drama - Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Best Supporting Actor Motion Picture - Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Best Screenplay - Green Book

Best Supporting Actress, Series/Limited Series/TV Movie - Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy - Christian Bale, Vice

Best Motion Picture Foreign Language - Roma

Best Actor, Limited Series Or TV Movie - Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Best Director, Motion Picture - Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Best Actress, TV Series Musical Or Comedy - Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy - The Kominski Method

Best Limited Series/TV Movie - The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Best Actress, Motion Picture Drama - Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Best Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy - Green Book

Best Actress, Motion Picture Drama - Glenn Close, The Wife

Best Actor, Motion Picture Drama - Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Motion Picture Drama - Bohemian Rhapsody

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