The 2020 Golden Globe Awards were last night and I’m here to break down the biggest moments of the night and talk about the night’s biggest winners and losers.
The 2020 Golden Globe Awards came and went and I am not happy. I’m just going to start by saying that I was pretty bored throughout the show. Ricky Gervais made me laugh in his opening monologue when he roasted all of Hollywood, but after that the night was pretty humorless. None of the “jokes” the presenters told really landed for me and it felt like the room was pretty awkward. The speeches also weren’t great, besides a few they just felt like everyone was unprepared and rambling. Anyways, a few weeks ago I made predictions on who I thought the winners would be in the television and film categories. Let’s see how well I did (spoiler alert…not that well).
My biggest grievance of the night is that Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood won in a lot of categories including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. I liked this movie but do not understand the big hype surrounding it and all the love it is getting. Jojo Rabbit is one of my favorite movies of the year and in my opinion it should have won. I think it’s pretty original but maybe not original enough. Brad Pitt also won for best supporting actor so there’s that. He was my favorite in the movie so I guess that’s okay. Quentin also got a nod for directing, and I’m not mad about that either. He’s great at what he does and should be recognized. I just don’t understand the hype surrounding the movie. I still haven’t seen any of the best picture drama nominees so I don’t really have an opinion on the winner which is 1917.
All of the actresses nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama were amazing in their roles and I would have been happy with any of them winning. Renée Zellweger won for Judy which she deserves so I’m happy. I would have also been happy if Saoirse Ronan won for Little Women because I love her and everything she does. For Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Awkwafina won for The Farewell. Haven’t seen this movie but the trailer looked hella sad, so I’m confused why this is considered a comedy but I’ll go with it. I said I would riot if Beanie didn’t win but turns out I’m not actually that mad.
In my predictions article, I said I have no idea and threw out Joaquin Phoenix as a guess and he ended up winning. The one I put thought into is wrong, and the random guess is right. Story of my life. For Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, my two guesses were Taron Egerton or Roman Griffin Davis. Although I would have loved Roman to win, the award went to Taron. Potentially the best part of Taron winning was the pure joy exuding from Elton John. He was the happiest person in the entire room and it was so cute.
I was finally right about something! I guessed Succession would win for Television Series, Drama and I was right! My HBO subscription was cut so I have never seen it, but everything else was either trash or too new so it wasn’t a hard guess. In the musical or comedy section, Mrs. Maisel did not in fact win but Fleabag did. I need to jump on that bandwagon and watch this magical show because based on the world’s opinion, it is amazing. One thing I do watch that won was Chernobyl. I said I would never watch the Golden Globes again if it didn’t win so thank goodness it did. I guess the HFPA agreed with how much I love it!
I was sure Jodie Comer was going to take home the award, but I once again was wrong. Olivia Coleman won for Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama, and while I love her, I didn’t love her as the Queen. Jodie as Villanelle will always have been my choice. For Best Actress in a Television Series, Muscial or Comedy Phoebe Waller-Bridge took home the trophy. I predicted this so it didn’t come as much of a shock to me. I really need to start watching this show. In the miniseries category, Michelle Williams took the prize and gave quite a moving speech, probably the best speech of the night because as I said everyone else kind of just rambled. I was sad Joey King didn’t win because she was great but at least we got a good speech from Michelle.
Succession took home another win, this time in the Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama category with Brian Cox ending the 2020 Golden Globe Awards with a win. I’m just happy Kit Harrington didn’t win. In a category filled with legends and stars, the guy absolutely no one has heard of won. Ramy Youssef won in the Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy category for his show Ramy. Him admitting that he knows no one in the room or those of us watching at home had ever heard of him, let alone watched his show, was gold. I’m all for a newcomer coming in and keeping things fresh so whatever, good for him.
Carol Burnett Award for Achievement in Television was awarded to my ultimate queen Ellen DeGeneres and the Cecil B. DeMille Award went to Tom Hanks. These speeches are usually great but if I’m being honest the introductions for both of them were better than their actual speeches. Charlize Theron told a touching story about Tom Hanks and the kindness he showed her during an audition. Kate Mckinnon told a story of how Ellen’s coming out helped her in her own life’s journey. I’m not going to lie, I teared up during the video packages of their careers because I don’t know why. Their speeches however let me down.
Anyways, I hope you had a happy Sunday and are happier than I am with all the winners. For a full list of the winners visit Time magazine’s website.