• Once Upon A Time biggest winner with 3 Golden Globes
• TV honours shared between Fleabag, Succession and Chernobyl
The Quentin Tarantino movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has been the single-biggest success story at the 2020 Golden Globes Awards with three wins.
The biggest TV winners were three series that each won two awards – Fleabag, Succession and Chernobyl.
The awards were hosted by Ricky Gervais for a fifth, and final, time. The Hollywood Foreign Press was unsure if this would really be his last time hosting. The president asked him for his promise in writing this year.
The much-anticipated Gervais monologue was met with a mixed reaction as he targeted many of those from the entertainment industry, many of whom were in the room at The Beverley Hilton. Gervais started his intro reminding anyone about to be offended they were jokes, but as the monologue progressed it became very pointed.
With Apple CEO Tim Cook near the stage, Gervais took a swipe at Apple and their “Chinese sweatshops” as the tech company was attending its first awards as a nominee.
The host also accused Hollywood of being friends with Jeffrey Epstein, making a lot of “paedophile movies” this year and later in the night Gervais also blamed those in the room for not calling out the bad behaviour of Harvey Weinstein.
Among the 25 Golden Globes handed out tonight, Russell Crowe was the sole Australian to win. Crowe was not at the awards, with presenter Jennifer Aniston explaining he was at home helping protect his family from the bushfires. Crowe provided an acceptance statement that linked the fires to climate change.
The Australian bushfires were referenced a number of times in the night with comments from Ellen DeGeneres and Cate Blanchett while host Gervais urged people to donate as he closed the three-hour program.
Special award winners during the evening were Tom Hanks who received the Cecil B. DeMille Award and Ellen DeGeneres who was the recipient of the Carol Burnett Award.
The big surprise on the night was perhaps how little Netflix won, despite host Gervais telling the audience at the start of the night it was all about Netflix these days.
HBO was the big TV winner with four awards – Succession won two for Best TV Drama and Best Actor TV Drama for Brian Cox, Chernobyl also won two with Stellan Skasgard for Best Actor and the series for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
The Amazon/BBC series Fleabag also won two awards.
The other movies that were multiple winners were Joker and Rocketman with two each. Elton John was at the Rocketman table with his husband David Furnish and lyricist Bernie Taupin. John said the award he and Taupin received for (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again was the first time they had won an award together. The performer was straight on to a plane back to Sydney after the ceremony where he is performing on Tuesday night as he resumes his farewell tour.
Winner’s List: 2020 Golden Globes
Best Television Series Drama
Best Television Series Musical or Comedy
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Drama
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Patricia Arquette, The Act
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Drama
Brian Cox, Succession
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Ramy Youssef, Ramy
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl
Best Motion Picture Drama
Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Best Director, Motion Picture
Sam Mendes, 1917
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
Renée Zellweger, Judy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Awkwafina, The Farewell
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Best Screenplay Motion Picture
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Best Original Score Motion Picture
Hildur Gudnadottir, Joker
Best Original Song Motion Picture
I’m Gonna Love Me Again – Rocketman
Best Motion Picture Animated
Best Motion Picture Foreign Language
Parasite (South Korea)