‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ takes upset win at Netflix-dominated Golden Globes

Oscar Cross
January 8, 2019

"Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime", he said.

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg host the ceremony which is airing live coast to coast tonight, Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.

Rami Malek pays tribute to the late Freddie Mercury when accepting the award for Best Performance in a Motion Picture - Drama.

Black Panther was not only the first superhero movie with a primarily African-American cast, but it is also the first superhero movie to nominated in Golden Globes' history.

"A Star Is Born" stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were seated in the very front but were outshined by night's surprise big victor, "Bohemian Rhapsody". Although Gaga ended up winning for Best Original Song for "Shallow" (with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt), the other awards were sadly not in the cards. Julia said she arrived before him.

But "Eve's" Sandra Oh won for best actress in a TV drama - and still held her award in her hand moments later upon returning to her hosting duties.

Best Director - Alfonso Cuaron, Roma.

"I wanted to share that hope with you because we are still living in divided times", Farrelly said.

But the film's victory has also sparked plenty of outrage on social media, with many fans disappointed that Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born didn't win.

Best Television Series, Drama - The Americans.

In contrast to the political barbs, often directed at U.S. President Donald Trump, that have marked recent awards shows, Sunday's Golden Globes had a more positive vibe.

Her critically-acclaimed role in "A Star Is Born" earned her a nomination for best performance by an actress in a movie drama, pitting her against Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Glenn Close and Rosamund Pike. Before taking a pause, she added in Korean "Mom, Dad, I love you" and then slightly bowed in the direction of her parents. A major one came when Regina King won for If Beale Street Could Talk and promised that within the next few years, she would make sure every project she produced had a 50% female staff.

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