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Just six days into the new year, a major awards ceremony has already taken place. Last night, NBC broadcasted the 2020 Golden Globes live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, with Ricky Gervais of The Office (UK) fame hosting. The night’s list of winners veers on endless, so here’s a list of the TV shows and movies that won more than one award at the 2020 Golden Globes, with some extra info about these big winners.
Best Television Series, Drama
Over the course of 2019, Succession grew from a cult phenomenon into one of TV’s buzziest shows. Critics noted how strongly the series’ second season paralleled the current state of media, in which large corporations have consolidated independent media outlets and allegedly prioritized profit over meaningful reporting.
Succession’s Brian Cox also took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama.
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Like Succession, Fleabag was merely a cult sensation before its second season exploded the show’s profile in 2019. Both Fleabag and Succession dominated last year, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s foul-mouthed, unflinchingly forthright black comedy about a depraved woman who finds love in all the wrong places winning the hearts of almost everyone who watched. Waller-Bridge also took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.
Best Motion Picture, Drama
1917 has been in theaters for not even two weeks, and it’s already taken home a major Golden Globe. The film, which counts Andrew Scott of Fleabag fame among its cast, is a riveting war film set in the titular year at the height of World War I. The plot is partially based on a story that director, co-producer, and co-writer Sam Mendes was told by his paternal grandfather. Mendes also won the award for Best Director, Motion Picture.
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino’s latest film has, like most of his work, received extensive critical acclaim and performed well at the box office. Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, which studies how the film industry changed during the final years of the classical Hollywood cinema era, absolutely dominated the Golden Globes, nabbing Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for Brad Pitt and Best Screenplay, Motion Picture for Tarantino.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Though controversial upon its release, Joker nabbed two awards at the Golden Globes. The major win by the film, which details the rise of Batman’s notorious The Dark Knight adversary, went to actor Joaquin Phoenix for his lead role. The composer Hildur Gudnadottir also won Best Original Score, Motion Picture for her Joker score.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
For portraying Elton John in the biopic Rocketman, Welsh actor Taron Egerton took home his first Golden Globe. The film took home its second Globe of the night for Best Original Song, Motion Picture, which went to the brand-new John and Egerton collaboration “I’m Gonna Love Me Again.”
Who do you think got snubbed at the Golden Globes? Who do you think deserved their awards? Sound off in the comments!