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Surprise wins and less politics at Golden Globes

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/07/19, 11:57 am

The 76th Golden Globes saw many unexpected wins Sunday night: Bohemian Rhapsody took best picture over the more favored A Star Is Born. And Lady Gaga, expected to win best actress in a drama for that movie, lost to Glenn Close for her role in The Wife.

Regina King won best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk and used her acceptance speech to highlight Time’s Up, the legal defense fund founded last year in the wake of the #MeToo movement. She pledged that 50 percent of the workers in films she produces in the next two years would be women.

Best actor in a film drama went to Rami Malek for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, and Peter Farrelly’s Green Book won best musical or comedy film and best screenplay. Lady Gaga, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt won best song for “Shallow” in A Star Is Born.

Political statements were fewer than in years past, but not entirely absent. Actor Christian Bale thanked Satan for inspiring him in his role as former Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice, for which he took home best actor in a musical or comedy film.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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  • Uff Da's picture
    Uff Da
    Posted: Mon, 01/07/2019 05:37 pm

    It's ironic that Hollywood parades the skimpiest of outfits (only for the women, of course), and then acts shocked and perplexed when men act inappropriately.

    This is no excuse for men's sins, but please...connect the dots.

  • Nanamiro
    Posted: Mon, 01/07/2019 06:19 pm

    So true. I don't get it.

  • Nanamiro
    Posted: Mon, 01/07/2019 06:19 pm

    So, Regina King is admitting that she plans on discriminating against applicants based on their sex? Sexual discrimination used to be a bad thing! Now it's seen as noble.