The Golden Globes 2019 included big wins for the LGBT+ community with big titles and actors taking the lead.
LGBT+ themed shows and films, including Killing Eve and A Very English Scandal, dominated the 76th Golden Globe Awards 2019, with Bohemian Rhapsody bagging two accolades.
Bohemian Rhapsody‘s Rami Malek bags best actor
The 2018 Queen biopic won accolades for best film drama, with lead actor Rami Malek, who played Freddie Mercury, scooping best drama actor.
It comes despite the film getting mixed reviews and amid accusations of “straightwashing.”
Green Book‘s Mahershala Ali wins best supporting actor
Comedy-drama Green Book, meanwhile, landed three gongs: best musical or comedy film; best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali; and best screenplay.
Ali portrays black, queer musician Don Shirley in the film, who embarks on a tour of America’s southern states in the era of Jim Crow laws, accompanied by his bodyguard and driver Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen).
Golden Globes host Sandra Oh scores prize for Killing Eve
Sandra Oh was awarded best actress in a TV drama for her part in BBC America’s Killing Eve, which follows MI5 officer Eve Polastri and psychopathic assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer), two women who become obsessed with each other.
Oh also hosted the award ceremony, becoming the first person of Asian descent to do so.
“I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change,” she said during her and co-host Andy Samberg’s opening monologue.
“This moment is real. Trust me. It is real. Because I see you [pointing to women and minorities in the audience], and I see you, all these faces of change. And now, so will everyone else,” she added.
Olivia Colman wins best actress for The Favourite
Lesbian period film The Favourite, set in 18th century England, has bagged its first award of the year.
Lead actor Olivia Colman, who plays Queen Anne, received the accolade for 2019 Golden Globes best actress for musical or comedy.
The Favourite, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, is an historical comedy-drama about two cousins, played by Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, as they fight it out to be court favourites of Queen Anne, including their lesbian affairs with the monarch.
A Very English Scandal‘s Ben Whishaw wins best supporting actor
BBC mini-series A Very English Scandal also scored an award for best supporting actor in a limited series or TV movie for Ben Whishaw’s role as Norman Scott.
Whishaw dedicated the victory to Scott, whom he defined as “a true queer hero and icon.”
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story scores two awards
FX’s true crime anthology The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story won recognition for best limited series or TV movie.
The series’ lead actor Darren Criss, who played the killer of gay Italian fashion designer, won as best actor in a limited series or TV movie.
Lady Gaga wins best music for A Star is Born‘s ‘Shallow’
Bradley Cooper’s film A Star Is Born failed to win any award for its acting or directing.
But LGBT+ champion Lady Gaga triumphed in the best music category, with the duet “Shallow” winning the award.
LGBT+ recognition at the Golden Globes 2019
Best supporting actor in a limited series or TV movie
Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin – Succession
Edgar Ramirez – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
WINNER: Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal
Henry Winkler – Barry
Best actress in a TV series – drama
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
WINNER: Sandra Oh – Killing Eve
Julia Roberts – Homecoming
Keri Russell – The Americans
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Best supporting actor
WINNER: Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Richard E Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell – Vice
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara – The Favourite
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam McKay – Vice
WINNER: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Best actor in a limited series or TV movie
Antonio Banderas – Genius: Picasso
Daniel Bruhl – The Alienist
WINNER: Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch – Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal
Best limited series or TV movie
WINNER: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Escape at Dannemora
A Very English Scandal
Best actress – musical or comedy
Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
WINNER: Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron – Tully
Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians
Best film – musical or comedy
Crazy Rich Asians
WINNER: Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Best actor – drama
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges – Boy Erased
WINNER: Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman
Best film – drama
WINNER: Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born
All the Stars – Black Panther
Girl in the Movies – Dumplin’
Requiem for a Private War – A Private War
Revelation – Boy Erased
WINNER: Shallow – A Star Is Born