Menu

InstagramTwitterYouTubeFacebookSnapchat
Globe Icon
Current Affairs

Golden Globes 2019: LGBT winners include Bohemian Rhapsody, Killing Eve and Green Book

Ella Braidwood January 7, 2019
Golden Globes Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' winner Rami Malek (C) with Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen pose in the press room during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody scored two Golden Globes, including for Rami Malek's performance as Freddy Mercury. (Kevin Winter/Getty)

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.

Golden Globes: Olivia Colman wins best actress
Olivia Colman attends the FOX/HULU Golden Globe Awards viewing party and post-show celebration at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Hulu)

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

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

Best screenplay

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

The Alienist
WINNER: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
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
The Favourite
WINNER: Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns
Vice

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

Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
WINNER: Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best song

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

Read comments (0)

Close icon