77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Results and Commentary

  • Date of Ceremony: Sunday, January 5, 2020
  • For films released in: 2019
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Welcome to DigitalHit’s coverage of the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place on January 5th, 2020.

8:00 pm

Host Ricky Gervais takes to the stage.

“Kevin Hart was fired for offensive tweets…hello?”

“I came here in a limo tonight. The licence plate was made by Felicity Huffman.”

“It was a big year for pedophile movies. Surviving R. Kelly, Leaving Neverland, Two Popes.”

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. Three hours long. Leonardo DiCaprio arrived for the premiere. By the time it was over, his date was too old.”

8:08 pm

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are presenting tonight’s first award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Ramy Youssef for Ramy.

“We made a very specific show about an Arab Muslim family living in New Jersey. And this means a lot to be recognized on this level, so I do want to thank everyone who’s involved: My co‑creators, producers, my family, my mom and dad.” – Ramy Youssef

Reese and Jen then present Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Russell Crowe for The Loudest Voice. Crowe is not there as he’s watching over his house during the Australian bush fires.

8:13 pm

Annette Bening presents the clip for the nominated drama 1917.

8:18 pm

Elton John and Bernie Taupin are here and get a standing ovation. They’re introducing the clip for Rocketman.

8:19 pm

Gervais introduces Sofia Vergara and Matt Bomer who are here to present Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Stellan Skarsgård for Chernobyl.

“I was so sure that I shouldn’t win, so I already thanked everybody. I thanked the brilliant director Johan Renck and Craig Mazin for his great script and all the producers from Sister Pictures, HBO and everybody. I should, though, thank one person, and that is Milos Forman who said to me a couple of years ago, “Stellan, I’ve seen so many films with you, but I never remember your face. And I realize it was because I don’t have any eyebrows. Nobody can tell if I’m angry or surprised. It’s not like Colin Farrell. You can tell if he’s angry 20 miles away. So ‑‑ but for this film, Daniel Parker made a couple of eyebrows for me, and… [raises his Globe]” – Stellan Skarsgård

Sofia and Matt then present TV Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Succession.

“Thanks to HBO for their tremendous support to Richard Plepler, to Casey Bloys, Francesca Orsi, Nora Skinner, who have given us such good support. And for everyone else who works on the show, you know, it’s a team show, and I am here as the representative to accept it on behalf of all of us. So if you’ve ever appeared on the call sheet or in the titles of Succession, congratulations. We’ve won a Golden Globe.” – Jesse Armstrong

8:29 pm

“The meal tonight is all vegetables. So are the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press,” says Gervais as he introduces the association’s president, Lorenzo Soria.

8:31 pm

Harvey Kietel introduces the clip for The Irishman.

8:32 pm

Ted Danson and Kerry Washington are presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag.

“Oh, my gosh. Thank you so much to the HFPA for this. This is really heavy and cool. This really comes down to Andrew Scott, really, because that man… There was a lot of talk about the chemistry of us in the show, but really he can have chemistry with a pebble, so I love being Andrew’s pebble in this. And thank you so much for bringing so much fire to this season.” – Phoebe Waller-Bridge

8:35 pm

Kit Harrington and Sienna Miller are presenting Best Foreign Language Film. And the Golden Globe goes to South Korea’s Parasite.

“Once you overcome the 1‑inch‑tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films. Just being nominated along with fellow amazing international filmmakers was a huge honor. I think we use only just one language, the cinema. Thank you.” – Bong Joon-Ho

8:42 pm

Pierce Brosnan talks about the Golden Globe Ambassadors, his sons Dylan and Paris.

8:44 pm

Kate McKinnon is here to present the Carol Burnett Award to Ellen Degeneres. After a clip package highlighting her trailblazing career, Ellen takes to the stage.

“All I’ve ever wanted to do is make people feel good and laugh, and there’s no greater feeling than when someone tells me that I’ve made their day better with my show or that I’ve helped them get through a sickness or a hard time in their lives. But the real power of television for me is not that people who watch my show, but people watch my show and then they’re inspired to go out and do the same thing in their own lives. They make people laugh or be kind or help someone that’s less fortunate than themselves. And that is the power of television, and I’m so, so grateful to be a part of it.” – Ellen DeGeneres

9:00 pm

Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas present the clip for Knives Out.

9:01 pm

Tim Allen and Lauren Graham are here to present Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Brian Cox for Succession.

“I started when I was 2, and I just never thought this would ever happen to me, so I’m a wee bit shocked, and I just want to say that it wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t worked with the most extraordinary bunch of people ever, the cast and the crew of Succession, and our genius Jesse Armstrong. You saw him just now. An incredibly modest man. What a talent. What a gift, and he’s inspired us to do the best work, and there’s nothing like it. There’s nothing like it when you’ve got a showrunner who comes along and empowers you to do your best work. So thank you, Jesse, because if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have had this. So thank you.” – Brian Cox

9:05 pm

Margot Robbie and Ewan McGregor are here to present the Globe for Screenplay. And the Golden Globe goes to Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

“Normally the thing is when I win a writing award, and you don’t share the script with somebody else, you write it by yourself, you kind of don’t really have anybody to thank. I did it. But this time, more than usually most, I had a fantastic cast. And it’s not just a BS fantastic cast. It was a fantastic cast that took it from the page and had to add a slightly different layer than what was just on the page, whether it was Leo in the trailer, whether it’s Brad having his acid flashback ‑‑ acid trip or Margot’s just truly goodness, just the goodness that comes out of her that put more goodness in a movie than I’ve ever been involved in. And that goes down to everybody, all the way down to little Julia Butters, God bless her little heart.” – Quentin Tarantino

9:08 pm

Amy Poehler and Taylor Swift are presenting Best Animated Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to Missing Link.

“Well, I am flabbergasted. So thank you to the HFPA. It takes a lot of people to make one of these movies. There are 450 talented artists, crafts people, technicians, engineers who made this movie possible.” – Chris Butler

9:15 pm

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are here to present the clip for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

9:17 pm

Gwyneth Paltrow is presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to Laura Dern for Marriage Story.

“And I said just want to say I fell so blessed to be part of a film that, yes, tells the story of family finding their way for their child, through the end of a marriage, but the global look that Noah takes at what divisiveness is and how we must all come together as one for the sake of something greater, perhaps our planet even.” – Laura Dern

9:20 pm

Priyanka Chopra and husband Nick Jonas present the Globe for TV Series – Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Fleabag.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you to Amazon and to the BBC for picking us up and bringing us so far and giving us so much space to create something we really, really wanted to create and to say all the things that no one else would let us say and a do. So thank you for that.” – Phoebe Waller-Bridge

9:27 pm

Ansel Elgort and Elle Fanning present Original Song. And the Golden Globe goes to “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” from Rocketman. Elton John and Bernie Taupin accept.

“You know, this is really sweet, because this is not just about a song we wrote for a movie. This is a song we wrote for a movie which deals with our relationship, and it’s a relationship that doesn’t happen very much in this town. It’s a 52‑year‑old marriage. So thank you.” – Bernie Taupin

“It was one of the most emotional moments of my life. And to win this ‑‑ it’s the first time I’ve ever won an award with him, ever. We never won a Grammy. We never did anything together except for this, and I’m so happy. Thank you very much.” – Elton John

9:30 pm

Sacha Baron Cohen presents the clip for Jojo Rabbit.

9:35 pm

Zoe Kravitz and Jason Mamoa are presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Patricia Arquette for The Act.

“…I’m so grateful to be here and celebrate this. But also I know tonight, Jan 5, 2020, we’re not going to look back on this night in the history books. We will see a country on the brink of war, the United States of America, a president tweeting out a threat of 52 bombs, including cultural sites, young people risking their lives traveling across the world, people not knowing if bombs are going to drop on their kids’ heads, and the continent of Australia on fire. So while I love my kids so much, I beg of us all to give them a better world. For our kids and their kids, we have to vote in 2020, and we have to get ‑‑ beg and plead for everyone we know to vote in 2020. Thank you.” – Patricia Arquette

Zoe and Jason then present Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Olivia Colman for The Crown.

“Oh, I said I had money on this not happening. For the last year, I feel like I’ve been living someone else’s life, and now I feel like I’ve definitely won someone else’s award.” – Olivia Colman

9:45 pm

Charlize Theron introduces Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient Tom Hanks. After a clip package, Hanks takes to the stage.

“You know, you’re a dope if you don’t steal from everybody you’ve ever worked with. And I have stolen from the likes of the people that only need one name, you know, like Meryl, like Denzel, like Antonio, like Meg, like Julia, like Sally Field. Even though that’s two names, it’s still one. But I have also been made better by watching the examples of some of the greatest actors that have ever walked the stage, Peter Scolari and Holland Taylor a million years ago, Robin Wright. Barkhad Abdi, believe it or not who was in his very first film, who was so very much in artist. There was no doubt about it. And Charlize, who actually is one of those one‑word names.” – Tom Hanks

10:00 pm

Gervais points out that the next category has no female director. Here to present Best Director is Antonio Banderas and Helen Mirren. And the Golden Globe goes to Sam Mendes for 1917.

“I also want to take a leaf out of Tom Hanks book. I want to say thank you to my wife, Ali, for her love and support, without who I would never have even have sat down to write this. And finally, I’d like to dedicate this to my grandfather, Alfred Hubert Mendes, who inspired this film. He signed up for the first World War. He was age 17, and I hope he’s looking down on us, and I fervently hope it never ever happens again. Thank you very much.” – Sam Mendes

10:08 pm

Cate Blanchett pays tribute to the volunteer firefighters battling the bush fires in Australia before introducing the clip for Joker.

10:10 pm

Tiffany Haddish and Salma Hayek present Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Michelle Williams for Fosse/Verdon.

“Now, I know my choices might look different than yours, but thank God, or whomever you pray to, that we live in a country founded on the principle that I am free to live by my faith and you are free to live by yours. So, women, 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self‑interest. It’s what men have been doing for years. It’s what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them. But don’t forget we are the largest voting body in this country. Let’s make it look more like us. “ – Michelle Williams

Tiffany and Salma then present Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Chernobyl.

“Craig, your script posed the question what is the cost of lies? And that question becomes more relevant with each passing day’s news cycle. The people of the Ukraine and the Belarus bore the brunt of this catastrophe, and they shielded millions of people from its worst effects at the cost of their own lives. Chernobyl is dedicated to their courage and sacrifice.” – Jane Featherstone

10:21 pm

Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Wesley Snipes present the clip for Dolemite is My Name.

10:23 pm

Paul Rudd and Jennifer Lopez present the Globe for Best Original Score. And the Golden Globe goes to Hildur Guðnadóttir for Joker.

“Thank you, Todd, for inviting me on a journey of a lifetime, for all the trust and faith and your openness. Thank you, Joaquin, for making my job really easy with a spectacular unbelievable performance. It’s mind‑blowing.” – Hildur Guðnadóttir

Paul and Jennifer then present Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

“I have to start by thanking the man himself, Mr. Quentin Tarantino ‑‑ the man, the myth, the legend, for this experience, for the film, one I’ll never forget. I thank you, my brother. I really appreciate it. I also have to thank my partner in crime, LDC. You know, when ‑‑ before The Remnant, I used to watch, year after year, his co-stars accept awards and get up and thank him profusely. I know why. He’s an all‑star. He’s a gent. And I wouldn’t be here without you, man. I thank you.” – Brad Pitt

10:34 pm

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans present Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Taron Egerton for Rocketman.

“Okay. I’m so honored to be nominated alongside a bunch of legitimate icons and also Roman, who is sweetest kid and it was an incredible performance in Jojo. I’m honored to be nominated alongside you too. Go on, Roman! This role has changed my life. It’s been the best experience of my life. I am so proud of the film. Everyone standing up for Elton and Bernie earlier. We’ve loved every second.” – Taron Egerton

Chris and Scarlett then present Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Awkwafina in The Farewell.

“This is great. If anything, if I fall upon hard times, we can sell this, so this is good. First of all, thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press. I’ve never been to the Golden Globes, and I’m here now, and this is great.” – Awkwafina

10:39 pm

Jason Bateman and Naomi Watts present the clip for Marriage Story.

10:45 pm

Rachel Weisz presents the clip for The Two Popes.

10:46 pm

Pierce Brosnan and Will Ferrell team up to present Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

“Quentin said when we ‑‑ before I started filming, he said, “We need to have such a good time on this film that the next film is going to be miserable.” He wasn’t wrong. Thank you, Quentin.” – David Heyman

10:53 pm

Glenn Close is here to present Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Joaquin Phoenix for Joker.

“To my fellow nominees, we all know there’s no (expletive) competition between us. It’s like this thing that is created to sell advertisements for the TV show. I’m inspired by you. I’m your (expletive) student. I just ‑‑ I can’t believe the beautiful, mesmerizing, unique work that you’ve all done this year. And I know people say this, but I really do feel honored to be mentioned with you. Some of you, I’ve reached out to personally. Some, I’m still a little too intimidated by, even though we share the same agent. Hi, Christian. You’re not here, but ‑‑” – Joaquin Phoenix

The environmentally conscious Phoenix also suggest to his fellow filmmakers and said, “It’s great to vote, but sometimes we have to take that responsibility on ourselves and make changes and sacrifices in our own lives and hope that we can do that. We don’t have to take private jets to Palm Springs for the awards sometimes, or back, please. And I’ll try to do better, and I hope you will too.”

11:02 pm

Rami Malek is presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Renée Zellwegger for Judy.

“Finn Wittrock and Rufus, I have to tell you, celebrating one of the great icons of our time with you has been one of my great life blessings, and the conversations that I have had with people internationally who just want to express their love for Judy Garland and tell about the great personal significance of her legacy and her humanity has been a great reminder that the choices that we make matter. What we make matters, and how we choose to honor each other in our lifetimes can matter a great deal down the road. Thank you so much, everybody. It’s nice to see you. I’m honored. Thank you.” – Renée Zellwegger

11:06 pm

Gervais introduces Sandra Bullock who is presenting Best Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to 1917.

“Thank you. Thank you so much. This is a huge, huge thing. This is a huge thing for this movie. It opens in a week wide. It’s difficult to make movies without big movie stars in the leads and get people to come and see it in a cinema. And I really hope this means that people will turn up and see it on a big screen, for which it was intended.” – Sam Mendes

11:09 pm

Ricky Gervais says goodnight.