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The Big Winners from the Golden Globes

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This past Sunday was the 2020 Golden Globes Ceremony, the award show that is said to be a precursor and predictor for the Oscars. It’s the first award show in the season and sets the air of anticipation over whether our favorite actors, actresses, and movies will win awards. Some people get so attached it’s like they feel they’re winning too with their favorites, which is why award shows are often so popular. Other people use it as a gauge to show them what movies and TV shows are worth their time and which one’s aren’t.

And then there are the rest of us, who don’t bother to watch the event but will inevitably look up all the winners on the internet out of curiosity. So, if you’re like me, here’s a recap for you of all the big winners from the 2020 Golden Globes (including some personal opinions and honorable mentions).

Click here for a comprehensive list of all the winners on the Gold Globe Awards website.


*Winner Best Motion Picture Drama: 1917*

1917 is a war drama about two young soldiers conducting a deadly mission to warn another troop of soldiers from walking straight into a trap, but the mission requires going deep into enemy territory. Despite the film only being released on a limited run prior to the awards, the impact it had on those who have seen it was deep allowing for its win at the ceremony.

*Bias honorable mention: Joker*

Joker is such a haunting and aggressively emotional film that had me feeling a wide range of emotions. I can understand why it didn’t win, but definitely deserves its place among the nominees.


*Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Once upon a Time… in Hollywood*

Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood is a picture-perfect representation of the golden age in Hollywood and the dark undertones that went along with it during that time. Tarantino movies always tend to do dark humor very well, giving a lot of credence to the win for this category.

*Bias honorable mention: Knives out*

This is a huge bias here, but this is the one instance where I genuinely believe that Knives Out should have won. I am not a big Tarantino fan, and frankly, his movies give me a bit of a headache. And this film was incredibly clever, well-acted, funny, and a great nod to the classic whodunit story.


*Best Performance Actress Drama: Renee Zellweger for Judy*

You must be a pretty good actress to pull off playing Judy Garland in her prime, and that’s exactly why this award went to Renee Zellweger who completely embodied Judy in a transcendent way.

*Bias honorable mention: Saoirse Ronan*

I just appreciate Saoirse Ronan as an actress because there’s something authentic but intentional about her acting style. She molds well to all her roles while also bringing a lot of passion to them. I’m excited to see what else she’ll do with the rest of her career.


*Best Performance Actor Drama: Joaquin Phoenix for Joker*

This award is so incredibly well deserved. Albeit it’s a little unsettling, but Joaquin Phoenix went to another place to channel The Clown Prince of Crime. At times hard to watch, you couldn’t walk out of the theater without feeling affected by that man’s performance.

*Bias honorable mention: Joaquin Phoenix*

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*Best Performance Actress Musical or Comedy: Awkwafina for The Farewell*

Awkwafina is blazing on to the scene with all the films she’s been in and she’s building a name for herself. Simultaneously representing women and Asian-Americans in Hollywood and comedy, she’s becoming a powerhouse at her craft.

*Bias honorable mention: Ana de Armas*

I’ve already made it clear I loved Knives Out, but one thing I particularly loved about it that I wasn’t expecting was Ana de Armas’ performance. She was such a delight to watch, and she played her role amongst the chaos of the plot so well it has me wanting to see a lot more from her.


*Best Performance Actor Musical or Comedy: Taron Egerton – Rocketman*

Biopics often get a lot of attention at awards shows because they’re usually such a spectacle much like the famous people they’re made about. But again, Taron Egerton is an example, much like Zellweger, of just completely embodying a role to give the best performance possible.

*Bias honorable mention: Daniel Craig* 

Guys, I just really like Knives Out, okay? This role for Daniel Craig was oddly very similar to some roles he’s played while also being so different. He was funny, he nailed his Southern drawl, and he brought so much to the character I wasn’t expecting.


*Best Animated Picture: Missing Link*

There’s a reason Laika has only has five total films despite being a production company for 15 years now. It’s because their movies are THAT good. They take a meticulous amount of time on each film scripts, filming, and editing. Their stories are fantastical, and their stop-motion animation is unmatched.

*Bias honorable mention: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World*

I have a special place in my heart for the How to Train Your Dragon movies because they’re truly some great storytelling but also happen to be one of the more consistent animated series, delivering equally entertaining and well written films every time.