Golden Globe Winners
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So, yes, the 76th Golden Globes on Sunday night proved to be an evening of inclusion, a night of historic firsts and a largely enjoyable mix of humor and star power that have helped it lap the Oscars in recent years as an evening of entertaining, watchable television.

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Best Actor, Rami Malek for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Bohemian Rhapsody

Actor Rami Malek took home the Golden Globe in Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) category for tracing the life of late singer Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody" -- which emerged as the Best Motion Picture (Drama) at the 76th annual Golden Globes ceremony here.

Malek beat out Bradley Cooper in "A Star is Born", John David Washington in "BlacKkKlansman", Lucas Hedges in "Boy Erased" and Willem Dafoe in "At Eternity's Gate" to win the honour

"Oh my God, I am beyond moved," Malek said on stage while receiving the award.

"My heart is pounding out of my chest. This is a profound honour to be counted among such extraordinary actors, I am privileged. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press and to everyone who worked so tirelessly on this film. I have to thank (producers) Graham King and Denis O'Sullivan, you've worked over a decade to make sure this story was told. Thank you to 20th Century Fox, you believed in us."

"I have to thank my mom and my family," he continued.

"Of course, to Queen. To you, Brian May, to you, Roger Taylor, for ensuring that authenticity remains in the world. And to Freddie Mercury, this is for you."

"The power of movies is that it brings us all together," said producer Graham King, accepting the Best Motion Picture, Drama award.

"Freddie Mercury and Queen did that so successfully through their music and that's what we always wanted to accomplish in the cinemas. To see that magic come alive and see the incredible response of this film is truly humbling a Freddie Mercury, thank you for showing us the power of embracing your true self, this one's for you," King added.

Best Director, Motion Picture: Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma"

Alfonso Cuaron's critically-loved Roma took home two trophies -- Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director -- at the Golden Globe Awards.

The Academy award-winning director, who is widely expected to win major nominations at the Oscars again with the semi-autobiographical black-and-white drama, said cinema at its best tears down walls and builds bridges to other cultures.

Inspired by his childhood memories of growing up in the Mexico City in the first two years of the 1970s, Roma follows a domestic worker employed by a middle-class family. The title refers to a neighbourhood in Mexico City, Colonia Rom.

Cuaron said as we cross these bridges and experience new shapes and faces, we begin to realise that while they may be strange, they are not unfamiliar. We begin to understand exactly how much we have in common.

Roma made its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival where it took home the Golden Lion, the festival’s top honor. The film received a limited theatrical run before its release on Netflix.

The other nominees in the category included Capernaum (Lebanon), Girl (Belgium), Never Look Away (Germany) and Shoplifters (Japan).

Cuaron thanked his leading ladies -- Yaltiza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira -- for all of what they did in this film as well as Ted Sarandos and all the Netflix team that really made an amazing effort to bring this film all around the world.

Foreign Language Film: "Roma"

Actress-Supporting Role, Motion Picture: Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk"

Regina King won supporting actress for her performance in "If Beale Street Could Talk," a drama about black life in the 1960s by groundbreaking African-American author James Baldwin.

King accepted the Golden Globe for her performance in "If Beale Street Could Talk" with a promise to produce projects with 50 per cent women.

"So often, everyone out there that hears us on a red carpet and they say celebrities are using the time to talk about ourselves when we are on our soap box and using a moment to talk about the systemic things that are going on in life, time's up times two," King said as she got on the stage to pick the trophy in Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role category in the gala here on Sunday.

"The reason why we do this is because we understand that our microphones are big and we're speaking for everyone.

"I am going to use my platform to say right now that in the next two years, everything that I produce and I am making a vow and it's going to be tough to make sure that everything that I produce, that it's 50 percent women," she added.

Her promise comes a year after more than 1,000 women in the entertainment industry to initiate Time's Up movement to combat sexual misconduct and increase pay equity across industries.

The ceremonial music began to play her off at one point, but as King continued to deliver her speech, the music was cut off and she was able to finish.

"I just challenge anyone out there who is in a position of power, not just in our industry, in all industries, I challenge you to challenge yourselves and stand with us in solidarity and do the same," King concluded.

She won for her role as Sharon Rivers in Barry Jenkins' project. She is seen in a role of a mother advocating for her daughter's husband who is in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

King also expressed her fondness for Jenkins while accepting the award.

"I love you with all my heart. Thank you for your empathy. Thank you for telling stories so rich and thank you for giving us a film that my son said to me when he saw it, that it was the first time he really saw himself. Thank you so much for that."

Actor-Supporting Role, Motion Picture: Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"

"Green Book" won a total of three awards, a big showing for Universal Pictures that gives the film a boost for the Oscars.

"Green Book," which starred Viggo Mortenson and Mahershala Ali, also ran into criticism, including from family members of Don Shirley, the virtuoso musician played by Ali. Some critics complained the movie was too much a white man's view of a black man's life.

"We are still living in divided times,'' Peter Farrelly, director of "Green Book'' said in his acceptance speech. The film script - about a racist Italian-American who drives a black musician through his tour of the South - gave him hope, he said. "We want to be treated equally.''

Screenplay, Motion Picture: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, "Green Book"

Green Book, a winner for best comedy or musical and for Mahershala Ali, best supporting actor for his performance as Don Shirley, the real-life pianist of the 1960s, brilliant and fastidious, being ferried around on tour in the Deep South by white driver Frank Vallelonga, played by Viggo Mortensen. This they do with the help of the Green Book, a guide to hotels and restaurants where African-Americans could stay and eat with no (or at least a minimum of) racist harassment. Ali's poise and charisma in this role have been amply rewarded, and it is good to see this actor developing a career path to the top. But the movie itself is perhaps too obviously in the classic liberal white/black odd couple style.

Again, supporters of Barry Jenkins's If Beale Street Could Talk may well be very disappointed to see that movie lose out in the screenplay, beaten out by Green Book.

Motion Picture Animated: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

The award went to "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" for best animated film.

Original Score, Motion Picture: Justin Hurwitz, "First Man"Pat

Justin Hurwitz picked up his third Golden Globe when he won best original score for "First Man" on Sunday. Hurwitz, an Oscar- and Grammy-winner, beat out Alexandre Desplat ("Isle of Dogs"), Marc Shaiman ("Mary Poppins Returns"), Ludwig Goransson ("Black Panther") and Marco Beltrami ("A Quiet Place").

Original Song, Motion Picture: "Shallow," ''A Star Is Born"

"A Star Is Born" walked into Sunday's Globes as a favorite with five nominations, but only ended up winning one award: best original song for "Shallow," co-written by Lady Gaga.

She and Cooper lost in their respective acting categories. Cooper also lost in the directing and producing categories.

Gaga shared the win with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.

"As a woman in music it is really hard to be taken seriously as a musician and as a songwriter," Gaga said onstage, adding that her co-writers "lifted me up, they supported me."

The award was presented by Taylor Swift and Idris Elba at the Beverly Hilton.

It was Gaga's second Globe win: In 2016, she won best actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television for her role in FX's "American Horror Story: Hotel."

"Shallow," performed by Gaga and Bradley Cooper, has earned four Grammy nominations, including song and record of the year. The track also reached platinum status and became a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Actor, Comedy or Musical: Christian Bale, "Vice"

Christian Bale on Sunday won a Golden Globe for best actor in a musical/comedy film for his portrayal of former US vice president Dick Cheney in "Vice."

Bale bested a tough field: Viggo Mortensen ("Green Book"), Lin-Manuel Miranda for "Mary Poppins Returns," Robert Redford ("The Old Man & The Gun") and John C. Reilly in "Stan & Ollie.

Drama Series: "The Americans"

The Golden Globes gave the FX series "The Americans" a going-away present by naming it the best television drama following the conclusion of its six-season run, leading the cast and creators to hold a group hug onstage on Sunday.

The Golden Globes gave the FX series "The Americans" a going-away present by naming it the best television drama following the conclusion of its six-season run, leading the cast and creators to hold a group hug onstage on Sunday.

The Netflix comedy "The Kominsky Method" and FX's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" were double winners in the television category.

But the award for "The Americans" was a sentimental favorite. The taut drama about two Russian spies leading an undercover life as an American couple was relatively unappreciated when awards were handed out each year. But it had a strong exit creatively, with the series finale in May called "elegant, potent and unforgettable" by the New Yorker magazine.

The series and its stars, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, had never won a Globe before. Rhys won an Emmy last fall as best drama actor but lost Sunday night to Richard Madden of "Bodyguard."

Musical or Comedy Series: "The Kominsky Method"

"The Kominsky Method" is the winner of the best TV comedy series Golden Globe Award.

"The Kominsky Method" is the winner of the best TV comedy series Golden Globe Award.

The Golden Globe comes for the first season of the Netflix show starring Michael Douglas as an almost-famous graying actor-turned-acting coach. It was a departure for creator Chuck Lorre, who has been called the "King of Sitcoms" for creating shows including Two and a Half Men" and "Big Bang Theory." ''

Lorre started out his speech saying things like this don't normally happen to him. He thanked Douglas and Alan Arkin, who plays the best friend of Douglas' character in the show.

Douglas won the best comedy actor honor earlier Sunday.

Actress, TV Series, Drama: Sandra Oh, "Killing Eve"

Sandra Oh made history by becoming the first Asian host of the Golden Globe Awards and the first woman of Asian descent to win multiple Golden Globes.

"There are two people here tonight that I'm so grateful are with me," the "Killing Eve" star said as she held back tears while accepting the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama.

"Umma, appa," Oh said, addressing her parents in the audience before telling them, in Korean, that she loves them, reported NBC News.

Oh opened the show with a speech acknowledging the people in the room who were diversifying an industry that has been slow to change.

"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," Oh said as tears welled up in her eyes.

"Right now, this moment is real. Trust me, it is real. Because I see you and I see you -- all of these faces of change -- and now so will everyone else," said Oh.

Her first Golden Globe win was in 2005 for Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Cristina Yang on Grey's "Anatomy".

Actor, TV Series, Drama: Richard Madden, "Bodyguard"

Actor Richard Madden took home his first Golden Globe trophy for Netflix's hit show "Bodyguard".

He beat Jason Bateman ("Ozark"), Stephan James ("Homecoming"), Billy Porter ("Pose") and Matthew Rhys ("The Americans") to pick the trophy in Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama category.

The "Game of Thrones" actor, who looked smart in a tuxedo, was overwhelmed by the win.

"Thank you very much to the HFPA. I didn't see this coming at all," he said.

"I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the amazing crew and cast that made aBodyguarda¿ that worked very hard over the course of five months to make this show."

He went on to thank his personal team and even gave a special shout out to people close to him.

"And most importantly, my friends and my family and mom and dad who flew all the way from Scotland. I wouldn't be here without you."

In the six-episode political thriller "Bodyguard", Madden plays David Budd, a PTSD-suffering veteran and police officer who is tasked with protecting UK's Home Secretary Julia Montague (played by Keeley Hawes).

Actress, TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Actor, TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Michael Douglas, "The Kominsky Method"

Actor, Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Darren Criss, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"

Actress, Supporting Role, Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Patricia Clarkson, "Sharp Objects"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Ben Whishaw -  A Very English Scandal.

Actor, Supporting Role, Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Ben Whishaw, "A Very English Scandal"

Actress, Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Patricia Arquette, "Escape at Dannemora"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Glenn Close- The Wife.

Glenn Close won a Golden Globe on Sunday and it was one of the biggest upsets of the night. Her portrayal of Joan Castleman in "The Wife" won her a third Globe for best actress in a drama, over Lady Gaga, who was widely expected to win for her performance in "A Star is Born."

In a tearful speech that drew many in the crowd to their feet, Close, seemingly caught off-guard when her name was announced, implored women to "find personal fulfillment." After acknowledging the other nominees and thanking, among others, "Meg Wolitzer for writing this incredible novel and Jane Anderson for adapting it," the actress said it took 14 years to make the movie. "You know, it was called 'The Wife.' I think that's why it took 14 years to get made."

She continued:

"To play a character is so internal. And I'm thinking of my mom who really sublimated herself to my father her whole life and in her 80s she said to me, "I feel I haven't accomplished anything." And it was so not right and I feel what I've learned through this whole experience is that, you know, women, we are nurturers, that's what's expected of us. We have our children. We have our husbands if we are lucky enough, and our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say, "I can do that and I should be allowed to do that."

And, you know, when I was little, I felt like Muhammad Ali, who was destined to be a boxer. I felt destined to be an actress. I saw all the early Disney films and Hayley Mills, and I said, "I can do that." And here I am today. It will have been 45 years in September that I am a working actress. And I cannot imagine a more wonderful life. Thank you Bjorn Runge, who is here, who directed "The Wife," who trusted the close-up, who knew where to put the camera and how to light us. Jonathan Pryce, what a great partner. My daughter Annie who played the foundation of this character. I love you, my darling. Thank you so much."

Actress Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Olivia Colman, "The Favourite"

Jeff Bridges was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award