Golden Globes Awards 2019 celebrates womanhood, diversity and politics

Right from the American-Egyptian actor Rami Malek winning the top honours to the Green Book film, based on the relationship between an African-American pianist and his Italian-American driver, taking home multiple trophies at the 76th annual Goldren Globe awards 2019 celebrated womenhood, and diversity.

There was also Sandra Oh who made history for Asians.

"I said 'yes' to being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change," Sandra Oh said while opening the award gala with Andy Samberg.

Oh, who herself became the first Asian host of the Golden Globe Awards and the first woman of Asian descent to win multiple Golden Globes, supported with her win of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama trophy for “Killing Eve”. In her statement, she was referring to the most diverse slates of nominees in the history of the awards.

The night turned out to be an eventful affair for people of colour as they took home the top awards. Freddie Mercury's biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the fact-based comedy “Green Book” won top honours.
While Malek won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, in the category of Drama, for tracing the life of late Queen singer Freddie Mercury in

“Bohemian Rhapsody”, the film emerged as the Best Motion Picture, Drama. It explores the rise of the band with a focus on Mercury's personal life, his sexuality, and the way he dealt with his fame.

The diversity extended to the stories which unfolded on the screen, too.

Green Book won Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy while Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, and Brian Currie earned Best Screenplay — Motion Picture honour for the project. And “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, which follows African-American/Puerto Rican Brooklyn teen Miles Morales as Spider-Man, was named Best Animated Feature film.

Mahershala Ali also won Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture trophy for “Green Book”. Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white Mexico-set period drama, Roma scored a twin win — for the Best Foreign Language Film and also the Best Director — Motion Picture, at the ceremony which was aired in India on Colors Infinity, Vh1, and Comedy Central. 

Actor Darren Criss, who won Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’, acknowledged the wave of change. He said, "This has been a marvellous year for representation in Hollywood." 
"I am so enormously proud to be a teeny, tiny part of that, as the son of a firecracker Filipino woman from Cebu who dreamed of coming to this country and getting invited to cool parties like this," Criss added. 

Girl power, women empowerment, and the need to stand with one another were other themes which kept the spark of activism ignited at the ceremony. A slew of celebrities also flaunted new Time's Up x2 wristbands and ribbons in support of the movement.
Actress Regina King accepted the statuette for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role category for “If Beale Street Could Talk” with a promise to produce projects with 50% women going forward. 

In an evening in which inclusion and representation were frequently brought up in speeches, actress Glenn Close, while accepting the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama category for her role in ‘The Wife’, urged women to chase their dreams.
"We have to follow our dreams. We have to say, 'I can do that and I should be allowed to do that'," she said in a speech which earned the loudest applause at the ceremony. 

Actress Rachel Brosnahan, who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy for The ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’, also celebrated the women of the series while accepting her award.

Actor Christian Bale scored the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for his performance as former US vice president Dick Cheney in Vice and the Favourite's Olivia Colman was honoured with Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.

This year's awards ceremony also marked the debut of Carol Burnett Award — a Lifetime Achievement in Television recognition. Comedy icon Carol Burnett, who has made the audience laugh for decades, became the eponymous award's inaugural recipient. 
Actor Jeff Bridges, whose showbiz career spans six decades, was feted with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award. He expressed gratitude and said artistes can create a difference.

Pic Courtsey: HFPA