Follow along for live updates and behind-the-scenes happenings from the team of L.A. Times journalists inside and outside the event.
Review: Politics reigned at the Golden Globes. Too bad Ricky Gervais didn’t notice
Forget the escapist magic of Hollywood. Nihilism was the name of the game when host Ricky Gervais opened the Golden Globes on Sunday night with a gloom-and-doom monologue so cynical it made the effervescent Tom Hanks scowl.
“Let’s go out with a bang. Let’s have a laugh at your expense,” the snarky British comedian told the crowd of A-listers who’d looked eager to get the party started until he stepped onstage. “Remember, they’re just jokes. We’re all gonna die soon and there’s no sequel, so remember that.”
After the Golden Globes, before the Oscars: ‘1917' and ‘Once Upon a Time’ are up; ‘Irishman’ out?
Quentin Tarantino took the stage Sunday night at the 77th Golden Globes. Bong Joon Ho also gave a speech. Shockingly, Martin Scorsese did not. And the three great filmmakers watched and applauded as Sam Mendes first won the director honor and then the best picture drama prize for “1917,” a late-arriving war movie that, in a serendipitous turn for Universal Pictures’ marketing department, will open wide in theaters on Friday.
If anyone was watching Sunday night’s ceremony expecting to pick up a solid clue or two for this year’s wide-open Oscar best picture race, they likely came away feeling as befuddled as Tom Hanks did during host Ricky Gervais’ wince-inducing opening monologue.
Australia fires, climate change take center stage at the Golden Globes
The issue took center stage early in the ceremony when Jennifer Aniston announced that Russell Crowe, who won for actor in a miniseries or movie made for television, was not in attendance because he was in Australia protecting his home and family.
‘They tricked’ Joaquin Phoenix into the Golden Globes press room. He wasn’t pleased
Joaquin Phoenix wasn’t expecting to address the press backstage at the Golden Globes on Sunday, but it happened anyway.
Phoenix, who won the award for best lead actor in a drama film for his role in “Joker,” said he was tricked into going into the press room under the guise of taking more photos.
“I didn’t know that I was coming up here just now,” said Phoenix. “They ... tricked me. I’m not kidding.”
Golden Globes fashion: Jason Momoa pairs Tom Ford, Valentino — and a black tank top
For his first Golden Globes, Jason Momoa amped up his skills for mixing high-low fashion.
In his Instagram Stories early Sunday, the “Aquaman” star documented his preparation for the red carpet with stylist Jeanne Yang, showing off his favorite brands, including Leroys Wooden Tattoos and Tom Ford.
Scanning the dark green velvet jacket by Tom Ford laid on a bed with black Valentino pants, Momoa said, “Ooh, that green looks good.”
Resting atop the jacket was an Art Deco-style pin adorned with onyx, diamonds and an emerald by Cartier. (Yang said the pin was valued at $250,000.) Momoa also wore a Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch in 18-karat rose gold with a brown leather strap. “We’re borrowing this, too, because there’s no way I can afford that,” he said.
From his personal jewelry collection, he added an oblong pendant necklace by Tribal Adornments and a skull ring by Leroys.
To prove how comfortable he was in his ensemble, Momoa banged his head to a heavy metal song by Slayer before leaving for the red carpet. As he flashed the devil’s horn sign, Yang tried to secure the Cartier pin on his shawl lapel. “Oh, wait!” she said.
At the ceremony inside the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Momoa didn’t get too precious with his designer duds. Although others kept their formal jackets on, he removed his and showed off his black tank top and muscly arms.
Brad Pitt cracks a ‘Titanic’ joke in his Golden Globes speech. Read the transcript
Brad Pitt is just like the rest of us.
When accepting the Golden Globe for supporting actor in a movie on Sunday, Pitt thanked his “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” costar Leonardo DiCaprio — his “partner in crime, LDC” — and declared that he “would have shared the raft” with the “Titanic” actor.
The joke in reference to DiCaprio’s character’s fate in the 1997 film: Jack dies of hypothermia because he lets Rose have the sole spot on a floating wood panel, which allows her to survive after she promises to “never let go.” Many fans believe the piece of wood was large enough to hold them both.
HBO and Sony top Netflix in Golden Globes count
To quote Jared Harris, of HBO’s miniseries “Chernobyl”: “Sorry, Netflix.”
Netflix may have come into the Golden Globes ceremony with the potential to dominate the competition in both movies and TV shows.
But it was HBO, the home of “Chernobyl” and “Succession,” that had the biggest night in the television categories. Among the film studios, Sony Pictures emerged as the biggest winner of the film studios, thanks to its gamble on Quentino Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood,” which won best comedy or musical film, while Universal Pictures scored with its World War I drama “1917.”
Tiffany Haddish was all about that Michelle Williams Golden Globes speech
Tiffany Haddish is all about those women’s rights.
Following Michelle Williams’ triumphant acceptance speech for actress in a miniseries or motion picture for TV for her role in “Fosse/Verdon,” the “Girls Trip” comedian gave the winner an emphatically enthusiastic cheer and said: “I’m about that women’s choice!”
In her speech, Williams expressed gratitude for women’s reproductive rights.
At Golden Globes, ‘1917' upsets Netflix for best picture. Is Oscar next?
Going into the 77th Golden Globe Awards with deep pockets and something to prove, spendy streamer Netflix missed out on their shot at a coveted and historic prize: Best picture.
Universal’s WWI drama “1917,” something of a last minute entry in the year’s awards race, scooped the best picture, drama, prize. Topping no less than three Netflix nominees: “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story” and “The Two Popes.”
‘1917', ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ and HBO the big winners at Golden Globes
“1917" won the film award for best drama and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” won best picture, musical or comedy at the 77th Golden Globes Awards this evening, capping a night with many unexpected winners, including Sam Mendes, who won best director for “1917,” and Taron Egerton, who won best actor for his performance as Elton John in “Rocketman.”
On the television side, HBO was the big winner, taking home two statues each for “Succession” and “Chernobyl.” Amazon’s “Fleabag” also snagged two Globes: best TV comedy, and best actress in a comedy for creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Is ‘Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood’ a comedy? The Golden Globes vote yes
A longtime favorite of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Golden Globes, Quentin Tarantino came into Sunday night with five nominations for his “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” recognized for picture, musical or comedy actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, supporting actor for Brad Pitt and both screenplay and director for Tarantino himself.
It won three: for Pitt’s performance, Tarantino’s screenplay and the film itself in the musical or comedy category.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge gives Barack Obama saucy Golden Globes thank you
Phoebe Waller-Bridge has won just about all the awards she possibly can for “Fleabag” — which is too bad, because her acceptance speech at Sunday’s Golden Globes deserve a prize of its own.
Accepting the award for comedy series for the acclaimed second season of “Fleabag,” the British writer and actor displayed some of her trademark naughty wit by acknowledging Barack Obama for putting the show on his year-end round-up of the best in books, film, music and TV.
Awkwafina makes history as first woman of Asian descent to win Golden Globe for lead actress in a comedy
Awkwafina has made history at the 2020 Golden Globes.
On Sunday, “The Farewell” actress became the first woman of Asian descent to win the award for lead actress in a movie comedy/musical.
Written and directed by Lulu Wang, “The Farewell” marked the dramatic lead debut for the actress, who was born Nora Lum. In the acclaimed film, Awkwafina plays Billi, an American woman whose family has chosen to keep the truth of a terminal diagnosis from her grandmother in China.
No surprise: Patricia Arquette gets political and mentions Iran at Golden Globes
Patricia Arquette wasn’t going to let Ricky Gervais, who told guests not to get political, censor her during her Golden Globes acceptance speech Sunday.
The actress took home an award for best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for TV for her role as Dee Dee Blanchard in “The Act.” She used the spotlight to talk about the U.S.'s growing tensions with Iran after the U.S. military recently carried out an airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Suleimani, Iran’s top military leader.
Brian Cox says his ‘Succession’ role has nothing to do with Rupert Murdoch
Are you playing Rupert Murdoch?
No, I’m playing Logan Roy. Logan Roy is totally our creation. Rupert Murdoch has f@@k all to do with it and you can quote me on that. I did have an incident in London relatively recently, I was in a cafe in Primrose Hill — if you’ve ever been to London, it’s a nice place.
I have an apartment there — and I was standing there having ordered my latte and somebody tapped me on my shoulder and said, “We’re loving your show.” And I said, “Oh, really?”
And they said, “Yes, yes, we really are loving it. I mean, my wife finds it a little difficult at times. But on the whole she’s really really enjoying it.” I said, “Well, why is your wife finding it difficult?” He said, “Well, my wife is Elisabeth Murdoch.” I said, “Oh, ah. Well ... well yeah, I’m sorry.”
He says, “No, it’s fine. Can you go easy on her next season?” I said, “We’ll do our best.”
Tom Hanks tears up during emotional Golden Globes speech
For the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., it seems any day is a beautiful day to celebrate Tom Hanks. And really, can you blame them?
In 1989, Hanks received his first Golden Globe award for the hit comedy “Big,” and in the three decades since the man who has often been called the Mayor of Hollywood — an actor blessed with an equal facility for comedy and drama and a genial charisma reminiscent of golden-age stars like Jimmy Stewart — has notched three more wins, for 1993’s “Philadelphia,” 1994’s “Forrest Gump” and 2001’s “Cast Away.”
Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ speech marks second year Korean is spoken at the Golden Globes
“Parasite” made history at the Golden Globes on Sunday as the first Korean movie ever to be named best foreign-language film. But director Bong Joon Ho is not the first winner to speak Korean at the event.
Last year actress Sandra Oh directly addressed her parents from the stage in Korean after winning the award for lead actress in a TV drama, telling them that she loved them. Oh, who was recognized for her portrayal of Eve Polastri in “Killing Eve,” also made history that night by becoming the first actor of Asian descent to win multiple Golden Globes. (She was previously recognized in the supporting TV actress category for her work on “Grey’s Anatomy.”)
Tom Hanks wins Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes
Here is more on Tom Hanks winning the Cecil B. DeMille award at today’s Golden Globes:
Tom Hanks will be the recipient of the 2020 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 77th Golden Globe Awards.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced Tuesday that the eight-time Golden Globe winning actor and producer will be honored at its 2020 Golden Globes ceremony in January.
Did Taylor Swift just bury the hatchet with Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes?
All appeared to be well between Amy Poehler and Taylor Swift on Sunday night when the two women took the stage to present at the 77th Golden Globe Awards.
The pairing was a bit surprising given their history at the Globes. In 2013, when Poehler co-hosted the awards show with Tina Fey, they let a barb fly about Swift’s dating history, which warranted an angry response from Swift during a Vanity Fair interview.
Stars sparkle with diamonds and stylish jewelry at Golden Globes
Sunday’s Golden Globes sparkled with the usual array of expensive necklaces, watches and rings, but some celebrities dared to walk on the wild side with their accessories.
Take Nick Jonas’ bolo tie, fashioned out of Prada’s triangle-shaped logo. It was the coup de grâce on the “Jumanji: The Next Level” actor’s double-breasted tuxedo, also made by the Italian fashion brand.
A year after Timothée Chalamet slipped on a bedazzled bib to complete his Louis Vuitton ensemble at the previous Globes, Kerry Washington one-upped him by foregoing a shirt and wearing instead a diamond harness under her black jacket by Altuzarra.
Nominated for her leading role in “Harriet” as well as for the original song from the movie, Cynthia Erivo was already turning heads in her $3-million Bulgari necklace that featured diamonds and a big teardrop-shaped sapphire pendant.
To give an edge to her off-the-shoulder custom gown by Thom Browne in the ever-chic palette of black and white, she wore 11 earrings by Maria Tash on both ears. Like aural armor, the opals and diamonds let the 32-year-old actress maintain her youthful flair.
As her stylist Jason Bolden said, Erivo “doesn’t mind having fun. She’ll wear anything and everything.”
Read Kate McKinnon’s poignant tribute to Ellen DeGeneres at Golden Globes
“Saturday Night Live” star Kate McKinnon saluted Ellen DeGeneres at the Golden Globes Sunday with a moving tribute to the TV host, who received the second Carol Burnett Award for outstanding contributions to television.
But McKinnon got personal when speaking about the daytime TV host, explaining that it was DeGeneres’ openness about her sexuality that encouraged McKinnon to pursue a career in television.
‘Succession’ table has a fitting seating arrangement
If you got a glimpse of the “Succession” table at the Golden Globes, you might have noticed Nicholas Braun (a.k.a. Cousin Greg) was, somewhat fittingly, sitting adjacent to the rest of the cast.
“It’s all good,” Braun said during a break from the show. “I’m part of the ‘Chernobyl’ crew. I’m just gonna pretend like I’m part of both shows.” (At one point, he and “Chernobyl” star Jared Harris could be overheard talking about sharks. An usher motioning people to their seats prevented this curious reporter from knowing where that story went.)
“Succession” fans might have also noticed J. Smith-Cameron, who plays Gerri, was missing from the night. Costar Sarah Snook, who plays Shiv, says Smith-Cameron was in New York.
“She’s here in spirit,” Snook said.
The cast was in good spirits following the show’s win for TV drama.“Uh, Elton John greeted us on the ramp “ Braun said. “Like, where do you go from here? 2020 is over. That’s it for me.”
Ellen DeGeneres brings self-effacing wit and emotion to acceptance speech
Ellen DeGeneres showcased her trademark self-effacing wit and considerable emotion when she accepted the honorary Carol Burnett Award at the 77th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
“Every time she pulled her ear,” DeGeneres lovingly joked of the award’s namesake during her acceptance speech, “I knew she was saying, ‘It’s OK, I’m gay too.” She is the second recipient of the honor, which was created in 2018 to salute excellence in television. Burnett herself was last year’s recipient.
Happy couple Michelle Williams and Thomas Kail make it official at Golden Globes
The newly engaged “Fosse/Verdon” power couple hit the Golden Globes together on Sunday.
Actress Michelle Williams and her new fiancé, “Fosse/Verson” director Thomas Kail, made their first public appearance together since news broke about their engagement late last month. The pair hit the red carpet together and were spotted holding hands inside the Beverly Hilton.
‘Succession’ actress Sarah Snook agrees with Russell Crowe’s comments on Australian fires
“I’m totally for Russell’s comments. Our country is burning and we need to figure out a way to combat it. I think there’s a lot of attention on the issue now, but we need to act preventatively.”
Surprise! ‘Ramy’ star Ramy Youssef wins Golden Globe for comedy actor
Ramy Youssef scored a surprise victory Sunday at the Golden Globes, winning for best actor in a comedy series for “Ramy,” an irreverent, highly personal Hulu series about a first-generation Muslim American from an Egyptian family.
The 28-year-old seemed surprised to be taking home the first acting prize of the night.
Beyonce and Jay-Z make late appearance to the Golden Globes
Russell Crowe won a Golden Globe. But he’s in Australia confronting a climate ‘tragedy’
Russell Crowe was not present at the 2020 Golden Globes to accept his award for an actor in a miniseries or TV movie in Showtime’s “The Loudest Voice.” Instead, he was at his home in Australia protecting his family and residence from the devastating wildfires which had consumed the country, said presenter Jennifer Aniston.
But the actor, who portrayed late Fox News head Roger Ailes, made a moving political statement in his abstenia acceptance speech which included an indictment of those in government who continually deny the effects of climate change.
Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ makes Golden Globes history as first Korean film winner
Bong Joon Ho‘s Korean class thriller “Parasite” won the Golden Globe for best foreign-language film on Sunday, making it official: The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. is part of the #BongHive. Directed by Bong and co-written with Han Jin Won, the genre-blending story of a poor Korean clan that manipulates their way into the employ of a rich family was nominated for three awards at the 77th Golden Globes, including best screenplay and best director.
The film stars longtime Bong collaborator Song Kang Ho (“Memories of Murder,” “The Host,” “Snowpiercer”), Chang Hyae Jin, Choi Woo Shik, and Park So Dam as the struggling Kim family and Lee Sun Kyun and Cho Yeo Jeong as the wealthy Parks. Bong’s seventh feature film to date has not only been a word-of-mouth sleeper success in the U.S., it’s also a bonafide global blockbuster, marking his first film to cross the $`100 million mark worldwide.
Golden Globes red carpet fashion hits and misses
Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais roasts Marvel, ‘Cats’ and Felicity Huffman
Even Ricky Gervais seemed fed up with Hollywood and the awards season on Sunday night.
As expected, the host pulled no punches when he opened the 77th Golden Globe Awards, broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton. The comedian gleefully brought his off-color humor to his opening monologue, ripping everyone and everything from Felicity Huffman, Hollywood icons and Ronan Farrow to sexual predators, Marvel, the state of cinema, corporate entities and especially “Cats.”
Russell Crowe’s acceptance speech highlights Australian wildfires and climate change
“Make no mistake, the tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate change based, we need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy and respect our planet for the unique and amazing place, it is.
“That way, we all have a future. Thank you.”
Tom Hanks becomes first meme of 2020
Ramy Youssef’s surprise acceptance speech at the Golden Globes
Look, I know you guys haven’t seen my show. Everyone’s like, ‘Is this an editor?’ 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… My mom also was rooting for Michael Douglas. Egyptians love Michael Douglas. I don’t know if you know this. This means a lot. Thank you HFPA.
Russell Crowe and Ramy Youssef are early Golden Globes winners
A mad rush to get inside the Golden Globe awards show
Taylor Swift makes a secret entrance to the Golden Globes
Some of the best videos from the Golden Globes red carpet
Black and white looks shine on Golden Globes red carpet
Black and white is a classic combo that always seems to be in style.
At the 77th Golden Globes, leading ladies such as Awkwafina, Greta Gerwig, Joey King, Margaret Qualley and Cynthia Erivo donned ensembles in the minimalist but graphic palette. Kerry Washington gave her own spin to black and white by layering a blingy harness under a black tuxedo jacket sans shirt.
“I think it’s always sophisticated. I think it’s very chic. There’s Old Hollywood there, which I really love,” said Jason Bolden, the stylist who dressed Erivo for her Golden Globes debut in a custom off-the-shoulder gown by Thom Browne that required more than 800 hours of labor from 11 people to make.
“The inspiration for Cynthia actually came from the idea of doing something that is quintessential Thom Browne, who is a dear friend, and a great play on mixing great materials like pearls, sequins and crystals,” Bolden added.
Plus, the dress served as an elegant base for the “Harriet” star’s $3-million sapphire necklace from Bulgari and her lightened hair, which Bolden said “was a play on washed out silvery sapphire.”
Icelandic replaces Fiji as water supplier after last year’s fiasco
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez make their presence felt on the red carpet
Snubbed directors Ava DuVernay, Marielle Heller throw shade back at the Golden Globe
Two of those without FOMO? “When They See Us” and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” directors Ava DuVernay and Marielle Heller, respectively. The filmmakers took to social media right before showtime on Sunday to throw shade at the HFPA and share what better things they had to do.
Early photos from the Golden Globes red carpet
Carol Burnett is thrilled for Ellen DeGeneres’ award
TV veteran Carol Burnett can’t wait to watch Ellen DeGeneres be recognized for her contributions in television.
Especially since the award is named after Burnett herself.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be here,” Burnett said. “I had dinner with her on New Year’s Eve. She doesn’t need any advice from me. I’m here to cheer her on.”
Chuck Lorre is not a huge fan of the vegan buffet at the Globes
Making his way past the metal detectors at the entrance of the red carpet, “The Kominsky Method” creator Chuck Lorre was asked how he felt about the night’s vegan menu.
“I could have gone for some sliders,” Lorre said. “Actually, I would have been game for a slice of pepperoni pizza.”
Some early red carpet looks and a seat assignment from the Golden Globes
Five things to watch for at Sunday’s Golden Globes
If you do plan on watching the ceremony, I ran down a few things to look for, including some key races involving “Parasite” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood,” a potential early coronation for “The Crown” and a chance for Awkwafina to make some history.
The biggest contest figures to be the duel in reaction-time speed between the network person manning the broadcast delay mute button and social media users waiting to roast Ricky Gervais for his off-color humor.