The 76th Golden Globe Awards are wrapped. “Green Book,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Roma” and “The Kominsky Method” were among the big winners of the night. But the acceptance speeches were only a small part of the night’s most memorable moments, with others belonging to Emma Stone, Patricia Arquette and Oh, who pulled double duty as co-host and lead actress in a drama series winner. And if you’re already caught up on all the must-see moments from the show, dig through our after-party photos and dispatches to find out everything that happened after the cameras stopped rolling.
- Full list of winners
- BACKSTAGE REACTIONS: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ team | Sandra Oh | Alfonso Cuaron | Darren Criss | Chuck Lorre
- PHOTOS: After parties | Trophy room | In the ballroom | Show highlights | Red carpet arrivals | Fashion best and worst
- VIDEOS: Michelle Yeoh on ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ | Alyssa Milano talks Time’s Up 2019 goals | Awards season survival guide
- FASHION: Greens and blues make a mark | The return of the fancy bow | The rise of green jewelry | Beauty hits and misses
Ratings: 18.6 million watch Golden Globes telecast on NBC, a slight dip from last year
The audience for NBC’s Sunday telecast of the 76th Golden Globes was down slightly from last year, according to early data from Nielsen.
National ratings for the awards program will be available later Monday. The average rating in the 56 overnight markets measured by Nielsen was a 12.7, off 5% from a comparable measure in 2018.
The Golden Globes drew 19 million viewers in 2018 and 20 million viewers in 2017.
Alyssa Milano reveals her 2019 goals for the Time’s Up movement
Alyssa Milano discusses the changes and impact that the Time’s Up movement has had over the last year.
Time’s Up left an indelible mark on Hollywood with its fashion blackout at the 2018 Golden Globes.
Now a year later, actress, activist and #MeToo movement leader Alyssa Milano is looking ahead to what Time’s Up could do next — and she’s looking far beyond the entertainment world.
“I’m less concerned with the Golden Globes and how this feels,” she told The Times when asked about how it felt to be back on the Globes red carpet a year later.
“I’m more concerned with the women in the field who have to farm with no supervision, and the women in prison, and the homeless women, and the women in the military, and people that live paycheck to paycheck that don’t have the means to come forward, or feel like they’re going to lose their job,” she said.
“For me in 2019, I’m going to really try to focus on how I can help those industries.”
Watch the full video interview to see what Milano has to say about how Time’s Up has changed Hollywood in the last year.
Bryan Singer celebrates ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Golden Globe wins despite being fired from the film
Bryan Singer was AWOL at Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t celebrating the triumph of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The director, who was fired from the Freddie Mercury biopic before the conclusion of filming, posted to Instagram after the ceremony with gratitude to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
“What an honor,” Singer wrote as a caption to a behind-the-scenes still featuring himself in the director’s chair on set during filming. “Thank you #HollywoodForeignPress.”
Singer was fired by 20th Century Fox in December 2017 after rumored clashes with the film’s star, Rami Malek, as well as other cast members. Production was temporarily shut down before Dexter Fletcher stepped in to complete filming. Singer still received directing credit on the finished film.
At the tail end of 2017, Singer was sued over an accusation that he raped a 17-year-old boy, a charge he denied.
Not only did Singer not appear to attend the Globes ceremony, but members of the “Bohemian Rhapsody” cast and crew also were none too keen to discuss the wayward director.
“It’s not something I really wish to talk about tonight,” producer Graham King said in the backstage press room Sunday night.
“It’s a good question, though,” Queen guitarist Brian May added.
Malek, who took home the award for actor in a drama, tackled the issue of why Singer wasn’t thanked in either of the night’s acceptance speeches for the film.
“There’s only one thing we needed to do, and that was to celebrate Freddie Mercury in this film,” Malek said. “Nothing was going to compromise us giving him the love, celebration, adulation he deserves.”
The press were not the only ones asking questions about Singer at the end of the night, however.
Actress Evan Rachel Wood tweeted in the wee hours Monday, wondering about Singer and what she saw as a Hollywood open secret.
“So we just..we are all still supposed to be pretending we dont know about Bryan Singer? Cause it worked out really well with #Spacey and #Weinstein,” the “Westworld” star wrote.
Wood appeared to be referring to the repeated accusations that have long dogged Singer regarding sexual misconduct.
The director released a statement in October 2018 preemptively denying a rumored Esquire piece that he deemed an attempt to tarnish his career. The article has yet to publish.
Michelle Yeoh on the ‘empowering’ success of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and what’s next
Michelle Yeoh talks about the success of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and what that means to the Asian community.
Although “Crazy Rich Asians” left the 76th Golden Globe Awards ceremony empty-handed, it still felt like a victorious night for the wildly successful romantic comedy.
Sandra Oh, who was the first person of Asian descent to host the ceremony and also took home the award for lead actress in a drama series, wasted no time in the opening monologue praising “Crazy Rich Asians” for its impressive box-office haul and its multiple nominations (while also making a joke about the “Asian flush”).
Before the show, The Times spoke with star Michelle Yeoh about the deeper impact of the film’s commercial and critical success.
“I think at the end of the day, the audience, they have choices,” she said. “They’re not going to just go watch a movie to support it. You have to watch it again and again and again and love it.”
Diversity and inclusion have become popular words in Hollywood in recent years, but Yeoh said the impact of “Crazy Rich Asians” goes further.
“What is really exciting here is so empowering,” she said. She noted the film’s backing by a major studio — Warner Bros. — “which recognizes the fact that we Asian talents have place in the community because we are a part of the community and not just a token and not just to be diversified.”
And this is just the beginning of awards season for “Crazy Rich Asians,” which is also nominated for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and for best film of 2018 at the Producers Guild Awards.
But Yeoh said she has much bigger items on her wish list beyond the awards: “Give us equal opportunities, that’s all I’m asking for.”
Watch the full interview above.
Golden Globes after-parties: Taylor Swift, Darren Criss and Barry Jenkins make the scene
At 9 p.m., Taylor Swift was brought through a side entrance to the Fox party. Her security guards escorted her directly to a booth in the back corner, where she met her boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn.
She joined him and his “Favourite” costar Emma Stone, who was flanked by her beau, “SNL” writer Dave McCary. Two of Swift’s bodyguards surrounded the booth, blocking her from partygoers’ view so they couldn’t snap photos.
Servers quickly realized how important the guests were when a supervisor instructed them to retrieve a champagne bucket and bring it to the booth.
See Glenn Close, Olivia Colman and more celebrity after-party photos
What’s left to do after pulling off one of the most shocking Golden Globe victories of the evening? Hit the after-parties!
That’s just what surprise lead actress in a motion picture, drama winner Glenn Close did. And she wasn’t alone. Other winners who stopped by the official after-party included Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, Patricia Clarkson and Octavia Spencer.
Click through our after-party gallery to see more A-list photos (and to see Colman get her Golden Globe engraved.)
Netflix and FX muscle past HBO in TV wins with ‘Kominsky Method’ and ‘Gianni Versace’
A number of TV newcomers were honored along with old favorites by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. on Sunday night at the Golden Globes.
Netflix’s freshman show “The Kominsky Method” won two awards, including comedy series, tying with the FX limited series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” as the night’s most honored program, while the final season of FX’s “The Americans,” a critical darling that had been overlooked by the Globes, won for drama series. And comedy legend Carol Burnett became the first recipient of the HFPA’s lifetime achievement award in TV, which is named in her honor.
Although the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. stuck to its habit of honoring the new, the British and the streaming, the organization spread the honors around, handing out awards to an array of shows including Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora,” Netflix’s “Bodyguard’ and “A Very English Scandal” on Amazon.
Review: Sandra Oh’s ‘I see you’ at the Golden Globes marks a real turning point
It was a mix of business as usual and overwhelming sea change at the 76th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, where the film and television industry gathered to celebrate themselves — and be seen by one another at the crowded Beverly Hilton bar during commercial breaks — on live television.
The red carpet, which was more like a women’s march last year thanks to the #TimesUp movement and conversations about representation, sexism and sexual harassment, had reverted back to a nonpoliticized space, where Ryan Seacrest was safe once again to ask: “Gaga, who are you wearing?” “Diamonds by Tiffany!”
But once inside, it was clear why Hollywood appeared to have taken a step back from the fervent social activism of the past few years: the race and gender equality they’d fought for was evident everywhere.
Here are the beauty hits and misses of the night
The Golden Globes are known for a relatively relaxed environment full of as much glamour and beauty as there is imbibing and comedy.
The hair and makeup donned by celebrities who walk down the red carpet tends to follow suit. The beauty looks at the 76th Golden Globes Awards were no exception except for a few head-turning (and eyebrow-raising) choices.
The vibe at this year’s awards was effortless. Shellacked-into-place up-dos were nowhere in sight. As were outlandish lip colors or overwrought eye makeup.
A night of surprises at the Golden Globes adds twists to the Oscars
Golden Globes co-host Sandra Oh got choked up seeing the diverse sea of faces in the Beverly Hilton ballroom. A Netflix movie won a Golden Globe for the first time. And Christian Bale thanked Satan in his acceptance speech.
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 the boozy humor and star power that have helped it lap the Oscars in recent years as an evening of entertaining, watchable television.
With Oscars balloting beginning Monday, it provided the night’s winners a podium to make their case to film academy members, and several of those honored by the HFPA — Glenn Close, Regina King and the aforementioned Bale, who comically hailed Satan for inspiration in playing former Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice” — took that opportunity and ran with it.
Creators of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ face questions about Bryan Singer backstage at the Golden Globes
It was a big night at the Golden Globes for the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The film won best drama and lead Rami Malek won actor in a drama for his portrayal of the rock legend. But director Bryan Singer’s sudden exit from the film and the controversial allegations that have followed him for years were top of mind in the backstage press room.
Twentieth Century Fox fired Singer as director of the project in December 2017 after rumors of clashes on the set with Malek and other cast members. Singer’s departure caused the London production to temporarily shut down until Dexter Fletcher took over the rest of the shoot, but Singer still received a directing credit. That same month, Singer’s name fueled more headlines when he was sued over a 2003 allegation that he raped a 17-year-old boy — a charge he has denied.
One of the first questions posed to the filmmakers and Malek backstage was whether Singer’s departure had been a big hurdle for the film.
“It’s not something I really wish to talk about tonight,” said producer Graham King.
“It’s a good question though,” Queen member Brian May quipped.
Another reporter asked if they didn’t feel compelled to mention Singer’s name on stage while accepting the film’s win.
“I will take this one,” Malek said, stepping up to the microphone. “There’s only one thing we needed to do, and that was to celebrate Freddie Mercury in this film.… Nothing was going to compromise us giving him the love, celebration, adulation he deserves.” (Malek didn’t want to directly address the Singer controversy on Golden Globes nominations morning either.)
King added: “Every single person that worked on this film did it out of the passion of making this story.”
New Golden Globe trophy design didn’t prevent all winners from holding it wrong
Not all makeovers go according to plan.
The brand-new Golden Globe trophy design made its official debut Sunday at the 76th annual ceremony, but it seems not everybody got the memo about how to hold it properly.
According to the announcement about the redesign by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., this year’s bigger, heavier and more ergonomically sound trophy was meant “to ensure that winners do not obstruct the golden globe when holding the award.”
The new design also made sure the HFPA logo was more prominently placed to increase its visibility from the stage.
Alas, it seems the new cylindrical base did not always keep everyone from gripping the trophy in a way that would not block the view of the globe or the logo.
You can check out some of the offenders below, and scrutinize more photos from the 2019 Golden Globes winners room here.
Here’s why Christian Bale, Patricia Arquette, Olivia Colman and Steve Carell got bleeped at the Golden Globes
Let’s hope the newly redesigned Golden Globe trophy doubles as a soap dispenser, because Sunday night’s ceremony featured some foul-mouthed Hollywood stars.
Though the language might have seemed relatively mild compared to some of the insults being bandied about the political sphere as of late, some of the winners ran afoul of the censors.
Here’s a look at who said what and what they said to get bleeped.
Arquette is known for her heartfelt and straightforward speechifying, so her profanity doesn’t come as a huge surprise.
During her acceptance speech for performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television, Arquette talked about having to wear prosthetic teeth for the role, poking fun at her own less-than-perfect chompers.
“How many [messed]-up teeth does a person need?” she joked. “I was born with [messed]-up teeth!”
What she really said: If we were living in NBC’s “The Good Place,” Arquette would call her teeth “forked.”
While accepting his Golden Globe for actor in a comedy for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice,” Bale recounted an anecdote about director Adam McKay.
According to the actor, McKay told him they needed “someone who can be absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody” to play the part.
Bale joked that he’s looking to begin “cornering the market on charisma-free [jerks].”
What he really said: This is a family-friendly newspaper, so we’ll just say that it rhymes with “pass coal.”
“The Office” star had the enviable gig of introducing Carol Burnett with a lifetime achievement award, and his ode to the comedian praised the length and breadth of her decorated career.
Carell also pointed out that through it all, Burnett has remained one of the kindest individuals to work in the business.
Or, as he put it, “Carol Burnett makes Tom Hanks look like [a jerk].”
What he really said: Like Bale, Carell, too, opted for “pass coal.”
Though a stranger to most American audiences, the English actress was a complete delight during her acceptance speech for actress in a comedy for the role of Queen Anne in “The Favourite.”
Colman spoke lovingly of Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, her costars in the acclaimed film, recounting her feelings about the process.
“I had a … blast,” she proclaimed.
What she really said: Colman had a “forking” good time.
Regina King of ‘If Beale Street Could’ brings an emotional high point to the Globes with gender parity pledge
In one of the most moving and inspirational moments of the evening, Regina King won the best supporting actress in a motion picture Golden Globe for her role as a mother seeking justice for her daughter’s wrongfully imprisoned partner in the adaption of James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk.”
Only moments before, King had lost in the limited series or motion picture made for television lead actress category for her role in the Netflix series “Seven Seconds.” Amy Adams was likewise nominated in both categories, for “Sharp Objects” and “Vice.” Patricia Arquette won the television award for Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora.”
Though King was not nominated at the SAG awards, she has been making a strong showing with critics groups for her role in “Beale Street” and is still a favored contender for the upcoming Oscar nominations. She is in some ways on the same trajectory as Allison Janney a year ago with her Oscar-winning role in “I, Tonya.” Both are respected veterans of film and TV who had never quite landed the movie role that brought them proper acclaim. “Beale Street” is King’s first live-action feature film role in nearly 10 years.
Backstage reactions: Sandra Oh hosted the Golden Globes and won an award but all she could think of was landing that masturbation joke
Once Sandra Oh finished hosting the Golden Globes, she proceeded backstage as one of the night’s winners.
“I am just slowly kind of landing into this room with you,” said the “Killing Eve” star who won the award for best performance by an actress in a TV drama. “I gotta tell you, the win is so surprising. Also, I was so stressed about hosting that I just couldn’t give [the nomination or the win] one second’s thought. It was unbelievable and amazing, and I’m so grateful. I just feel, this is one of the most incredible nights of my life.”
It’s also been a big night for Oh’s parents, who have gone viral for their onscreen reactions to Oh’s win. “As for my parents who are amazing, amazing people, and internet sensations, they’re so happy, they’re so happy,” she said. “And it’s just the kind of thing that, for Asian kids, to actually make our parents happy, it’s so fulfilling that it happened. I’m just so happy they were here and able to come.”
Oh also chatted about her milestone hosting gig, alongside Andy Samberg. “I’m the first person of color to host the Golden Globes, I think, so I’m really grateful to the HFPA to have asked me,” she reflected. “I’m aware of what it means, and I most humbly take that on. And all I tried to do was do my best.”
She was most nervous about one joke in particular. While introducing actors from the notorious tearjerker “This Is Us,” she said, “Break out the tissues,” as many people have said before. But then, she continued, “Because you’re going to want to masturbate to all of them!”
“I gotta tell you, all I was thinking about was landing that joke,” she said. “That was it, that was my last joke of the night. There were things going on, I’m standing there with the statue, and all I’m thinking about was that word … I thought it was an amazingly fantastic, funny, biting line.”
A reporter than asked Oh if the joke was, for her, true. Oh then smiled and said, “Oh, that’s private. That’s very private.”
An upset victory for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and three awards for ‘Green Book’ define an unpredictable Golden Globes
Providing the latest set of potentially confusing data points in what has been an unpredictable awards season, the 76th Golden Globes gave major boosts to the racially inflected period road movie “Green Book” and, more surprisingly, the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” in their pursuit of Oscar glory.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” — a film that had a troubled production including the firing of credited director Bryan Singer and was largely dismissed as a major awards contender early on — took home the prize for best picture in the drama category, beating out a field that included presumptive favorite “A Star Is Born,” “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman” and “If Beale Street Could Talk.”
Though the Globes has a long history of delivering occasional head-scratchers, “Bohemian Rhapsody” producer Graham King seemed to speak for many in the crowd when, accepting the award, he said simply, “Wow, now that was unexpected.” Rami Malek also earned the prize for best actor in a drama for his turn in the film as the lead singer of Queen. (Neither Malek nor King mentioned Singer in their acceptance speeches.)
Peter Farrelly of the Golden Globe-winning ‘Green Book’ on his most memorable moment from the making of the film
On the heels of “Green Book” winning the Golden Globe for musical or comedy motion picture, director Peter Farrelly was asked his favorite scene to shoot. Instead, he offered his most memorable moment from the film.
Early in the movie, bouncer Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga throws away two lemonade glasses after a pair of black plumbers drink out of them. Portrayed by Viggo Mortensen, Tony Lip ultimately redeems himself, but the scene was jarring for the actors who participated in the scene.
“The two workers, they hadn’t read the script, they’d just read the scene and they were hired,” he recalled. “They were like, ‘What the hell kind of movie is this?’ And they quite literally pulled me aside and were like, ‘Isn’t he the hero?’ I was like, ‘Yeah’ and they said, ‘Why would he do that?’ ”
This prompted Farrelly to pull them aside and explain the entirety of the plot. “It really stuck out to me that these guys were ready to walk off the set if I didn’t have a good answer to that question.”
Multiple questions went to the film’s producer Octavia Spencer, who served as a sounding board to Farrelly during production.
“I have been a part of four films from this era and this was the first time that I saw a person of color with agency,” she said. “And I thought, ‘This is a guy I’d want to know.…’ So for me, it was about the idea that there were people like Don Shirley in the ‘60s and we never saw that on film.”
“Also, she was in the editing room right out of the gate,” added Farrelly. “We had about 40 minutes cut together and I wanted her to see it to tonally approve it and tell me we were on the right path. She gave me a lot of confidence being there in that room with me and helping me early on.”
Backstage reaction: Is Netflix killing the movie theater? Don’t tell Alfonso Cuarón that
After winning Golden Globes for best foreign language film and best director for “Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón fielded a question backstage in the press room about whether Netflix — which released Cuarón’s film theatrically and, shortly after, on its streaming platform — might be contributing to the death of independent cinema.
“How many theaters do you think a Mexican film in black and white, in Spanish, without stars … how big a release do you think it would be in a conventional theatrical release?” the director asked heatedly. “I’m having a way bigger release than that.”
The market has a limited taste for foreign-language films, Cuarón said. “What was amazing is that Netflix went through all the filters — the fact that it’s Mexican, in Spanish, black and white” — none of that was an issue, he said. The company was focused on “the core of what this film is about,” he said. “And I’m just so grateful the amazing effort they made to bring this film to the world but also in the theatrical world.”
‘We are so pleased’: Sandra Oh’s parents are very proud of her
Sandra Oh’s parents were still beaming as the Champagne started flowing moments after the Golden Globes host won a trophy of her own for her acclaimed work on “Killing Eve.”
“We are so pleased,” said Oh’s father, Joon-Soo Oh, joining his wife Young-Nam Oh in a celebratory toast, seated at a table inside the awards show with the best view in the house of Oh onstage. “We are so proud of her.”
In September, the Ohs attended the Emmys with their daughter, where they walked the carpet singing her praises.
“Finally! Finally she got it,” beamed her father. “She really worked hard, and I’m so happy to see she made it through to this stage.”
Of course, he says, they always knew their daughter deserved the acclaim.
“When she starred in her Grade 5 school show, she really surprised everybody as a performer,” he grinned.
Backstage after the show wrapped, Oh was effusive about her parents. She also expressed how happy she was for their moment in the social media spotlight.
“As for my parents who are amazing, amazing people, and Internet sensations, they’re so happy. They’re so happy. And it’s just the kind of thing that, for Asian kids, to actually make our parents happy, it’s so fulfilling that it happened. I’m just so happy they were here and able to come.”
Ahead of Sunday’s show, mom and dad made guest-starring appearances on Sandra Oh’s social media wearing shirts that read, “It’s an honor just to be Asian. - Sandra Oh.”
In addition to winning the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama TV series, Oh has been onstage all evening trading quips with co-host Andy Samberg at the glitzy awards dinner, which is held at the Beverly Hilton.
It was Oh’s onstage ribbing of the 2015 Emma Stone film “Aloha” that drew a shout of “I’m sorry!” from Stone in the audience.
She also sparked the first of many emotional shout-outs to the Beverly Hilton crowd and TV viewers that acknowledged the huge recent wins for representation in a year marked by the box office success of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Black Panther,” which were both nominated for best picture:
“I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change,” she said during the telecast. “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.”
This post was original published at 7:11 p.m.
Chuck Lorre on ‘fighting out of my weight class’ in creating the Golden Globe-winning ‘The Kominsky Method’
When you have TV sitcom veteran Chuck Lorre and acting heavyweights Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas together on one stage— reveling in the success of Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method’s” Golden Globe win for best TV comedy — one can’t help but wonder what the memories might be like from their time on set.
The question, unsurprisingly, is met with a joke.
“Part of the joy of doing a show when you get older is you don’t remember anything,” Lorre told reporters backstage.
More seriously, though, he pointed to the first scene they shot of the comedy, which follows a pair of friends (Arkin and Douglas) navigating their twilight years in Hollywood. The scene involved Douglas and Arkin’s characters seated for lunch at the Hollywood haunt Musso & Frank Grill.
“I was foolish enough to direct this episode,” Lorre recalled. “And that was a moment I will never forget. I remember thinking I was fighting out of my weight class.”
For Lorre, whose work has mostly been on broadcast TV with multi-camera hits like “The Big Bang Theory” and “Two and a Half Men” — the sort of shows that can sometimes get overlooked by award shows — “The Kominsky Method’s” recognition on Sunday night was an uplifting moment he won’t soon forget. (In addition to the show’s win for comedy series, Douglas also won for his performance as aging acting coach Sandy Kominsky.)
“I’m absolutely stunned and amazed and delighted and grateful that our work was acknowledged and held up as being worthy.”
And they’re ready to shoot down any mischaracterizations about the show — as Arkin did when a reporter began a question by suggesting that the show pokes fun at guys getting older.
“We’re not making fun of guys getting older,” Arkin said.
There you have it.
Backstage reactions: Darren Criss on the ‘superhero cape’ of his half-Filipino background
When Darren Criss won the Golden Globe for his performance in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” he made sure to thank his mother.
“This has been a marvelous year for representation in Hollywood, and I am so enormously proud to be a teeny, tiny part of that, as the son of a firecracker Filipino woman,” he said onstage on Sunday night. “Mom, I know you are watching this. You are hugely responsible for most of the good things in my life. I love you dearly. I dedicate this to you.”
Backstage, the actor expanded on his sentiment (especially as he’s gotten heat in the past for how he’s spoken about his racial background).
“I always tell people, being half Filipino is one of my favorite things about myself because I had no control over that,” he explained. “I feel like I’ve been given a superhero cape.”
“If there’s any young [people,] either half Filipino or full, or anyone in the Filipino community that looks to my work as a source of inspiration or direction, sign me up,” he added, “I’m on board for that. It’s a great privilege, and it means the world to me. I’m very proud.”
Criss also spoke to reporters of his parents individually. “They’re kind of my biggest bragging rights,” he said. “My dad taught me how to make other people more comfortable, and my mother was the other half, and taught me how to be comfortable with yourself. They were both very supportive of an early age.”
A forest of green, a sea of blue and a velvet gold mine at the 2019 Golden Globes
The 2019 Golden Globes red carpet — the first of the year’s awards-show circuit that stretches into late February’s Academy Awards — appeared to mirror fashion-wise the feeling that the country is, if not split into two separate camps, definitely headed in that direction.
Almost from the start on the red carpet Sunday at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, looks ping-ponged between the dark and heavy (colors including burgundy and green and weighty fabrics such as velvet) and the light (the palest of ice blues, lavenders and suffragette white) with pops of bright color in between. Look no further than the eye-catching yellow courtesy of Rachel Brosnahan and Claire Foy and director Spike Lee’s regal purple ensemble — a custom-made Atelier Versace tuxedo with coordinating silk purple shirt.
2019 Golden Globes: The complete list of winners
That’s a wrap on the 2019 Golden Globe Awards! Which films and TV shows won big? Which were shut out? Get the full rundown on all the major winners and losers from the star-studded evening.
Rami Malek wins for best performance by an actor in a motion picture - drama
The other nominees included:
- Bradley Cooper for “A Star Is Born”
- Willem Dafoe for “At Eternity’s Gate”
- Lucas Hedges for “Boy Erased”
- John David Washington for “BlackKklansman”
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins for best motion picture - drama
The fancy fashion bow is back in style on the red carpet
Is there a better way to wrap up a stunning outfit than with a fancy bow?
At Sunday’s Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Constance Wu, Charlize Theron, Danai Gurira and Nicole Kidman were among the celebrities who tied up their red-carpet style with ribbons looped on their dresses and in their hair.
Wu, nominated for her leading role in “Crazy Rich Asians” at the 76th awards ceremony, added a splash of color to her sheer beige gown by Vera Wang with an orange bow whose strings flowed from her waist all the way to the ground.
Orange was also the color of choice for Gurira from “Black Panther,” who offset her custom red gown by Rodarte with an orange bow on the right shoulder.
A flouncy bow doubled as the halter neckline for Theron’s backless black-and-white dress that was just as revealing in the front thanks to a keyhole cutout. Also opting for a bow-enhanced halter neckline was Penélope Cruz, who was part of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” cast that won the night’s award for TV limited series. In contrast to Theron, Cruz’s dark bow tickled the back of her neck.
Gemma Chan’s navy gown by Valentino displayed panache both in the front and the back, featuring a high-low hem that showed off the model-turned-“Crazy Rich Asians” actress’ legs as well as a bow perched just below her nape.
Kaley Cuoco gave a finishing touch to the dark blue top and white skirt of her strapless gown with a black bow cinched at her waist.
Glenn Close, nominated for best actress in “The Wife,” accented her custom Armani Privé black silk velvet cape with a crystal-embroidered bow.
Although Kidman kept the adornment to her tight burgundy sequin gown customized by Michael Kors Collection to a minimum, the “Destroyer” actress secured her chignon with a black hair bow.
Sofia Carson from “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” used a black bow to secure the tiny flowers forming the diamond-shaped grid on her Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress. To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Time’s Up at the Golden Globes, the 25-year-old carried a black ribbon to show her support for the movement fighting sexual assault, harassment and inequality.
Glenn Close wins for best performance by an actress in a motion picture - drama
The other nominees were:
- Lady Gaga for “A Star Is Born”
- Nicole Kidman for “Destroyer”
- Melissa McCarthy for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
- Rosamund Pike for “A Private War”
‘Green Book’ wins for best motion picture - musical or comedy
Backstage: Golden Globe winner Lady Gaga says she wanted song ‘Shallow’ to serve the story in ‘A Star is Born’
Lady Gaga took home the original song statue for “Shallow,” the show-stopping centerpiece of “A Star Is Born.”
She arrived backstage with members of her songwriting team, Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando and Mark Ronson, with Ronson stepping in to carry the train of her voluminous periwinkle dress.
The pop star deflected an initial question about working with Bradley Cooper, her co-star and the film’s director, pointing out that her win was for original song rather than for acting.
“He was incredible as a director, and I loved working with him. He made me a better actress,” she began. “But what we are really excited to be on this stage for is how much he believed in this song as a vehicle for storytelling in this film.”
She added that they’d talked backstage about how the song is antithetical to what is expected of a commercial song.
“It doesn’t really quite fit in to what you would think of as a commercial song, and still people connected to it,” she said. “And that means a lot to us.”
She also mentioned Cooper’s insistence that the music scenes be as authentic as possible.
“As a first-time director, Bradley really knocked it out of the park with the music,” she said. “He wanted it to be sung and recorded live. Most, if not all, of what you hear on the soundtrack to this film was sung live on camera on set.”
She was asked repeatedly about whether she drew inspiration from previous iterations of the film, which she denied.
“I knew that I wanted this to be completely, not only brand new, but completely serve the story that Bradley and [screenwriter] Eric Roth wanted to tell,” she said. “The screenplay was brilliant. I was so, so inspired by the vision, and when we worked on this, we worked hand in hand with Bradley to create something that would be sufficient for this story, something that would move it forward. This is really the moment in the film where their love begins to truly blossom. And I couldn’t be more proud to be standing here with my friends.”
She was also asked whether she took her performance cues from any of the actresses that came before her.
“It’s a privilege really to be a part of a film that already has a legacy,” she said. “To create something new while also honoring what happened in the past and how great they were.”
‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ wins for best limited series or motion picture made for TV
Olivia Colman wins for best performance by an actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy
The other nominees were:
- Emily Blunt for “Mary Poppins Returns”
- Constance Wu for “Crazy Rich Asians”
- Charlize Theron for “Tully”
- Elsie Fisher for “Eighth Grade”
‘The Good Place’s’ Jameela Jamil was called by her character’s sister’s name during E! red carpet show
Yes, that forking happened. “The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil was identified as Kamilah al-Jamil during the E! red carpet show.
Jamil, who plays Tahani al-Jamil in the NBC comedy series, hit the 2019 Golden Globes red carpet with a look inspired by her fashionable character. But E! committed the ultimate taboo by calling her Kamilah.
“The Good Place” fans know that Tahani spent her entire life in the shadow of her superstar younger sister, Kamilah. Tahani’s rivalry with her sister is ultimately what lead to her death (she was crushed by a statue of her sister as she tried to knock it down).
This means one of the biggest slights anybody can commit against Tahani is to compare her, or confuse her, with her sister.
“Tahani found dead,” tweeted the official “Good Place” account in response to the savage mix-up.
E! has clarified that it corrected itself on air at the end of the telecast.
Golden Globe winner Mahershala Ali on criticism of ‘Green Book’ from his character’s real-life family: ‘I wish them well’
After his Golden Globe win, “Green Book” star Mahershala Ali addressed the recent criticism by family members of pianist Dr. Donald W. Shirley, whom Ali portrays in the film.
Directed by Peter Farrelly, the based-on-a-true-story explores the friendship between Shirley and his chauffeur, Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), in the Deep South during the ’60s. Some of Shirley’s family members have taken issue with the movie, calling it a “symphony of lies.” The film is based on stories Lip told his son, who serves as a screenwriter on the movie.
Fresh from accepting his award for best supporting actor, Ali was asked about the family’s discontent with the film.
“I will say this,” Ali told reporters, “my job is always the same. I have to look at what I’m responsible for doing. All the prayers and energy … I’m not one who is going to necessarily throw that all away over things I have no control over. I have a job to do, and I have to continue doing it. I respect the family. I wish them well.”
‘The Kominsky Method’ wins for best television series - musical or comedy
Rachel Brosnahan wins for best performance by an actress in a television series - musical or comedy
The other nominees included:
- Kristen Bell for “The Good Place”
- Candice Bergen for “Murphy Brown”
- Alison Brie for “GLOW”
- Debra Messing for “Will & Grace”
Amy Poehler says ‘yes’ to Maya Rudolph’s marriage proposal at Golden Globes
It was the public proposal to end all other public proposals.
Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler hit the stage as presenters at the 76th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, and it was more than just a Bronx Beat reunion.
After waxing poetic about the importance of Hollywood stars and all the “memorable” lines given to supporting actors, a visibly jittery Rudolph asked her former “SNL” castmate a very important question.
Likely taking her cue from 2018 Emmy winner Glenn Weiss, who proposed to his girlfriend during his acceptance speech, Rudolph presented Poehler with a ring and popped the question.
Much to everyone’s delight, Poehler said “yes,” and the happy couple shared some Eskimo kisses on stage.
Poehler was a bit concerned their engagement would steal the thunder from the next category, but Rudolph reassured her that there was nothing to worry about since the award for best screenplay was the one on deck.
Backstage reactions: ‘This is what 59 looks like!’ exclaims Golden Globe winner Patricia Clarkson
After Patricia Clarkson won the Golden Globe for her supporting role in “Sharp Objects,” she went backstage and was greeted by a slew of applause from reporters.
“This is what 59 looks like!” she said, to even more praise from the press. To celebrate, she said she’ll treat herself to some bolognese.
Clarkson also said she would call her parents, whom she thanked at the end of her speech onstage. In fact, she attributes any acclaim for her performance — even though it’s such a dark role — to them.
“I dedicated it to them because I had an extraordinary childhood,” she explained of playing such a “compromised, fractured, brutal woman” as Adora Crellin.
“I had a beautiful life growing up. I actually think that feeds you in an odd juxtaposition. Adora was one for the books, literally and figuratively. But she is a character that I love, still, with all of her foils, all of her faults, all of her troubles. I still love her.”
Alfonso Cuaron wins for best director - motion picture
Chrissy Metz insists she didn’t insult Alison Brie on the Golden Globes red carpet
The Golden Globes ceremony is still in progress, but that didn’t stop some red-carpet controversy from spilling into the ballroom.
Social media was abuzz Sunday when a hot mike picked up a comment from “This Is Us” star Chrissy Metz in which it sounded a lot like the actress called “Glow” star Alison Brie “such a bitch.”
You can hear for yourself in the audio below.
Sitting at her seat inside the ballroom, Metz was scrolling through Twitter when she read the news about the alleged comment. She pulled up the clip and held it to her ear.
“They asked me if I knew Alison Brie and I said, ‘Oh, boy, do I,’” Metz told The Times. “I know her, and I love her.
“I don’t talk like that,” she continued. “I would never say anything like that about anyone. I’m gutted.”
Metz said she hadn’t seen Brie in the ballroom tonight and doesn’t have her number.
“We only follow each other on Instagram,” she said, “and I don’t want to ruin her night. She has a huge night. I’m just so upset.”
For her part, Brie appears just as confused as Metz.
“But why?” Brie asked a BuzzFeed reporter when the outlet inquired about her reaction to the alleged diss. “I know her. I saw her on the carpet, and I told her how beautiful she looked.”
In response to other outlets speculating on the drama, Metz tweeted that the conflict was entirely fabricated and that she adores Brie. In the aftermath, Us Magazine deleted its tweet on the matter.
Backstage reaction: ‘The Americans’ creator says forget about the espionage. This show was always about marriage
After “The Americans’ ” Golden Globe win for TV drama, executive producer Joel Fields noted similarities between the FX show, about a couple of Cold War-era undercover KGB spies, and the political climate today.
“It’s funny, when the show began, part of the strength to us was the ability to write about the Russians with the sense that people couldn’t imagine that they were our adversaries because it had been so long ago,” he said. “It’s unfortunate that the Cold War seems to have heated up again. But our hope is that … maybe we’ll find a way quickly to get back to a warmer place where we can see each other as human beings and less as adversaries.”
Despite the Cold War tension, series creator and executive producer Joe Weisberg said that the series, which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, was always intended as a portrait of a complex marriage.
“At the end of the day, there was a lot of spying, there was a lot of espionage, there was a lot of murder, but this was a show about a marriage, and that’s what we wanted people to think about and look back on,” he said. “Our couple is in a very intense marriage, with a lot of ups and downs. We wanted to make a show about what that felt like.”
Darren Criss wins for best performance by an actor in a limited series or TV movie
Darren Criss wins the 2019 Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a limited series or motion picture made for television for ”The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
The other nominees were:
Hugh Grant for “A Very English Scandal”
Antonio Banderas for “Genius: Picasso”
Benedict Cumberbatch for “Patrick Melrose”
Daniel Bruhl for “The Alienist”
Backstage reactions: Change is slow, but Golden Globe winner Patricia Arquette is excited about what’s coming
Patricia Arquette spent time backstage following her Golden Globe win to talk about whether pay equality and inclusion has improved since her call for action four years ago.
The actress famously used her 2015 Oscars acceptance speech (she won for “Boyhood”) as a moment to push for wage parity. Sunday night, following her Golden Globe win for best actress in a limited series for her role in Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora,” Arquette addressed the topic, pointing to a recent report by USC Annenberg.
“It wasn’t that great — the result of it,” Arquette told reporters. “However, I’m glad to see some of these films have been given these opportunities. Hollywood always responds when they see so much revenue coming from it. I think diversity is definitely starting to paying off for Hollywood — and it probably always would have, so I’m hoping to see more of a trend toward that. But it’s not just Hollywood. When I was talking about equal pay, I was talking about 98% of all industries. We have a lot of moms out here that are sole breadwinners, or primary breadwinners, so we have to look at equal pay and opportunity.”
She added: “But I am excited by how many women we have coming into the House [of Representatives] and coming into more positions of power.”
Patrica Clarkson wins for best supporting performance by an actress in a TV series, limited series or movie
The other nominees were:
- Thandie Newton for “Westworld”
- Alex Borstein for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
- Yvonne Strahovski for “The Handmaid’s Tale”
- Penelope Cruz for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Christian Bale wins for best performance by an actor in a motion picture - musical or comedy
The other nominees included:
- Lin-Manuel Miranda for “Mary Poppins Returns”
- Viggo Mortensen for “Green Book”
- Robert Redford for “Old Man and the Gun”
- John C. Reilly for “Stan & Ollie”
‘Roma’ wins Golden Globe for best motion picture - foreign language
Backstage reaction: ‘Spider-Verse’ director talks diversity and says Miles Morales proves anyone can ‘be this kind of hero’
Fresh off their Golden Globes win for best animated motion picture, the filmmakers behind Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” may have had their comments about diversity cut short onstage, but they picked right back up backstage in the press room.
Director Peter Ramsey, speaking about the diversity inherent in the story of an Afro-Latino Spider-Man, struggled to jog his memory backstage.
“I’m trying to remember what I was saying because I’m still so stunned that we won,” he said. “It was basically just the idea that anyone can have this kind of experience, anyone can share in this myth, be this kind of hero. And the story of Miles Morales was a way to crystallize all those feelings into one character.”
The “Spider-Verse” filmmakers, who’d been presented the award by the cast of Disney’s “Black Panther” (a fellow Marvel property), were not too happy to be asked about opening “Spider-Verse” in the same year as “Black Panther.”
“We started this journey with Amy [Pascal, former head of Sony] four years ago … so it was a four-year journey. Back then, ‘Black Panther’ was just a name ...” producer Chris Miller said, his voice trailing off.
“It all started with a fantastic vision that Phil Lord laid out, and from his very first treatment, the vision of what this movie could be was there, and I think that’s what made us all sign on and want to give our all to the idea.”
When asked what was their favorite part of the process, director Bob Persichetti said it was “finding a voice for Miles Morales. And creating something that could stand up to Peter Parker but could also be unique and separate and different and more representative of the world we live in today.”
Mahershala Ali wins for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture
The other nominees included:
- Richard E. Grant for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
- Timothée Chalamet for “Beautiful Boy”
- Adam Driver for “BlackKklansman”
- Sam Rockwell for “Vice”
Green jewelry rules the Golden Globes red carpet
On the Golden Globes red carpet, green proved a popular color not only for celebrities’ couture but also for their lustrous jewels.
“Mom” star Allison Janney arrived at the 76th awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in a heraldic thorn link necklace and mughal ring crafted from emeralds, diamonds, rubies, 18-karat gold and platinum by David Webb.
For “Killing Eve” lead Jodie Comer, green teardrop earrings provided a fresh pop of color atop her black frothy dress that combined layers of tulle, paillettes and feathers.
In a testament that art imitates life imitates art, Michelle Yeoh complemented her green gown at the Golden Globes with the emerald ring that she wore to portray formidable society matron Eleanor Young in “Crazy Rich Asians.” Aside from being a prized possession pulled from her own collection, the ring symbolized her character’s acceptance of her son’s girlfriend, Rachel Chu, played by Constance Wu.
Telling E! before the start of the awards show, Yeoh said the ring “was such a character in the film. It had to be instantly recognizable. The color green is about life [and] prosperity.”
Backstage reactions: Richard Madden still can’t shake those James Bond rumors
Even after winning a Golden Globe award, Richard Madden can’t escape the rumors that he’s in the running to play James Bond.
Following his win for actor in a TV drama with his performance in “Bodyguard,” Madden was quickly asked (yet again) to address tabloid reports he could be next to take on the big-screen icon: “They are just rumors,” he said.
For now, Madden is seeing his golden statuette as enough of a career confirmation.
“As an actor, you constantly question yourself: are you good enough? The constant thing to do to yourself is questioning your ability,” he said. “I’ve been an actor for 20 years … it’s a real wake up all to me to believe in myself because other people do.”
In the BBC-turned-Netflix series, Madden — who up until now was best known for playing Robb Stark in “Game of Thrones” — portrays Sgt. David Budd, a PTSD-afflicted veteran of the Afghanistan war who gets caught in a web of terror plots and conspiracies while navigating conflicted feelings about being assigned to protect a politician who was in favor of the war.
Madden will next be seen in the Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” where he plays the music legend’s longtime manager, John Reid. As for a second season of “Bodyguard,” Madden is game.
“I’m very open to it,” he said.
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg aim for laughs and tenderness in opening monologue
Andy Samberg (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”) got off to a rough start during the opening monologue of Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards.
But the pair eventually found their footing once they moved away from gags about how nice they were (spoiler: they’re very nice) and moved on to more pointed jokes about the state of Hollywood.
If you missed the earliest minutes of the show — maybe you’re a Chicago Bears fan who spent 15 minutes crying in the bathroom after that borked field goal — here are the five takeaways.
Oh’s rhino advocacy
While the success of “Black Panther” seems obvious now, Oh was certain that she knew why the film struck a nerve with audiences.
It “just goes to show that people want more movies where people ride around on rhinoceroses like they’re horses,” Oh exclaimed. “I’ve been saying this for years!”
She makes a strong argument, actually.
In a room of 100 people, Lady Gaga has only one anecdote
Though the ceremony is the official starting point of awards season, promotional campaigns have been in the works for months.
“A Star Is Born” lead Lady Gaga has found comfort in a single anecdote that comes up time and again about being in a room of 100 people and needing only one to believe in you.
Well, Oh and Samberg poked fun at the music superstar, as they both repeated the story, to Gaga’s amused consternation.
Emma Stone is sorry about “Aloha”
The success of “Crazy Rich Asians” allowed Oh, born in Canada to Korean parents, to highlight the ridiculous lack of Asian representation in Hollywood.
“ ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is the first studio film with an Asian-American lead since ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and ‘Aloha,’ ” Oh joked, naming two films in which white actresses were cast in Asian roles.
In response, one of those white women issued a mea culpa.
Emma Stone, nominated for supporting actress in a film, shouted, “I’m sorry!” from the crowd. Stone played Allison Ng in “Aloha.”
Finally, people have started apologizing for “Aloha” in general.
Jim Carrey gets banished to the slums of TV
Oh and Samberg also made sure that no one was seated inappropriately at the ceremony, which resulted in a few hurt feelings with Jim Carrey.
Nominated for lead actor in a TV comedy for his Showtime series “Kidding,” Carrey was seated at a table in the front section of the theater, something that neither Oh nor Samberg would stand for.
“I just finished a film. It’s called ‘Sonic the Hedgehog.’ It’s out in November,” Carrey pleaded with the hosts, as they directed him to the back of the auditorium with his kind.
“Well, come back next year. I’m sure it’ll be nominated,” Samberg replied skeptically.
Oh gets real
When the jokes subsided, Oh offered some insight into why she, a celebrated dramatic actress, was standing onstage co-hosting an awards show.
“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,” she said.
“And I’m not fooling myself,” Oh continued. “Next year could be different; it probably will be. But right now, this moment is real. Trust me, it is real.
“Because I see you,” Oh said to the audience. “And I see you. All these faces of change. And now, so will everyone else.”
Backstage reactions: Ben Whishaw calls for ‘greater equality’ for gay actors playing straight roles
Ben Whishaw won the Golden Globe for his supporting role in the limited series “A Very English Scandal.”
The BBC and Amazon drama sees Whishaw portraying Norman Josiffe (later Scott), the former lover who British politician Jeremy Thorpe allegedly tried to have killed.
“I was playing a real person who suffered substantial trauma in what we were fictionalizing,” he recalled backstage after his win on Sunday. “One of the very difficult things was honoring him, and being sensitive to him and trying to capture him in all of his complexity.”
The show is the third onscreen collaboration between Whishaw and Grant. “I just find him delightful and very, very funny, and I think he’s an absolutely exquisite actor,” he said of Grant. “I’m really pleased people are recognizing that.”
When asked by a reporter whether or not LGBT characters should in fact be played by LGBT actors — a stance that has been hotly discussed among actors like Darren Criss and Cate Blanchett — Whishaw, a gay man, also took a side.
“I really believe that actors can embody and portray anything, and we shouldn’t be defined only by what we are,” he explained. “There was a time when we didn’t know anything about actors — they were very mysterious — but now we know everything.
“But there needs to be greater equality,” he continued. “I’d like to see more gay actors playing straight roles. It should be an even playing field for everybody. That would be my ideal. I don’t know how far we are away from that, but that’s what it should be.”
Before he left the stage, he was asked: Will there be a third “Mary Poppins” film? “I think there needs to be another long break before another ‘Mary Poppins,’” he said with a smile. “She needs to go do what she’s doing up in the clouds for another 50 years.”