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 Golden Globes are known for red carpet fashions, serving as an early (if inconsistent) indicator of Oscar voting tendencies and the occasional unexpected outburst from the stage. Like most awards shows, the Globes aren’t exactly known for getting their winners right, at least as far as critical consensus is concerned.
And yet, here we are. Ignored by the Hollywood Foreign Press in the drama series category each of its five prior seasons, FX’s “The Americans” won Sunday night with its first nomination, which it earned for its acclaimed final season.
The overdue recognition may have amounted to a make-up win after years of neglect by the HFPA, but a deserved win is a deserved win, and Twitter fell silent with its usual litany of complaints. It felt a little strange.
Sunday night sure turned out golden for Sandra Oh.
The evening was already a glittering occasion for the actress, who was serving as co-host of the Golden Globes with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samberg. Then she took her hostess with the mostess level up a notch by scoring a trophy for her performance as Eve Polastri, an indefatigable and quirky agent for British intelligence, in BBC America’s “Killing Eve.”
It’s about time Carol Burnett had an award named after her.
During the 76th Golden Globes on Sunday, Burnett accepted the inaugural Carol Burnett Award, a new honor established by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. to celebrate lifetime achievement in television.
“I guess I’ll have to keep my name now,” she joked to Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet.
Three was the magic number for some men at the Golden Globes.
Adding a stylish touch on the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel — not to mention an extra layer of warmth on a chilly winter day — actors ranging from Idris Elba and Topher Grace to Golden Globes co-host Andy Samberg chose to wear three-piece designs.
Elba supported his daughter, Isan, who is serving as the Golden Globes ambassador at the 76th awards ceremony, in a forest green jacket trimmed with a black shawl collar, a matching vest and dark pants, all made especially for him by British designer Ozwald Boateng. He bucked tradition by leaving his white shirt collar open sans tie.