Golden Globe winners: Lady Gaga, Bohemian Rhapsody & more

The Golden Globes have honoured the best names on our screens and behind the scenes at their 2019 ceremony in Beverly Hills on Sunday.

Co-hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samburg opened the ceremony, and Oh celebrated the increase of representation on our screens with works like Pose and Crazy Rich Asians. Oh also made history herself, becoming the first Asian-American woman to host the prestigious ceremony.

The duo also poked a little fun at Lady Gaga, reminding her that “there could be a hundred people in a room…”

Living TV legend Carol Burnett was honoured with the first-ever Golden Globe television special achievement award, and Jeff Bridges received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his contributions to the industry.

Michael Douglas won the first award for the evening, taking out Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for The Kominsky Method and surprise hit Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse won Best Motion Picture for an animated film.

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden took out the best actor award for a TV drama for his role in UK series The Bodyguard, and spy drama The Americans was named the best TV drama.

British actor Ben Whishaw won for his role across from Hugh Grant in the Russell T Davies limited series A Very English Scandal, where they played lovers based on the true story of British MP Jeremy Thorpe.

After receiving his award, Whishaw told media that he would like to see more equality in casting, and hoped that more gay actors would have the opportunity to play straight roles.

In the music categories, composer Justin Hurwitz won Best Original Score for his work on First Man, and Lady Gaga won her second Globe of her career – this time for Best Original Song for A Star Is Born‘s Shallow.

Regina King was named best supporting actress for her role in Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the original 1974 work by gay author James Baldwin. Jenkins’ Moonlight star Mahershala Ali also took home the Globe for best supporting actor in Green Room.

Sandra Oh took a break from hosting duties to accept the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for Killing Eve, and Patricia Clarkson won for her chilling portrayal of the ice-cold Adora in Sharp Objects, while Christian Bale thanked Satan for inspiration after winning Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his role as Dick Cheney in Vice.

Darren Criss got the trophy for his killer role in Ryan Murphy’s limited series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which was also named Best Television Limited Series.

Glenn Close edged out Lady Gaga to win Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for The Wife, Olivia Colman won Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her queer portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite, and Freddy Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and its star Rami Malek each won a globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama.

For a full list of awards, head to goldenglobes.com 

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