Golden Globes 2019: A multitude of surprise winners

Lewis Collier
January 10, 2019

THE Golden Globes gave Queen musical "Bohemian Rhapsody" its top prize on Sunday in an unexpected victory over romance "A Star is Born", and named 1960s segregation-era roadtrip "Green Book" the best comedy or musical film.

"We have to say, I can do that, and I should be allowed to do that", the 71-year-old said, to huge applause from the gathering of A-list stars.

Rami Malek, who won best drama actor for his role as late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in 20th Century Fox film "Bohemian Rhapsody", dedicated his award to the British singer, who died of AIDS in 1991.

Mahershala Ali poses backstage with his award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for "Green Book".

Discussing her turn in the raunchy period piece, she said backstage: "Love scenes with women are much easier because in my head I wasn't being unfaithful to my husband so it felt. kissing a man just feels bad because then you feel like you're being very naughty".

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The Golden Globes kicked off the Hollywood awards season leading to the Oscars, where nominations will be announced on Jan 22.

The Golden Globe Awards looked like it had gone entirely back to frothy, bubbly business as usual, until Regina King did the impossible: She got the orchestra to stop playing her off.

The passion project by Bradley Cooper starring Lady Gaga was tipped hotly for taking home multiple gongs, but it took home the award for the Best Original Song only. It might seem weird that "Bohemian Rhapsody", a predominately music-driven film, and Lady Gaga's "A Star Is Born" both competed in the drama category. She said, "I'm so sorry guys, I just, I have to do this". And I see you. The Golden Globes ceremony has always been a night of celebrities getting drunk, political speeches and a "who-cares" attitude amongst presenters. The actress who has had a six-plus decade career dedicated her award "to all those who made my dreams come true and to all those out there who share the love I have for television".

This year saw blues, golds, reds and lots of metallic, but several stars wore bracelets and pins in support of the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment and inequality in the workplace. From Richard Madden to Kristin Cavallari and Idris Elba and fiancée Sabrina Dhowre, this woman managed to make her way into everyone's picture frame.

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