Monday 7 January 2019

7 Biggest Jaw-Droppers at the 2019 Golden Globes

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

A year after a certain air of solemnity understandably held court at what is generally considered the most raucous night of awards season, lightheartedness was once again on tap—and as presided over by co-hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg on Sunday, the 2019 Golden Globes were extra congenial.

It turns out, all those good vibes provided what turned out to be a much-needed soft landing for all of the awards-season rattling bombshells, as it would appear that the Globes are no longer trying to be harbingers of subsequent Oscar night glory. Instead, they muddied the waters quite a bit, honoring a film that didn't even get great reviews—but which has a best ensemble nomination at the SAG Awards, so anything is possible—with the biggest prize.

1. A Different Star Is Born: It's ironic that the quintessential Hollywood tale didn't register with the Hollywood Foreign Press. We're actually not far from the "Shallow" now. In fact, the "Shallow" is where we are, with Best Original Song being the only win of the night for A Star Is Born. 

No one was expecting a clean sweep, per se, not with Alfonso CuarĂ³n once again being considered a lock for directing for Roma. And any way the wind blows doesn't really matter to me, but it was a right shock to hear Bohemian Rhapsody named Best Motion Picture, Drama, last night instead of...any of the other movies. But especially A Star Is Born, which went 1-for-5.

It's hard to envision the Academy doubling down on this choice for Best Picture, but Rami Malek, whose performance as the late, great and enigmatic Freddie Mercury was deservedly singled out for high praise in every middling review of the film, just got this much closer to winning an Oscar.


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