Universal’s epic war film “1917” and Sony’s comedy film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” took home the top prizes at the 77th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, winning best drama and best comedy, respectively.
The World War I drama from Sam Mendes, “1917,” surprisingly won the biggest prize of the night, beating out Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker” and three films from streaming giant Netflix, including “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story” and “The Two Popes.” Netflix led nominations for the 77th Golden Globe Awards with 34 nods in 25 categories spanning motion picture and television.
Mendes also won best director for “1917” over Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”), Todd Phillips (“Joker”), Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”) and Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”).
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” took home three trophies, including best comedy, best supporting actor for Brad Pitt and best screenplay for the film’s director Tarantino.
Laura Dern walked away with the award for best supporting actress for her role in “Marriage Story.”
Joaquin Phoenix won his second Golden Globe for best actor for his portrayal of the troubled Arthur Fleck in psychological thriller film “Joker,” the highest-grossing R-rated film ever with a global cume of 1.06 billion U.S. dollars.
Renee Zellweger won her fourth Golden Globe for best actress for her role as Judy Garland in Rupert Goold’s “Judy,” cementing her status as a Hollywood awards season favorite.
Taron Egerton won best actor for his performance as English pop singer Elton John in the biopic “Rocketman.”
Nora Lum, known professionally as Awkwafina, become the first Asian woman to win best actress in Golden Globe Awards history for Chinese-American film director Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell.” The film, based in part on Wang’s life experiences, follows a Chinese-American girl returning to China to say goodbye to her terminally ill grandmother.
Lum is also the first woman of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe in any lead actress film category.
She was born in New York to a Chinese-American father and a South Korean immigrant mother.
The 77th Golden Globe Awards, run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, honors the best in film and American television.
Source: Xinhua – LOS ANGELES