Golden Globes honor ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Green Book’ in a night of surprises

Eloise Marshall
January 8, 2019

Rami Malek was on top of the world last night, having just picked up the Best Picture award for Bohemian Rhapsody at the Golden Globes.

It was all going so well for Rami Malek at this year's Golden Globes.

Another candid moment from Oh's opening spiel came after she poked fun at the whitewashing of Asian-American roles in her opening speech, calling Crazy Rich Asians "the first studio film with an Asian-American lead since "Ghost in the Shell" and 'Aloha.'" It prompted Emma Stone, who was cast as quarter-Hawaiian and quarter-Chinese Allison Ng in Aloha, to shout out "I'm sorry!"

Sandra Oh made history at the Globes as the first Asian host in the awards show's history and the first Asian woman to win multiple times at the awards ceremony. Mahershala Ali, whom the foreign press association overlooked for his Oscar-winning performance in "Moonlight", won best supporting actor for "Green Book". The Academy is taking nominations for its awards until January 14.

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Malek not only received praise from the entertainment industry for his role but also from members in Queen . "Thank you to Satan for giving me the inspiration on how to play this role", he joked.

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Golden Globe hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh.

In the best actor category, Malek triumphed over Bradley Cooper ("A Star Is Born"), Willem Dafoe ("At Eternity's Gate"), Lucas Hedges ("Boy Erased") and John David Washington in "BlacKkKlansman". But the film won only a music award for the film's song, Shallow.

"There's one thing I want to address, which, again, I don't normally do", she said on Instagram Stories. The movie is based on the lives of real people: a black man and his white bodyguard. The film has received rapturous reviews but is already streaming on Netflix and is only playing in a few theaters, which could hurt its Oscar chances. Alfonso Cuaron still won best director and the Mexican-born filmmaker's movie won best foreign language film.

Olivia Colman, expected to be Lady Gaga's stiffest competition when the two presumably go head-to-head at the Oscars, won best actress in a comedy/musical for her Queen Anne in the royal romp "The Favourite".

Accepting the Golden Globe for best drama motion picture, Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King avoided mentioning Singer-but Twitter users noted the omission. In keeping with network TV's myopic tradition, NBC last night aired promotional spots from its streaming antagonists Netflix ("Bird Box") and Amazon Prime ("Hannah", "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel") as well as spots from cable rivals FX ("Fosse/Verdon") and HBO, which ran a 60-second teaser for the new seasons of "True Detective", "Veep" and "Game of Thrones" as well as the upcoming series "Watchmen" and "Euphoria".

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