OLIVIA COL­MAN

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AT THE 76TH AN­NUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS, THE FRED­DIE MER­CURY BIOPIC ‘BO­HEMIAN RHAP­SODY’ TOOK BEST PIC­TURE, DRAMA, OVER BRADLEY COOPER’S HEAV­ILY FAVOURED ‘A STAR IS BORN’ AND GLENN CLOSE BESTED LADY GAGA FOR BEST AC­TRESS FOR HER PER­FOR­MANCE IN ‘THE WIFE’.

Thun­der bolt and light­ning rocked the 76th Golden Globes where a string of upsets cul­mi­nated with the Fred­die Mer­cury biopic “Bo­hemian Rhap­sody” win­ning best pic­ture, drama, over an­other movie about mu­si­cians: Bradley Cooper’s much more heav­ily favoured “A Star Is Born.”

“A Star Is Born” came into Sun­day’s cer­e­mony at the Bev­erly Hilton Ho­tel in Bev­erly Hills, Cal­i­for­nia, as the pre­sumed heavy­weight and Os­car favourite. But Cooper ’s Re­make Went Home With Just One Award, For The Song “shal­low.” In­stead, The Night’s Inal Two Awards Went To “bo­hemian Rhap­sody” — The Pop­u­lar But Poorly Re­viewed Drama About Queen’s Front­man, A Movie That Wrapped Af­ter Jet­ti­son­ing Its Di­rec­tor, Bryan Singer — And Best Ac­tor-win­ner Rami Malek For His Full-bod­ied, Pros­thetic Teethaided Per­for­mance As Mer­cury.

“thank You To Fred­die Mer­cury For Giv­ing Me The Joy Of A Life­time,” Said Malek. “this Is For You, Gor­geous.”

Few Nom­i­nees Were Con­sid­ered more of a sure thing than Lady Gaga as best ac­tress in a drama. But Glenn Close pulled off the shocker in that cat­e­gory, too, for her per­for­mance in “The Wife,” as the spouse of a No­bel Prize-win­ning au­thor. Met with a stand­ing ova­tion, Close said she was think­ing of her mother, “who re­ally sub­li­mated her­self to my fa­ther her whole life.”

“we Have To Find Per­sonal Fulill­ment. We Have To Fol­low Our Dreams,” Said Close, Draw­ing Still Louder Cheers From Women In The Crowd. “we Have To Say I Can Do That And I Should Be Al­lowed To Do That.” It’s Close’s Se­cond Globe In 14 Nods. She’s Never Won An Os­car.

A Year Af­ter Oprah Win­frey’s Iery Anti-don­ald Trump Speech At The Globes, Pol­i­tics Were Largely Ab­sent From The Cer­e­mony Be­fore Chris­tian Bale Took The Stage For Win­ning Best Ac­tor In A Mu­si­cal Or Com­edy For His Lead Per­for­mance In Adam Mckay’s ‘vice.’

San­dra Oh, Who Was Host­ing, Won For Her Per­for­mance On The Bbc Amer­ica Drama Se­ries “killing Eve.”

“i Wanted To Be Here To Look Out At This Au­di­ence And Wit­ness this mo­ment of change,” said Oh, tear­ing up and gaz­ing at mi­nor­ity nom­i­nees in at­ten­dance. “Right now, this mo­ment is real. Trust me, this is real. Be­cause I see you. And I see you. All of these faces of change. And now, so will every­one else.”

Some of those faces Oh al­luded to won. Ma­her­shala Ali, whom the for­eign press as­so­ci­a­tion over­looked for his Os­car-win­ning per­for­mance in “Moon­light,” won best sup­port­ing ac­tor for “Green Book.” While the Globes, de­cided by 88 vot­ing mem­bers of the HFPA, have lit­tle re­la­tion

to the Academy Awards, they can sup­ply some awards-sea­son mo­men­tum when it mat­ters most.

Ar­guably The Biggest Boost Went To “green Book,” Peter Far­relly’s In­ter­ra­cial Road Trip Through The Early ‘60s Deep South, Which Has Strug­gled To Catch On At The Box Ofice While Com­ing Un­der Harsh Crit­i­cism For Re­ly­ing On Racial Tropes. It Won Best Ilm, Com­edy Or Mu­si­cal, And Best Screen­play. “if Don Shirley And Tony Val­le­longa Can Find Com­mon Ground, We All Can,” Said Far­relly, The Di­rec­tor Best Known For Broader Come­dies Like “there’s Some­thing About Mary.”

As Ex­pected, Lady Gaga, Mark Ron­son, An­thony Ros­so­mando And An­drew Wy­att Won Best Song For The Sig­na­ture Tune From “a Star Is Born.” At The Time, It Seemed Like Just The Irst Of A Hand­ful Of Awards For “a Star Is Born.”

“can I Just Say That As A Wo­man In Mu­sic, It’s Re­ally Hard To Be Taken Se­ri­ously As A Mu­si­cian And As Song­writer And These Three In­cred­i­ble Men, They Lifted Me Up,” Gaga Said.

Netlix’s Os­car Hope­ful, Al­fonso Cuaron’s “roma” Won Best Di­rec­tor And The Mex­i­can-born Ilm­maker ’s Movie Won Best For­eign Lan­guage Ilm.

Net­flix Also Won Nu­mer­ous Awards For The Se­ries“The K Om In Sky Method,” Which Won Both Best Ac­tor In A Com­edy Se­ries For Michael Dou­glas (he Ded­i­cated The Hon­our To His 102-year-old Fa­ther, Kirk Dou­glas) And For Best Com­edy Se­ries Over Favoured Nom­i­nees Like “the Mar­velous Mrs. Maisel” (whose Star, Rachel Bros­na­han Still Won) And “barry.”

Olivia Col­man, ex­pected to be Lady Gaga’s stiffest com­pe­ti­tion when the two pre­sum­ably go headto-head At The Os­cars — Though Close May Now Make It A Three-way Race—won Best Ac­tress In A Com­edy/ Mu­si­cal For Her Queen Anne In The Royal Romp “the Favourite.” ‘’i Ate Con­stantly Thro Ugh Out Theilm ,” Said Col­man. “it Was Bril­liant.”

Best sup­port­ing ac­tress in a mo­tion pic­ture went to the Os­car front-run­ner Regina King for her ma­tri­arch of Barry Jenk­ins’ James Bald­win adap­ta­tion “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

“spi­der-man: Into The Spi­derVerse” Won For Best An­i­mated Ilm. Ryan Mur­phy’s “the As­sas­si­na­tion Of Gianni Ver­sace: Amer­i­can Crime Story” Won For Both Best Lim­ited Se­ries And Dar­ren Criss’ Lead Per­for­mance.

For Its Sixth And Inal Sea­son, Fx’s “the Amer­i­cans” Took Best Drama Se­ries Over Shows Like Ama­zon’s Con­spir­acy Thriller “home­com­ing” And Oh’s Own “killing Eve.” Richard Mad­den, The Break­out Star Of The Ter­ror­ism Sus­pense Se­ries “body­guard,” Won Best Ac­tor In A Drama Se­ries. Ben Wishaw Took Best Sup­port­ing Ac­tor In A Lim­ited Se­ries For “a Very English Scan­dal.”

Glenn Close

Rami Malek

Peter Far­relly

Olivia Col­man

San­dra Oh

Ma­her­shala Ali

Al­fonso Cuaron

(From right) Mark Ron­son, Lady Gaga, An­drew Wy­att and An­thony Ros­so­mando

“Bo­hemian Rhap­sody”: Pro­duc­ers Jim Beach (L), Gra­ham King (R), Brian May (2 R)

Chris­tian Bale

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