Golden Globe win ‘a wake-up call’
Richard Madden said he constantly doubts himself as an actor as he picked up a Golden Globe for his role in Bodyguard. The Scottish actor, 32, said: “I suppose it’s a wake-up call to me to believe in yourself because other people do.”
Actor Richard Madden helped Britain notch up the most number of wins at the Golden Globe Awards in a decade with six awards.
The Scot and Olivia Colman were among the big winners at the ceremony in the most successful year since 2009, the year of Slumdog Millionaire, when Britain had a total of seven wins.
Madden, 32, said he constantly doubts himself as an actor as he picked up the prize for best actor in atv drama for his role in Bodyguard.
Speaking after accepting the honour on stage at the ceremony in Los Angeles, Madden said the award was a “wake-up call” that will give him more self-confidence.
He said: “You constantly question yourself as an actor, if you’re good enough, if you’re real enough or if you’re deserving of anything and that’s a constant thing that you’re doing for yourself.
“Kind of questioning your ability, so to even be nominated was a real confidence boost in terms of thinking ‘I am doing this, I can do this’.
“And then I’ve won it. So I’m kind of blown away by it because I’ve been active for 20 years, never thinking you’re good enough, I suppose. And then to receive something like this, I suppose it’s a wake-up call to me to be like, believe in yourself more because other people do.”
Following his roles in Game Of Thrones and Bodyguard, Madden has been named as a potential successor to Daniel Craig as James Bond.
When asked about taking the job of 007, Madden said: “They are just rumours.”
Broadchurch star Colman took home the best actress in a comedy or musical prize for her role as Queen Anne in black comedy The Favourite. Christian
Bale scored the best actor in a musical or comedy for his role as the former vice president Dick Cheney in Vice, and Ben Whishaw was honoured in the best supporting actor in a limited series or TV movie category for playing Norman Scott in A Very English Scandal.
Music producer Mark Ronson won the best original song prize for Shallow from A Star Is Born, which he co-wrote with Lady Gaga and American musicians Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.
Bohemian Rhapsody, a British-american co-production, won the best drama film accolade.
Colman thanked her costars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, who she referred to as “ma bitches”, while telling the audience: “I would like to tell you how much working on this film meant to me but I can’t remember because I’m too excited.”
Bale jokingly thanked “Satan” in his acceptance speech, quipping he would play Senate majority leader Mitch Mcconnell following his role as Mr Cheney. He said: “Thank you Satan, for giving me inspiration for this role.” Meanwhile, Whishaw thanked the BBC for continuing to make “idiosyncratic and powerful work”.
Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was one of the biggest winners of the night, with Rami Malek winning the best actor in a drama prize for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.
He also thanked Queen and the band’s late frontman, saying: “Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of my lifetime. I love you, you beautiful man. This is for – and because of – you, gorgeous.”
Another big winner was Green Book, which tells the story of jazz pianist Don Shirley’s concert tour through the segregated Deep South in the 1960s. The film won the best musical or comedy award, as well as best screenplay and best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali, who portrays Shirley.
Glenn Close triumphed in the best actress in a drama category for The Wife, while Regina King won best supporting actress for If Beale Street Could Talk.
The ceremony was hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, who largely stayed away from political topics.
They joked they had been chosen to host due to being the only people left in Hollywood who have not got in trouble for “saying something offensive”.