The Queen film the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and the tragi-comedy ‘Green Book’ were, surprisingly, the big winners at the award ceremony of the Golden Globes, last night in Los Angeles. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ silver-plated two nominations, for best drama and for best actor, Rami Malek. As expected had the Belgian ‘Girl’ beaten by Alfonso Cuarons ‘Roma’ as the best non-English film. Cuaron also won the Globe for best director – he was chosen over Spike Lee and Bradley Cooper.
The film about the life and work of Freddie Mercury, directed by Bryans Singer and Dexter Fletcher, won in the category best drama of the great contenders ‘A Star Is Born’ (Cooper) and ‘BlacKkKlansman’ (Lee). Fletcher replaced a Singer for the last few weeks of the recordings after the dismissal of the latter.
‘Green Book’ (Peter Farrelly) is a film about the friendship between a black classical pianist Donald Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and his white-driver (Viggo Mortensen) in the early 60’s. The movie went, except with the statuette for best comedy, also go home with that, for best screenplay and best male supporting actor, Mahershala Ali.
‘A Star Is Born’ got the globe for best original song (‘Shallow’, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper), but missed four others. Christan Bale was the only winner for ‘Vice’, that six times was nominated. Bale was awarded as the best actor in a musical or comedy.
For her role in ‘The Wife’ won Glenn Closs the award for best actress in a drama, the British Olivia Colman was the best actress in a musical or comedy for her portrayal of the British Queen Anne in ‘The Favourite’.
Also the other “Belgian” nominees did not win a prize. Timothée Chalamet made chance of winning the prize for best supporting actor in ‘Beautiful Boy’ by Felix van Groeningen, and Jacob Verbruggens ‘The Alienist’ was not one of his two nominations (best tv series and best actor in a tv-series) binnenrijven. The sixth and final season of ‘The Americans’ won the Golden Globe for best series.
The winners of the Golden Globes are chosen by the 88 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. This presentation sets often the tone for the Academy Awards, at the end of this month will be handed out.