Bohemian Rhapsody pulls off big upset at Golden Globes

Hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh kicked off the Golden Globes on Sunday, with hit music romanceA Star Is Born the frontrunner at the year's first and sassiest awards gala.

Vice, which lead with six nominations, only managed to go home with a best actor in a musical or comedy, for Christian Bale.

In case you forgot, 2019 will gift us a movie featuring Idris Elba and Taylor Swift as cats in Tom Hooper's adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats.

Yvonne Strahovski, nominated for her supporting performance in the TV drama series The Handmaid's Tale, added to Australia's barren night when Sharp Objects' Patricia Clarkson claimed the prize. Alyssa Milano, the actress who was integral in making #MeToo go viral, said on the red carpet that in the past year a "really wonderful sisterhood has formed".

"The power of movies is that it brings us all together", said producer Graham King, accepting the Best Motion Picture, Drama award.

A year after the Golden Globe Awards were awash in a sea of black and #MeToo discussion replaced fashion chatter, the red carpet largely returned to more typical colours and conversation ahead of Sunday's 76th annual Globes. One of the shocking wins was of Bohemian Rhapsody who bagged the trophy for Best Motion Picture - Drama.

Sandra Oh was recognized for her performance in the BBC America show "Killing Eve" with the Best Actress in Television Series Drama award that evening. "My reaction [when I found out we would be hosting together] was, 'Is this a joke?' And then when it was not a joke, it was just this feeling of terror and thrill", she said. These included Alfonso Cuaron's heartfelt Roma and civil rights dramedy Green Book. But the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had other ideas for the glitzy night in Los Angeles.

"I have to thank my mom and my family", he continued.

Best actor in a television series - drama was awarded to Richard Madden for Netflix's Bodyguard, while best actor in a television series - musical or comedy was awarded to Michael Douglas for The Kominsky Method - also a Netflix property. Singer, who was sacked late in production for alleged on-set behavior but remains the credited director on the film, has a history of accusations of sexual assault that spans more than two decades.

Carol Burnett and Jeff Bridges were both awarded lifetime achievement Golden Globes.

  • Marlene Weaver