The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards

SIFF favorites Parasite, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and 1917 won big at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards.


The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards—decided by the 97-person Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)—were awarded last night, and after a rocky start with Ricky Gervais' opening monologue, the ceremony was filled with calls to vote in 2020, lots of support for Australia as the devastating bushfires continue, and a recognition that changes need to be made, in the industry and the world. 

Surprising absolutely no one, Parasite took home the Golden Globe for Foreign Language Film. Director Bong Joon-ho stated, "once you overcome the one-inch barrier of subtitles, you will be exposed to so many more amazing films," and ended recognizing that we all speak the same language: cinema. 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood had a great night, with Quentin Tarantino taking home Best Screenplay, Brad Pitt taking the Best Supporting Actor Award, and the film winning Best Picture - Musical/Comedy. Martin Scorsese's The Irishman went home empty-handed from five total nominations, while Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story, with six nominations, took only one statue home. Netflix went one for 17 nominations, despite very active campaigning. 

Cementing their paths to the Oscars, Laura Dern (SIFF 2014 Tribute Guest) won Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story, Joaquin Phoenix winning Best Actor - Drama, for his turn in Joker, and Renee Zellweger won Best Actress - Drama for her role as Judy Garland in Judy.

In the big surprise turn for the night, newcomers Taron Egerton and Awkwafina took home the Awards for Lead Actor and Actress in Musical/Comedy, Egerton for his turn as Elton John in Rocketman, and the spectacular Awkwafina for SIFF 2019 favorite The Farewell.

1917 moved into the bright spotlight with Sam Mendes' win for Best Director and the film taking home the Golden Globe for Best Picture - Drama. The film opens Thursday, January 9 at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

The night was subdued, despite Michelle Williams' impassioned defense of a woman's right to choose, Olivia Colman's "little bit boozy" acceptance speech, and Kate McKinnon's emotional introduction to the groundbreaking work of Ellen DeGeneres. With Honorary Awards for legends Ellen DeGeneres and Tom Hanks, Elton John and Bernie Taubin remarkably winning their very first award together for Best Original Song, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge's "Fleabag" winning multiple awards, the HFPA recognized some amazing talent.

On to the Oscars!

- Beth Barrett | SIFF Artistic Director
January 6, 2020

* denotes a film screening as part of a SIFF program

Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Irishman (Netflix)
Marriage Story* (Netflix)
WINNER - 1917* (Universal)
Joker (Warner Bros.)
The Two Popes (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)
Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)*
Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)*
Charlize Theron (Bombshell)*
WINNER - Renée Zellweger (Judy)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari)
Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)*
Adam Driver (Marriage Story)*
WINNER - Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Dolemite Is My Name* (Netflix)
Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)
Knives Out* (Lionsgate)
WINNER - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood* (Sony)
Rocketman (Paramount)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Ana de Armas (Knives Out)*
WINNER - Awkwafina (The Farewell)*
Cate Blanchett (Where'd You Go, Bernadette)
Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart)
Emma Thompson (Late Night)*

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig (Knives Out)*
Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)*
WINNER - Taron Egerton (Rocketman)
Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name)*

Best Motion Picture - Animated
Frozen 2 (Disney)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal)
The Lion King (Disney)
WINNER - Missing Link (United Artists Releasing)
Toy Story 4 (Disney)

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
The Farewell* (A24)
Les Misérables* (Amazon)
Pain and Glory* (Sony Pictures Classics)
WINNER - Parasite* (Neon)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire* (Neon)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)
Annette Bening (The Report)
WINNER - Laura Dern (Marriage Story)*
Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)
Margot Robbie (Bombshell)*

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)*
Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)
Al Pacino (The Irishman)
Joe Pesci (The Irishman)
WINNER - Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)*

Best Director - Motion Picture
Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)*
WINNER - Sam Mendes (1917)*
Todd Phillips (Joker)
Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)*

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)*
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (Parasite)*
Anthony McCarten (The Two Popes)
WINNER - Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)*
Steven Zaillian (The Irishman)

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat (Little Women)*
WINNER - Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker)
Randy Newman (Marriage Story)*
Thomas Newman (1917)*
Daniel Pemberton (Motherless Brooklyn)

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"Beautiful Ghosts" (Cats)
WINNER - "I'm Gonna Love Me Again" (Rocketman)
"Into the Unknown" (Frozen 2)
"Spirit" (The Lion King)
"Stand Up" (Harriet)