The 2019 Golden Globe Awards were presented on Sunday, January 6, with Killing Eve star Sandra Oh and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg co-hosting a ceremony whose winners were scattered and unexpected even by Golden Globes standards.
Of the night’s two Best Picture winners — Bohemian Rhapsody for Best Drama and Green Book for Best Comedy or Musical — the former has been received horribly by critics, while the latter has spurred constant streams of controversy over what it does and doesn’t include in its portrayal of the pre-civil rights South (to say nothing of black people of that era).
Meanwhile, Vice, which led the nominations with six, took home only one trophy — the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy award for star Christian Bale. A similar fate beset A Star Is Born: the film, which went into the night with five nominations and competed as a drama, despite its musical elements, took home only one trophy, for Best Original Score.
In the television categories, the evening’s most-nominated show, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, won Best Limited Series, and star Darren Criss won for Best Actor in a Limited Series. Netflix’s freshman series The Kominsky Method won Best Comedy or Musical, and star Michael Douglas won Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. And FX’s The Americans won Best Drama for its sixth and final season.
Additionally, Golden Globes co-host Sandra Oh made history, not only by co-hosting the show in the first place, but by winning Lead Actress in a Drama for her performance on BBC America’s Killing Eve. Her win in the category made her the first actress of Asian descent to win multiple Golden Globes awards in her career (her first was in 2006 for her role as Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy), as well as the first actress of Asian descent to win a Lead Actress Golden Globe since Yoko Shimada won for Shogun in 1980.