Big drama: 'Rhapsody' upsets 'Star Is Born' at Globes

Big drama: 'Rhapsody' upsets 'Star Is Born' at Globes

The far-left Deadline reports that last year's Golden Globes hit a six-year low and, despite a lot of wishful thinking and a solid National Football League lead-in, this year's ratings came in a full five percent lower.

"I'm just happy that our show happened when it did and I can look back and say once more, 'I'm so glad we had this time together, '" she said, channeling a line from her show's theme song and tugging on her ear, her trademark and the way she used to say hello to her grandmother. Mahershala Ali, whom the foreign press association overlooked for his Oscar-winning performance in "Moonlight", won best supporting actor for "Green Book". In all likelihood, many of those who elected to sit out the start of Hollywood's award season were residents of the nation's third- and fourth-largest media markets; a missed Bears field goal in the closing seconds left viewers in Chicago's 3.25 million TV households in despair, while Philadelphia's 2.82 million TV owners may have been too busy celebrating the Eagles' big win to bother with the Globes.

Instead, two of the biggest awards Sunday night went to Bohemian Rhapsody.

In Malek's acceptance speech for his best drama actor award, the actor thanked Mercury and commended Queen for their role in the film.

Golden Globe hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh.

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Gaga's dress drew a comparison with one worn by Judy Garland in the 1954 iteration of "A Star Is Born". The film, which Rotten Tomatoes critics rated 81 percent Fresh for taking "audiences on a surprisingly smooth ride through potentially bumpy subject matter" (namely, racism), also raked in top honors best comedy or musical film and best screenplay. That left the Oscar hopeful from Netflix, Roma, out of the top group.

Few winners were seen as more certain than Lady Gaga as best actress in a drama at Sunday's ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

"Regardless of the medium what fascinated me was the way the stars on the screen could make people laugh or cry or sometimes both", she said.

The Favourite also only picked up one win, despite landing five nods, with success for Olivia Colman in the best actress in a comedy or musical category. They did this year in not just "The Kominsky Method" and "Bodyguard" but also the Showtime prison drama "Escape at Dannemora". Ashley Thompson was the editor.

But as the first awards show of the season, the Globes have an outsized influence on Academy Award predictions - and voting on Oscar nominees begins Monday. "We can turn this ship in the way we want to go, man", said Bridges. Write to us in the Comments section, and visit our Facebook page.

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