The Golden Globes mostly spread the love among its film and TV winners Sunday, but several big names and big movies and television titles were left off the winners’ podium. Here’s a list of some of the biggest surprises of the night:
Bohemian Rhapsody – Perhaps the Best Actor win for a truly stellar performance by Rami Malek wasn’t to be unexpected but the Best Picture – Drama victory for the otherwise standard rock biopic leaves us to conclude that Queen is the HFPA’s favorite band by far.
Julia Roberts –The HFPA love real movie stars and yet with her first small screen lead role in Amazon’s Homecoming, there was nothing for the Oscar winner tonight despite a trio of nominations
A Star Is Born – Big box office, hit soundtrack, a strongly campaigning Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, not mention Sam Elliot and Dave Chappelle. If any offering had Golden Globes winner stamped all over it, this third version of the classic Hollywood tale was it and yet just a Best Song win on Sunday. Don’t get us wrong, “Shallow” is a good and deserving tune but the Cooper helmed pic had more depth than just that.
Vice – Yes, Christian Bale won Best Actor with a speech that might be the most that many have heard from the Welshman off screen. Yet, with six strong nominations, the satirical spotlight on Dick Cheney pic from Adam McKay left the likes of Amy Adams and more out in the cold.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Again, another win for the star, in this case Rachel Brosnahan for the Amazon awards favorite but nothing else for the razor sharp Amy Sherman-Palladino creation? Not so marvelous.
Hugh Grant – It’s scandalous that the A Very English Scandal star was overlooked tonight.
The Kominsky Method – First, Michael Douglas won Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy tonight for the Chuck Lorre created offering. Then the Alan Arkin co-starrer took home the Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy in a very competitive category …proving the Netflix seniors series is aiming for more the AARP crowd.