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Queen biopic takes crown at 76th Globes

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Bohemian Rhapsody proved to be the big – and slightly surprising – winner at the Golden Globes last night.

The Queen biopic, which has taken $743m at the box office globally so far despite a turbulent production and saw director Bryan Singer leave the project and Dexter Fletcher take over, won Best Film Drama on the night despite some stiff competition. Lead actor Rami Malek also took home Best Actor in a Film Drama for his incredible portrayal of Freddie Mercury.

The other big success on the night was the comedy drama Green Book, starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, won Best Comedy or Musical as well Best Supporting Actor for Ali and also Best Screenplay.

Elsewhere Glenn Close picked up her third Golden Globe (following The Lion In Winter and Damages) for Best Actress in a Film Drama for The Wife, while Christian Bale bagged Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for his portrayal of Dick Cheney in Vice, and the much fancied Olivia Colman won Best Actress for her turn as Queen Anne in The Favourite in the same category.

Meanwhile Regina King won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for If Beale Street Could Talk, and Roma won twice for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director for Alfonso Cuaran.

Best Song went to A Star Is Born for Shallow, while Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse picked up Best Animated Film.

TV wise, the Brits did ok with Richard Madden winning Best Actor in a Drama for Bodyguard, and Ben Whishaw took Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Pictures for A Very English Scandal.

Other winners on the night included The Americans for Best Drama, The Kominsky Method for Best Comedy, Sandra Oh for Best Actress in a Drama for Killing Eve and Michael Douglas for Best Actor for Best Comedy or Musical in The Kominsky Method.

Rachel Brosnahan took home the award for Best Actress for Best Comedy or Musical in The Marvellous Miss Maisel, while Best Actor for a Limited Series or Motion Picture for Television went to Darren Criss for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which also won Best Limited Series or Motion Picture For Television, while Best Actress in that category went to Patricia Arquette for Escape At Dannemora. 

Best Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Pictures went to Patricia Clarkson for Sharp Objects.

The 76th Golden Globes took place last night in Los Angeles, and was presented by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh.


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