Close upsets Lady Gaga at Golden Globes, 'Green Book' wins

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Rami Malek, a diversity advocate of Egyptian descent, won best drama actor for his role as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which also snagged best drama film.

Sandra Oh: ["Crazy Rich Asians"] is the first studio film with an Asian American lead since "Ghost in the Shell" and "Aloha".

While results were a mixed bag-total viewers dipped 2 percent from a year-ago, while the demo improved 4 percent versus the 2018 show-the Globes by far has been TV's most stable awards show franchise.

For the second year in a row, Rachel Brosnahan won best actress in a comedy for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", the Amazon series about a 1950s housewife in New York City who finds she has a gift for stand-up comedy.

Veteran actress Julia Roberts, a frequent suit-wearer on the red carpet, chose black trousers and a tan top for the awards, in which she scored her first nomination for a television role for "Homecoming". That made for some head-scratching this year when two movies about music, "A Star is Born" and "Bohemian Rhapsody", were nominated as dramas. The show, which airs live on NBC, is hosted Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh-the stars of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Killing Eve, respectively.

In the best actor category, Malek triumphed over Bradley Cooper ("A Star Is Born"), Willem Dafoe ("At Eternity's Gate"), Lucas Hedges ("Boy Erased") and John David Washington in "BlacKkKlansman".

In a mild surprise, best comedy series went to Netflix's "The Kominsky Method", starring Michael Douglas as an aging thespian who runs a prestigious acting class. Douglas also won the award for best actor in a TV comedy.

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Writer Sady Doyle tweeted: "Glad for the folks who felt "Green Book" would be best served by the optics of three middle-aged, heavy-set white guys wearily accepting their award for the movie about racism".

"There's one thing I want to address, which, again, I don't normally do", she said on Instagram Stories. They also alluded to the (as of now) host-less Academy Awards, joking about holding a contest in which "one lucky audience member will host the Oscars".

The film is been billed as a "true story" because it was based on the experience of his bodyguard and driver Anthony "Tony Lip" Vallelonga (played by Viggo Mortensen), who was screenwriter Nick Vallelonga's father. That left Netflix's Oscar hopeful, Alfonso Cuaron's memory-drenched masterwork "Roma" out of the top category. The critically praised show, which just wrapped its sixth and final season, stars real-life couple Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys.

Accepting the Golden Globe for best drama motion picture, Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King avoided mentioning Singer-but Twitter users noted the omission.

Cuaron won best director and the Mexican-born filmmaker's movie won best foreign language film.

Olivia Colman won best actress in a comedy/musical for her part as Queen Anne in "The Favourite".

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