Golden Globes 2019
The 2019 Golden Globes have been strangely skittish when it comes to cinema, but record Netflix’s triumph on the small screen. Explanations.
By Jacques Braunstein
First step toward the Oscars, while the Golden Globes are remitted by foreign journalists of Hollywood. Although they are often more adventurous than the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this doesn’t seem to be the case this year.
Bohemian Rhapsody, the elegant biopic, barely inspired of Freddy Mercury, is elected best movie, allowing to his interpreter Rami Malek to win the title of best dramatic actor while the feel good movie Green Book (January 23rd), a kind of new Driving Miss Daisy according to Le Monde, won three statues : best comedy, best screenplay and best second role for Mahershala Ali, awarded in 2017 by an Oscar for Moonlight.
“This year, we signed the Netflix consecration which destroys definitively the border between cinema movie and web-based platform film”
With The Wife, Gleen Close steal the best actress statue in a dramatic movie, to the favorite Lady Gaga, which have to settle for the best song with A Star is Born. However, Bradley Cooper’s movie had been announced as the big winner of the ceremony.
More interesting to us, Christian Bale is elected best actor in a comedy for his interpretation of vice-president Dick Cheney in Vice (February 13th), alongside Olivia Colman, best actress in a comedy with her crazy and manipulator queen role in The Favourite (February 6th) by Yórgos Lánthimos. The authentically original Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse overcomes on the category of animation film. However, as a young platform, Netflix had the most success receiving numerous awards.
The web-based platforms victory
Indeed, to this winner mostly conservative is added a Second much more revolutionary. This year, we signed the Netflix consecration which destroys definitively the border between cinema movie and web-based platform film. The mexican feature Roma – already Lion d’Or (what Italian call Leone d’Oro) during The Venice Film Festival – is elected best foreign film and, his author Alfonso Cuaron, best director.
But it’s not finished, Netflix is also awarded in the best comic serie category for The Kominsky Method, whose the actor Michael Douglas is elected best actor in a comic serie. While Richard Madden win as the best actor in a dramatic serie for Bodyguard (USA Netflix), Sandra Oh has no reason to envy him because she received the price in the female category for Killing Eve.
FX not doing too badly with The Americans, best dramatic serie, and American Crime Story : The Assassination of Gianni Versace, best mini-serie which allows to his principal actor Darren Criss to win the statue of best actor on the same category.
At Amazon, Rachel Brosnahan – already awarded at the Emmy Awards last season – is elected best actress in a comic serie for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. About the HBO channel, which ruled the ceremony for a long time, because of the Game of Thrones sucess – this one has to be satisfied by a single statue with the best female second role in a dramatic serie for Patrica Clarkson in Sharp Objects. Times are changing !