Moet and chandon at the 77th annual golden globe awards inside
Moet and chandon at the 77th annual golden globe awards inside
Photo Credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moët and Chandon

Not One Black Person Won a Golden Globe Last Night

A lot happened at the 2020 Golden Globes. Here is a quick recap, with a list of all the winners.

Even though we are on the brink of war, and the world is literally burning, Hollywood's elite gathered on Sunday, January 5th, for the 77th Golden Globe awards. To be fair, the state of affairs was on everyone's mind, messages about the fires in Australia, the United States' upcoming war with Iran, and the importance of voting were sprinkled throughout. And the guests were treated to fancy-looking, environment-friendly plant-based food. (Thanks, apparently, to Jokerstar Joaquin Phoenix.)

Host Rickey Gerviasu had a completely nihilistic view of the show. "Remember they're just jokes. We're all gonna die soon and there's no sequel," he said during his opening monologue. The most scathing moment came when Gerviasu ripped the companies that are funding Hollywood — and the dubious ways those companies make its profits.

"Apple roared into the TV game with The Morning Show, a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China," Gerviasu said while Apple CEO Tim Cook was sitting in attendance.  "Well, you say you're woke but the companies you work for in China...If ISIS started a streaming service you'd call your agent, wouldn't you?"

When it came to the awards, the big winners were 1917, which won three awards including best motion picture drama and best director, and Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, which also won three awards, include best motion picture comedy or musical, best screenplay, and best supporting actor.

The most disappointing — but not surprising — outcome was the lack of diversity with the winners. Not one black person won a Golden Globe last night. This meant stars like Eddie Murphey and Beyoncé had to sit as other stars won awards. (Taron Egerton beat Eddie Murphey for best actor in comedy or musical, while Elton John beat Beyoncé for best original song.)

The real problem might have been there were many notable people, movies, and TV shows that weren't even nominated: like Lupita Nyong'o for Us; Zendaya for Euphoria; Sterling K. Brown for Waves; and Jamie Foxx for Just Mercy.

A little bit of history was made, however, when rapper Awkwafina became the first Asian-American woman to win a Golden Globe Award for best actress. (She won for her role in The Farewell.)

Joaquin Phoenix took home the award for best actor in a drama for Joker. Everyone seemed to be happy for him, with one exception:

Phoenix gave a meandering speech where he cursed and he talked about how none of this matters. And you know what, he's fucking right.

Here is a list of the rest of the winners.


Best Motion Picture



The Irishman


Marriage Story

The Two Popes

Musical or Comedy

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Dolemite Is My Name

Jojo Rabbit

Knives Out


Best Performance in a Motion Picture (Drama)


Joaquin Phoenix – Joker as Arthur Fleck / Joker

Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari as Ken Miles

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory as Salvador Mallo

Adam Driver – Marriage Story as Charlie Barber

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio / Pope Francis


Renée Zellweger – Judy as Judy Garland

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet as Harriet Tubman

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story as Nicole Barber

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women as Josephine "Jo" March

Charlize Theron – Bombshell as Megyn Kelly

Best Performance in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)


Taron Egerton – Rocketman as Elton John

Daniel Craig – Knives Out as Benoit Blanc

Roman Griffin Davis – Jojo Rabbit as Jojo Betzler

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood as Rick Dalton

Eddie Murphy – Dolemite Is My Name as Rudy Ray Moore


Awkwafina – The Farewell as Billi Wang

Ana de Armas – Knives Out as Marta Cabrera

Cate Blanchett – Where'd You Go, Bernadette as Bernadette Fox

Beanie Feldstein – Booksmart as Molly Davidson

Emma Thompson – Late Night as Katherine Newbury

Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture

Supporting Actor 

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood as Cliff Booth

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood as Fred Rogers

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes as Pope Benedict XVI

Al Pacino – The Irishman as Jimmy Hoffa

Joe Pesci – The Irishman as Russell Bufalino

Supporting Actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story as Nora Fanshaw

Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell as Barbara "Bobi" Jewell

Annette Bening – The Report as Dianne Feinstein

Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers as Ramona Vega

Margot Robbie – Bombshell as Kayla Pospisil

Best Director 

Sam Mendes – 1917

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite

Todd Phillips – Joker

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Best Screenplay

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story

Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won – Parasite

Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes

Steven Zaillian – The Irishman

Best Original Score 

Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker

Alexandre Desplat – Little Women

Randy Newman – Marriage Story

Thomas Newman – 1917

Daniel Pemberton – Motherless Brooklyn

Best Original Song

"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – Rocketman

"Beautiful Ghosts" (Taylor Swift, Andrew Lloyd Webber) – Cats

"Into the Unknown" (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez) – Frozen II

"Spirit" (Beyoncé, Timothy McKenzie, Ilya Salmanzadeh) – The Lion King

"Stand Up" (Joshuah Brian Campbell, Cynthia Erivo) – Harriet

Best Animated Feature Film

Missing Link

Frozen II

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The Lion King

Toy Story 4

Best Foreign Language Film

Parasite (South Korea)

The Farewell (USA)

Les Misérables (France)

Pain and Glory (Spain)




Big Little Lies

The Crown

Killing Eve

The Morning Show

Musical or Comedy



The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Politician

Best Performance in a Television Series (Drama)


Brian Cox – Succession as Logan Roy

Kit Harington – Game of Thrones as Jon Snow

Rami Malek – Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson

Tobias Menzies – The Crown as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Billy Porter – Pose as Pray Tell


Olivia Colman – The Crown as Queen Elizabeth II

Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show as Alex Levy

Jodie Comer – Killing Eve as Oksana Astankova / Villanelle

Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies as Celeste Wright

Reese Witherspoon – The Morning Show as Bradley Jackson

Best Performance in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy)


Ramy Youssef – Ramy as Ramy Hassan

Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method as Sandy Kominsky

Bill Hader – Barry as Barry Berkman / Barry Block

Ben Platt – The Politician as Payton Hobart

Paul Rudd – Living with Yourself as Miles Elliot / Miles Elliot's Clone


Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag as Fleabag

Christina Applegate – Dead to Me as Jen Harding

Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as Miriam "Midge" Maisel

Kirsten Dunst – On Becoming a God in Central Florida as Krystal Stubbs

Natasha Lyonne – Russian Doll as Nadia Vulvokov

Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film


Russell Crowe – The Loudest Voice as Roger Ailes

Christopher Abbott – Catch-22 as Capt. John Yossarian

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Spy as Eli Cohen / Kamel Amin Thaabet

Jared Harris – Chernobyl as Valery Legasov

Sam Rockwell – Fosse/Verdon as Bob Fosse


Michelle Williams – Fosse/Verdon as Gwen Verdon

Kaitlyn Dever – Unbelievable as Marie Adler

Joey King – The Act as Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Helen Mirren – Catherine the Great as Catherine the Great

Merritt Wever – Unbelievable as Det. Karen Duvall

Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Supporting Actor 

Stellan Skarsgård – Chernobyl as Boris Shcherbina

Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method as Norman Newlander

Kieran Culkin – Succession as Roman Roy

Andrew Scott – Fleabag as The Priest

Henry Winkler – Barry as Gene Cousineau

Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette – The Act as Dee Dee Blanchard

Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown as Princess Margaret

Toni Collette – Unbelievable as Det. Grace Rasmussen

Meryl Streep – Big Little Lies as Mary Louise Wright

Emily Watson – Chernobyl as Ulana Khomyuk

Best Miniseries or Television Film




The Loudest Voice