Published: Tue, January 08, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Sandra Oh Wins Another Golden Globe, Dedicates It to Her Parents

Sandra Oh Wins Another Golden Globe, Dedicates It to Her Parents

In an upset, "Bohemian Rhapsody", the biopic about Freddie Mercury and British rock band Queen, won best drama at the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday.

Netflix also won numerous awards for the series "The Kominsky Method", which won both best actor in a comedy series for Michael Douglas (he dedicated the honour to this 102-year-old father, Kirk Douglas) and for best comedy series over favoured nominees like "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (whose star, Rachel Brosnahan still won) and "Barry". It was the musician's first leading part.

According to Ladbrokes, Malek is odds-on to scoop the award at 4/7, with Christian Bale at 9/4 after his Best Actor in a comedy or musical Golden Globe win. Ratings for the show have fallen just 11 percent since 2015, when the 72nd installment of the Globes averaged 20.9 million viewers; by comparison, deliveries for the Emmy Awards have plummeted 43 percent in the last five years, while the Academy Awards in the same period have lost 39 percent of its audience and the Grammys are down 31 percent.

Instead, two of the biggest awards Sunday night went to Bohemian Rhapsody.

Actors Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg hosted the Globes. Not only were the networks completely shut out from last night's winner's circle, but only three rabbit-ear shows (NBC's "The Good Place" and "Will & Grace" and CBS's "Murphy Brown") were so much as nominated for one of the top TV awards.

"Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime", Malek said in his acceptance speech. She shouted out her parents in the audience several times, and after winning best actress in a TV drama for her role in "Killing Eve", her dad's proud reaction - and Oh telling her parents she loves them in Korean - was enough to make anybody watching at home get choked up. But the film won only a music award for the film's song, Shallow. Both Queen drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May attended the Golden Globes, and May spoke out on the negative reaction that the movie has received in some quarters. Cuaron still won as best director and the Mexican-born filmmaker's movie won best foreign language film.

Accepting the Golden Globe for best drama motion picture, Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King avoided mentioning Singer-but Twitter users noted the omission. The critically praised show, which just wrapped its sixth and final season, stars real-life couple Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. That left Netflix's Oscar hopeful, Alfonso Cuaron's memory-drenched masterwork "Roma" out of the top category. We want nothing to do with Hollywood's serious movies or their obnoxious politics, or their neverending celebrations of self.

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