The Golden Globes have ushered in the beginning of a new awards-show season, with feature films including Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,and Roma winning top prizes.
This year’s award show felt a little off pacing-wise, but there weren’t too many surprising wins or losses. Bohemian Rhapsody won top prizes, including Best Picture — Drama and Best Actor — Motion Picture, Drama for star Rami Malex. Alfonso Cuaron took home Best Director — Motion Picture for his work on Netflix’s Roma, Christian Bale won for Best Actor — Motion Picture, Drama, for his work in Vice.
One of the few surprising awards for the evening went to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,which won for Best Animated Feature. The other surprise was Glenn Close winning the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for her work in The Wife instead of the favored Lady Gaga for A Star is Born.
Winners and losses aside, the 2019 Golden Globes were a big moment for superhero movies and Hollywood celebrating diversity. Black Panther, Marvel’s first cinematic installment with a black actor in the lead role, earned a nomination for Best Picture, reigniting a conversation about superhero films as potential awards-show contenders in major categories.