Golden Globes Recap

Maggie Palmer

Award show recaps are often composed of densely-packed paragraphs that make finding the most relevant information difficult and time-consuming. Well, search no more! The following lists recap the night’s most notable winners, the social movements and contributions recognized, and a few inspiring words to get you through your week.

Notable Winners:

The Golden Globes offer awards for television and movies in almost 30 categories. Listed here are a few of the night’s most noteworthy winners.

  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” won the Golden Globe for best drama film. Rami Malek took home the award for best actor for his performance as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

  • Lady Gaga won for best original song with her hit “Shallow” from the film “A Star is Born.”

  • Host Sandra Oh made history with her win for best actress in a TV drama, becoming the first Asian woman to win multiple Golden Globes.

  • Regina King won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her role in the drama “If Beale Street Could Talk.” Her rousing acceptance speech where she promised to only work in movies that are 50 percent women was one of the most memorable moments of the night.

  • Carol Burnett was presented with the show’s first lifetime achievement award in television, aptly named the Carol Burnett Award.

  • Jeff Bridges received the Cecil B. Demille Award. He joins the ranks of past winners such as Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, and Steven Spielberg.


Movements and Contributions:

  • The Time’s Up movement yet again made a strong appearance at the Golden Globes. Attendees wore pins, bracelets, and ribbons to show their support. Host Andy Samberg and Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) president Meher Tatna were just two of the noteworthy names who wore Time’s Up regalia to honor the cause.

  • The HFPA pledged over $2 million dollars in grants to news organizations during Sunday’s show. President Meher Tatna stressed the connection between the press and the arts during her time onstage. “The freedom of expression that makes possible your work as creators and our work as journalists is under siege, which is why our mission to establish cultural ties has never been more important,” she said.

Inspiring Words:

  • I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change….Because I see you. And I see you. All of these faces of change. And now, so will everyone else.” -Sandra Oh opening Sunday night’s Golden Globes

  • “I challenge you to challenge yourself." -Regina King during her Golden Globe acceptance speech

  • "We're alive, we can make a difference, and we can turn this ship in the way that we want to go." -Jeff Bridges upon receiving the Cecil B. Demille Award


The Golden Globes are often used to forecast winners at next month’s Oscars. However, the Globes sported a variety of winners, and the unfavorably-reviewed Bohemian Rhapsody came out on top with both best actor and best drama. By this precedent, it is difficult to predict who will win big on February 24.