Golden Globes 2020: all the highlights and award winners
From the night's big winners to host Ricky Gervais's jibes, catch all the action from Hollywood
The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards are under way in Hollywood, with stars from the world of television and film turning out in force for the event.
Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais is back as host for this year’s ceremony, which is taking place at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.
See who wore what on the star-studded red carpet, and check out all the action from the event as it happens below:
Full list of winners
You can find a full list of Sunday evening's winners from the 77th annual Golden Globes ceremony here.
'1917' wins best picture (drama)
The Golden Globe for drama best picture goes to 1917. The First World War epic from director Sam Mendes, which was filmed to look like a single continuous shot, took home the biggest trophy of the night, beating out fellow nominees The Irishman, Marriage Story, Joker and The Two Popes.
Renee Zellweger wins best actress for 'Judy'
Renee Zellweger has won the Golden Globe for best actress in a film drama for her portrayal of Judy Garland in Judy. Zellweger was the favorite in the category. It’s the fourth Golden Globe for the actress, but the first in 16 years.
Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor for 'Joker'
Joaquin Phoenix took the Golden Globe for best actor for playing troubled comedian Arthur Fleck as he becomes the fabled title super-villain in director Todd Phillips's Joker.
The film became a major box office hit despite controversy at the time of its release over fears it would spur violence.
'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' wins best picture (musical or comedy)
The Golden Globe for best picture, musical or comedy goes to Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.
It was the film’s third Globe of the night after Pitt won best supporting actor in a comedy and Tarantino won best original screenplay.
The story of an ageing cowboy actor played by Leonardo DiCaprio and his stuntman sidekick played by Pitt beat out fellow nominees Dolemite Is My Name, Jojo Rabbit, Knives Out and Rocketman.
Awkwafina wins best actress for 'The Farewell'
Awkwafina is the winner of the Golden Globe for best actress in a musical or comedy film for The Farewell, in which she plays a young woman in a Chinese family that is keeping their matriarch’s cancer a secret from her.
“If anything, if I fall upon hard times I can sell this,” Awkwafina joked as she held the Globe trophy on stage.
Taron Egerton takes best actor for 'Rocketman'
Taron Egerton has won the Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy for his portrayal of Elton John in Rocketman.
Egerton won in a category that included Hollywood heavyweights Leonardo DiCaprio and Eddie Murphy. It is the first Golden Globe in the first nomination for the Welsh actor.
Brad Pitt wins best supporting actor
Brad Pitt has won his first acting Golden Globe since 1996 for his supporting role in Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.
Pitt plays Cliff Booth, stunt double and sidekick to Leonardo DiCaprio’s cowboy actor Rick Dalton, in director Quentin Tarantino’s tale of Los Angeles in 1969.
Pitt won in a star-studded category that also included nominees Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. Pitt said the other nominees “were like gods to me".
Pitt thanked co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, adding a reference to DiCaprio’s famous death scene in Titanic.
I would’ve shared the raft,” Pitt said.
'Chernobyl' wins best TV limited series or movie
Chernobyl has won the Golden Globe for best TV limited series or movie.
The HBO five-part series was created by Craig Mazin and starred Stellan Skarsgard, Emily Watson and Jared Harris, who accepted the award and dedicated it to the people who suffered during the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union that is chronicled on the show.
Michelle Williams wins best actress in a limited series or movie made for TV
The Golden Globe for best actress in a limited series or movie made for TV goes to Michelle Williams, who delivered a pointed acceptance speech about the upcoming US elections and women's rights.
She wins it for playing Gwen Verdon, the dancer and collaborator with choreographer and director Bob Fosse whose relationship with him was the basis of the FX show Fosse/Verdon.
Williams said she could not have had her career without employing “a woman’s right to choose. To choose when to have my children, and with whom".
“When it’s time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest,” she said later in her speech. "It’s what men have been doing for years.”
Sam Mendes wins best director for '1917'
Sam Mendes wins the Golden Globe for best director of a film for his First World War epic 1917.
Mendes beat out heavyweight directors including Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino.
Mendes also co-wrote the film, which was made to appear as though it takes place in a single take and is based in part on the story of his grandfather.
He thanked “the great Roger Deakins”, the cinematographer with whom he collaborated to create the film.
Tom Hanks accepts the Cecil B. Demille Award
Tom Hanks accepted the Cecil B. Demille Award honouring his four-decade career at the Golden Globes from presenter Charlize Theron.
“Most of the people in this room, I would pay to see them to get their cars washed,” Hanks said to open his speech, then asked the crowd of Hollywood luminaries for a show of hands.
After apologising for having a cold, Hanks looked at one of the front tables at the Beverly Hilton, and immediately turned around, leaving many in attendance confused. He turned back around with tears in his eyes.
“A man is blessed with a family sitting down front like that,” he said to wife Rita Wilson and his children at the table with her. “I can’t tell you how much your love means to me.”
He shifted from laughs to tears throughout the rest of the speech.
“It’s the cold,” he said after breaking down again.
Olivia Colman wins best actress in a TV drama for 'The Crown'
Reigning Oscar best actress winner Olivia Colman has won the Golden Globe for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown.
Colman won best actress in a TV drama series for her work on the Netflix series. Her predecessor in the part, Claire Foy, won the same award for the show’s first season in 2017.
“For the last year I feel like I’ve been living someone else’s life, and I’ve definitely won someone else’s award,” Colman said from the stage.
Elton John and Bernie Taupin win for 'Rocketman'
Elton John and longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin have won a Golden Globe for the song I’m Gonna Love Me Again from the John biopic Rocketman.
It’s the first Golden Globe for both John and Taupin, who took the stage to accept it.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever won an award with him,” John said of his writing partner of five decades, who wrote the lyrics for most of his major hits. “We never won a Grammy, we never got anything together.”
They won in a category that was full of music superstars, including Taylor Swift and Beyonce.
'Fleabag' wins best TV comedy series
Fleabag has won its second Golden Globe of the night, this time for best TV comedy series.
The award goes with then six Emmy Awards Fleabag won in September, including outstanding comedy series, with Waller-Bridge winning for both her acting and her writing.
Waller-Bridge thanked Barack Obama for including the show among his favorites of the year, and admitted her feelings for the ex-president run strong.
“Thank you Barack Obama for putting you on my list,” Waller-Bridge said from the stage. “You’ve always been on mine. And if you don’t know what that means, watch season one of Fleabag.”
Laura Dern wins best supporting actress for 'Marriage Story'
Laura Dern has won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a film for Marriage Story.
Dern’s victory on Sunday night gives her her fifth Golden Globe, but her first for her work in film – the previous four all came for roles in television.
Dern plays a savvy divorce lawyer who represents Scarlett Johansson in director Noah Baumbach’s Netflix triumph.
Brian Cox wins best actor on a TV drama series
Veteran actor Brian Cox has won the first Golden Globe of his long career for his work on Succession.
Cox took home the globe for best actor on a TV drama series for his portrayal of media magnate and family patriarch Logan Roy in the series about a wealthy family of media magnates in turmoil.
It was just the second Golden Globe nomination for the Scottish native Cox.
“Next year I will have been in this business for 60 years,” the 73-year-old Cox said as he accepted the award, joking that “I started when I was 2.”
Ellen DeGeneres accepts Carol Burnett Award for Excellence
Ellen DeGeneres reflected on her career and her imaginary family as she accepted the Carol Burnett Award for Excellence in Television at the Golden Globes.
DeGeneres said it took her a while to find her way in TV.
“I had a sitcom. And I lost that sitcom. Then I had another sitcom, and I lost that sitcom, too,” she said. “Then I got a talk show. I got a talk show. And I was able to be myself. I feel like you all have gotten to know me. I’m an open book.”
She also paid tribute to Carol Burnett, who received the inaugural award named for her last year before DeGeneres became the second recipient.
'Parasite' wins best foreign language film
Groundbreaking satire Parasite wins the Golden Globe Award for best foreign language film.
Director Bong Joon Ho’s movie has been one of the year’s most acclaimed films, and in May became the first Korean film to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film is about a family of hustlers who insert themselves in the lives of a wealthy family.
“Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will experience so many more amazing films,” the director said through a translator.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge wins best actress in TV comedy
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is continuing her awards dominance, winning the Golden Globe for best actress in a TV comedy for Fleabag.
Her first Golden Globe goes with the acting Emmy she won in September along with Emmys for best TV comedy and for her writing.
The actress praised her co-star, Andrew Scott, who she said could have chemistry with a pebble.
“I love being Andrew's pebble in this,” Waller-Bridge said as Scott smiled broadly in the audience.
'Succession' takes wins best TV drama series
Succession has won the Golden Globe for best TV drama series.
The HBO drama, created by Jesse Armstrong, chronicles rivalries and relationships in a family of media magnates. It wins the Golden Globe for its second season.
The ensemble cast includes Brian Cox, Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin and Hiam Abbass.
It beat out previous Golden Globe winners Big Little Lies and The Crown.
Egyptian-American Ramy Youssef wins first award of the night
The first Golden Globe of the night goes to Egyptian comedian Ramy Youssef, who won best actor in a TV comedy for Ramy.
“I know you guys haven’t seen my show,” Youssef said as he accepted the award. “Everyone’s like, is this an editor?”
“My mom was rooting for Michael Douglas,” he added. “For some reason Egyptians like Michael Douglas.”
Youssef was considered a long-shot in a group of nominees that included Douglas, Bill Hader and Paul Rudd.
The 28-year-old Youseff plays a millennial American Muslim from an Egyptian family grappling with tradition and modernity in a divided New Jersey community.
“I’d like to thank my God,” he said as he received the award.
He wins for the first season of the Hulu series, which has been renewed for a second.
Host Ricky Gervais kicks things off
Ricky Gervais warned the audience at the Golden Globes that he was going to be as mean as he’s always been as host, but not to take it to hard.
“Remember, they’re just jokes,” Gervais said to open the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. “We’re all going to die soon. And there’s no sequel.”
He immediately started poking fun at celebrities, starting with the college admissions scandal.
“I came here in a limo,” Gervais said, “and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman.”
Gervais then pointed out what icons were in the audience, especially at the table for The Irishman.
“Just at this one table,” Gervais said, “is Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Baby Yoda. Oh wait, no, that’s Joe Pesci.”
Gervais, who has hosted four times before but not in the #MeToo era, took a shot there too. He said there was a wide variety of stars in the room, and they all have one thing in common: “They’re all afraid of Ronan Farrow,” Gervais said.
Farrow has played a key role in outing sexual misconduct as a reporter for The New Yorker.
Gervais returned this year for the first time since 2016 to host the annual party that serves as the informal opening of Hollywood’s Awards season.
Additional reporting by Associated Press
Updated: January 6, 2020 11:02 AM