Golden Globes 2020

By Eric Khodorenko

Drawing by Lexy Martinucci

The Golden Globes came and went, there were shockers and some many expected. Ricky Gervais hosted and he seemed to upset some, most notably, Tom Hanks, who looked slightly stunned during his monologue. Gervais poked fun at big corporations, Jeffrey Epstein and Leonardo DiCaprio’s inability to date anyone older than 25. However, he proclaimed many times throughout the night after doing an edgy joke, “I don’t care! I don’t care!” The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese, was nominated for five awards but ended the night without winning any. Joaquin Phoenix unsurprisingly picked up the best actor award for his phenomenal acting in Todd Philips’s Joker. Brad Pitt snagged best supporting actor for his work as Cliff Booth on Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. It also won ‘Best Motion Picture-Musical/Comedy’ and Tarantino picked up an award for Best Screenplay, beating out The Irishman

A standout for the evening was how many streaming service shows were nominated and won awards. Fleabag from Amazon Prime Video won ‘Best Musical/Comedy TV Series.’ Chernobyl from HBO won ‘Best Mini-Series/TV Film.’

Apple TV+ came in strong with their first nomination for Best Series since launching their service in September with The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell, but didn’t go all the way and ultimately lost out to Succession from HBO.  The influence of streaming shows on the cinema world continues to get more and more prevalent and the competition between services to create good quality entertainment can only benefit consumers.