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2020 Golden Globes: the complete list of winners

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Joker went against Martin Scorsese under the watch of host Ricky Gervais

Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker spreads his arms wide.
Jokers can have a little Golden Globes, as a treat.
Photo: Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via Polygon

The big question that hanged over the 2020 Golden Globes was just how well Joker would do. Nominated for Best Motion Picture (Drama) as well as racking up nominations for Joaquin Phoenix for Lead Actor and Todd Phillips for Best Director. The nominations were a another milestone after Black Panther in terms of “comic book movies” being taken seriously, especially as Martin Scorsese, whose film The Irishman is competing in the same categories, said that Marvel movies aren’t cinema.

Unfortunately, The Irishman came up short when it came down to awards. During tonight’s ceremony, hosted and skewered by comedian Ricky Gervais, Joker picked up two Globes, including a Best Actor win for Joaquin Phoenix. In a bit of a twist, Scorsese saw 1917 Sam Mendes swoop in to take the Best Director and Best Picture award for his one-shot WWI movie.

Speaking of other entities jockeying to be taken seriously in the movie industry, Netflix had three movies as serious contenders during tonight’s Globes: Marriage Story, Dolemite is My Name, and The Two Popes, though only Laura Dern, for her role in Marriage Story, wound up with an award. As for expected favorites, Quentin Tarantino picked up a screenwriting award for Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, Brad Pitt earned a win for his co-starring work as stuntman Cliff Booth, and the movie won Best Comedy at the end of the night.

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, which seems to have a shot at earning both Best International Feature Film and Best Picture nominations at this year’s Oscars, picked up the Golden Globes’ foreign language statue. As far as other surprises, Elton John won a Globe for writing a song for his own biopic, while the stop-motion animated film Missing Link overcame Frozen II and Toy Story 4 to take the animated awards. And on the TV side of things, the Fleabag and Chernobyl made strong presentations, but we’re really all about the Succession wins. [Cue the theme song.]

Here are the full list of winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA:

1917
The Irishman
Joker
Marriage Story
The Two Popes

BEST MOTION PICTURE — MUSICAL OR COMEDY:

Dolemite is My Name
Knives Out
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Rocketman

BEST DIRECTOR:

Bong Jong-Ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Todd Phillips, Joker

BEST LEAD ACTRESS — DRAMA:

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

BEST LEAD ACTOR — DRAMA:

Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

BEST LEAD ACTRESS — MUSICAL OR COMEDY:

Awkwafina, The Farewell
Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go Bernadette?
Ana de Armas, Knives Out
Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
Emma Thompson, Late Night

BEST LEAD ACTOR — MUSICAL OR COMEDY:

Daniel Craig, Knives Out
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Annette Bening, The Report
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

Frozen II
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lion King
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

BEST SCREENPLAY

Marriage Story
Parasite
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
The Two Popes
The Irishman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Beautiful Ghosts” from Cats
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” from Rocketman
“Into the Unknown” from Frozen II
“Spirit” from The Lion King
“Stand Up” from Harriet

BEST SCORE

1917
Little Women
Joker
Marriage Story
Motherless Brooklyn

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Farewell
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

BEST DRAMA SERIES:

Big Little Lies
Killing Eve
Succession
The Crown
The Morning Show

BEST COMEDY SERIES:

Barry
Fleabag
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Politician

BEST LEAD ACTRESS — DRAMA SERIES:

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show

BEST LEAD ACTOR — DRAMA SERIES:

Brian Cox, Succession
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose

BEST LEAD ACTRESS — COMEDY SERIES

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

BEST LEAD ACTOR — COMEDY SERIES:

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Ben Platt, The Politician
Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Catch-22
Chernobyl
Fosse/Verdon
The Loudest Voice
Unbelievable

BEST LEAD ACTRESS — LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great
Merritt Wever, Unbelievable
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act

BEST LEAD ACTOR — LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Chris Abbott, Catch 22
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS — DRAMA SERIES, COMEDY SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Patricia Arquette, The Act
Toni Collette, Unbelievable

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR— DRAMA SERIES, COMEDY SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Alan Arkin, Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl
Henry Winkler, Barry