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The complete list of winners in Golden Globes 2020

2019 was unarguably a very good year for the television as well as the big screen. Annually, the best films and TV series are honoured and celebrated at the Golden Globe Awards. 

This year, hosted by Ricky Gervais, the 77th Golden Globe Awards was held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. 

Here is the complete winners’ list of Golden Globes 2020. 

MOVIES:

Best Motion Picture, Drama

1917

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Renee Zellweger (Judy)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (dir. Quentin Tarantino) 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Awkwafina (The Farewell)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Taron Egerton (Rocketman)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood)

Best Motion Picture, Animated

Missing Link 

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

Parasite (dir. Bong Joon-ho)

Best Director, Motion Picture

Sam Mendes (1917

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Joker  

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” (Rocketman

TELEVISION: 

Best Television Series, Drama

Succession

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Brian Cox (Succession)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama

Olivia Colman (The Crown)

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Fleabag

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Ramy Youssef (Ramy)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series,  Musical or Comedy

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Russell Crowe (The Loudest Voice)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Chernobyl

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Patricia Arquette (The Act)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl) 

This year’s Golden Globes did not go as it was mostly predicted. The critics’ favourites surely were held on higher standards than the mass people’s hyped choices, except for in a couple of categories. 

These results bring more hype for the Oscars. Let’s see what happens in the 92nd Academy Awards in February 2020.

Joker Review: Joaquin Phoenix gets the last laugh!

“My life isn’t a tragedy it’s a fucking comedy!”  – Arthur Fleck 

Love him or hate him, but Joaquin Phoenix is Gotham’s new Clown Prince of Crime!

Todd Phillip’s reimagining of the iconic comic book villain is a disturbing look into human psychology. One that will leave you feeling increasingly unsettled as the story unfolds.

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The Plot

Joker Review: Joaquin Phoenix gets the last laugh!

Set in 1981, the film follows Arthur Fleck, a mentally ill failed stand-up comedian who turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City. 

Other characters who play a significant role in Arthur’s descent into madness are eccentric talk show host Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro), Penny Fleck (Frances Conroy) Arthur’s Mother who is both mentally and physically ill and Sophie Dumond (Zazie Beets) Arthur’s love interest.

Joker isn’t your typical action-packed popcorn flick. But a cinematic journey that gives us a chilling insight into the Joker’s origins while still paying homage to the Batman mythology.

A unique take on Joker

Joker Review: Joaquin Phoenix gets the last laugh!

While Heath Ledger’s Joker in the Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight was a representation of anarchy and social unrest, Phoenix’s interpretation of the role deals with themes of alienation, depression and personality identity and a character that audiences can sympathize with on a more realistic level.  

While we’ve generally come to understand the Joker from the Batman movies as a psychotic, mass-murdering criminal with complete disregard to human life, Phoenix adds another layer of depth to the character, revitalizing the Joker as a symbol of discrimination and a reflection of the daily oppression we struggle within society.   

The verdict

Joker Review: Joaquin Phoenix gets the last laugh!

The film itself is a refreshing break from the star-studded CGI superhero movies we’ve generally been accustomed to in recent years and DC has done justice by introducing a story that is entertaining but at the same time pragmatic and grounded. 

All things considered, Joker is not for the faint-hearted.

It’s a fascinating character biopic and a gripping tale on a character we’ve all known more or less since childhood. It doesn’t have the jaw-dropping moments of Infinity War or Justice League. But Joaquin Phoenix’s Oscar-worthy performance alone enough satisfies your appetite by keeping you at the edge of your seat from start to finish. 

Joker is now running in Star Cineplex and Blockbuster Cinemas.

The DCEU: Does it exist? How the Joker’s success influences it

I think we can all agree that comic book movies in recent years have left a massive influence in pop culture. The excitement and buzz whenever a trailer of an adaptation starts trending on social media is an emphatic feeling that we all share to a certain extent.

Regardless of how the superhero genre has evolved over the years, when it comes to delivering sheer, blockbuster entertainment on the big screen nobody does it better than DC and Marvel.

But that also raises the question as to who has the edge when it comes to their respective media franchise?

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Marvel vs DC: The long rivalry

While Marvel Studios is known for their decade-long cinematic universe interconnected with a cohesive storyline, their rival DC Films attained their success by releasing stand-alone adaptations that left their own legacies. The Dark Knight Trilogy, Watchmen and Superman being a few notable examples.

Establishing a cinematic universe takes time, patience and thoughtful planning, something which Marvel figured out early on.

The swift introduction of the Justice League via e-mail in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice indicated that DC wasn’t willing to go that way.

Unlike Marvel’s Avengers where the heroes crossed paths after going through phases of character development in their respective solo films.

In all fairness, although DC did make an attempt to flesh out their characters by giving them a backstory to grow like in 2013’s Man of Steel, they were still struggling to find a consistent tone in subsequent DCEU instalments. Only exemplified by the commercial and critical failure of Suicide Squad – A movie that was disappointing on so many levels that even Oscar winner Jared Leto couldn’t salvage with his brief appearance. 

Individuality: DC’s stronghold

However not everything is doom and gloom as it looks. The enormous success of solo films such as Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Shazam! prove that there’s still much anticipation and promise in the DC Extended Universe. It could even be a sign encouraging DC to go back to playing to their strengths. Which is, crafting individual stories with a strong focus on character development and exploration of intimate themes.

Joker Review: Joaquin Phoenix gets the last laugh!

DC’s latest project this year is the highly anticipated Joker starring the versatile Joaquin Phoenix. The film could be seen as a turning point for the company as it’s intended to launch DC Black, a line of DC-based comic book films separate from the DCEU with darker and more experimental material.

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In hindsight, DC is at their creative best when they stick to their roots instead of taking notes from its rivals. Although the future of the DCEU is uncertain Todd Phillip’s Joker and Joaquin Phoenix’s interpretation of the iconic role could be the “revival” DC has been looking for.