The Golden Globes: The British Dominated the 2020 Awards, But Did They Beat Out the American Winners?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Taron Egerton at the Golden Globes

The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards rocked the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 6 this yr. Ricky Gervais, the offensive-on-purpose comic, hosted the present; and he was simply one among many British actors, writers, and producers to face on the Golden Globes stage in 2020. Several of the evening’s awards went to our gifted buddies throughout the pond. But how onerous did the Brits dominate–and the way did their haul evaluate to the variety of American winners? It’s not a contest, clearly–however typically it’s enjoyable to duke it out with our centuries-old Revolutionary rival, proper?

Taron Egerton at the Golden Globes
Taron Egerton along with his award on the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards | Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

From hosts to winners, The 2020 Golden Globes skilled a British Invasion

It looks like British TV reveals and actors are bobbing up in recognition within the United States greater than ever. Celebrities on Twitter and buddies in espresso retailers can’t cease raving about Fleabag. And actors like Olivia Colman, Brian Cox, and Jared Harris have gotten family names after their work in The Crown, Succession, and Chernobyl, respectively.

This yr, the Golden Globes cashed in on the craze. Over the course of the evening, ten awards went to nominees that had a majority-British manufacturing staff. Out of twenty-five complete statues, that’s a whopping 40%.

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Jeremy Strong, Jesse Armstrong, Nicholas Braun, Sarah Snook, Alan Ruck, and Brian Cox pose with the award for Succession on the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Several of the wins on the 77th Annual Awards present broke with predictions

One of the primary awards was snagged by Succession, a present chock stuffed with British actors (Matthew McFadyen, Sarah Snook, and Brian Cox to call just a few). Jesse Armstrong, the present creator, can also be from jolly previous England. Succession, HBO’s darkish comedy concerning the trials and tribulations of the vile wealthy, received Best Television Series – Drama. Cox, a legend of stage and display screen, was the winner of Best Performance by an Actor in a tv drama for his position as Logan Roy.

Another British favourite, Olivia Colman, is known for roles in The Favourite, Broadchurch, and Fleabag). She took the stage to just accept her Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress In a Television Series – Drama. Colman portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s epic drama concerning the English royal household, The Crown.

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Olivia Colman on the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California | Steve Granitz/WireImage

Not to be outdone, brand-new WWI movie 1917 took the highest prize: Best Motion Picture within the drama class. The director Sam Mendes received the Globe for steering, too.

2019 favorites ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Chernobyl’ additionally took house some Golden Globes

After cleansing up on the Emmys in 2019, Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge remains to be including to her award assortment. The 2020 Golden Globes will most certainly be the ultimate award present to honor Fleabag, as Waller-Bridge has confirmed there won’t be a season three of the critically-acclaimed sequence. Waller-Bridge received the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Fleabag the present received for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, winner of the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for Fleabag | Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

Kingsman cutie Taron Egerton took house a shiny statue for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, too. Egerton starred in 2019’s Rocketman as music legend Elton John. The 72-year-old singer was visibly delighted to see Egerton win the Golden Globe.

Sir John and his associate Bernie Tapuin additionally received massive; their track “I’m Gonna Love Me Tonight” from Rocketman snagged the Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

Chernobyl, a present concerning the Soviet Union that’s mysteriously dominated by British accents, received massive on the Golden Globes this yr, too. Craig Mazin’s detailed, gritty drama received for Best Television Limited Series. One of the celebrities of the nuclear catastrophe sequence, Stellan Skarsgard, took house a Golden Globe as nicely (though he’s Swedish).

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Stellan Skarsgard along with his award for his efficiency in Chernobyl on the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards | P. Lehman / Barcroft Media by way of Getty Images

Did the British beat the Americans on the Golden Globes in 2020?

At 40%, the Brits put up effort. However, there have been eleven American winners on the 77th Golden Globes. Joaquin Phoenix. Patricia Arquette, Ramy Youssef, Renée Zellweger, Michelle Williams, Quentin Tarantino, Awkwafina, Laura Dern, Brad Pitt, the American producers of animated movie Missing Link, and the staff behind Once Upon a Time in Hollywood all acquired statues. Out of twenty-five, that makes up 44% of the entire awards. You can begin chanting “U.S.A.” now.

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