New York Film Academy (NYFA) Recaps the 2019 Golden Globes

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Last night, movie and TV fans around the world watched the 76th Golden Globe Awards, where award winners were announced and presented with the famed statuettes at a televised dinner ceremony hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg.

The Golden Globe Awards are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and have been given out to cast and crew of film and television productions since 1944. The awards show is typically looser and more casual than other ceremonies like the Emmys and Academy Awards, with Hollywood stars drinking and mingling in a dinner atmosphere. 

Highlights of the evening include Jeff Bridges winning the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry and the subsequent, seemingly off-the-cuff speech he gave that ranged from heartfelt thanks to his family and collaborators to the invention of ship rudders called trim tabs. Among many other feelings, Bridges referred to his role in The Big Lebowski: “If I’m lucky, I’ll be associated with The Dude for the rest of my life.”

Other memorable moments from the evening included host Sandra Oh speaking to her parents from stage and winning a Globe herself for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for her role in Killing Eve, and a surprise appearance by Taylor Swift, who presented the awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. The latter award went to Lady Gaga for “Shallow”, seen here being covered by New York Film Academy (NYFA) student Amanda Jerlov:

Additionally, the second Golden Globes ceremony since the start of the #MeToo movement contained multiple nods, references, and calls to action for more diversity in the entertainment industry for women and people of color.

The big winners of the night was an eclectic mix of expected wins for favorites, mild surprises, and upsets. The Americans won Best Television Series – Drama for its final season, while The Kominsky Method won Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy for its inaugural first season. In a year of genre-bending films, Green Book won for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy while Bohemian Rhapsody took home the prize for Best Motion Picture – Drama.

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NYFA Guest Speaker Glenn Close winning the Golden Globe

Veteran actress and previous New York Film Academy guest speaker Glenn Close also surprised many with her win for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, for which A Star is Born lead Lady Gaga was considered a favorite. Close seemed genuinely surprised and gave a powerful, tearful speech that touched on her mother and gender roles in both the industry and society as a whole. 

After describing how her mother regretted not doing more with her life, Close told the audience, “Women — we’re nurturers — and that’s what’s expected of us… but we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say, ‘I can do that’ and ‘I should be allowed to do that.’”

Other NYFA guest speakers were at the Golden Globes too, as well as several alumni. New York Film Academy Acting for Film alum Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Widows, The Magnificent Seven) was in attendance, as was NYFA Camp alum Lana Condor (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, X-Men: Apocalypse.)

Former Saturday Night Live star and NYFA Workshop Alum Bill Hader was also present last night. Hader earned five Emmy nominations last year for his work on Barry, a dark comedy about a midwestern hitman who moves to Hollywood to become an actor. At that awards show, Hader picked up the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor. The Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy was the latest achievement in the comedic actor’s evolving career.

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NYFA Workshop Alum Bill Hader at the Golden Globes

The show itself was nominated for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, an impressive feat for a new series with only one season of episodes to date. Barry has received glowing reviews since its 2018 debut, with Hader’s performance being an obvious standout. 

Hader’s Barry co-star, Henry Winkler, was also nominated for a Golden Globe, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. The veteran television actor has previously been a guest speaker at New York Film Academy. 

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NYFA Guest Speaker Henry Winkler at the Golden Globes

Other guest speakers and lecturers at New York Film Academy have also worked on several Golden Globe-nominated works this year, including Adam Driver. Driver spoke with NYFA students in New York City earlier this year, and has a featured role in BlacKKKlansman, nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama.

Guest speaker for NYFA Los Angeles Amy Smeed served as an animator on Ralph Breaks the Internet,Golden Globe nominees for Best Motion Picture – Animated. Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose agent Andrew Finkelstein spoke with NYFA students in a productive Q&A at our Los Angeles campus, was a nomineefor Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his role in Mary Poppins Returns.

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NYFA Acting for Film Alum Manuel Garcia-Rulfo at the Golden Globes

Additionally, Francesco Panzieri, an alum of New York Film Academy’s animation school, worked on the HBO series Westworld, whose star Thandie Newton earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Panzieri is a Visual Effects artist whose other credits include Spider-Man: Homecoming, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Avengers: Infinity War.

Eric Demeusy, who attended the 1-Year Filmmaking program at NYFA’s film school in Los Angeles, also worked on Westworld, having helped create its famous and evocative title sequence. Demeusy has previously won the Emmy for Main Title Design for his work on Netflix smash hit, Stranger Things.

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NYFA Workshop Alum Bill Hader at the Golden Globes with Patricia Clarkson

The New York Film Academy is proud to see its alumni and other members of its community involved with such highly regarded, award-winning productions.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees! Here is a full list of the winners and nominees for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards:

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Green Book
The Favourite
Vice
Mary Poppins Returns
Crazy Rich Asians

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Bohemian Rhapsody
BlacKkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
Black Panther
A Star Is Born

Best TV Movie or Limited Series

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
The Alienist
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
A Very English Scandal

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy

The Kominsky Method
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kidding
Barry

Best TV Series, Drama

The Americans
Bodyguard
Homecoming
Killing Eve
Pose

Best Foreign Language Film

Roma
Capernaum
Girl
Never Look Away
Shoplifters

Best Motion Picture, Animated

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet

Best Director – Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay, Vice
Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie; Green Book
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam McKay, Vice

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Justin Hurwitz, First Man
Marco Beltrami, A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther
Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Shallow,” A Star is Born
“All The Stars,” Black Panther 
“Girl in the Movies,” Dumpling
“Requiem for a Private War,” A Private War
“Revelation,” Boy Erased

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Amy Adams, Vice
Claire Foy, First Man
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Olivia Coleman, The Favourite
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Charlize Theron, Tully
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Glenn Close, The Wife
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike, A Private War

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, Vice
Lin Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortinson, Green Book
Robert Redford, The Old Man and the Gun
John C Riley, Stan And Ollie

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Connie Britton, Dirty John
Laura Dern, The Tale
Regina King, Seven Seconds

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Daniel Bruhl, The Alienist
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal 

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or TV Movie

Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie

Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Henry Winkler, Barry

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kristen Bell, The Good Place
Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown
Alison Brie, Glow
Debra Messing, Will & Grace

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Sasha Baron Cohen, Who Is America?
Jim Carrey, Kidding
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Julia Roberts, Homecoming
Keri Russell, The Americans

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Richard Madden, Bodyguard
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Stephan James, Homecoming
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, The Americans


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