And The Award Goes To…

A summary of the 2020 Golden Globes winners


Sruthi Ramesh

A time the creative minds behind & in front of the screen, get together to receive their awards & celebrate a year in film.

Cara Turner, Reporter

The Golden Globes took place Jan. 5 and it was full of many awards in both film and television. The event is an annual awards show where a select Academy gets to vote on their favorite celebrities/films. Then the creative minds behind & in front of the screen, get together to receive their awards & celebrate. 

The event had so many winners and lots of feelings and opinions were expressed. 

The movie “1917 won Best Drama Motion Picture. The movie is about two British soldiers during WW1. What is interesting about the movie, is that it is all done using the one-shot sequence, a method where the entire film looks like it is filmed in one continuous shot.

“You can’t go back. You either get the take or you have to start again,” cinematographer Roger Deakins said in a CNN article. 

Of course, Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor in a Drama Movie Picture for his role in “Joker.” Phoenix portrayed his character really well in the movie.

“Yet it is Phoenix’s Joker, who spent years beneath a scrim of mystery during production, that has become iconic,” writes reporter Michael Cavna in The Washington Post.

Tom Hanks won the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and his speech was astounding. He gave great advice and talked about his career. Once, while he was an intern at a Shakespeare Festival, he recalls when his director was upset at the actors after some of them had come in late.  “You have got to show up on time, and you have to know the text, and you have to have a head full of ideas. Otherwise, I can’t do my job,” Hanks recalled after he accepted his award in an emotional speech. 

Finally, the movie “Missing Linkwon Best Animated Feature Film, which shocked many people. Everyone, including myself, was sure either “Frozen 2” or “Toy Story 4” would win.

“[Director Chris] Butler said he felt ‘privileged’ to go up against major features including those by Disney and DreamWorks,” as stated in The Hollywood Reporter.

All in all, it was an overall good award show. Good awards, good speeches, good times.