LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Queen musical “Bohemian Rhapsody” and U.S. segregation-era comedy “Green Book” took home the top Golden Globes on Sunday on a night of upsets that saw presumed favourite “A Star is Born” largely shut out, and big wins for Netflix.
Tears and astonishment marked the winners podium as Glenn Close for “The Wife” beat front-runner Lady Gaga as best drama actress, and “Green Book” triumphed over more high profile comedies “Vice” and “The Favourite.
“Oh my God. I just don’t believe it,” a tearful Close said of her win, before issuing a rallying cry to women to seek fulfillment in their careers.
“We have to say, I can do that, and I should be allowed to do that,” the 71-year-old said, to huge applause from the gathering of A-list stars.
Streaming service Netflix, which has upended Hollywood by spending billions on original programming, won five Golden Globes across movies and television, including best foreign language film “Roma.” The Mexican movie, which also took the prize for best director, is seen as an Oscar frontrunner in February.