This year’s Golden Globes had some heartfelt moments, and some shocking ones. But one thing that was a major theme this awards event was that they really wanted to pay tribute to all the British actors and actresses working in Hollywood. We’ve all had our favorite British actors over the years such as Benedict Cumberbatch. Though, this year the Golden Globes 2019 awarded Christian Bale, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman and Richard Madden.
Olivia Colman Wins Best Actress for her Role in The Favourite
The Favourite star Olivia Colman wins for her stellar performance in the movie. Her character was unlike anything we have ever seen in the fictitious medieval world of Europe. Olivia Colman manages to perfectly portray a blend of sadness and arrogance. She’s lonely but can’t help but be her childish self that’s been a victim of emotional abuse and manipulation. In essence, she is a pitiful person that you also pity because she has no control over her emotions. Only Olivia Colman added a hilarious magic to her performance as Anne in The Favourite. And she was rightly awarded for it.
Christian Bale Wins Best Actor for His Role in Vice
Christian Bale won the Golden Globe award for his amazing role as ex-US Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice. The British actor portrayed Dick Cheney in different eras, ranging from his 20s to all the way up to 70s. The unique performance is lauded as the best part about Vice. And we can understand why for Christian Bale molds himself effortlessly to Cheney of any era with an authenticity we have come to expect from the actor.
Richard Madden Wins for Bodyguard
In the political conspiracy thriller Bodyguard that many binge-watched on Netflix last year, we saw Richard Madden out do himself in a spectacular performance. We all know him as Robb Stark from Game of Thrones, and now saw the star diversifying his roles. His fans would surely be glad of it. Madden’s character has an incredible depth to it as he had to act a myriad of emotions such as the pain of PTSD to nerve-wrecking action scenes. In his acceptance speech, Madden stated that he “could not believe it”. And that he owed the award to all the cast and crew of Bodyguard.
Ben Whishaw Wins for A Very English Scandal
A scandalous love affair between two men in the most homophobic of British times is one story that earned its rightful Golden Globe this year. The themes are often dark but are at times complemented with that dark English wit Hollywood is envious of. Ben Whishaw plays the unstable lover of Hugh Grant’s political character in the show and the relationship is rocky, hence providing us with genius performances by both. Ben Whishaw’s character in particular has to be both bold and vulnerable, a task he does beautifully. There are moments where the audience genuinely loathes the character of the show, proving that Whishaw is as talented as ever.
Rami Malek Wins for Bohemian Rhapsody
Our prediction of Rami Malek winning a golden globe comes true! And no one is surprised since he stole the show in Bohemian Rhapsody. If anyone could have done Freddie Mercury’s spectacular life justice, it was Malek. Though, the movie itself has mixed reviews, everyone applauds Malek’s acting in the biopic. The excitement Rami delivers into each scene uplifts the movie by tenfold and puts everyone in awe. The mannerisms wholly unique to Freddie Mercury was given to us again in a profound way, transforming us all back into music’s greatest days.
Musician Mark Ronson Wins for Shallow in A Star is Born
Everyone is rightfully angered that A Star is Born, with five nominations managed to only win one award. Lady Gaga was snubbed but the British composer and musician Mark Ronson was given his accolade for Best Song Shallow in A Star is Born.
Seems like Golden Globes 2019 was gave a lot of accolades to British actors and we can now understand why.