The Hollywood Foreign Press Association kicks off the 2020 awards season with the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards.

British actor Ricky Gervais returns to host the annual awards gala that honours the best in Hollywood films for the fifth time.

The first award of the night went to for the Ramy Youssef for Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy.

The award for Best Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television went to Russell Crowe for his role in “The Loudest Voice”. Crowe was not in attendance but sent along a message that focused on the plight of his fellow countrymen in Australia. Crowe himself was in Australia trying to help protect his family from the raging wildfires.

Sir Elton John and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin take the stage to a standing ovation and rousing applause to introduce the clip for the nominated film “Rocketman”.

The award for Supporting Actor in a television series, limited series, or a made for TV movie went to Stellan Skarsgard for his role in “Chernobyl”.

The award for Best Television Drama Series went to “Succession”.

HFPA President welcomed and thanked the audience.

The award for Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy went to Pheobe Waller Bridge for her role in “Fleabag”.

The award for Best Foreign Language Film went to the South Korean film “Parasite”.

This year’s Golden Globe Ambassadors are Dillon and Paris Brosnan – the sons of actor Pierce Brosnan.

Kate McKinnon presented the Carol Burnett Award to Ellen DeGeneres for her excellence in television and her lifetime of comedy and advocacy of the LGBTQ community and wildlife. DeGeneres is the second person to win the award after Carol Burnett – for whom the the award is named.

The award for Best Actor in a Television Drama Series went to Brian Cox for his role in “Succession”.

The award for Best Screenplay went to Clinton Tarantino for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.

The award for Best Animated Motion Picture went to “Missing Link”.

The award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture went to Laura Dern for her role in “Marriage Story”.

The award for Best Television Series, Musical, or Comedy went to “Fleabag”.

The award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture went to “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” by Elton John and Bernie Taupin from “Rocketman”. Sir Elton noted that it is the first time that he has won an award with Bernie Taupin.

The award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series, Limited Series, or Movie went to Patricia Arquette for her role in “The Act”.

The award for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series went to Olivia Coleman for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown”.

Charlize Theron presented the Cecil B. DeMille Award to actor Tom Hanks. Hanks was emotional in his acceptance speech and praised his wife and five children.

In a category of all men, the award for Best Director in a Motion Picture went to Sam Mendes for “1917”.

The award for Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie went to Michelle Williams for her role in “Fosse/Verdon”. Noting that it is what men have been doing for years, Williams urged all women to vote their choice in her acceptance speech.

The award for Best Limited Series or TV Movie went to “Chernobyl”.

The award for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture went to Hilda Gubnodattir for the music of “Joker”.

The award for Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture went to Brad Pitt for his role in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. He walked away from the microphone saying that if you see a chance to be nice to someone tomorrow, do because we need it.

The award for Best Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy went to Taron Eggerton for his role as Elton John in “Rocketman”.

The award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy went to Awkwafina for her role in “The Farewell”.

The award for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy went to “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.

The award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama went to Joaquin Phoenix for his role in “Joker”.

The award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama went to Rene Zellwinger for her role as Judy Garland in “Judy”.

The final award of the night was for Best Motion Picture Drama and went to “1917”.

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