What’s up, y’all? The 2019 Golden Globe Awards aired last night (Sunday Jan. 6, 2019), and two of the big winners were Darren Criss and Rami Malek for their respective roles in American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Bohemian Rhapsody. Darren took home the award for Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie, whereas Rami aka Elliot (I told y’all, he’ll always be Elliot to me) walked away with the Best Actor in a Motion Picture statue. Bohemian Rhapsody also won Best Motion Picture Drama over A Star Is Born. The Twitter backlash was real (but not as bad as the nonsense Bruno Mars went through last year after his Grammys sweep. Don’t get me started on that bullshit).
I have to be honest…I’m a bit disappointed that neither Black Panther, BlacKKKlansman or If Beale Street Could Talk didn’t win, but I loved Bohemian Rhapsody, and I love me some Elliot, so I can’t complain.
All my loyal readers know that these wins have a special place in my heart because last year, I absolutely adored both these projects. Watching The Assassination of Gianni Versace on FX was the perfect way to start 2018 and seeing Bohemian Rhapsody in theatres was a great way to bring the year to a close. Despite all the backlash I’ve heard regarding the series (some people didn’t care for the story being told backwards, apparently) and the film (I’m sure y’all have heard all the flack Bohemian Rhapsody is getting for not being historically accurate, which is a subject I plan to touch on later), these actors did bang up jobs and deserved their just due. They didn’t just portray these real life characters, they pretty much embodied these men and drew the audience into their worlds.
My mother and I were having one of our mother-daughter days when we went to see Bohemian Rhapsody, and halfway through the film, my mom told me that her heart was beating super fast. I told her to take deep breaths and let me know if it got any worse. After the movie ended, I asked her how she was feeling, and she said she was better, and then added, “I think I got excited from the movie.” There were moments during The Assassination of Gianni Versace that I would find myself sitting on the edge of my seat, fighting back tears, screaming at the TV screen, or or staring in awe at Andrew Cunanan being absolutely fierce at a high school party. If Rami and Darenn didn’t kill it, I don’t know who did.
Congrats to these fellas and all the other winners. Now I have to wait on pins and needles for the Bohemian Rhapsody Blu-Ray and the last season of Mr. Robot!
—Written by Nadiya
So what did y’all think about The Golden Globes? Did you watch it last night (I have to be honest, I didn’t, but I kept track of what was happening via social media)? Are you happy that Rami Malek and Darren Criss won? Were you disappointed that A Star Is Born lost? Who were your favorite winners of the night? Which movies or TV shows did you want to win? Did any of your favorites win? Let me know in the comments section!