Joaquin Phoenix Nabs a Win for Joker in a Quiet Night for Genre at the Golden Globes

Lighten up, Joaquin, you’re a Golden Globe winner!
Lighten up, Joaquin, you’re a Golden Globe winner!
Photo: Warner Bros.

Although there wasn’t much in the way of genre fiction in this year’s nominees in the first place—especially after Game of Thrones, a typical stalwart of the last decade or so of Globes nominations, was left almost entirely absent for its final season. But even then, the night was incredibly quiet, save for a little solace from the clown prince of crime himself.

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Although Joker itself didn’t win all of its nominated categories—it lost out in Best Motion Picture (Drama), and in Todd Phillips’ nomination for Best Director—Joaquin Phoenix and Hildur Guðnadóttir picked up wins in both Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Original Score for a Motion Picture, respectively. Whether or not Joker can translate this good night at the Globes into buzz when next week’s Oscar 2020 nominations are out remains to be seen, but it was a good night nonetheless for the R-rated movie that took over the world last year.

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Other notable highlights from the evening included a surprise win for Laika’s Missing Link in the Best Motion Picture (Animated) field, besting Disney’s Lion King, Toy Story 4, and Frozen II, and sad news for Cats—as if it didn’t have enough—as Taylor Swift’s new song for the motion picture nightmare, “Beautiful Ghosts,” losing out on a win in Best Original Song (Motion Picture) category. Find a full list of nominees below, with the winners of each category in bold.


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)

Bill Hader (Barry)

Ben Platt (The Politician)

Paul Rudd (Living with Yourself)

Ramy Youssef (Ramy)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)

Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Kirsten Dunst (On Becoming a God in Central Florida)

Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

Brian Cox (Succession)

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)

Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)

Tobias Menzies (The Crown)

Billy Porter (Pose)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)

Olivia Colman (The Crown)

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)

Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)

Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Christopher Abbott (Catch-22)

Sacha Baron Cohen (The Spy)

Russell Crowe (The Loudest Voice)

Jared Harris (Chernobyl)

Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable)

Joey King (The Act)

Helen Mirren (Catherine the Great)

Merritt Wever (Unbelievable)

Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Catch-22

Chernobyl

Fosse/Verdon

The Loudest Voice

Unbelievable

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Patricia Arquette (The Act)

Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)

Toni Collette (Unbelievable)

Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies)

Emily Watson (Chernobyl)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)

Kieran Culkin (Succession)

Andrew Scott (Fleabag)

Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl)

Henry Winkler (Barry)

Best Television Series — Drama

Big Little Lies

The Crown

Killing Eve

The Morning Show

Succession

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Barry

Fleabag

The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Politician

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Jojo Rabbit

Knives Out

Rocketman

Dolemite Is My Name

Best Motion Picture — Drama

The Irishman

Marriage Story

1917

Joker

The Two Popes

Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language

The Farewell

Pain and Glory

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Parasite

Les Misérables

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)

Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (Parasite)

Anthony McCarten (The Two Popes)

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

Steven Zaillian (The Irishman)

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

“Beautiful Ghosts” (Cats)

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (Rocketman)

“Into the Unknown” (Frozen II)

“Spirit” (The Lion King)

“Stand Up” (Harriet)

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker)

Randy Newman (Marriage Story)

Thomas Newman (1917)

Daniel Pemberton (Motherless Brooklyn)

Alexandre Desplat (Little Women)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)

Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)

Al Pacino (The Irishman)

Joe Pesci (The Irishman)

Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)

Annette Bening (The Report)

Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers)

Margot Robbie (Bombshell)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Daniel Craig (Knives Out)

Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit)

Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

Taron Egerton (Rocketman)

Eddie Murphy (Dolemite Is My Name)

Best Motion Picture — Animated

Frozen II

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

Lion King

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Christian Bale (Ford v Ferrari)

Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)

Adam Driver (Marriage Story)

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)

Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)

Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)

Charlize Theron (Bombshell)

Renée Zellweger (Judy)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Awkwafina (The Farewell)

Ana de Armas (Knives Out)

Cate Blanchett (Where’d You Go, Bernadette)

Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart)

Emma Thompson (Late Night)

Best Director — Motion Picture

Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)

Sam Mendes (1917)

Todd Phillips (Joker)

Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)


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James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Glad to see this film do so well. I love that the director and creative team took risks. Just months ago on this site all you heard was how ill-advised this film was, how it was a rallying film for incels, you’d be risking your safety by attending screenings.

A few months later it is getting awards, this site is praising it, and we are talking potential sequel.