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Lady Gaga honors Judy Garland at 2019 Golden Globes

Lady Gaga honors Judy Garland at 2019 Golden Globes

Only a handful of decisions taken by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the voting body made up of foreign journalists living in Los Angeles, were as expected.

Moments after Malek's win, "Bohemian Rhapsody" won the best drama film Globe award. Directed by Bryan Singer, the film is a foot-stomping celebration of the British rock band Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Mercury, tracing the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound.

Close beat out the likes of Lady Gaga ("A Star Is Born"), Rosamund Pike ("A Private War"), Melissa McCarthy ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?"), and Nicole Kidman ("The Destroyer") in her category. "Bradley, I love you". "This is for you, and because of you, gorgeous", Malek said.

"To you, Brian May, to you, Roger Taylor, for insuring that authenticity and inclusivity exists in the music, in the world and in all of us".

Lady Gaga knows how to do a proper tribute, even if it's by accident.

"These three incredible men... they lifted me up and supported me", she continued.

Green Book also won Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) - a controversial choice, but no more so than Bohemian Rhapsody winning in the drama section, given its lackluster reviews and the criticism it got for the partial erasure of Mercury's queer identity. "I'd like to thank my mother and my father".

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman VALERIE MACON AFP Getty

She took on the role of Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos's The Favourite, which is set in the early 18th Century and focuses on two women jockeying to be court favourites.

It's cool, we'll let it slide this time, since the T-shirts are being sold for Golden Globes night only to raise funds for a great cause: proceeds go to the East West Players, the oldest Asian American theatre company in the U.S.

Christian Bale picked up the award for best actor in a comedy or musical for his portrayal of former US Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice.

This marks Oh's first Best Performance award, but is her second Golden Globes win overall.

Mahersala Ali won for his supporting role in the film "Green Book" and the film also won the best screenplay prize.

- Globes co-host Sandra Oh, talking in her opening speech about why she accepted to emcee the event with comedian Andy Samberg. Amazon's Homecoming, Netflix's Bodyguard and BBC's Killing Eve are among those nominated in the Best TV Series - Drama category.

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