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1917 Is the Surprise Winner at the Golden Globes

Benedict Cumberbatch wears a WWI-era uniform and helmet.
1917. Francois Duhamel/Universal Pictures

The 2020 Golden Globes have come and gone, with veteran host Ricky Gervais returning to rile up celebrities for a fifth and (allegedly) final time. We knew two of Sunday night’s honorees before the ceremony even began: Tom Hanks received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, while Ellen DeGeneres became the second person to win the Carol Burnett Award for achievement in television.

Still, there were a few surprises in store, including Ramy Youssef winning Best Actor in a Comedy Series and Missing Link defeating Disney in the animation competition. The biggest upset was World War I movie 1917 unexpectedly taking home Best Drama and its director Sam Mendes beating out Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Parasite director Bong Joon-ho.

The complete list of winners is below.

Movies

Best Motion Picture, Drama
* 1917
The Irishman
Joker
Marriage Story
The Two Popes

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
* Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Performance by an 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 Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Dolemite Is My Name
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out
* Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Rocketman

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Ana de Armas, Knives Out
* Awkwafina, The Farewell
Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
Emma Thompson, Late Night

Best Performance by an 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 2
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lion King
* Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
The Farewell (USA)
Les Misérables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
* Parasite (South Korea)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (France)

Best Performance by an 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 Performance by an 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 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

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 Score, Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
* Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
Thomas Newman, 1917
Daniel Pemberton, Motherless Brooklyn

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Beautiful Ghosts,” Cats
* “I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” Rocketman
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen 2
“Spirit,” The Lion King
“Stand Up,” Harriet

Television

Best Television Series, Drama
Big Little Lies
The Crown
Killing Eve
The Morning Show
* Succession

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 Television Series, Drama
* Brian Cox, Succession
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Barry
* Fleabag
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Politician

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, Musical or Comedy
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Ben Platt, The Politician
Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself
* Ramy Youssef, Ramy

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 Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act
Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great
Merritt Weaver, Unbelievable
* Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

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

Read more in Slate about this year’s Golden Globes.