Glenn Close won a Golden Globe on Sunday night for her leading performance in the drama film The Wife. 

Close, 71, now has three Globes, although this is her first for her work in film. She previously won in 2007 for her role in the legal drama series Damages and in 2004 for the made-for-television film The Lion in Winter. 

The Wife — directed by Swedish filmmaker Björn Runge and co-starring Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater — took 14 years to make, something Close noted in her acceptance speech. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer. 

Close — who also said she has been working in Hollywood for nearly 45 years — seemed beyond honored to received her award, and delivered a rousing feminist speech that garnered a standing ovation. She encouraged women to not simply fulfill roles as dutiful housewives and mothers to children, but to also fulfill their dreams and ambitions.

“I’m thinking of my mom who really sublimated herself to my father her whole life and in her 80s she said to me, ‘I feel like I haven’t accomplished anything,'” said Close. “And it was so not right, and I feel what I’ve learned through this whole experience is that women, we’re nurturers. That’s what’s expected of us. We have our children, we have our husbands, if we’re lucky enough, and our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say, ‘I can do that and I should be allowed to do that.'”


Close’s daughter Annie Starke is also an actress. Close beat out Lady Gaga — believed to be a top contender for her role in A Star Is Born — Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?Rosamund Pike (A Private War) and Nicole Kidman (Destroyer) to win the prize.

Close’s speech touched on a similar issue pointed out by actress Regina Kingwho also won a Golden Globe earlier in the evening for her supporting role in the Barry Jenkins-directed drama film If Beale Street Could Talk. 

King made a promise about her commitment to future projects in entertainment involving women and challenged celebrities in the audience to do the same.

“I’m going to use my platform right now to say, in the next two years, everything that I produce I am making a vow — and it’s going to be tough — to make sure that everything that I produce…is 50 percent women,” said King. “I challenge…anyone out there who is in a position of power — not just in our industry, in all industries— I challenge you to challenge yourself and stand with us.”

King drew a standing ovation for her powerful statement.

Rami Malek, the star of USA drama series Mr. Robot, won Best Actor (Drama) for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. 

Malek, 37, thanked Queen and its legendary lead singer in his acceptance speech.

“Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime,” he continued. “I love you, you beautiful man. This is for and because of you, gorgeous.”

British actress Olivia Colman, 44, gave her own funny speech in accepting the Golden Globe for Best Actress (Comedy) for her performance in The Favourite. Colman plays Queen Anne of England in the darkly comic and raunchy period piece set in early 18th century England directed by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster).

In her speech, Colman joked about being on a private jet and consuming lots of food like sandwiches and also thanked many people including her co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, whom she called her “bitches.” Stone and Weisz were among many celebrities to laugh at the remark.

Jeff Bridges also received this year’s prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award, which Oprah Winfrey won last year and Meryl Streep the year before that.

In his joyful and anecdotal speech — which followed a video tribute to “The Dude” in his many film roles throughout the decades including The Big Lebowski — Bridges thanked many people including the Cohen brothers, with whom he has worked several times.

Bridges also thanked his brother, fellow actor Beau Bridges, and his wife of 45 years Susan Geston. He also gave a shout-out to his late father Lloyd Bridges and noted he was wearing his dad’s cufflinks. Actor Sam Elliott, who stars in A Star Is Born, narrated the video tribute to Bridges.

“If I’m lucky, I’ll be associated with the Dude for the rest of my life,” Bridges said. “I feel so honored to be a part of that film. Great movie.”

Bridges also praised and quoted a late famous American architect and designer named Buckminster Fuller.

“Bucky is most famous for the geodesic dome, but he made this great observation about ocean-going tankards. He noticed that the engineers were particularly challenged by how to turn this thing. You’ve got this big rudder, so it took too much energy to turn the ship,” said Bridges.

He continued: “So they came up with a brilliant idea: Let’s put a little rudder on the big rudder. The little rudder will turn the big rudder, the big rudder will turn the ship. That little rudder’s called a trim tab,” Bridges said. “Bucky made the analogy that the trim tab is an example of how the individual is connected to society, and how we affect society. I like to think of myself as a trim tab, and all of us are trim tabs. We may seem like we’re not up to the task, but we are, man! We’re alive! We can make a difference! We can turn this ship in the way we want to go, man! Towards love and creating a healthy planet for all of us. So I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for tagging me. I want to tag you all. You’re all trim tabs! Tag, you’re it!”

Here is the full winners list from the 2019 Golden Globes: (winners in bold)

Best Motion Picture, Drama
A Star Is Born
Black Panther
If Beale Street Could Talk
Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Glenn Close, The Wife
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike, A Private War

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington, BlackKklansman

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
Mary Poppins Returns

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron, Tully
Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Robert Redford, The Old Man & the Gun
John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie

Best Animated
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
Never Look Away

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams, Vice
Claire Foy, First Man
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Director in a Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay, Vice

Best Screenplay
The Favourite
Green Book
If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Score
A Quiet Place
Black Panther
First Man
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns

Best Original Song
“All the Stars,” Black Panther
“Requiem for a Private War,” A Private War
“Revelation,” Boy Erased
“Shallow,” A Star Is Born
“Girl in the Movies,” Dumplin’

Best Television Series, Drama
The Americans
Killing Eve

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Julia Roberts, Homecoming
Keri Russell, The Americans

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Stephan James, Homecoming
Richard Madden, Bodyguard
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical
The Good Place
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Kirsten Bell, The Good Place
Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Debra Messing, Will & Grace

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Sacha Baron Cohen, Who Is America?
Jim Carrey, Kidding
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Escape at Dannemora
Sharp Objects
A Very English Scandal

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Connie Britton, Dirty John
Laura Dern, The Tale
Regina King, Seven Seconds

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Antonia Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Daniel Brühl, The Alienist
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
Alex Bornstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Penélope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Edgar Ramírez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal
Henry Winkler, Barry


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