Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody bag honours

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When 2004's drama about white people solving racism, "Crash", won Best Picture at the 78th Academy Awards, it beat out the Ang Lee-directed tragic gay romance "Brokeback Mountain". Bohemian Rhapsody was the talk of the town as it took the top prizes including the Best Picture.

The cast and crew of Bohemian Rhapsody accepting the award for Best Motion Picture - Drama. However, perhaps the most surprising award of the evening went to Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. It was a victorious night too for Green Book that claimed three Globes - Best Screenplay, Best Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.

Kicking off the awards season, the Golden Globes saw a sea of film and television personalities make their way to the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Some did, like Glenn Close who upset Lady Gaga with her best actress drama win for "The Wife" and gave one of the best speeches of the night.

The production won best original song for "Shallow", the heart-wrenching tune performed by Cooper, 44, and Gaga in the movie. It was also clear that the celebration of diversity was evident right from the start.

King is up for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, as are the producers of Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Crazy Rich Asians, The Favourite, Green Book, A Quiet Place, Roma, A Star Is Born and Vice.

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Veteran actress Julia Roberts, a frequent suit-wearer on the red carpet, chose black trousers and a tan top for the awards, in which she scored her first nomination for a television role for "Homecoming".

"We understand that our microphones are big and we're speaking for everyone", she said before pledging that every project she produces for the next two years will have at least 50 percent of women working on it.

But Oh, who later also won for her performance on the BBC America drama series Killing Eve, closed her opening monologue on a serious note explaining why she was hosting with Samberg.

As for MeToo and Golden Globes circa 2018, this year things were somewhat back to standard red carpet chatter.

Awards are one part of the show. Noted Channel 24: "A year after the Globes were awash in a sea of black and #MeToo discussion replaced fashion chatter, the red carpet largely returned to more typical colours and conversation". The event also features categories for foreign films.

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