History Has Been Made during the 2020 Golden Globes

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Every year, the Golden Globes never fail to make history. Actors and actresses gather on this event to show their passion and receive awards.

While there were lots of good performances from actors that stirred the attention of many, on January 5, Sunday, the actors were shortlisted for this year’s awards. The actors that were shortlisted this year were overpoweringly white. 

Speaking of making history, Ramy Youssef, the star and creator of Hulu’s Ramy, grabbed his first-ever win on the Golden Globes night. He was awarded the trophy for Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical or Comedy Television Series. Youseff has created history by being the first Egyptian descent to win on the said category, beating actors like Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Bill Harder, and Ben Platt.

Moreover, when the award for Best Foreign Language Film came up, the film Parasite has marked history by grabbing the award. It was the first film out of South Korea to win the category. The director of the film, Bong Joon-ho accepted the award with his translator Sharon Choi. In his message, he said that you could discover more amazing movies by overcoming the barrier of subtitles.

Later that evening, when the trophy for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, history was again made. For Best Original Score, Hildur Guðnadóttir won and was the first solo female ever to win the award for her work on Joker. Also, she was the second Icelandic composer to grab a distinction in the said category.

On the award for Best Original Song, Elton John and Bernie Taupin won for their contribution to Rocketman, the song “I’m Gonna Love Me Again”. It was the first time that the duo shared an award ever in the history. Before the night came to an end, history was again made as Awkwafina won the trophy for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy on her performance in The Farewell film. Comedian born Nora Lum was the first actress from Asia to ever win in the category and the first woman of color to grab the award since 1993. In her speech, she expressed how surprised she was to beat Cate Blanchett, Ana de Armas, and Beanie Feldstein.

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Do not forget the check the complete list of the Golden Globe Award winners.

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