Ratings dip to 18.6M for Golden Globes despite National Football League lead

Ratings dip to 18.6M for Golden Globes despite National Football League lead

Darren Sullivan
January 8, 2019

In an upset, "Bohemian Rhapsody", the biopic about Freddie Mercury and British rock band Queen, won best drama at the 76th annual Golden Globes on Sunday.

Rami Malek's portrayal of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury had been praised for its true-to-life representation of the man whose astounding vocal range and larger-than-life stage presence continues to define a musical era. "My reaction [when I found out we would be hosting together] was, 'Is this a joke?' And then when it was not a joke, it was just this feeling of terror and thrill", she said. "This is for and because of you". The 40-year-old actor, who is popularly known for her role as Cristina Yang in Grey's Anatomy, gave an emotional acceptance speech after winning the award for her role in television series drama Killing Eve.

Hosts Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh kicked off the Golden Globes on Sunday, with hit music romanceA Star Is Born the frontrunner at the year's first and sassiest awards gala. "Because I see you and I see you - all of these faces of change - and now so will everyone else", said Oh.

Oh won best performance by an actress in a drama television series for her role in the BBC's Killing Eve, becoming the first Asian woman to take home the award in nearly 40 years, the Independent also notes.

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The awards featured a number of surprises, with many wins going to Netflix films and TV series, adding to the streaming service's rising reputation as a major awards powerhouse.

But one Golden Globes-nominated actress stood out because her look was simpler, not more over-the-top than the rest; Emily Blunt stunned in an understated 2019 Golden Globes gown-turning heads for both her impeccable style and her decision to break away from the sartorial pack. "Right now this moment is real".

Also receiving multiple awards was "Roma", Alfonso Cuaron's affectionate look at his childhood in Mexico City, which won for best foreign film and best director. I have to thank (producers) Graham King and Denis O'Sullivan, you've worked over a decade to make sure this story was told. But the frisky and often unpredictable awards show can offer clues to which actors and films will be honored at the Oscars. By virtually shutting out the non-English-speaking world, the Oscars and Golden Globes narrow the breadth and quality of their selection.