Sunday’s Golden Globes had plenty to celebrate: Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” won best song, Mahershala Ali took home the supporting actor honor for his Green Book role and Sandra Oh got the recognition she so sorely deserved for Killing Eve. But there were some notable missteps. We’ve pulled together just a few of the surprises that have us ready to take to the streets.
Billy Porter, Pose
We’re on record already of advocating for the splendid performance of Billy Porter, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise. We’re honestly stunned that his turn as Pray-Tell on Pose didn’t muster enough support to take home the gold.
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Mother monster didn’t pull through for best actress, though she did nab a trophy for best original song. She’s probably still the frontrunner for an Oscar though — that is, if The Wife’s Glenn Close doesn’t come a-knocking like she did Sunday night.
Crazy Rich Asians
It’s often said that it’s just an honor to be nominated, and perhaps that’s true. But this win for Asian representation in Hollywood truly deserved the best comedy/musical honor over the controversial Green Book.
Henry Winkler, Barry
He won the Emmy last summer and should’ve taken the Golden Globe for his supporting role. But I must say, the win for gay actor Ben Whishaw and his A Very English Scandal turn is a win for us all.
In addition to the Porter snub, the show also didn’t win its best drama category. Nonetheless, we’re turning our eyes to those similarly coveted Emmys in the summer.
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
I knew it was a longshot to expect Jenkins to pull out the best screenplay honor for his James Baldwin adaption, but it still deserves all the accolades.