Written by Emily Powers
For those who do not know, the Golden Globes are designed to honor people who have made a significant mark in the film and television industry. The 77th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in American film and television of 2019, was broadcast from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan. 5.
Ricky Gervais hosted the ceremony for the fifth time. Netflix received four awards and 27 nominations. The best animated motion picture went to “Missing Link” and the best motion picture went to a World War I movie called “1917,” which is about two impossible British missions across No Man’s Land. Other awards were given for Best Actor and Actress. Brad Pitt accepted the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture.
The youngest Globes winner ever is Ricky Schroder, who was nine years old when he won the Globe for Best New Star in the film “The Champ” in 1980. At age 87, Ennio Morricone became the oldest Golden Globe Award winner, nabbing Best Original Score for 2015’s The Hateful Eight. The stars who hold the record for the most Globes are Meryl Streep and Barbra Streisand, who are tied with nine each. No women were nominated for Best Screenplay or Best Director this year, and only five women have ever been nominated for Best Director. This is the fifth year in a row in which no women were nominated. In this day and age, gender inequality is still occurring and award shows are even failing to recognize hard-working women in the film and television industries.