Queen musical "Bohemian Rhapsody" and USA segregation-era comedy "Green Book" took home the top Golden Globes on Sunday on a night of upsets that saw presumed favourite "A Star is Born" largely shut out, and big wins for Netflix.
It was a good night for Oh, who as well as co-hosting her first Golden Globe ceremony was named best television drama actress for BBC America thriller "Killing Eve".
"We have to say, I can do that, and I should be allowed to do that", the 71-year-old said, to huge applause from the gathering of A-list stars.
Lady Gaga, the front-runner for a best drama actress award for 'A Star Is Born, ' graced the red carpet in a Valentino lavender gown with puffed sleeves and a long train, with her blue-dyed hair pulled into a tight bun, and wearing a stunning Tiffany's diamond necklace. "Green Book", meanwhile, went from winning the audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival to being scrutinized for its racial politics. Because I see you. Many were surprised to hear that Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions: Queen, won over "A Star Is Born", which was the crowd's favourite.
The movie also took home awards for Best Screenplay and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, for Mahershala Ali's performance as jazz pianist Don Shirley. While Christian Bale got Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for his role of former US Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice.
The Golden Globes typically kick off awards season, and many other notable awards shows will take place in the coming months, including the Critics' Choice Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Oscars. "And I challenge anyone out there who is in in a position of power, not just in our industry, in all industries, I challenge you to. stand with us in solidarity and do the same". Noting the success of Crazy Rich Asians, Oh alluded to films with white stars in Asian roles like Ghost in the Shell and Aloha, the latter of which prompted Emma Stone, who starred in Aloha, to shout out "I'm sorry!" from the crowd.
As for MeToo and Golden Globes circa 2018, this year things were somewhat back to standard red carpet chatter.
In television, the big winners were Cold War spy thriller "The Americans", new comedy "The Kominsky Method", and limited series "The Assassination of Gianni Versace".