‘THE FAVOURITE’ AND ‘FIRST MAN’ WIN AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES 2019
British star, Olivia Colman took home Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) at this year’s Golden Globes for her portrayal of Queen Anne in ‘The Favourite’, a film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, Killing of a Sacred Deer).
A dark yet comic story, ‘The Favourite’ depicts 18th Century court life under the reign of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). Plagued with health issues, A frail Queen Anne relies on her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) to govern the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears Sarah who makes her her maid. For Abigail this is a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots.
‘First Man’ also won Best Original Score for a Motion Picture. Justin Hurwitz was honoured at the awards show and beat off stiff competition from Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs) and Ludqig Göransson (Black Panther).
‘First Man’ chronicles the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on the 20th July, 1969. It is directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash).
Yorgos Lanthimos and Damien Chazelle are both represented by Merman for commercials in the UK.