Pinoys grace the historic 77TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Wednesday January 1, 2020

PHOTOS BY STHANLEE B. MIRADOR, GERRY VILLAROMAN, RUBEN V. NEPALES AND FILBERT DIEGO KUNG and HFPA On and Off the Red Carpet By: Janet Susan R. Nepales   There were a lot of special moments at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards held recently at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. First, there were the emotional speeches of Tom Hanks, who was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, when he talked of his wife and his family and Kate McKinnon who presented the Carol Burnett Award to Ellen DeGeneres. Then there was the powerful and empowering acceptance speech of preggy Michelle Williams who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series for her performance in “Fosse/Verdon” about women’s rights and “Parasite” director-screenwriter Bong Joon-ho, who after bagging the Best Foreign Language Film award, spoke of “getting over the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles.” His critically-acclaimed film, “Parasite,” also became Korea’s first film to win a Golden Globe in that category. Awkwafina, the 31-year-old rapper-turned-actress, made history as well when she became the first Asian to bag the Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role – Musical or Comedy for her performance in Lulu Wang’s film, “The Farewell.” Ramy Youssef, the 28-year-old American-Egyptian, also broke barriers as the first actor of Egyptian descent to win the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for his performance in the Hulu comedy series, “Ramy,” which he wrote-created-produced-acted. Raymund Ribay Gutierrez, the director of the Philippines’ entry to the Oscars, Verdict,” was chosen to participate in the HFPA-sponsored second annual Residency Program in partnership with Film Independent. Together with five other directors from various countries, Gutierrez will participate in a three-week program geared at emerging...... Read more on Full Issue!

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