Blockbuster shot in Glasgow wins Best Film at Golden Globes

Hollywood film 1917 was partly shot at Govan Graving Docks.

Blockbuster: Hollywood film 1917.
Blockbuster: Hollywood film 1917.

A Hollywood war blockbuster shot in Glasgow has been crowned a winner at this year’s Golden Globes.

1917, which was partly filmed at Govan Graving Docks, won Best Motion Picture – Drama.

Sam Mendes also took home the Best Director – Motion Picture award for the epic WWI film.

The filmmaker beat Bong Joon Ho for Parasite, Todd Phillips for Joker, Martin Scorsese for The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

Stars hit the red carpet for premiere of WWI epic 1917

Partly filmed at Govan docks, Sam Mendes' epic WWI drama 1917 has been unveiled to the world.Starring Richard Madden, Andrew Scott and Colin Firth, the director says the film couldn't have made it without its Scottish roots – or Glaswegian writer.

Posted by STV News on Thursday, 5 December 2019

1917, which follows two young soldiers tasked to hand-deliver a message to a battalion during the height of the First World War, was penned by Mendes and Glasgow-born screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns – who first gained work experience on the set of Taggart.

Thanking his cast, crew and “the great” cinematographer Roger Deakins, Mendes dedicated the award to his grandfather.

Succession: Brian Box won Best Actor.

Scots superstar Brian Cox also came out tops at the 77th annual ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

The 73-year-old Dundonian took home the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama for his portrayal as media magnate Logan Roy on HBO’s Succession.

The show – which shot an episode in Scotland – also won Best Television Series – Drama.

Cox, who saw out competition from Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, Mr Robot’s Rami Malek, Tobias Menzies for The Crown and Pose’s Billy Porter, said he was “shocked” to win after 60 years in the entertainment business.

He went on to thank the cast, the crew and gave a special shout-out to series creator Jesse Armstrong.

Golden Globe TV winners

  • Best Comedy Series – Fleabag
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama –  Brian Cox, Succession
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama – Olivia Colman, The Crown
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy – Ramy Youssef, Ramy
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy – Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
  • Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television –  Chernobyl
  • Best Television Series – Drama – Succession
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television –  Patricia Arquette, The Act
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl

Golden Globe film winners

  • Best Motion Picture – Drama – 1917
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama – Renee Zellweger, Judy
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama – Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
  • Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Awkwafina, The Farewell
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Taron Egerton, Rocketman
  • Best Motion Picture – Animated – Missing Link
  • Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language – Parasite, South Korea
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture –  Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture –  Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
  • Best Director -Motion Picture – Sam Mendes, 1917
  • Best Original Song – Motion Picture – I’m Gonna Love Me Again, Rocketman, music by Sir Elton John, lyrics by Bernie Taupin
  • Best Screenplay –  Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
  • Best Original Score – Hildur Gudnadottir, Joker

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