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Close Upsets Lady Gaga at Golden Globes, 'Green Book' Wins
Sunday, 06 January 2019 11:30 PM
Glenn Close upset Lady Gaga for best actress, Christian Bale thanked the antichrist for inspiration in playing former Vice President Dick Cheney, Rami Malek won the best actor in a movie drama award, the beleaguered "Green Book" got a big boost and co-host Sandra Oh took home an award, too, after speaking passionately about "faces of change" at the 76th Golden Globes.
Few winners were seen as more certain than Lady Gaga as best actress in a drama at Sunday's at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. But the veteran actress Close pulled off the shocker for her performance in "The Wife," as the spouse of a Nobel Prize-winning author. Close said she was thinking of her mother, "who really sublimated herself to my father for her whole life."
Politics were largely absent from the ceremony before Bale took the stage for winning best actor in a musical or comedy for his lead performance as Dick Cheney in Adam McKay's "Vice."
"What do you think? Mitch McConnell next?" joked the Welsh-born actor, referring to the Senate's majority leader. "Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for this role."