Rami Malek won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) while the film won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama. "Mitch McConnell next?" joked the Welsh-born actor, referring to the Senate's majority leader.
"There are two people here tonight that I'm so grateful that they're here with me".
In television, the big winners were Cold War spy thriller "The Americans", limited series "The Assassination of Gianni Versace", and new Netflix comedy "The Kominsky Method".
Co-host Sandra Oh, who was born in Canada of Asian descent, paid tribute to the slew of Golden Globe-nominated films and TV shows featuring black and Asian actors and directors, including "Crazy Rich Asians", "Black Panther", and "BlacKkKlansman".
- Abbie blackkklansman (2018) for best picture (@gyllenhIs) January 7, 2019Sandra Oh has a attractive moment about the changing tides of representation and diversity in Hollywood.
Glenn Close took home best actress in a drama for her performance in The Wife, the story of a woman who has secretly ghost-written her Pulitzer-prize winning husband's novels.
Inside the Scientology headquarters where a 'beloved member' was fatally stabbed
The centre houses 60 auditing rooms, where church members receive spiritual guidance, as well as training sites for new auditors. Doctors couldn't save the 24-year-old Taiwanese national, killed during what's believed to be a church member's family dispute.
On the flipside, 20th Century Fox's gamble to enter Bohemian Rhapsody, also centred around concerts and Queen's iconic music, as a drama will prove to be a masterstroke if it uses the Globes momentum to win the best picture Oscar. In a touching speech, the Killing Eve actress said: "Oh my God!"
Also receiving multiple awards was "Roma", Alfonso Cuaron's affectionate look at his childhood in Mexico City, which won for best foreign film and best director.
One decision that everyone could get behind was the awarding of Best Drama Series to The Americans, which brought its superlative six-season run to a close past year.
The press association typically likes having first crack at series that weren't eligible for the prior Emmys. The Globes were the first major awards show in the #MeToo era and the downfall of disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein. This year, NBC has one thing in its favour: an National Football League lead in.
It's Close's second Globe in 14 nods.
Jeff Bridges, an ardent environmentalist, connected with everyone when receiving the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award. A similar television achievement award is also being launched, dubbed the Carol Burnett Award. Every year, questions are raised about the slotting of nominees.