Sam Mendes’ film 1917 wins at Golden Globes as Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Elton John take home awards

It was a very good night for Brits at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

In a major upset, Sam Mendes and his World War I movie 1917 beat out favorites The Irishman, Joker and Marriage Story to win best motion picture drama with Mendes also taking home the award for best director.

In the acting categories, Phoebe Waller-Bridge won two Golden Globes for comedy Fleabag while Olivia Colman won her third Golden Globe, this time for The Crown.

Other winners included Brian Cox for TV drama series Succession as well as Elton John and Bernie Taupin who shared their first Golden Globe win for the song I´m Gonna Love Me Again from the biopic Rocketman.

Winner: In a major upset, Sam Mendes’ World War I movie 1917 won best motion picture drama at the Golden Globes in LA on Sunday night, beating Joker, The Irishman and Marriage Story

Mendes, 54, based 1917 in part on his own grandfather’s story and the movie is shot to make it appear as though it happens in a single take.

In his speech, he remarked that he hoped the win would encourage people to ‘turn up and see this on the big screen for which it was intended.’  

The World War I movie stars young actors George MacKay, 27, and Dean-Charles Chapman, 22, as well as a star-studded supporting cast that includes Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong and Richard Madden. 

Mendes previously won a Golden Globe as best director for American Beauty in 2000 and then went on to win an Academy Award.

Helmer: Mendes, 54, also won the Golden Globe for best director - his second directing Golden Globe having previously won in 2000 for American Beauty

Helmer: Mendes, 54, also won the Golden Globe for best director – his second directing Golden Globe having previously won in 2000 for American Beauty 

Feted: He was presented with the award by Helen Mirren and Antonio Banderas. He beat out Quentin Tarantino, Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese to win the trophy

Feted: He was presented with the award by Helen Mirren and Antonio Banderas. He beat out Quentin Tarantino, Todd Phillips and Martin Scorsese to win the trophy

Critically acclaimed: He based 1917 in part on his own grandfather's story and the movie is shot to make it appear as though it happens in a single take

Critically acclaimed: He based 1917 in part on his own grandfather’s story and the movie is shot to make it appear as though it happens in a single take

Spotlight: 1917 stars young actors Dean-Charles Chapman, 22, left, and George MacKay, 27, right, as well as a supporting cast that includes Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch

Spotlight: 1917 stars young actors Dean-Charles Chapman, 22, left, and George MacKay, 27, right, as well as a supporting cast that includes Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch

Double trophies: In his speech, Mendes remarked that he hoped the wins would encourage people to 'turn up and see this on the big screen for which it was intended'

Double trophies: In his speech, Mendes remarked that he hoped the wins would encourage people to ‘turn up and see this on the big screen for which it was intended’

Glory: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Waller-Bridge, 34, took home the Globes for best actress in a TV comedy as well as for best TV comedy series for Fleabag, which she created

Glory: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Waller-Bridge, 34, took home the Globes for best actress in a TV comedy as well as for best TV comedy series for Fleabag, which she created

Waller-Bridge, 34, took home the Globes for best actress in a TV comedy as well as for best TV comedy series for Fleabag, which she created.

It follows her huge wins for Fleabag at the Emmy Awards in September.  

She began her best actress acceptance speech by thanking her season 2 co-star and ‘hot priest’ Andrew Scott.

‘This really comes down to Andrew Scott, really,’ she explained. ‘He can have chemistry with a pebble and I was his pebble in this.’

When she returned to the stage to accept her second Golden Globe, she praised the show’s cast and crew, saying: ‘Everyone poured so much into this show.’  

She also thanked Barack Obama for including the show among his favorites of the year.

She gushed: ‘Thank you Barack Obama for putting me on your list. You´ve always been on mine. And if you don´t know what that means, watch season one of Fleabag.’

She began her best actress acceptance speech by thanking season 2 co-star and 'hot priest' Andrew Scott.

'He can have chemistry with a pebble and I was his pebble,' she said

Joke: She began her best actress acceptance speech by thanking season 2 co-star and ‘hot priest’ Andrew Scott. ‘He can have chemistry with a pebble and I was his pebble,’ she said

Grateful: When she returned to the stage to accept her second Golden Globe, she praised the show's cast and crew, saying: 'Everyone poured so much into this show'

Grateful: When she returned to the stage to accept her second Golden Globe, she praised the show’s cast and crew, saying: ‘Everyone poured so much into this show’ 

Group effort: Backstage, Waller-bridge posed for photos with Scott and fellow castmembers Brett Gelman and Sian Clifford

Group effort: Backstage, Waller-bridge posed for photos with Scott and fellow castmembers Brett Gelman and Sian Clifford

Pals: The group were having a really fun time

Pals: The group were having a really fun time

Waller-Bridge became one of the most sought after talents in Hollywood after winning six Emmys last September.

The Golden Globes win cements her status as an industry player

Made it: Waller-Bridge became one of the most sought after talents in Hollywood after winning six Emmys last September. The Golden Globes win cements her status as an industry player

Olivia Colman already had two Golden Globes to her name going into Sunday night’s awards show – for The Night Manager and The Favourite.

The actress, 45, seemed genuinely surprised when her name was announced as the winner of the best performance by an actress in a TV drama series for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of the Netflix show. 

‘I had money on this not happening,’ she told the star-studded crowd inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s ballroom.

‘For the last year I feel like I’ve been living someone else’s life, and I’ve definitely won someone else’s award,’ she added.

Then, at a loss for words, she confessed: ‘I genuinely got a little bit boozy because I thought this wasn’t going to happen… I‘m completely stumped.’

Surprised: 'I had money on this not happening,' Olivia Colman told the star-studded crowd at the awards show after winning best actress in a TV drama series for The Crown

Surprised: ‘I had money on this not happening,’ Olivia Colman told the star-studded crowd at the awards show after winning best actress in a TV drama series for The Crown

Unexpected: 'For the last year I feel like I've been living someone else's life, and I've definitely won someone else's award,' the actress, 45, added

Unexpected: ‘For the last year I feel like I’ve been living someone else’s life, and I’ve definitely won someone else’s award,’ the actress, 45, added

'I genuinely got a little bit boozy because I thought this wasn't going to happen,' Colman confessed as she struggled for things to say

'I'm completely stumped', the actress admitted

Lost for words: ‘I genuinely got a little bit boozy because I thought this wasn’t going to happen,’ Colman confessed as she struggled for things to say. ‘I’m completely stumped’

It's a hat trick: Olivia Colman already had two Golden Globes to her name going into Sunday night's awards show - for The Night Manager and The Favourite

It’s a hat trick: Olivia Colman already had two Golden Globes to her name going into Sunday night’s awards show – for The Night Manager and The Favourite

Royal: Colman follows in Claire Foy's footsteps Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of the  Netflix series. Foy won a Golden Globe for the show's first season

Royal: Colman follows in Claire Foy’s footsteps Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of the  Netflix series. Foy won a Golden Globe for the show’s first season 

The Elton John biopic Rocketman was another big British winner, snagging Golden Globes for star Taron Egerton and for Elton John and Bernie Taupin for their original song for the movie.

First time nominee Egerton beat out established stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Eddie Murphy to win the Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy for Rocketman.

The 30-year-old actor, who stars as Elton John in the film, said that the role ‘has changed my life.’

He added: ‘It’s been the best experience of my life. I’m so proud of this film.’  

Unexpected: First time nominee Taron Egerton beat out established stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Eddie Murphy to win the Golden Globe for best actor in musical or comedy for Rocketman

Unexpected: First time nominee Taron Egerton beat out established stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Eddie Murphy to win the Golden Globe for best actor in musical or comedy for Rocketman

Excited: The 30-year-old actor stars as Elton John in the film and the pop superstar and husband David Furnish couldn't hide their excitement when Egerton's name was called out

Excited: The 30-year-old actor stars as Elton John in the film and the pop superstar and husband David Furnish couldn’t hide their excitement when Egerton’s name was called out

Psyched: Elton cheered on Egerton who also performed the star's songs in the biopic

Psyched: Elton cheered on Egerton who also performed the star’s songs in the biopic 

Heartfelt: Egerton called Bernie Taupin 'a legend' and then addressed Elton, saying: 'Thank you for the music. Thank you for living a life less ordinary and thank you for being my friend'

Heartfelt: Egerton called Bernie Taupin ‘a legend’ and then addressed Elton, saying: ‘Thank you for the music. Thank you for living a life less ordinary and thank you for being my friend’

Breakthrough role: Egerton said the role in Rocketman 'has changed my life.' He added: 'It's been the best experience of my life. I'm so proud of this film'

Breakthrough role: Egerton said the role in Rocketman ‘has changed my life.’ He added: ‘It’s been the best experience of my life. I’m so proud of this film’

One each: Elton and Egerton, with his girlfriend Emily Thomas, compared their Golden Globes as they celebrated their wins

One each: Elton and Egerton, with his girlfriend Emily Thomas, compared their Golden Globes as they celebrated their wins

He thanked British producer Matthew Vaughn for ‘always championing’ his career and thanked David Furnish for letting him play his husband.

Egerton called Bernie Taupin ‘a legend’ and then addressed Elton, telling the rock superstar: ‘Thank you for the music. Thank you for living a life less ordinary and thank you for being my friend.’

He concluded his speech by brandishing his award and saying: ‘My mother’s in here somewhere – this one’s for you mam!’

Elton and longtime songwriting partner Bernie took the stage together to accept the Golden Globe for their song I’m Gonna Love Me Again.

Elton noted: ‘It’s the first time I’ve ever won an award with him. We never won a Grammy, we never got anything together.’

Elton previously won a Golden Globe with Tim Rice for their Lion King song Can You Feel The Love Tonight. 

A first: Elton and longtime songwriting partner Bernie took the stage together to accept the Golden Globe for their song I’m Gonna Love Me Again from Rocketman

A first: Elton and longtime songwriting partner Bernie took the stage together to accept the Golden Globe for their song I’m Gonna Love Me Again from Rocketman

Elton noted: 'It’s the first time I’ve ever won an award with him. We never won a Grammy, we never got anything together'

Elton and Taupin, 69, are longtime collaborators and started working together in 1967

Longtime collaborators: Elton noted: ‘It’s the first time I’ve ever won an award with him. We never won a Grammy, we never got anything together’

Scottish-born actor Brian Cox also won his first Golden Globe in a career that, he noted in his speech, spans 60 years.  

He took home the trophy for his role in HBO’s Succession, which also won the award for best TV drama series.

‘First of all, I want to apologize to my fellow nominees for winning this. I mean, I’m sorry. And that’s all I can say. I’m sorry, but I never expected this,’ Cox, 73, said.

‘I just never thought this would ever happen to me so I’m a wee bit shocked.’ 

Success: Scottish-born actor Brian Cox, 73, also won his first Golden Globe, taking home the trophy for his role in HBO's Succession, which also won the award for best TV drama series

Success: Scottish-born actor Brian Cox, 73, also won his first Golden Globe, taking home the trophy for his role in HBO’s Succession, which also won the award for best TV drama series

Two Globes: Cox also posed backstage with his co-stars and Succession showrunners: from l-r: Jeremy Strong, creator Jesse Armstrong, Nicholas Braun, Sarah Snook, Cox, Alan Ruck

Two Globes: Cox also posed backstage with his co-stars and Succession showrunners: from l-r: Jeremy Strong, creator Jesse Armstrong, Nicholas Braun, Sarah Snook, Cox, Alan Ruck

The group also goofed around with show star Kieran Culkin as they got their photos taken

They had a bit of a laugh

Having a laugh: The group also goofed around with show star Kieran Culkin as they got their photos taken

Relaxing: Colman was toasted at the official Golden Globes after-party hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Relaxing: Colman was toasted at the official Golden Globes after-party hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Thanked the hand that feeds her: Waller-Bridge took her Golden Globe with her to the party thrown by Amazon that streams Fleabag on its platform

Thanked the hand that feeds her: Waller-Bridge took her Golden Globe with her to the party thrown by Amazon that streams Fleabag on its platform

Cute: Egerton brought along his little sisters Rosie and Mari to the HFPA after-party

Cute: Egerton brought along his little sisters Rosie and Mari to the HFPA after-party

Golden Globes 2020: Winners

 TELEVISION

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Christopher Abbott, Catch-22

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy

Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice – WINNER

Jared Harris, Chernobyl

Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Transformation: Russell Crowe won for his portayal of late Fox News executive Roger Ailes in The Loudest Voice

Transformation: Russell Crowe won for his portayal of late Fox News executive Roger Ailes in The Loudest Voice

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable

Joey King, The Act, 

Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great

Merritt Wever, Unbelievable

Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon – WINNER

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Catch-22, Hulu

Chernobyl, HBO – WINNER

Fosse/Verdon, FX

The Loudest Voice, Showtime

Unbelievable, Netflix

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Arkin

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Andrew Scott, Fleabag

Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl – WINNER

Henry Winkler, Barry

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Barry, HBO

Fleabag, Amazon – WINNER

The Kominsky Method, Netflix

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon

The Politician, Netflix

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Patricia Arquette, The Act – WINNER

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Toni Collette, Unbelievable

Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies

Emily Watson, Chernobyl

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Bill Hader, Barry 

Ben Platt, The Politician

Paul Rudd, Living with Yourself

Ramy Youssef, Ramy – WINNER

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida

Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag – WINNER

Talented: Phoebe Waller-Bridge portrays the titular character in the groundbreaking series, which she adapted from her award-winning play - as it follows a young woman trying to cope with life in London while coming to terms with a recent tragedy

Talented: Phoebe Waller-Bridge portrays the titular character in the groundbreaking series, which she adapted from her award-winning play – as it follows a young woman trying to cope with life in London while coming to terms with a recent tragedy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Brian Cox, Succession – WINNER

Kit Harington, Game of Thrones

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Tobias Menzies, The Crown

Billy Porter, Pose

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Olivia Colman, The Crown – WINNER

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show 

Ravishing: Olivia Colman won for  The Crown as she portrays Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series

Ravishing: Olivia Colman won for  The Crown as she portrays Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series 

Best Television Series – Drama

Big Little Lies, HBO

The Crown, Netflix

Killing Eve, BBC America

The Morning Show, Apple TV Plus

Succession, HBO – WINNER

 FILM

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

The Farewell, A24

Pain and Glory, Sony

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Pyramide Films

Parasite, CJ Entertainment – WINNER

Top honor: Director and writer Bong Joon Ho accepted Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

Top honor: Director and writer Bong Joon Ho accepted Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

Les Misérables, BAC Films, Amazon

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Daniel Pemberton, Motherless Brooklyn

Alexandre Desplat, Little Women

Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker – WINNER

Thomas Newman, 1917

Randy Newman, Marriage Story 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Beautiful Ghosts, Cats 

(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, Rocketman – WINNER

Into the Unknown, Frozen II

Spirit, The Lion King

Stand Up, Harriet 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes

Al Pacino, The Irishman

Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER

Handsome: Pitt led Once Upon A Time In Hollywood to three wins throughout the night

Handsome: Pitt led Once Upon A Time In Hollywood to three wins throughout the night 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell

Annette Bening, The Report

Laura Dern, Marriage Story – WINNER

Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers

Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Daniel Craig, Knives Out

Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit

Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Taron Egerton, Rocketman – WINNER

Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name

Best Screenplay

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite

Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – WINNER

Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Frozen II, Disney

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Universal

Missing Link, United Artists Releasing

Toy Story 4, Disney

The Lion King, Disney

Best Director – Motion Picture

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Sam Mendes, 1917 – WINNER

Todd Phillips, Joker

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 

Visionary: Sam Mendes' war epic 1917 was the top winner in the dramatic film categories as it earned Best Motion Picture – Drama in addition to his Best Director – Motion Picture honor

Visionary: Sam Mendes’ war epic 1917 was the top winner in the dramatic film categories as it earned Best Motion Picture – Drama in addition to his Best Director – Motion Picture honor

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker – WINNER

Jonathan Pryce,  The Two Popes

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Awkwafina, The Farewell – WINNER

Ana de Armas, Knives Out

Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go, Bernadette

Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart

Emma Thompson, Late Night

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

Renée Zellweger, Judy – WINNER

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Sony – WINNER

Jojo Rabbit, Fox Searchlight

Knives Out, Lionsgate

Rocketman, Paramount

Dolemite Is My Name, Netflix

Best Motion Picture – Drama

The Irishman, Netflix

Marriage Story, Netflix

1917, Universal – WINNER

Joker, Warner Bros.

The Two Popes, Netflix