Ben Whishaw, 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Assassination of Gianni Versace' and more pick up wins at the 76th Golden Globes

The 76th Annual Golden Globes were held tonight and included wins for several LGBTQ-inclusive films, television series and creatives. Stay tuned to GLAAD's channels in the coming days for exclusive interviews from your favorite stars on the red carpet!

Out actor Ben Whishaw picked up the Golden Globe in Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his work on A Very English Scandal. The series, from out writer Russel T. Davies, is based on a true story about UK politician Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), Whishaw played Thorpe's former lover Norman Scott. The series follows the twists and turns and political intrigue that follows their breakup as Thorpe's career moved forward. Eventually Thorpe was tried for conspiracy to murder his former partner. You can binge the full series now on Amazon. Whishaw is the first gay actor to win in the category since Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart) at 72nd Globes in 2014.

Bohemian Rhapsody picked up the top award of the night, Best Motion Picture - Drama, and star Rami Malek picked up the win in Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his portrayal of queer singer and musician Freddie Mercury. Bohemian Rhapsody is the highest grossing music biopic of all time, Malek dedicated his award to Mercury.

Darren Criss took home the award in Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for his work as Andrew Cunanan in FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. The drama is based on the true story of the tragic murder of out fashion designer and icon Gianni Versace and the spree killings of other gay men by Cunanan in the surrounding weeks. The series as a whole picked up the Golden Globe in Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Executive Producer Brad Simpson used his speech to speak to the important of representation, saying, "Gianni Versace was one of very few public figures who was out during a time of intense fear and hate. Those forces of hate and fear are still with us — they tell us we should be scared of people who ware different than us, they tell us we should put walls around ourselves. As artists we must fight back by representing those who are not represented and by providing a space for people who are new voices to tell stories that haven’t been told. [...] As human beings we should resist in the streets, resist at the ballot box, and practice love and empathy in our everyday lives. [..]Our show is a period piece, but those forces are not historical. They’re here they’re with us and we must resist."

Olivia Colman won in Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for playing Queen Anne in The Favourite. The film follows the court intrigue and drama surrounding Anne and the two women closest to her, Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) and Abigail Hill (Emma Stone), and the machinations they use and ways they play on the Queen's affections to win her favor and power at court.

Green Book won in Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, and star Mahershala Ali picked up the award in Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for his portrayal of real life figure Dr. Don Shirley, a queer Black musician who toured the country throughout the 1960s. The film follows his tour in the Deep South and the friendship he forms with the white man he hired to be his bodyguard. LGBTQ champion Lady Gaga's A Star is Born track "Shallow" picked up the award in Best Original Song - Motion Picture. Sandra Oh won the Golden Globe in Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama for BBC America's queer-inclusive Killing Eve.

Congrats to the winners!

Ben Whishaw, 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Assassination of Gianni Versace' and more pick up wins at the 76th Golden Globes | GLAAD

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