Big Winners at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Georgia ties: Elton John, Patricia Arquette, Kathy Bates

Originally posted Monday, January 6, 2020 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Georgia, despite its burgeoning presence in the TV and film world, didn’t get much love at the Golden Globes.

Elton John, who used to spend a lot of time in Atlanta in the 1990s and 2000s, did win for best song with Bernie Taupin for “I’m Gonna Love Me Again.” And the long-time songwriters introduced the film “Rocketman” about his life. Later, Taron Egerton - who played John in the film - won for best actor in a comedy or musical.

>>RELATED: A journey through John’s time living in Atlanta

No films shot in metro Atlanta were nominated. The winning drama was “1917” and winning comedy/musical was “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” 

The only actor in a film shot locally that received a nomination was Kathy Bates in “Richard Jewell” for best supporting actress in a drama. Playing Jewell’s mom, Bates lost to Laura Dern from Netflix’s “Marriage Story.” 

And Patricia Arquette won best actress in a limited series for her role in Hulu’s “The Act,” which was shot in the Savannah area. She won an Emmy for the same role four months ago. 

>>RELATED: The full list of winners

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.