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Posted Jan 06

'1917' wins Best Picture at Golden Globes 2020

by Jane Bracher
'1917' wins Best Picture at Golden Globes 2020 by Jane Bracher

Sam Mendes's latest masterpiece, 1917, has not even hit UK cinemas yet but already the film has gotten a major boost after winning Best Motion Picture - Drama at the Golden Globes 2020 on Sunday, 5 January.

The World War I drama, which is slated for release in UK cinemas on 10 January but has already released to US audiences on Christmas Day, beat out The Irishman, Marriage Story, Joker, and The Two Popes in the loaded category.

Mendes also brought home the award for Best Director - Motion Picture in another category laden with filmmaking heavyweights including Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood), Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), and Todd Phillips (Joker).

This was Mendes's second Best Director victory at the Golden Globes after winning it the first time in 2000 for American Beauty, a film that also won Best Motion Picture - Drama that year.

1917, which follows the story of a World War I mission in a race against time, has been hailed by critics for its technical feat. IndieWire dubbed it "a bold, single-take epic".

MPC Film worked on visual effects for the film.

Meanwhile, The Lion King, also with visual effects work by MPC Film, was nominated for Best Motion Picture - Animated.

See the full list of winners and nominees on the Golden Globes website. thefocus.com

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