Literary adaptations scored a handful of Golden Globes wins Sunday night at a private, non-televised ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.
The winners of the awards, crushed in the past year by controversies on ethics and race, were posted on Twitter all evening.
Jane Campions The power of the dogBased on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel, it was a big winner at the awards, taking home awards for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director Movie (Campion), and Best Supporting Actor Movie (Kodi Smit-McPhee).
The acclaimed drive my carbased on a short story by Haruki Murakami and directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, was the winner in the Best Picture – Non-English Language category.
Barry Jenkins’ Amazon Prime Limited Series The Underground Railwaybased on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead, it won the award for the best limited television series, anthology series or film made for television.
Michael Keaton won the Best Actor in a Limited Television Series, Anthology Series, or Movie Made for Television for his role in dopessickbased on Beth Macy’s Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Pharmaceutical Company That Made America Addicted†
The prize for the best film score went to Hans Zimmer for: DuneDenis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction classic.
Dune was otherwise shut out despite earning multiple nominations, as was Maggie Gyllenhaal’s film The Prodigal Daughterbased on Elena Ferrante’s novel, and the miniseries Domestic helpbased on the memoirs of Stephanie Land.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.