Three Australian actors have all walked away with awards during this year’s low-key Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 9.
Nicole Kidman took out Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) for her role as Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos. The Aussie superstar has previously won for her roles in Big Little Lies in 2018, The Hours in 2003, Moulin Rouge! in 2002, and To Die For in 1996.
Kidman was one of the few winners to acknowledge their win in a post to Instagram.
“Thank you for the acknowledgment! Lucille, this is for you and all the other incredible women nominated,” she wrote.
Kidman’s portrayal as Lucile Ball quickly generated Oscar buzz for both Kidman and the film which explores some of the darker elements of Ball and Desi Arnez’s life including marriage troubles and racial barriers the two contended with. Kidman has previously stated that the film is not a remake of the comedic series but a dramatic exploration of the behind-the-scenes relationship of the two leading stars.
Adelaide born Sarah Snook took out Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, for her role as Shiv Roy in the Anerican drama series Succession.
Kodi Smit-Phee won Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his work in The Power of the Dog.
Unlike previous celebrations, this year’s Golden Globes were a quiet affair with no guests in attendance and no live broadcast of the proceedings. The subdued nature of the event was due to a protest on diversity and ethical issues.
Actors and directors chose to avoid taking part in the celebrations following questionable ethical decisions and policies by the Hollywood Foreign Press, particularly their lack of diversity.