Portrayals of real-life musicians dominated at the 2019 Golden Globes as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Green Book" won top honors, while the films' stars also picked up awards for their acclaimed performances. "This is for and because of you, gorgeous", Malek said, with a kiss.
The two trophies were the final prizes in a ceremony that had been expected to be a consecration for A Star is Born - starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the age-old Hollywood fable of an ailing performer and his muse - which went into the night with five nods. She said her co-writers "lifted me up, they supported me".
Having won the Best Drama Actor gong at the globes, Malek will now be the favourite for the Oscar, alongside Best Musical or Comedy Actor victor Christian Bale. First, Lady Gaga lost Best Actress in a Drama to Glenn Close for The Wife. "We are still living in divided times, maybe more so now than ever", he said. "Thank you so much".
The two big awards of the night going to Bohemian Rhapsody was a surprise to some who thought A Star is Born was going to clean up on the night.
British actress Olivia Coleman was a victor for bawdy historical romp "The Favourite".
Leading the nominations this year is Adam McKay's Vice- which has received six nods, including Best Musical or Comedy, Director, Screenplay, Actor (Christian Bale), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams, also nominated for HBO's "Sharp Objects"), and Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell).
Malik thanked Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor, as well as Freddy Mercury for providing the role of a lifetime.
There are also the Comedy/Musical films to consider for Oscar competition.
Last year, the Golden Globes was met with a black-out where all attendees donned black in solidarity with the Time's Up Now movement. Jeff Bridges will be honoured with the prestigious Cecil B DeMille Award.