Alumni at the 2019 Golden Globes

Alumni at the 2019 Golden Globes

  • ‘Cinderella’, ADC/Footlights pantomime December 1993. Courtesy: the Syndics of Cambridge University Library
    Olivia Colman (third from left) in a promotional photograph for ‘Cinderella’, ADC/Footlights pantomime December 1993

Credit: Photographer unknown, UA FOOT 2/9/137/3 is reproduced by kind permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library

Olivia Colman (Homerton) won best actress at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards earlier this month.

The award recognises her portrayal of 18th-century England's Queen Anne in The Favourite.

This year's award was Olivia Colman's second Golden Globe win after she won the best supporting actress in a TV series category in 2017 for her role in The Night Manager.

Her co-star in The Favourite and fellow alumna Rachel Weisz (Trinity Hall) was nominated for the best supporting actress award, which ultimately went to Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk.

Rachel Weisz won best supporting actress in 2006 for The Constant Gardener and was also nominated in 2013 for best actress (The Deep Blue Sea).

Their roles in The Favourite have also seen Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz nominated for the 72nd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs). The winners of the BAFTAs will be announced on 10 February 2019.

Alumnus Sacha Baron Cohen (Christ's) was in the running for the best actor in a TV series Golden Globe for Who Is America?  The category was won by Michael Douglas for The Kominsky Method. Sacha Baron Cohen previously won a Golden Globe in 2007, when he was best actor for Borat.

See all 2019 nominees and winners on the Golden Globe Awards website

The Golden Globe Awards are awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The awards are divided into 25 categories - 14 for motion pictures and 11 for TV.