More winners at the 2020 Golden Globes which took place on Sunday night, January 5 in Los Angeles were revealed. Among the awards given at the big event was Carol Burnett Award, with "Saturday Night Live" star Kate McKinnon presenting it to winner Ellen DeGeneres.
Taking to the stage to receive the accolade, McKinnon read off a list of why she's thankful for the talk show host and that included two pairs of Stan Smith sneakers. However, she then went serious as she said she was thankful for Ellen for the "desire to bring everyone together by laughing about the things we all have in common."
"She risked her life and entire career," McKinnon, referring to Ellen coming out on on her sitcom, "Ellen", back in 1997. "Thank you Ellen for giving me a shot, a shot at a good life and thank you for the sweater with the picture of the baby goat on it."
Ellen then took the stage, thanking McKinnon and sending prayers to Australia for their bushfires. "I knew coming in I would win," she joked. "After that I got a talk show and I was able to be myself and that was 17 years ago. All I ever wanted to do was make people feel good and laugh," added Ellen, whose wife Portia de Rossi was among the attendees.
Another winner that night was HBO's "Fleabag", which was named the Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy. It marked the second victory for the show as star Phoebe Waller-Bridge previously came out as the winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for her performance on the tragicomedy series.
"Everyone poured so much heart and so much love into this show, we all became best friends," Waller-Brigde said, "which is ironic because the show is about such a lonely lady."
That night also saw Patricia Arquette receiving trophy. "The Act" star was announced as the winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category. Meanwhile, the best actor in a drama TV series award went to Brian Cox for his role in "Succession". Admitting that he was shocked by the victory, Cox thanked the showrunner, cast and his wife for putting up with him for all these years during his speech.
Best actress in a TV drama series, one of the biggest awards at the Ricky Gervais-hosted event, was presented to Olivia Colman, thanks to her incredible portrayal as Queen Elizabeth on "The Crown". "I had already gotten a little bit boozy because I thought this wasn't going to happen," she said during her acceptance speech.