AceShowbiz - The 79th Golden Globe Awards has begun announcing the winners though no audience is present to witness it. The early awards handed out on Sunday night, January 9 went to some first-time winners, namely Ariana DeBose, O Yeong-su and Jeremy Strong.
DeBose was named Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for her role in Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story". She edged out Caitriona Balfe ("Belfast"), Kirsten Dunst ("The Power of the Dog"), Aunjanue Ellis ("King Richard") and Ruth Negga ("Passing") to win the prize.
O won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film through his scene-stealing performance on the hit Netflix series "Squid Game", which has become a global phenomenon. He beat Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass of "The Morning Show", Kieran Culkin of "Succession" and Brett Goldstein of "Ted Lasso" to snag the award.
Strong, meanwhile, grabbed the coveted Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama for playing Kendall Roy on "Succession". He defeated his own co-star Brian Cox as well as "Squid Game" star Lee Jung-jae, Billy Porter ("Pose") and Omar Sy ("Lupin") for the prize.
Another big category which has been announced at the currently ongoing ceremony was Best Motion Picture - Animated and the winner went to "Encanto". The movie won over "Flee", "Luca", "My Sunny Maad" and "Raya and the Last Dragon".
Unlike the previous years, this year's Golden Globe Awards is held private and is neither broadcast nor live-streamed. Only select HFPA members and philanthropy grantees were invited to watch the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, while winners will be announced through real-time updates on the Golden Globes websites and social media accounts.