Striking Portraits of 2020 Golden Globe Winners Right After They Received Their Award

The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards kicked off the awards season on Sunday, January 5, 2020. Held at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association recognized achievements in both television and film over the past year. The televised presentation shared the nominees and ultimately the winners who then gave their acceptance speeches. But once they were whisked off stage, they participated in a tradition that's not part of the main ceremony. Each winner went in front of a photographer and had their portrait snapped with their golden statuette in hand. This year, Alexi Lubomirski had the honor of photographing the newly minted winners.

The subdued bronze-colored backdrop, complete with two large props, allowed for each actor to shine. It also afforded us a peek into their personalities. Awkwafina, who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture for The Farewell, sat down and held the statuette in one hand. The other hand pointed to the award, and her facial expression conveyed a mixture of pure delight as well as surprise—genuine shock exuding from the beaming actress. Perhaps it was the significance of her win in this category; Awkwafina is the first performer of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe in a lead actress category.

Scroll down to see more winners from the 77th Annual Golden Globes. While there are many you’re sure to recognize, you’re also sure to be introduced to actors whom you’ve never seen before.

Once an actor wins a Golden Globe award, they get the portrait taken by a photographer. Alexi Lubomirski had the honor of snapping pictures this year.

 

Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

 

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Succession Cast — Best Television Series, Drama

 

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Ellen DeGeneres — Recipient of the Carol Burnett Award

 

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Fleabag Cast — Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

 

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

 

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Elton John and Bernie Taupin for “I'm Gonna Love Me Again” from Rocketman — Best Original Song in Motion Picture

 

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Laura Dern for Marriage Story — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

 

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Michelle Williams for Fosse/Verdon — Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

 

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Tom Hanks — Recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award

 

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Awkwafina for The Farewell — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

 

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Ramy Youssef for Ramy — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

 

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Brian Cox for Succession — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

 

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Olivia Colman for The Crown — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama

 

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Chernobyl Cast — Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

 

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Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood — Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

 

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Patricia Arquette for The Act — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

 

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Parasite Cast (South Korea) — Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

 

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Joaquin Phoenix for The Joker — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

 

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Sam Mendes for 1917 — Best Director, Motion Picture

 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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