Jewish Winners of 2019 Golden Globes Include Michael Douglas and DJ Mark Ronson, Among Others
Jewish actors, composers and songwriters were among the winners at the 2019 Golden Globes, which were held on Sunday night in Beverly Hills.
At the awards ceremony, co-hosted by Jewish actor Andy Samberg and actress Sandra Oh, composer Justin Hurwitz took home the honor of Best Original Score for a Motion Picture for the film First Man, a biopic about legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong.
Actor Michael Douglas accepted the award for Best Actor for a TV Musical or Comedy for his role as Jewish acting coach Sandy Kominsky in the Netflix series “The Kominsky Method.”
In his acceptance speech, Douglas thanked the show’s Jewish creator, Chuck Lorre, and recognized his Jewish co-star and “dancing partner” Alan Arkin. Douglas dedicated his win to his father Kirk Douglas, and garnered laughter from the audience when he raised his newly received award and shouted, “Alte kakers rule!” which in Yiddish means “old geezers rule.”
Michael also said the best advice he ever got from his father was to exhibit “stamina and tenacity. He was out of the school where you get your best shot, you walk away after you’ve done the best you can. Then f–k it!”
“The Kominsky Method,” which is about the relationship between two aging Jewish men in Hollywood, won the Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy award.
Additional winners included actress Patricia Arquette, who received a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, for her performance in “Escape at Dannemora,” which is based on the true story of a 2015 prison break in New York state.
Joe Weisberg — writer, executive producer and series creator of “The Americans” — accepted the Best Drama Series award for the sixth and final season of his show, and songwriter, producer and DJ Mark Ronson was part of a team, which included singer Lady Gaga, to win the award for Best Original Song for “Shallow” from the movie A Star is Born.
Ronson told Lady Gaga in his acceptance speech, “You took a heartfelt, honest tune and you gave it emotional resonance that we could’ve only dreamed of. Seriously, the way you weaved the lyrics into the film and the narrative of your beautiful heartbreaking film is why we’re standing up here tonight, I believe.”