By Seija Rankin
January 06, 2020 at 01:35 AM EST
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It was a good year for all of the Golden Globes awards winners and — dare we say it — it was a great year for Entertainment Weekly. At the expense of being too cheesy (unless we’ve already crossed that line), we were able to work with some of the brightest, most inspiring filmmakers (and television makers, never forget the television makers) in the industry. The directors and actors behind the movies and shows that we can’t stop thinking about were kind enough to lend us their time and, more importantly, their opinions about what they do.

Below, we’ve gathered up the list of 2020 Golden Globes winners as told through the eyes of our magazine, website, and podcast. We’re not going to say we told you so or that we predicted the final list, but we won’t stand in the way of anyone who wants to think that.

Succession

James Macari for EW

The two-season-strong HBO show took home the Best Television Series — Drama category and also won Brian Cox, who plays domineering patriarch Logan Roy, a Best Actor trophy. At the end of 2019, we gathered the younger Cox generation — portrayed by Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, and Jeremy Strong — to honor them with one of our six Entertainers of the Year covers. The result was a fascinating conversation (to the tune of several thousand words about the show’s impact, the shocking season 2 finale, and yes, Kendall’s rap.

Fleabag

The irreverent, off-kilter, and delightfully dirty comedy pulled straight from the brilliant mind of Phoebe Waller-Bridge took home the Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy and everyone’s favorite fleabag (that’s you, Phoebe) won Best Actress. EW chose Waller-Bridge as one of our 16 Entertainers of the Year, but instead of simply scrawling “Entertainment Weekly-Waller-Bridge” in scrolly-font over and over again, we tapped her Fleabag costar Brett Gelman to say things a bit more eloquently.

Olivia Colman

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Nothing but respect for our queen. In September, the star of The Crown season 3 was the star of our second-ever monthly issue in advance of the hotly-anticipated anthology reboot, and tonight she was honored by the HPFA for her work on the show. Read our interview with Colman and the rest of the new cast to learn about how they handled the terrifying prospect of portraying very real monarchs.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

If the Golden Globes gave away an award for Best Shirtless Scene (or Most Titillating Roof Work) it would go to Brad Pitt for the rest of eternity. But they don’t, so he got the Best Supporting Actor — Drama nod instead. Quentin Tarantino also won a statue for Best Screenplay for his surrealist retelling of the Manson Murders. This summer, EW’s Clark Collis sat down with the whole team — Tarantino, along with stars Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio — to rehash their time on what we can only imagine was a nearly unbelievable set.

Parasite

The dark comedy-meets-thriller about class tensions is widely considered (especially here at EW) to be one of the best movies of the year; its use of subtitles set it into the Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language, which it won. Director Bong Joon Ho visited EW’s Awardist podcast to talk about how he perfected the art of controlled chaos. Listen to the episode here.

1917

It may seem like the war thriller was filmed in a single, unending shot, but that’s just thanks to the magic of Sam Mendes. He won the Best Director award at the Golden Globes for his troubles (and talent) in addition to the movie taking home the Best Picture — above, watch Mendes and his newcomer cast talk about the behemoth film.

Awkwafina

James Macari for EW

The comedian otherwise known as Nora Lum turned to the dramatic this year with the beautifully heartbreaking The Farewell and we are all the better for it. She won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy and also graced our 2019 Entertainers of the Year cover with her presence.

Rocketman

EW has been on the Rocketman beat since we first heard musings that then-action flick star Taron Egerton would be portraying the inimitable (or so we thought) Elton John. We know a star (and apparently, a future Golden Globe winner) when we see one. In the fall of 2018, shortly after filming wrapped, and well before the flick took home the trophies for Best Original Song and Best Actor — Musical or Comedy, Egerton visited the EW studios to dish about the one thing we’d all been anticipating most: What it was like to dance with Richard Madden.

Renée Zellweger

James Macari for EW

We called her Good as Gold for her portrayal of Judy Garland in Judy and it turns out she really was. After a years-long hiatus from the industry, she returned to take on an icon and the HFPA rewarded her with Best Actress. She spoke to EW about turning 50 and the public’s biggest misconceptions about her.

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