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Sam Mendes Wins Best Director For 1917 At The Golden Globes!

Sam Mendes wins Best Director for his war epic 1917 beating Martin Scorsese for The Irishman, Todd Phillips for Joker, Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time In Hollywood and Bong Joon Ho for Parasite!

6th January 2020 | 12:57 PM (IST)
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Sam Mendes wins Best Director - Motion Picture at the 77th Golden Globe Awards for his World War 1 drama 1917, that also won Best Motion Picture – Drama beating critically acclaimed directors Martin Scorsese for The Irishman, Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Todd Phillips for Joker and Bong Joon Ho for Parasite.

 
 
 
 
 
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Sam Mendes - Best Director - Motion Picture - 1917 (@1917). Photo by Alexi Lubomirski (@alexilubomirski). #GoldenGlobes

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Mendes last won Best Director more than 2 decades ago in 1999 for “American Beauty”. During his acceptance speech, Mendes humbly said, "There's not one director in the world who is not in the shadow of Martin Scorsese, I just had to say that." His speech warmed the hearts of everyone present in the room.

Talking about the future of theatrical films Mendes said, “I am optimistic, but I think it’s in the hands of the filmmakers more than anything else, to make movies that audiences feel like they need to see on a big screen or else they’re missing out, guaranteed theatrical release is no longer the case, but millions of people can see [content] on their TV screens. I don’t think I would’ve been that disappointed if the way we had gone was to be a two-week theatrical release and then go on TV screens.

Congratulations are in order to Sam Mendes for not one but TWO epic wins of the night!

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6th January 2020 | 12:57 PM (IST)
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