Stellan Skarsgård followed in his son’s footsteps on Sunday when he took home the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited TV Series – the same category won by Alexander Skarsgård in 2018 for Big Little Lies.
The award was presented to Stellan Skarsgård in honour of his role as Boris Shcherbina in HBO mini series Chernobyl which follows those who investigated the catastrophic nuclear power station disaster in April 1986 and tells the remarkable stories of those who risked their lives to save others.
Skarsgård said in his acceptance speech: “I should thank Milos Forman, who said to me… ‘Stellan, I’ve seen so many films with you, but I never remember your face!’ And I realised it was because I don’t have any eyebrows. Nobody can tell if I’m angry or surprised. It’s not like Colin Farrell – you can tell if he’s angry from 20 miles away. But for this film, Daniel Parker made a couple of eyebrows for me!”
Meanwhile, Icelandic composer Hildur Gudnadóttir, who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series for her work on Chernobyl, was presented with the Golden Globe for Best Original Score for Joker, making her the first woman to win the award as a solo composer.
Gudnadóttir said upon receiving the award: “I’m speechless. This is unbelievable. Thank you, Todd (Phillips, the director), for inviting me on the journey of a lifetime, for all the trust and faith and your openness.”