According to Ladbrokes, Malek is odds-on to scoop the award at 4/7, with Christian Bale at 9/4 after his Best Actor in a comedy or musical Golden Globe win. Many race-based laws were still in place at that time.
For the second year in a row, Rachel Brosnahan won best actress in a comedy for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", the Amazon series about a 1950s housewife in New York City who finds she has a gift for stand-up comedy.
Follow below for live updates from the 76th Golden Globe Awards. That made for some head-scratching this year when two movies about music, "A Star is Born" and "Bohemian Rhapsody", were nominated as dramas.
Though the Globes are put on by foreign journalists, they don't including foreign language films in their two best picture categories (for drama and musical/comedy). Lady Gaga was widely expected to take home the award for her work in A Star is Born.
Lady Gaga, who was nominated for multiple awards for her role in "A Star Is Born", used her red carpet look to pay tribute to the star of the 1954 version of the film - Judy Garland.
"Killing Eve" star and co-host of the ceremony Sandra Oh donned a long white gown, while People magazine's "sexiest man alive" Idris Elba chose a dark green and black tuxedo.
The award for best picture in the musical or comedy group went to Green Book, a film under a cloud of dispute. He thanked the man on whom his character was based.
Few winners were seen as more certain than Lady Gaga as best actress in a drama at Sunday's ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. That left the Oscar hopeful from Netflix, Roma, out of the top group. "This film would not have been possible without the specific colours that made me who I am". They did this year in not just "The Kominsky Method" and "Bodyguard" but also the Showtime prison drama "Escape at Dannemora".
Olivia Colman won best actress in a comedy/musical for her part as Queen Anne in "The Favourite". The critically praised show, which just wrapped its sixth and final season, stars real-life couple Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys.
Caty Weaver wrote this story for VOA Learning English, based on a report from the Associated Press and online sources.
More than 50 years after Carol Burnett became the first woman to host a variety sketch show, a stint that would last 11 years and make her a household name, the 85-year-old accepted the very first Carol Burnett Award for lifetime achievement in television at the Golden Globes on Sunday. We want nothing to do with Hollywood's serious movies or their obnoxious politics, or their neverending celebrations of self.