Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Pick Up Second Golden Globe for The Greatest Showman's ‘This Is Me’

Awards   Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Pick Up Second Golden Globe for The Greatest Showman's ‘This Is Me’
 
Tony winner Frances McDormand was also among those representing the theatre community at the 75th annual awards.
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Justin Paul and Benj Pasek Starpix

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul won their second consecutive Golden Globe for Best Original Song January 7 for “This Is Me,” the breakout anthem from the movie musical The Greatest Showman.

The two won the same award last year for La La Land’s “City of Stars,” going on to win an Oscar for the tune—and a few months later, a Tony for their Dear Evan Hansen score.

Read: MUSICAL THEATRE GREATS FACE OFF IN BEST ORIGINAL SONG

In their acceptance speech, the songwriting team gave special thanks to Tony nominee Keala Settle (Waitress, Hands on a Hardbody), who lends her signature belt to “This Is Me” as bearded lady Lettie.

Pasek and Paul are also up for a Grammy this year for the Dear Evan Hansen cast recording. In December, the two wrote new material for Fox’s live presentation of their A Christmas Story musical, paving the way for a potential speed track to an EGOT.

Read: PROVING THE THEATRE CRED OF THE GREATEST SHOWMAN CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

Tony winner Frances McDormand also picked up an award for her leading performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The film additionally won the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, as well as for Best Screenplay for Tony-nominated playwright Martin McDonagh.

Additional Broadway alums to pick up Golden Globes at the ceremony included Tony nominees Allison Janney and Elisabeth Moss for I, Tonya and The Handmaid’s Tale, respectively, Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird, and Nicole Kidman for Big Little Lies.

Oprah Winfrey, who won a Tony in 2016 as a producer for Broadway's The Color Purple, was this year's recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Her impassioned speech, which underscored the Time's Up movement's omnipresence at the ceremony, earned a thunderous ovation as she became the first black woman to receive the special honor.

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