Richard Madden Wins Best Actor in a Drama Series at the Golden Globes

Richard Madden from “Bodyguard” accepts the Best Performance - Getty - H 2019
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"I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the amazing cast and crew of 'Bodyguard,' Madden said at the podium.

Richard Madden took home the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama series for his role in Bodyguard on Sunday night.

The actor beat out Billy Porter in Pose, Jason Bateman in Ozark, Matthew Rhys in The Americans and Stephan James in Homecoming

He said at the podium, "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the amazing cast and crew of Bodyguard. Thank you to Jed Mercurio for writing this and trusting me to do it, you're amazing, thank you. Most importantly, my friends and my family, mom and dad, who flew all the way from Scotland."

Backstage, Madden continued, "You constantly question yourself as an actor if you’re good enough, if you’re real enough, if you’re deserving of anything and that’s a constant thing … questioning your ability. To even be nominated was a real confidence booster in terms of, 'I can do this.' And then I won it. I’m kind of blown away by it. I’ve been an actor for 20 years and been thinking 'you’re not good enough' … to receive something like this, it was a wake up call to believe in yourself because other people do."

This is Madden's first Golden Globe nomination and win. In Bodyguard, he plays a war veteran working in London's Metropolitan Police Service, assigned to protect Britain's Home Secretary. 

On the big screen, Madden will next be seen in Dexter Fletcher's Rocketman, the story of Elton John's life in music. 

Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh hosted the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 6.

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