A Night of Stars and Powerful Messages! 2018 Golden Globes Awards' Highlights
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A Night of Stars and Powerful Messages! 2018 Golden Globes Awards’ Highlights

The 2018 Golden Globes was more than just award season’s biggest party and became a valuable platform for the women in entertainment to put a stop to the harassment, abuse and pay disparity in showbiz and beyond.

Women-centric films and TV shows were rewarded in one of the glitziest night in Hollywood. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” was crowned the big winner of the night. The Martin McDonagh film, centered on a woman seeking justice for the crimes committed against her daughter, won 4 prizes, including Best Film – Drama, Best Screenplay and Best Actress and Supporting Actors, awards that went to Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, respectively.

In the comedy category, it was all about “Lady Bird”. Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age film won Best Film – Comedy or Musical and Best Actress – Comedy for Saoirse Ronan.  And in the TV realm, Amazon’s  comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, Hulu’s drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” and HBO’s  “Big Little Lies” went on to win in their respective categories, including prizes for the stars of each show: Rachel Brosnahan (Mrs Maisel), Elizabeth Moss (Handmaid’s Tale), Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern (BLL).

The ceremony was remarkable, especially for the focus on the initiative “Time’s Up” and the stunning show of solidarity will almost everybody in attendances wearing black, in remembrance of the victims of harassment, assault and sexual abuse.

The spotlight was also on the inequality that women face in the workplace, a topic that was handled during the Red Carpet with stars such as Eva Longoria and Debra Messing addressing E!’s pay disparity scandal during the interviews conducted by the network hosts Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest; and also during the telecast. Natalie Portman took the stage along with Ron Howard to present Best Director and the Oscar winner actress didn’t waste any time to remark the lack of recognition that women face in the industry by saying “And here are the all-male nominees.” Before presenting the prize for Best Film – Drama, Barbra Streisand also lamented the fact that she was the last female director to be awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press, almost 34 years ago.

This off the cuff moment came right after Oprah Winfrey made history, by becoming the first black woman to be a recipient of the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award. The “Queen of  All Media” gave a powerful speech that touch base with the important message of the night.

“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up,” Winfrey said, receiving a standing ovation. “Their time is up!”

“I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon!” said the actress and media mogul. “And when that new day final dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me Too’ again!”

Here is the list of complete winners:

Movies

Best motion picture, drama: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best motion picture, musical or comedy: “Lady Bird”

Best director, motion picture: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy: Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy: James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best screenplay, motion picture: Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best motion picture, animated: “Coco”

Best motion picture, foreign language: “In the Fade”

Best original score, motion picture: Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water”

Best original song, motion picture: “This Is Me” — “The Greatest Showman”

 

Television

Best television series, drama: “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu

Best performance by an actress in a television series, drama: Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Best performance by an actor in a television series, drama: Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

Best television series, musical or comedy: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon

Best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Best performance by an actor in a television series, musical or comedy: Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”

Best television limited series or motion picture made for television: “Big Little Lies,” HBO

Best performance by an actress in a limited series or motion picture made for television: Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”

Best performance by an actor in a limited series or motion picture made for television: Ewan McGregor, “Fargo”

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television: Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television: Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”

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