It’s Oprah’s Night at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards


OprahThe 75th annual Golden Globe Awards will go down in history not only for the fact that nearly everyone wore all black in solidarity with those who have been sexually harassed and went public about it, but for Oprah Winfrey’s rousing speech upon accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award.

It immediately spawned the hashtag #Oprah2020, alongside #WhyWeWearBlack and #TimesUp.

Winfrey, who hosted her own talk show for 25 years and is an Oscar-nominated actress and producer of films and television shows, as well as a survivor of sexual abuse, noted that she is the first black woman to be given the award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

She received a standing ovation from the audience at the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom as she closed her speech by saying that a new day is on the horizon and expressing hope for a time when no one ever has to say “me too” again.

“There’s a new era underway,” host Seth Meyers said in his opening monologue. “I can tell, because it’s been years since a white man was this nervous in Hollywood.” Most of his opener was devoted to the elephant in the room, although it really wasn’t in the traditional definition, as almost all of the presenters and the winners alluded to it.

The night was filled with winners of female-centric movies and television shows including Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Big Little Lies, which won for limited TV series and for which actors Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard won in their respective categories.

Three BilboardsThree Billboards came into the night with six nominations and ended it as the biggest winner with four trophies, including the top prize in the drama category along with awards for Martin McDonagh’s screenplay and for the performances of lead actress Frances McDormand and supporting actor Sam Rockwell.

Lady Bird took the prize for best musical or comedy motion picture, and its star, Saoirse Ronan was awarded the leading actress statuette.

Television’s top prizes, for drama and comedy, were awarded to The Handmaid’s Tale and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Both of their lead actresses, Elisabeth Moss and Rachel Brosnahan, won in their categories.

Here is a complete list of the nominees and winners:

cast of big little liesBest actress in a limited series or television movie

WINNER: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Jessica Biel, The Sinner

Best supporting actor in a motion picture (drama)

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
WINNER: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Best actress in a TV series (musical/comedy)

Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best actress in a TV series (drama)

WINNER: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Claire Foy, The Crown
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Best actor in a TV series (drama)

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
WINNER: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best TV series (drama)

WINNER: The Handmaid’s Tale
This Is Us
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things

Best supporting actor in a series, limited series or TV film

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
WINNER: Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo

Best Original Score

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
WINNER: Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best original song

Home, Ferdinand
Mighty River, Mudboumd
Remember Me, Coco
The Star, The Star
WINNER: This Is Me, The Greatest Showman

Best actor (comedy/musical)

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
WINNER: James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV film

WINNER: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley,  Big Little Lies


Best animated film

The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent

Best supporting actress in a motion picture (drama)

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
WINNER: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water


Best screenplay

The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
WINNER: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Post
Molly’s Game

Best foreign film

A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
WINNER: In the Fade
The Square

Best actor in a miniseries or TV movie

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Jude Law, The Young Pope
WINNER: Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best TV series (comedy)

WINNER: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
Will & Grace

Best actor in a TV series (musical/comedy)

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
WINNER: Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best film director

WINNER: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best miniseries or TV movie

WINNER: Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
Top of the Lake: China Girl
The Sinner

Best actress in a film (comedy/musical)

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
WINNER: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Best film (comedy/musical)

The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
WINNER: Lady Bird

Best actor (drama)

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Tom Hanks, The Post
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
WINNER: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best actress (drama)

Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
WINNER: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best film (drama)

The Post
The Shape of Water
Call Me by Your Name
WINNER: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri



Author: Hillary Atkin

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