The 2018 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, kicked off Hollywood’s annual awards season on Sunday, January 7, with several strong statements in support of the #MeToo movement, as well as the usual mix of expected, surprising, and flat-out weird winners in both film and television.
Ahead of the main awards ceremony, the Golden Globes red carpet witnessed a total blackout as celebrities Reese Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain, Salma Hayek and Gal Gadot arrived dressed in black as a show of solidarity with survivors of sexual harassment and abuse post-Weinsteingate.
The first award show of the post-Weinstein season, handed out early trophies, rather aptly, to Nicole Kidman and Elisabeth Moss for their performances in the TV shows Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale. Both play survivors of assault – Nicole is a battered wife in Big Little Lies (her TV husband Alexander Skarsgard also won a Globe) and Elisabeth’s character suffers sexual abuse in a dystopian world. Also fittingly, Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell won Best Actress – Drama and Best Supporting Actor for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – a film predicated on the aftermath of rape. It also won Best Film – Drama. Sterling K Brown made history as the first African-American to win Best Actor (TV) – Drama for This Is Us.
Guillermo Del Toro won Best Director for The Shape Of Water, beating out stiff competition from Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Ridley Scott (All The Money In The World) and Steven Spielberg (The Post). Saoirse Ronan and James Franco took the top acting honours for Musical/Comedy. Gary Oldman finally won a Globe – Best Actor -Drama for Darkest Hour – after years of criticising the awards as not credible. Allison Janney won Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya.
Best Film, Drama:Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Director: Guillermo Del Toro for The Shape Of Water
Best Actress, Drama: Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actor, Drama: Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour
Best Film, Musical or Comedy:Lady Bird
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: James Franco for The Disaster Artist
Best Supporting Actress in any Motion Picture: Allison Janney for I, Tonya
Best Supporting Actor in any Motion Picture: Sam Rockwell, for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Animated Film: Coco
Best Foreign Language Film:In The Fade (Germany, France)
Best Screenplay: Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water
Best Original Song in a Motion Picture: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for This Is Me from The Greatest Showman
Best Limited Series or TV Film: Big Little Lies
Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Film: Nicole Kidman for Big Little Lies
Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Film: Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV film: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Film: Alexander Skarsgard for Big Little Lies
Best Television Series, Drama:The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us
Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy: The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy: Aziz Ansari for Master Of None
Cecil B DeMille Award: Oprah Winfrey