Golden Globes 2018: All the highlights

Carla Harmon
January 13, 2018

Directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), the film won Best Picture, Best Actress (Drama) for Frances McDormand and Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell.

The next best total among movies at the Golden Globes was two wins, for "Lady Bird" (Best Motion Picture and Best Actress in the musical or comedy category) and "The Shape of Water" (Best Director and Best Original Score, the other two categories in which "Billboards" was nominated).

Allison Janney won Best Supporting Actress for her role of an abusive mother in "I, Tonya", a real-life drama on figure skater Tonya Harding. "I do believe and I hope that we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them". That makes Globe winners McDormand, from "Three Billboards", and Saoirse Ronan, from "Lady Bird", the Oscar front-runners.

Since the Hollywood Foreign Press Association divided the film category into two formats for the Golden Globes in 1963, almost 65 percent of the films that ended up with best picture Academy Awards had first received a Golden Globe. However, Guillermo del Toro did win his first Globe for directing The Shape of Water.

The film won the honor moments after McDormand won the Globe award for best actress in a film drama.

On the small screen, A Handmaid's Tale was top pick for "Best Drama Series". That movie also won four awards, including Best Drama. The show was presented live on NBC and hosted by late night talk show host and Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers.

Laura Dern, a supporting actress victor for "Big Little Lies", said: "May we teach our children that speaking out without retribution is our culture's new north star". The red carpet looked a little more monochromatic this year, with numerous actors and actresses donning black and wearing "Time's Up" pins to support victims of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace, as well as woman's equality. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Big Little Lies emerged as the big victors of the night, but who missed out at this year's HFPA awards?

The movie "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' was named Best Motion Picture - Drama".

Among the big winners, "Big Little Lies", an HBO series, won three honours in individual acting categories - Nicole Kidman (Best Performance by an actress in a limited series of a motion picture made for TV), Laura Dern (Actress Supporting Role) and Alexander Skarsgard (Actor in a supporting role). She then spoke about how important this year's Golden Globes will be to so many, from young black girls seeing a black woman win a lifetime achievement award, to survivors of sexual assault and harassment seeing so many people stand in solidarity with them.

NBC's reboot of "Will & Grace" is among the nominees for best television comedy series, along with ABC's "Black-ish", Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", Netflix's "Master of None" and Showtime's "SMILF". "It's 2018, marijuana is finally allowed, and sexual harassment finally isn't".

Her socially, or rather politically charged speech, which some media outlets referred to as the "emotional anchor" of the night, dominated the ceremony and was closely followed by others.

There's still time for Call Me By Your Name to get the recognition it deserves at the Oscars - nominations for that ceremony are announced on 23 January.

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