‘Three Billboards’ and ‘Lady Bird’ Take Top Honors at the 2018 Golden Globes!!!

Well the Golden Globes were certainly on brand, and not for all the usual reasons. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri and Lady Bird took home the top prizes for film while Big Little LiesThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and The Handmaid’s Tale won the main TV prizes. Not only were these all critically lauded pieces of entertainment, they all revolve around complex female-driven stories.

That was certainly in keeping with the tone of the night, as host Seth Meyers addressed the sexual assault/harassment issues head on throughout his opening monologue, and representation was a running theme throughout the night’s acceptance speeches and even from the presenters—Natalie Portman flatly introduced the “all-male nominees” for Best Director. And then of course Oprah Winfrey brought the house down with her rousing Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech, which tackled the #MeToo and #TIMESUP movements in striking fashion.

So yeah, it’s impossible to talk about this ceremony and not talk about what was on everyone’s minds, and for an awards show that’s very silly (the HFPA is kind of a joke), the 75th Golden Globes was a surprisingly engaging and at times downright inspirational affair.

As for the awards, Three Billboards had a very strong showing with Best Picture – Drama, Actress (Frances McDormand), Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), and Screenplay (Martin McDonagh) while Lady Bird won Best Picture – Comedy and Actress for Saoirse Ronan. And The Shape of Water didn’t go home empty handed, as Guillermo del Toro won Best Director (and gave a tearjerking, heartfelt acceptance speech) and Alexandre Desplat won Best Score.

Now, the Golden Globes aren’t exactly a stayed and true Oscars predictor. They have no voter overlap and are selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which can sometimes make some pretty odd decisions (reminder: They nominated The Tourist for Best Motion Picture Musical/Comedy). However, given the timeline, they certainly have the ability to influence the race and raise the profiles of smaller or lagging contenders—Oscar voting officially begin a few days ago, so members of the Academy will be watching and could be swayed one way or the other simply be seeing how films/performers fare and who gives memorable acceptance speeches.

So how does this affect the state of the race? I’d say McDormand’s unforgettable speech may give her an edge, and ditto to del Toro for Best Director. Call Me by Your Name and Get Out‘s shut outs at the Globes aren’t a death knell, but they definitely suffered a lack of publicity here.

This is still one of the most unpredictable Oscar races in recent memory, but if the Oscars are anything like the Golden Globes in terms of addressing real-world issues affecting both the entertainment industry and the world at large, at least we’ll be in for an interesting and potentially insightful show.

Check out the full list of Golden Globes winners below.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Call Me by Your Name

Dunkirk

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 

The Disaster Artist

Get Out

The Greatest Showman

I, Tonya

Lady Bird – WINNER

Best Motion Picture – Animated 

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

Coco – WINNER

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language 

A Fantastic Woman – Chile

First They Killed My Father – Cambodia

In the Fade – Germany/France – WINNER

Loveless – Russia

The Square – Sweden/Germany/France

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game

Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

Meryl Streep – The Post

Michelle Williams – All the Money in the World

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Timothee Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name

Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread

Tom Hanks – The Post

Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour – WINNER

Denzel Washington – Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Judi Dench – Victoria & Abdul

Helen Mirren – The Leisure Seeker

Margot Robbie – I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird – WINNER

Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Steve Carell – Battle of the Sexes

Ansel Elgort – Baby Driver

James Franco – The Disaster Artist – WINNER

Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman

Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige – Mudbound

Hong Chau – Downsizing

Allison Janney – I, Tonya – WINNER

Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project

Armie Hammer – Call Me by Your Name

Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer – All the Money in the World

Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – WINNER

Best Director – Motion Picture

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water – WINNER

Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk

Ridley Scott – All the Money in the World

Steven Spielberg – The Post

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig

The Post – Liz Hannah, Josh Singer

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh – WINNER

Molly’s Game – Aaron Sorkin

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Carter Burwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of Water – WINNER

Johnny Greenwood – Phantom Thread

John Williams – The Post

Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Home” – Ferdinand

“Mighty River” – Mudbound

“Remember Me” – Coco

“The Star” – The Star

“This Is Me” – The Greatest Showman – WINNER

Best Television Series – Drama

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid’s Tale – WINNER

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Black-ish

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – WINNER

Master of None

SMILF

Will & Grace

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Big Little Lies – WINNER

Fargo

Feud: Bette and Joan

The Sinner

Top of the Lake: China Girl

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jessica Biel – The Sinner

Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies – WINNER

Jessica Lange – Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon – Feud: Bette and Joan

Reese Witherspoon – Big Little Lies

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Robert De Niro – The Wizard of Lies

Jude Law – The Young Pope

Kyle MacLachlan – Twin Peaks: The Return

Ewan McGregor – Fargo – WINNER

Geoffrey Rush – Genius

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Caitriona Balfe – Outlander

Claire Foy – The Crown

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Deuce

Katherine Langford – 13 Reasons Why

Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale – WINNER

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Jason Bateman – Ozark

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us – WINNER

Freddie Highmore – The Good Doctor

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Pamela Adlon – Better Things

Alison Brie – GLOW

Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – WINNER

Issa Rae – Insecure

Frankie Shaw – SMILF

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish

Aziz Ansari – Master of None – WINNER

Kevin Bacon – I Love Dick

William H. Macy – Shameless

Eric McCormack – Will & Grace

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 – WINNER

Ann Dowd – The Handmaid’s Tale

Chrissy Metz – This Is Us

Michelle Pfeiffer – The Wizard of Lies

Shailene Woodley – Big Little Lies

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

David Harbour – Stranger Things

Alfred Molina – Feud: Bette and Joan

Christian Slater – Mr. Robot

Alexander Skarsgard – Big Little Lies – WINNER

David Thewlis – Fargo

 

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