‘Three Billboards’ wins four Globes, but Oprah steals show

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri emerged the early favorite in this year’s Oscar race after taking home a quartet of trophies in the Best Picture, Actress (Frances McDormand), Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) and Screenplay categories at this year’s Golden Globes Awards held Sunday, Jan 7.

Meanwhile, Cecil B. Demille Award-winner Oprah Winfrey emerged as the early favorite in the 2020 Presidential sweepstakes after delivering a rousing, nine-minute speech about female empowerment. Winfrey is the first African American woman to win the award, and her speech was so well-received on social media that it triggered speculation about a possible presidential run with the hashtag #Oprah2020.

See Oprah’s speech below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss6qQM054B0

Another noteworthy moment came when Sterling K. Brown made history as the first African American actor to win for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama for his starring role on This Is Us.

Sterling K. Brown Facebook/Golden Globes

Host Seth Meyers opened the festivities with a monologue taking potshots at Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Woody Allen on a historic night where most women wore black evening gowns to show their solidarity with the #MeToo movement. And again and again, winners for female-centric films and TV shows made heartfelt acceptance speeches touching on the issue of sexual abuse.

Overall, this year’s Golden Globes amounted to a powerful confirmation of the seismic cultural shift from shaming the victims to blaming the perpetrators.

Complete List of 2018 Golden Globe Winners

FILM
Best motion picture – drama
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best motion picture – comedy or musical
Lady Bird

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

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 – comedy or musical
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

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

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

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture
Alison Janney, I, Tonya

Best director – motion picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best screenplay – motion picture
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best animated film
Coco

Best foreign language film
In the Fade

Best original score – motion picture
The Shape of Water

Best original song – motion picture
This Is Me – The Greatest Showman

TV
Best television series – drama
The Handmaid’s Tale

Best television series – comedy
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Best actor in a television series – drama
Sterling K Brown, This is Us

Best actress in a television series – drama
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best actor in a television series – musical or comedy
Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Best actress in a television series – musical or comedy:
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Best television limited series or motion picture made for television
Big Little Lies

Best actor in a limited series or motion picture made for television
Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Best actress in a limited series or motion picture made for television
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Best supporting actor in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

Best supporting actress in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Oprah Winfrey

 

 

 

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