Entertainment News: Awards Season Begins with 2018 Golden Globes

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CHICAGO – It was basic black at the 75th Golden Globe Awards on January 7th, 2018, as attendees chose a fashion statement to define the year that Hollywood faced the realities of sexual harassment. Hosted by Seth Meyers of NBC-TV’s “Late Night,” the Globes celebrated the best of TV and film in 2017.

The Best Films were “Lady Bird” (Comedy/Musical) and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” (Drama), and the Best TV Shows were “ The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Comedy) and “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Drama).

In the film actor and actress categories, the Best Actress Drama category was won by Frances McDormand of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” while a surprised Saoirse Ronan took home the Comedy/Musical Best Actress for “Lady Bird.” The Best Actor winners were James Franco for “The Disaster Artist” (Comedy/Musical) and Gary Oldman for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” (Drama). In the Best Supporting film categories, the Actress winner was Allison Janney for “I, Tonya” and the Actor prize went to Sam Rockwell for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

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Oprah Winfrey Gave an Inspiring Speech at the 75th Golden Globes
Photo credit: NBC-TV

The television categories of the Golden Globes was a celebration for HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” as the show took home the Best Mini-Series, Best Actress (Nicole Kidman), Best Supporting Actor (Alexander Skarsgard) and Best Supporting Actress (Laura Dern). The Comedy Best Actor and Actress were breakthroughs for Aziz Ansari for “Master of None” and Rachel Brosnahan of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the popular new Amazon show that also won Best Comedy Series.

The 75th Golden Globes will forever be remembered as the first awards show dealing with the 2017 sexual harassment allegations of Harvey Weinstein and other show business luminaries, as host Seth Meyers tore into the subject immediately in his opening monologue. The evening culminated in a fiery and inspiring speech by Oprah Winfrey, the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. As the first African American woman to receive the honor, Ms. Winfrey related her own journey, and spoke to other female fellow travelers in the audience with “I want all of the girls watching here now to know that a new day in on the horizon.”

The full list of winners are below.

BEST MOTION PICTUREDRAMA
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

BEST MOTION PICTURECOMEDY OR MUSICAL
“Lady Bird”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTUREDRAMA
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTUREDRAMA
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURECOMEDY OR MUSICAL
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURECOMEDY OR MUSICAL
James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Coco”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“In the Fade” (Germany/France)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

BEST DIRECTORMOTION PICTURE
Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

BEST SCREENPLAYMOTION PICTURE
Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

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