Surprises and prizes at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes have come a long way since the Hollywood Foreign Press Association started handing out awards in 1944. While not deemed as credible as the likes of the Oscars, Emmys or Screen Actors Guild honors – and famously tarnished by the 1982 win of Pia Zadora, after her billionaire husband flew a number of members of the HFPA to Las Vegas – the Globes consistently draw A-listers, solid ratings and loads of press coverage.

They’re also arguably the most fun to watch (remember 2001, when Renee Zellweger was in the bathroom when Hugh Grant announced she won for Nurse Betty? Or 2003, when Best Actor winner Jack Nicholson admitted he’d taken Valium earlier that night?). This year, however, in the wake of the explosion of sexual harassment allegations that started with Harvey Weinstein and set a match to a long-simmering outrage, the occasion called for a different tone.

For starters, it wasn’t just about pretty dresses on the red carpet, where Laura Dern, Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Michelle Williams and Shailene Woodley were accompanied by activists in a range of fields as part of the Time’s Up movement focused on sexual harassment. “I think people are aware, now, of a power imbalance, and it’s something that leads to abuse,” Meryl Streep told E!’s Ryan Seacrest. “It’s led to abuse in our own industry, and it’s led to abuse across the domestic workers’ field of work…. And we feel sort of emboldened in this particular moment to stand together in a thick black line dividing then from now.”
And as for those dresses, it was a sea of black, as many more women expressed solidarity with #WhyWeWearBlack. (Men wore Time’s Up pins.) “Today we wear black,” posted Ashley Judd on Instagram. “Why? Nearly ½ of men think women are well represented in leadership roles and 1/3 of women think women are well represented in leadership roles. The reality is, only 1 in 10 senior leaders are women.”

Ava DuVernay also struck a serious note, on the subject of the awards themselves. “On my way to the Golden Globes with a thought to share,” tweeted Ava DuVernay, the first African American woman to be nominated for directing (2014’s Selma). “The art itself is more important than the accolades.”

Host Seth Meyers kept the focus on sexual harassment when he started off the show with, “Good evening ladies and remaining gentleman.” Some more notable quotes of the evening:

Meyers: “There’s a new era underway and I can tell because it’s been years since a white man was this nervous in Hollywood. By the way, a special hello to hosts of other upcoming award shows who are watching me tonight like the first dog they shot into outer space.”

Elisabeth Moss: “This is from Margaret Atwood: ‘We were the people who were not in the papers, we lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print, it gave us more freedom, we lived in the gaps between the stories.’ Margaret Atwood, this is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you, who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world.”

Laura Dern: “May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture’s north star.”

Rachel Brosnahan: “This is a story about a bold and brilliant and complicated woman, and I am endlessly proud to be a part of it. But there are so many women’s stories out there that still need and deserve to be told. So as we end with this new year, let’s continue to hold each other accountable and invest in and make and champion these stories.”

Sterling K. Brown: “Throughout the majority of my career, I have benefited from colorblind casting which means, you know, like hey, let’s throw a brother in this room, right? It’s always really cool. But, Dan Fogelman, you wrote a role for a black man, like, that can only be played by a black man. And so what I appreciate so much about this thing is that I’m being seen for who I am and being appreciated for who I am and it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me.”

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement winner Oprah Winfrey gave an impassioned, inspirational speech that brought the crowd to its feet, ending with: “In my career, what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome. I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.”

TV and film winners (asterisk) are below:

Best Actress, Limited Series or Television Movie
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies, HBO*
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies, HBO
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan, FX
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan, FX
Jessica Biel, The Sinner, USA

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*
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Catriona Balfe, Outlander, Starz
Claire Foy, The Crown, Netflix
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce, HBO
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why, Netflix
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu*

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark, Netflix
Sterling K Brown, This Is Us, NBC*
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor, ABC
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul, AMC
Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovan, Showtime

Best TV Series, Drama
The Crown, Netflix
Game of Thrones, HBO
The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu*
Stranger Things, Netflix
This Is Us, NBC

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
David Harbour, Stranger Things, Netflix
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan, FX
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot, USA
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies, HBO*
David Thewlis, Fargo, FX

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Steve Carrel, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist*
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies, HBO*
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us, NBC
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies, HBO
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies, HBO

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Anthony Anderson, black-ish, ABC
Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix*
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick, Amazon
William H. Macy, Shameless, Showtime
Eric McCormack, Will and Grace, NBC

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Alison Janney, I, Tonya*
Laurie Metcalfe, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Director in a Motion Picture
Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water*
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies, HBO
Jude Law, The Young Pope, HBO
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks, Showtime
Ewan McGregor, Fargo, FX*
Geoffrey Rush, Genius, Nat Geo

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical
black-ish, ABC
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon*
Master of None, Netflix
SMILF, Showtime

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
William Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri*

Best Limited Series or Television Movie
Big Little Lies, HBO*
Feud: Bette and Joan, FX
Fargo, FX
Top of the Lake: China Girl, Sundance TV
The Sinner, USA

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird*
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Alison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalfe, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

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
Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel, Esq.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawking, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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