GOLDEN GLOBES: Three Billboards..., Big Little Lies Big Winners

The female-led Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Big Little Lies were the big winners at Sunday's Golden Globes Awards, which was dominated by the recent sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood.

Three Billboards... took home four trophies -- including Best Movie Drama, Best Actress in a Dramafor Frances McDormand and Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Sam Rockwell.

Big Little Lies also won four trophies: Best Limited TV Series and acting honors for Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard.

Other winners were Lady Bird (Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy), The Handmaid’s Tale (Best Television Series – Drama) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy).

All the movies and TV shows that won were female-led.

This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown became the first black actor ever to win the Golden Globes award for Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama, while Master of None star Aziz Ansari became the first Asian actor to win a Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

Other winners in the acting categories included Gary Oldman (Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, Darkest Hour), James Franco (Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, The Disaster Artist) Saoirse [pr: SIR-shuh] Ronan (Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Lady Bird), Elisabeth Moss (Actress in a TV Series – Drama, The Handmaid’s Tale) and Rachel Brosnahan (Actress in a TV series – Musical or Comedy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).

Guillermo del Toro was named best director for his fantasy flick The Shape of Water, which came into the night with the most nominations with seven.

Host Seth Meyers got right to night's big topic of sexual misconduct by opening the show with the line: “Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen.”

 

But it was Oprah Winfrey who stole the show with a rousing speech about sexual harassment and assault. The mogul, who received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement, praised the women who have come forward with their #MeToo stories and told victims that "speaking your truth is the most powerful tool you all have." 

Before receiving a standing ovation, Oprah said, "For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up."

As promised the red carpet was full of black gowns, which were worn as a statement of solidarity with victims of sexual misconduct. Many actresses and actors also wore pins that read "Time's Up" — the name of a new movement to fight sexual harassment and assault. Several actresses, including Meryl Streepand Emma  Stone, even brought activists to the show as their guests.

 

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