The 75th Golden Globe awards were handed out at the Beverly Hilton last night.
In TV, HBO’s Big Little Lies led the pack and nabbed four wins for Best Limited Series, Nicole Kidman for Lead Actress, Laura Dern for Supporting Actress and Alexander Skarsgard in a Supporting Role. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won for Best Comedy Series and for Lead Actress for Rachel Brosnahan. Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale claimed the prize for Best Drama Television Series.
In film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri claimed four wins, including for Best Drama, for Frances McDormand in the Lead Actress category, Martin McDonagh for Screenplay and for Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell. Meanwhile, Guillermo Del Toro nabbed The Best Director prize for The Shape of Water. And Lady Bird won twice, for Best Comedy Film and for Lead Actress for Saoirse Ronan.
Women – and men – in Hollywood showed up in solidarity last night – dressed in all black. The call to wear all black came from Time’s Up, an initiative launched by 300 prominent actresses and other female entertainment industry insiders to fight sexual misconduct, founded in the wake of allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other high-powered men.
To open the show, host Seth Meyers focused on Hollywood’s reaction to sexual misconduct and harassment in the entertainment industry.
Sterling K. Brown became the first African-American actor to win in the Best Actor in a TV Drama category for This Is Us, and Aziz Ansari was the first Asian actor to win a Golden Globe for best actor in a TV comedy for Master of None.
But it was Oprah Winfrey, the first black woman to be awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, who brought the audience to their feet with her stirring speech.