Golden Globes 2018 – Recap

by Gino on January 8, 2018

in Front Page News,Gino and The Magic Morning Show

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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.

To open the show, host Seth Meyers focused on Hollywood’s reaction to sexual misconduct and harassment in the entertainment industry. “There’s a new era underway and I can tell because it’s been years since a white man was this nervous in Hollywood,” he said. “By the way, a special hello to hosts of other upcoming awards show who are watching me tonight like the first dog they shot into outer space.” For the male nominees, “this is the first time in three months it won’t be terrifying to hear your name read out loud. ‘Did you hear about Willem Dafoe?’ ‘Dear God, no.’ ‘He was nominated.’ ‘Don’t do that!’”

Meyers later called disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein “the elephant not in the room,” and said he’ll be back in 20 years “when he’s the first person booed in the in memoriam.”

Meyers also turned his attention to President Trump, saying the organization that puts on the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is a string of “three words that could not have been better designed to infuriate our president…the only name that would make him angrier would be the Hillary Mexico Salad Association.”

He also said he joked in 2011 about how unqualified Trump would be for president, and he’s been told that’s when Trump decided to run. “I just want to say, Oprah, you will never be president. You do not have what it takes. And [Tom] Hanks, where’s Hanks? You will never be vice president.”

RED CARPET

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. The dress code is unprecedented – but there were still fashion statements made on the red carpet. Several actresses – including Deborra-lee Furness, Heidi Klum and Angelina Jolie – flocked to the event in “Lady Bird” looks, stunning in gowns adorned with avian appliqués and feather detailing.

And several leading ladies opted for menswear with a feminine twist – among them Claire Foy (in Stella McCartney), Alexis Bledel (in Oscar de la Renta), Ryan Michelle Bathe, and Alison Brie –proving that women wore the pants at the star-studded awards show this year.

And a number of attendees, including Gaten Matarazzo, Armie Hammer, James Franco and Seth Meyers were sporting the night’s most notable accessory: a special pin commissioned by Time’s Up cofounder Reese Witherspoon, created by costume designer and stylist Arianne Phillips just for the awards show.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:

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.  “For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men,” she said. “But their time is up.”

During the telecast, HFPA announced $2 million in grants to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the Committee To Protect Journalists.

Normally standing ovations are reserved for the night’s winners, but last night, the audience honored 101-year-old screen great Kirk Douglas by coming to their feet when he came on stage to present the award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay with his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones. Before he came on a stage in his wheelchair, a brief montage of Douglas’ career played for the crowd showing scenes from SpartacusLust for LifeDetective Story and more. However, Twitter took issue with the moment. Not because it was difficult to understand the actor’s speech, but because Douglas is rumored to have raped actress Natalie Wood. A 2012 Gawker article has been circulating of Robert Downey Jr. reviving the accusation that Douglas repeatedly raped Wood in a hotel room when she was an up and coming actress.

THE WINNERS:

  • Best Motion Picture – Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Lady Bird
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: James Franco – The Disaster Artist
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Allison 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 Original Score – Motion Picture: Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of Water
  • Best Original Song – Motion Picture: “This Is Me” – The Greatest Showman (Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Coco
  • Best Foreign-Language Film: In the Fade
  • Best Television Series – Drama: The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical:  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 – Comedy or Musical: Aziz Ansari – Master of None
  • Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical: Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • 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 Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Alexander Skarsgard – Big Little Lies
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Laura Dern – Big Little Lies
  • Best TV Movie or Limited-Series: Big Little Lies
  • Cecil B. DeMille Award: Oprah Winfrey

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