Golden Globes 2018 - The Winners

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Winners Of 2018's Golden Globe Awards

The 2018 Golden Globes were dominated not by film or television but by the Time's Up movement. The majority of attendees wore black in solidarity with those who have experienced sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace and most of the acceptance speeches referred to this key issue.


While Martin Mcdonagh's Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri won the most awards in the film categories (Best Film, Drama, Best Actress, Drama, Best Supporting Actor, Drama and Best Screenplay), no film truly dominated.


Highlights of the evening included the undeniably moving moment when Guillermo del Toro won Best Director for The Shape Of Water. Allison Janney also gave a powerful speech (one surely worthy of C.J. Cregg) after winning Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya.


Both Greta Gerwig (Best Film, Musical Or Comedy) and Saoirse Ronan (Best Actress, Musical Or Comedy) were wonderfully excited and thankful to win for their work on Lady Bird. Gary Oldman said that he was both "humbled and surprised" by his Best Actor, Drama win for Darkest Hour. 


It was great to see Frances McDormand win Best Actress, Drama for Three Billboards. She took to the stage in a formidable manner reminiscent of her character in this film and then offered to buy all her fellow nominees tequila at the bar afterwards.


Meanwhile, the most hilarious acceptance speech has to go to James Franco after he won Best Actor, Musical Or Comedy for his brilliant role in The Disaster Artist. He welcomed Tommy Wiseau onto the stage but then had to wrestle the microphone away from him in order to finish his speech.


Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. de Mille award and commanded the stage with some typically powerful and inspiring words. She spoke about the importance of being the first black woman to win this award and acknowledged the value of a free press.


Oprah then declared that "speaking your truth is the most powerful tool that we all have and I am especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories... 


“I want all the girls watching here and 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... 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.”


Golden Globes 2018 - Winners


Winner: Best Motion Picture, Drama - Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri



The Post

The Shape of Water

Call Me By Your Name


Best film, Musical or Comedy - Lady Bird


The Disaster Artist

Get Out

The Greatest Showman

I, Tonya


Best Film, Animated - Coco


The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner


Loving Vincent


Best Film, Foreign Language - In The Fade


A Fantastic Woman

First They Killed My Father


The Square


Best Performance by an Actress in a Film, Drama - Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Meryl Streep, The Post

Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World


Best Performance by an Actor in a Film, Drama Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour


Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread

Tom Hanks, The Post

Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel Esq


Best Performance by an Actress in a Film, Musical or Comedy - Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird


Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul

Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes


Best Performance by an Actor in a Film, Musical or Comedy - James Franco, The Disaster Artist


Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes

Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver

Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Film - Allison Janney, I, Tonya


Mary J Blige, Mudbound

Hong Chau, Downsizing

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Film - Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World


Best Director - 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 Screenplay - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


The Shape of Water

Lady Bird

The Post

Molly’s Game


Best Original Score – The Shape of Water


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Post

Phantom Thread



Best Song – This Is Me –The Greatest Showman


Home – Ferdinand 

Mighty River –Mudbound

Remember Me – Coco

The Star – The Star 


What Do You Think Of The Winners?

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