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 Shape of Water
Call Me By Your Name
Best film, Musical or Comedy - Lady Bird
The Disaster Artist
The Greatest Showman
Best Film, Animated - Coco
The Boss Baby
Best Film, Foreign Language - In The Fade
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
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
Best Original Score – The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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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