While we all were sleeping, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) hosted the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel. A comedian Seth Meyers who served as MC of the ceremony saluted the “ladies and remaining gentlemen” of Hollywood in his hilarious opening monologue.
The first award of the night went to Oprah Winfrey who accepted the Golden Globe’ Cecil B. DeMille prize determined to honor the recipient’s outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Oprah became the first African-American woman to do so and brought the audience to their feet with her powerful and stirringspeech.
Now a little bit more about other 2018 Golden Globe winners.
There was one clear winner – Martin McDonagh’ “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” nabbed the four highest trophies, including Best Motion Picture — Drama. While its writer-director McDonagh picked up Best Screenplay, Frances McDormand as Mildred Hayes was awarded Best Actress — Drama and Sam Rockwell took home Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal as Jason Dixon.
Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” won Motion Picture in the Musical Comedy category, while its star, Saoirse Ronan, was honored Best Actress.
“The Shape of Water” director Guillermo del Toro took home the Golden Globe for Best Director. By the way, the movie was nominated in seven fields, including Best Motion Picture – Drama.
Best Performance by Actor – Drama went to Gary Oldman for playing Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour”.
“The Handmaid’s Tale” was named Best Drama Series, rising above “Game of Thrones” and “The Crown”. Now it is a must-see! Its star, Elisabeth Moss, also won the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series while the actor SterlingK. Brown held the equivalent prize in the same category for “This Is Us”.
Andrei Zvyagintsev’s film “Loveless” (“Nelyubov”) nominated in the Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language category lost out to Fatih Akin’ “In the Fade”, alas.
“Big Little Lies” led the Limited Series field with four wins, besting other nominees “Fargo”, “Feud: Bette & Joan”, “The Sinner”, and “Top of the Lake: China Girl”. The stars Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, and Alexander Skarsgardalso picked up hardware for their work.
In Hollywood, Golden Globe is considered a «rehearsal of the «Oscar». So, let us wait and see whether the OscarAcademy sees eye to eye with the HFPA or not.
Text: Elina Shevchenko
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