Thursday, October 18, 2018

'Three Billboards,' 'Lady Bird' win top Golden Globes

  • >> Reuters
    Published: 2018-01-08 10:52:11 BdST

Greta Gerwig director of Lady Bird accepts the award for Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, US Jan 7, 2018. Paul Drinkwater/ NBC Handout via Reuters

Dark drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and mother-daughter comedy "Lady Bird" were the top winners at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday on a night marked by barbed comments about sexual harassment in Hollywood and passionate odes to those breaking their silence on the issue.

Gary Oldman was named best drama movie actor for his role as British wartime leader in Focus Features "Darkest Hour" and Frances McDormand took home the award for drama actress for her role as an angry mother in Fox Searchlight's "Three Billboards."

In comedies, the Golden Globes went to indie studio A24's "Lady Bird" actress Saoirse Ronan and James Franco for his cult movie homage "The Disaster Artist," also from A24.

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro won best director for magical fantasy "The Shape of Water."

But the night was dominated not by who took home prizes, but by jokes and speeches about the sexual misconduct scandal that has roiled Hollywood.

"Happy New Year Hollywood! It's 2018. Marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't," quipped Globes host Seth Meyers, to wild applause from the A-list audience in Beverly Hills.

Multiple allegations against actors, filmmakers and Hollywood agents since October 2017 have led to many of the accused being fired, forced to step down, or dropped from creative projects.

The evening began with the normally colourful red carpet transformed into a sea of black gowns as actresses showed solidarity with victims of sexual harassment inside and outside the entertainment industry.

Top winners

Best Drama

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Best Comedy Or Musical

"Lady Bird"

Best Actor, Drama

Gary Oldman - "Darkest Hour"

Best Actress, Drama

Frances McDormand - "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Best Actor, Comedy Or Musical

James Franco - "The Disaster Artist"

Best Actress, Comedy Or Musical

Saoirse Ronan - "Lady Bird"

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro - "The Shape of Water"

Best Supporting Actor

Sam Rockwell - "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Best Supporting Actress

Allison Janney - "I, Tonya"

Best Animated Film


Best Foreign Film

"In the Fade" - Germany/France

Best Original Song

"This Is Me" - "The Greatest Showman"

Best TV Drama Series

"The Handmaid's Tale"

Best TV Comedy/Musical Series

"The Marvelous Mrs Maisel"

Best Actor, TV Drama

Sterling K Brown - "This Is Us"

Best Actress, TV Drama

Elisabeth Moss - "The Handmaid's Tale"

Best Actor, TV Comedy/Musical

Aziz Ansari - "Master of None"

Best Actress, TV Comedy/Musical

Rachel Brosnahan - "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Best TV Movie Or Limited Series

"Big Little Lies" - HBO (Reporting by Jill Serjeant)