Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Golden Globe Awards In Pictures

Golden Globe Awards In Pictures

Ron Howard laughed awkwardly as co-presenter Natalie Portman noted that the best director category was composed of five male nominees - and given that Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird won best comedy or musical that night, with Saoirse Ronan named best actress in that same category, she had a point. It won best motion picture (drama) as well as best screenplay, best supporting actor and best actress (drama) for Frances McDormand, who in her speech hurried to support women fighting sexual predators.

The Amazon series from the creators of Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel also finished strong, taking home awards for best television series - musical or comedy, while awarding Rachel Brosnahan as best actress. But there was progress, too: Sterling K Brown became the first black man to win the award for best actor in a TV drama (for This is Us), while Aziz Ansari became the first Asian man to win best actor in a TV comedy (for Master of None). "Also it's the way people speak when they're not being the best people that they might hope to be".

The biggest victor, however, of the comedy categories was Greta Gerwig's critically lauded Lady Bird.

Though the Golden Globes is one of the major nights of awards season, as it's aired on NBC and all the big buzzed-about movies are in the running (in both the drama and musical/comedy categories), if you dig a bit deeper you'll find that the Globes don't often mesh with the Academy Awards.

The Best Director award went to Guillermo del Toro for "The Shape of Water". Nicole Kidman earned gold for her searing performance on the show as a survivor of domestic abuse.

The TV adaptation of Margaret Atwoods dystopian novel "The Handmaids Tale" won Best Drama while lead star Elisabeth Moss got the Globe for Best Actress in a Drama.

Many winners and presenters at the Beverly Hills ceremony addressed the ongoing scandal - with host Seth Meyers setting the tone with his opening monologue.

South Carolina's Will Muschamp gets new 6-year, $28.2 million contract
Way back in 2010, Lattimore burst onto the scene by rushing for 1,197 yards and 17 touchdowns as a freshman for SC . Lattimore, 26, is one of the most beloved Gamecocks to don the Garnet and Black.

Laura Dern, a supporting actress victor for "Big Little Lies", said: "May we teach our children that speaking out without retribution is our culture's new north star".

It was also a big night for a pair of feminist-minded TV series. The red carpet looked a little more monochromatic this year, with numerous actors and actresses donning black and wearing "Time's Up" pins to support victims of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace, as well as woman's equality.

Oldman had never won a Golden Globe in his 40 year career, so it's encouraging to see him finally lift some gold but there are questions as to whether this is the Oldman performance that deserved to break his awards duck.

-Foreign Language: "In the Fade".

Winfrey, 63, the first African-American woman to be honoured with the annual Cecil B DeMille Award, used her time on stage to deliver a powerful speech about inclusion.Winfrey, who received a standing ovation twice in her eight-minute speech, said women have not been heard or believed for speaking truth to power but that has to change. Laura Dern takes home her fourth Golden Globe, this time for best supporting actress in a limited TV series.

On the television front, it was a big night for streaming series. The HFPA announced two million-dollar grants - one to the International Consortium Of Investigative Journalists and another to the Committee To Protect Journalists.

Like this: