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75th Golden Globe Awards Wrap Up

Article by CJ

The Golden Globe Awards are my second favourite pop culture event in the calendar year following only the Academy Awards themselves. The glitz, the glamour and the stars that shine on the big and small screens.

Here are my three lowlights and three highlights from this year’s Golden Globe Awards followed by a list of each category’s nominees and winner.

Lowlights

Get Out nominated for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

I haven’t yet seen Get Out but I really want to as it looks like an incredible horror film with depth. What is doesn’t look like though, is a musical or a comedy.

With The Martian winning it in 2016, it seems increasingly like the HFPA should remove the two (unrelated) genres and label it “Other”. This opens the category up to anything that doesn’t fit in the drama, animated or foreign language fields. Other genres may not have enough representation for their own categories, but renaming the category seems more sensible than constantly shoehorning in things that don’t fit.

The Hosting

This was an issue that I had last year with Jimmy Fallon’s hosting too. The ceremony seems so rushed and the “host” is relegated to performing an opening monologue then being an occasional face with a quick introductory line or a hurried farewell.

If the hosts aren’t actually going to host the event then they should be introduced as “opening the event” instead of hosting it. They can do their monologue at the start and spend the rest of the evening hanging out at the bar with the rest of the celebs.

I understand the event often runs over and this year was no different, as was referenced on stage at the ceremony, which may constitute the shortened hosting time. But I don’t understand why it runs over so often. Though I feel like a huge part of it may be due to the next section.

The Ads

Bear with me. I understand the need for advertising and breaks so that things can be prepared behind the scenes. What I don’t understand is why there needs to be so many and so repetitively. Towards the end of the event the ads increase in frequency too, most likely to draw out the suspense.

If the ad time were cut by even 25%, I feel the extra time could be far more efficiently used to allow for slightly longer speeches for those “less popular” winners (let’s face it — the music doesn’t start playing for the best actress quite as quickly as it does for the best foreign language film winner) and for more entertaining hosting.

Highlights

Oprah Winfrey’s Cecil B. DeMille Award Acceptance Speech

Reese Witherspoon’s introduction of Oprah Winfrey was touching and eye opening, especially considering I was not overly familiar with the minutiae of Oprah’s career. Having always known her name but never really knowing all of the things she has accomplished, the introduction was fascinating and inspiring.

That wasn’t even the tip of the iceberg though. Oprah’s poignant and strong acceptance speech was delivered with grace and passion. You can already view it on YouTube:


Pure Feminism

With many sexual predators finally being revealed and reviled in Hollywood, it was wonderful to see the pure and beautiful feminism being promoted by strong and powerful women. When I say “pure feminism” I mean the feminism that wants equality and believes in women. No hidden agendas, no hatred — just a burning desire for fairness and love for strong women.

This wasn’t just in the things said, but also the actions taken on the night. From all of the stars who wore black to show support for as a unified protest against sexism in the workplace and gender inequality to the stars who took female activists as their plus ones.

Oprah put it wonderfully when she said, “It’s here with every woman who chooses to say ‘me too’ and every man who chooses to listen.”

Roseanne Barr and John Goodman Presenting

It was a really tiny moment in the event, but I loved the interaction between Roseanne Barr and John Goodman.

John: We’re presenting best TV drama.
Roseanne: I’m kinda known for creating some great drama.
John: Yeah. Not the kind you get awards for.

Winners and Nominees (denotes winner)

Best Motion Picture — Drama
Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Meryl Streep (The Post)
Michelle Williams (All The Money In The World)
Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread)
Tom Hanks (The Post)
Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esp.)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench (Victoria & Abdul)
Helen Mirren (The Leisure Seeker)
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)
Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird)
Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes)
Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver)
James Franco (The Disaster Artist)
Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)
Hong Chau (Downsizing)
Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
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)
Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Best Director — Motion Picture
Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Ridley Scott (All The Money In The World)
Steven Spielberg (The Post)
Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Liz Hannah, Josh Singer (The Post)
Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game)
Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor (The Shape of Water)
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)

Best Motion Picture — Animated
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language
Loveless (Russia)
The Square (Sweden, Germany, France)
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)
In The Fade (Germany, France)

Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water)
Jonny Greenwood (Phantom Thread)
John Williams (The Post)
Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk)

Best Original Song — Motion Picture
Mighty River (Mudbound)
Remember Me (Coco)
The Star (The Star)
This Is Me (The Greatest Showman)
Home (Ferdinand)

Best Television Series — Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Black-ish
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
SMILF
Will & Grace

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette And Joan
The Sinner
Top of The Lake: China Girl

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Biel (The Sinner)
Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette And Joan)
Susan Sarandon (Feud: Bette And Joan)
Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies)
Jude Law (The Young Pope)
Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks)
Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
Geoffrey Rush (Genius)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series — Drama
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce)
Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series — Drama
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us)
Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Alison Brie (GLOW)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Frankie Shaw (SMILF)
Pamela Adlon (Better Things)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Eric McCormack (Will & Grace)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Chrissy Metz (This Is Us)
Michelle Pfeiffer (The Wizard of Lies)
Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Christian Slater (Mr. Robot)
Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies)
David Thewlis (Fargo)
David Harbour (Stranger Things)
Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette And Joan)

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Oprah Winfrey

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