Sunday, January 7, 2018

75th Golden Globes Winners Overshadowed by Causes

(NBC)
 TV 

Host Seth Meyer
It’s been a rough few months in Hollywood due to sexual misconduct allegations against the likes of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and others. So much so, that the 75th anniversary of the first Golden Globes took zero time to look back at highlights over the years at previous award ceremonies, women were decked out in black and the actual award winners took a back seat to the causes of the day. “Good evening ladies and remaining gentleman,” began host Seth Meyer’s opening monologue which began a night that became increasingly uncomfortable to watch as it went on.

Carol Burnett and Jennifer Aniston
On the plus side, highlights of the special included:

Jennifer Aniston presenting two awards with comedy legend Carol Burnett and gushing while doing so.

At the ripe old age of 101, Kirk Douglas was celebrated who appeared with daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones (but not son, Michael, who was reported to be have been home preparing for a new TV show).

After winning “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy” for his work in the movie The Disaster Artist, James Franco asked Tommy Wiseau (the actor/director for which the movie is based on) to join him on stage, and then blocked him from saying anything.
Tommy Wiseau, James Franco and Dave Franco
Oprah Winfrey doing her Oprah best graciously accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the first African American women to win the honor.

Unfortunately, the tone of the award show shifted further when Natalie Portman and Ron Howard announced the nominees for best director which Portman pointed out all were men. This was followed by a brief Thelma and Louise reunion with Susan Sarandon and Gina Davis presenting the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) where Davis jokingly stated that all of the nominees were offering half of their salaries to their women co-stars. While the actresses may have a point about the Hollywood wage gap between the sexes, poking fun at the male nominee’s expense was distasteful.

Kirk Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
The big winner of the night was the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Sam Rockwell won for best actor in a supporting role, Martin McDonagh won for best screenplay, France McDormand won for best performance by an actress (whose much of her acceptance speech was bleeped out) and the film won for best motion picture – drama.

Here is the full list of winners for night:

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Nicole Kidman for Big Little Lies

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in an Motion Picture: Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Ewan McGregor
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama: Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us

Best Television Series – Drama: The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Alexander Skarsgard for Big Little Lies

Best Original Score – Motion Picture: Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water

Nicole Kidman
Best Original Song – Motion Picture: “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: James Franco for The Disaster Artist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Laura Dern for Big Little Lies

Best Motion Picture – Animated: Coco

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Allison Janney for I, Tonya

Oprah Winfrey
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Martin McDonagh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language: In the Fade (Germany/France)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Ewan McGregor for Fargo

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Aziz Ansari for Master or None

Francis McDormand
Best Director – Motion Picture: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Lady Bird
Cecil B. DeMille Award: Oprah Winfrey

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Big Little Lies

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture – Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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