Golden Globes 2018 .... And We're Off!

 Seth Meyers, host of the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Seth Meyers, host of the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards took place at the The Beverly Hilton Hotel last night. There was a different feel this year as the stars were championing the #Time’sUp movement and in solidarity, stepped out in black. The movement brings attention to the recent sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood as well as shining a light on gender equality.

Host Seth Meyers’  did a decent job handling the "elephant" in the room. His opening monologue was on point addressing the sexual allegations by joking,  “For the male nominees in the room tonight, this is the first time in three months it won’t be terrifying to hear your name read out loud.”

He also referred to Harvey Weinstein and mentioned Christopher Plummer being brought in at the last minute to replace Kevin Spacey in the feature film All the Money in the World. 

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Oprah Winfrey who was the as the first black woman to be honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Award literally brought down the house with her powerful acceptance speech.

Her speech was so inspirational that she received not one or two — but three standing ovations. “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have,” she said. “And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story.

“But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.

“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up. Their time is up.”

 Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri wins Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor

Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri wins Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor

My absolute favourite film at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival,  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big movie winner of the night, scoring four awards, including Best Picture (drama) and Best Actress (drama) for Frances McDormand’s performance and Best Supporting Actor for the margnificent Sam Rockwell. Lady Bird won Best Picture (comedy) and Saoirse Ronan won Best Actress (comedy or musical). 

HBO’s Big Little Lies smashed the competition by winning big on the TV side, taking home four awards, including Nicole Kidman for Best Actress, Laura Dern for Best Supporting Actress, and Alexander Skarsgård for Best Supporting Actor. 

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Huge congrats to Rachel Brosnahan for winning a best actress statue for her lead role in the new Amazon series, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. The show won best TV comedy series. 

Amy Sherman-Palladino thanked her crew, Amazon — “every check cleared” — her “murderers’ row” of actors including Mrs. Maisel herself Rachel Brosnahan, the “half human half talking character.” She then promptly wondered if there was cheese backstage and headed off.

The Globe win marked the first big kudos recognition for the Sherman-Palladino and Palladino, the married couple who have worked together for years on critically acclaimed series such as “Gilmore Girls” and “Bunheads.” But they’ve never had a show with kudos traction like “Mrs. Maisel.”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH MY INTERVIEW WITH RACHEL BROSNAHAN

“Mrs. Maisel” has been a whirlwind experience for all involved as the show generated strong critical buzz from the moment the episodes dropped in late November.

Several of the actresses who won echoed the sentiment of the night, shining the spotlight on women and gender inequality. One of the notable moments of the night: Natalie Portman threw serious shade while announcing the nominees for Best Director when she said, “And here are the all-male nominees.”

Up next - The Critic's Choice Awards this Thursday January 11th from the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. I will be there live tweeting and sharing photos on INSTAGRAM (@boneb) and FACEBOOK.

Here is the complete list of winners:

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

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

Best Motion Picture – Animated
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
WINNER: Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
WINNER: In the Fade
Loveless
The Square

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

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
WINNER: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

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

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

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
WINNER: 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
WINNER: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director – Motion Picture
WINNER: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All The Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
The Post
WINNER: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Molly’s Game

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
WINNER: The Shape of Water
Phantom Thread
The Post
Dunkirk

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Home” – Ferdinand
“Mighty River” – Mudbound
“Remember Me” – Coco
“The Star” – The Star
WINNER: “This Is Me” – The Greatest Showman

Best Television Series – Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
WINNER: The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This is Us

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Blackish
WINNER: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
SMILF
Will & Grace

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER: 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
WINNER: 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
WINNER: 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
WINNER: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
WINNER: Sterling K. Brown, This is Us

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Jason Bateman, Ozark

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
WINNER: Aziz Anari, 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
WINNER: 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
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
WINNER: Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo