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Golden Globes 2018: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” wins big

Posted On : January 8, 2018

Oscar Alochi


“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing” , Missouri wins best motion picture, drama

Barbra Streisand took the stage after being introduced as the only woman to get the best director award at the Golden Globe Awards.

“You know, that was 1984. That was 34 years ago. Folks, time’s up,” she said. “We need more women directors and more women to be nominated for best director. There are so many films out there that are so good that are directed by women. I’m so proud to stand in a room with people that speak out against gender inequality, sexual harassment and the pettiness that has poisoned our politics.”

The award went to “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” The cast and crew took the stage to accept the award.

Golden Globes Awards 2018

Frances McDormand wins best actress in a motion picture, drama

Isabelle Huppert and Angelina Jolie presented the Golden Globe Award for best actress in a motion picture, drama, which went to Frances McDormand for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

The actress promised to buy tequila shots for all of the other women in the category. She praised the HFPA in her acceptance speech and said, “Let’s face it, they managed to elect a female president.”

She finished her speech by saying, “Trust me, the women in this room tonight are not here for the food. We are here for the work.”

Gary Oldman wins best actor in a motion picture, drama

Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis took the stage, with Sarandon playing the straight man to Davis’ chipper role.

Davis said, “Look, Susan, we fixed everything.”

Sarandon said she did not think everything was fixed, though it seemed that things were moving forward for women. Before presenting best actor in a motion picture, drama, Davis claimed, “These men have agreed to give half of their salary back so the women can make more than them.” Sarandon responded that it was not true, though she wished it was.

Gary Oldman won for his role in “Darkest Hour,” and the actor thanked his cast mates for their work and for putting up with the cigar smoke on set.

Oldman said that “Darkest Hour” shows that “words and actions can change the world, and boy oh boy, does it need to change,” as he closed off his speech.

“Lady Bird” wins best motion picture, musical or comedy

Michael Keaton and Alicia Vikander presented the award for best motion picture, musical or comedy, which went to “Lady Bird.” Filmmaker Greta Gerwig got emotional as she accepted the award, calling stars Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf her “goddesses.”

Saoirse Ronan wins for “Lady Bird”

Jessica Chastain and Chris Hemsworth presented best actress in a motion picture, comedy, which went to Saoirse Ronan for “Lady Bird.” Ronan said her mom was on FaceTime in the audience.

Dakota Johnson presented a look at “Call Me by Your Name.”

Salma Hayek introduced a look at “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and said that Frances McDormand’s character embodies the #TimesUp movement.

“Big Little Lies” wins best limited series

Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson presented best limited series or TV movie, which went to “Big Little Lies,” its fourth win of the night. David E. Kelley thanked producers and stars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, and passed the mic onto Witherspoon.

“I want to thank everyone who spoke up about abuse or harassment,” said Witherspoon. “You are so brave … Time is up. We see you. We hear you, and we will tell your stories.”

Natalie Portman and Ron Howard present best director

Natalie Portman and Ron Howard presented best director. “And here are the all male nominees,” said Portman, as Howard laughed awkwardly. The award went to Guillermo del Toro for “The Shape of Water.”

Del Toro said he has remained faithful to monsters as a child to create “strange, little stories.” He said, “These strange stories have saved my life,” referring to his films. As the music played he said, “Lower the music. It’s taken 25 years. Give me a minute,” before he thanked his cast and crew.

Greta Gerwig presented a look at her film “Lady Bird.

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