The Golden Globes kicked off with great zest and handed out early trophies, rather aptly, to Nicole Kidman and Elisabeth Moss for their performances in the TV shows Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale. Both play survivors of assault – Nicole is a battered wife in Big Little Lies (her TV husband Alexander Skarsgard also won a Globe) and Elisabeth’s character suffers sexual abuse in a dystopian world.
Also fittingly, Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell won Best Actress – Drama and Best Supporting Actor for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – a film predicated on the aftermath of rape. It also won Best Film – Drama. Sterling K Brown made history as the first African-American to win Best Actor (TV) – Drama for This Is Us.
Guillermo Del Toro won Best Director for The Shape Of Water, beating out stiff competition from Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Ridley Scott (All The Money In The World) and Steven Spielberg (The Post). Saoirse Ronan and James Franco took the top acting honours for Musical/Comedy. Gary Oldman finally won a Globe – Best Actor -Drama for Darkest Hour – after years of criticising the awards as not credible. Allison Janney won Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya.
Best Film, Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriBest Actor in any Motion Picture, Drama: Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour, Best Film, Musical or Comedy: Lady Bird, Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird
Best Actor in any Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: James Franco for The Disaster Artist, Best Supporting Actor in any Motion Picture: Sam Rockwell, for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri