Tuesday, January 09, 2018

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 2018 – ALL ABOUT THE WOMEN (IN BLACK)



The 75th Golden Globe Awards was far from a jubilee celebration. It was, in fact, quite low-key compared with previous editions of the show. Yes, it was fun and exciting, as ‘Hollywood’s biggest party’ often is, with table seating and booze flowing freely. However, from the word go, it was clear that they weren’t going to try and top the big musical opening of last year’s awards. Of course, it must’ve made a difference that there wasn’t any ‘Cinemascope’-worthy source material like last year’s La La Land. But none of that goes to say that host Seth Meyers was inadequate as emcee. He was in fact quite funny, and he did play well with the unfortunate source material he did have.

FOR THE WOMEN
The abuse in Hollywood informed Meyers’ turn as host, and he didn’t hold back when it came to calling people out on their disgusting behaviour. He even went so far as to say that in 20 years, when we see Harvey Weinstein in the ‘in memoriam’ section, he’ll end up being the first departed Hollywood personality to be booed. And people reacted. It was dark, but it was funny, and true, and Weinstein deserved every bit of being made into a nasty joke.

But everyone was aware that what’s been going on in Hollywood has been far worse than a nasty joke. And that’s why most of the attendees showed up in black, in support of the ‘Time’s up’ movement for the women. The support was overwhelming. While it’s good to see the most fashionable and timeless color in such abundance on the red carpet, it was also encouraging to see that people are not going to forget about this anytime soon. That a shift is taking place, and there will be change.

BY THE WOMEN
Meyers made digs at President Donald Trump too. He said that it had been implied that he had been somewhat responsible for Trump having run for president, by saying at some point that Trump wouldn’t be able to do it. Meyers went on, assuming that was true, and he just put it out there that Oprah wouldn’t be able to do it either. That went beyond reverse psychology when Oprah made an impassioned and powerful speech while accepting her Cecille B. DeMille award. It was deeply informed by the fact that she’s a woman, and a person of color. People would go on to call it her first campaign speech for 2020, and #Oprah2020 soon began trending. While people can speculate over whether she actually decides to run for president, and constantly hope that she does, all we can really do is wait and watch.

Meanwhile, material made by women won big. The Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon-produced BIG LITTLE LIES won four Globes, including best limited series. The Greta Gerwig-directed Lady Bird won two awards, including best picture – musical or comedy. The Margaret Atwood-written story won two Globes, including best series – drama.

OF THE WOMEN
And that wasn’t the extent of it. The power of women was evident through all the big winners of the night. The best picture and series winners are all about women.

Best series – drama: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, a dark satire, portraying the disturbing and extreme disenfranchisement of women
Best series – comedy: THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, a story about a woman in the 50s who defies norms to do what makes her happy
Best limited series: BIG LITTLE LIES, about a group of women in a small town linked to each other by a secret that was a result of tragic abuse
Best motion picture – drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, a story of a woman who holds local authorities accountable for not doing their job of solving her daughter’s murder
Best motion picture – musical or comedy: Lady Bird, a coming-of-age story of a teenage girl in Sacramento, California

Not only are all of these stories of women, there are some very strong and very relevant themes among them too.

If last year was all about proving that Hollywood isn’t ‘so white’, this year is certainly about proving that time is indeed up. It’s safe to say that this very necessary conversation will color the rest of this awards season as well, much like it did the Globes red carpet.

ALL THE WINNERS
Best Television Series, Drama
THE HANDMAID’S TALE
THIS IS US
THE CROWN
GAME OF THRONES
STRANGER THINGS

Best Television Series, Comedy
BLACK-ISH
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
MASTER OF NONE
SMILF
WILL & GRACE

Best Limited Series or Television Movie
BIG LITTLE LIES
FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN
FARGO
TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL
THE SINNER

Best Actress, Limited Series or Television Movie
Nicole Kidman, BIG LITTLE LIES
Reese Witherspoon, BIG LITTLE LIES
Jessica Lange, FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN
Susan Sarandon, FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN
Jessica Biel, THE SINNER

Best Actor, Limited Series or Television Movie
Robert De Niro, THE WIZARD OF LIES
Kyle MacLachlan, TWIN PEAKS
Jude Law, THE YOUNG POPE
Ewan McGregor, FARGO
Geoffrey Rush, GENIUS

Best Actress, Television Series, Drama
Elisabeth Moss, THE HANDMAID’S TALE
Claire Foy, THE CROWN
Katherine Langford, 13 REASONS WHY
Maggie Gyllenhaal, THE DEUCE
Caitriona Balfe, OUTLANDER

Best Actor, Television Series, Drama
Freddie Highmore, THE GOOD DOCTOR
Sterling K. Brown, THIS IS US
Bob Odenkirk, BETTER CALL SAUL
Jason Bateman, OZARK
Liev Schreiber, RAY DONOVAN

Best Actress, Television Series, Comedy
Pamela Adlon, BETTER THINGS
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
Issa Rae, INSECURE
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Actor, Television Series, Comedy
Anthony Anderson, BLACK-ISH
Aziz Ansari, MASTER OF NONE
Kevin Bacon, I LOVE DICK
William H. Macy, SHAMELESS
Eric McCormack, WILL & GRACE

Best Supporting Actress, Television Series
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 Supporting Actor, Television Series
Christian Slater, MR. ROBOT
David Harbour, STRANGER THINGS
Alfred Molina, FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN
Alexander Skarsgård, BIG LITTLE LIES
David Thewlis, FARGO

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

Best Actress, Motion Picture, Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
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

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Tom Hanks, The Post
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

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

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

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Best Director, Motion Picture
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
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Post
Molly’s Game

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

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

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
‘Home’, Ferdinand
‘Mighty River’, Mudboumd
‘Remember Me’, Coco
‘The Star’, The Star
‘This Is Me’, The Greatest Showman

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