The greatly anticipated 75th Golden Globe Awards was held on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, surpassed big films like “The Post” and “Dunkirk” and took home the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama. The film’s leading lady Frances McDormand won the award for Best Actress- Drama. The film also won the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor which went to Martin Mcdonagh and Sam Rockwell respectively. The award for best Actor – Drama went to Gary Oldman for his terrific portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film “Darkest Hour”
“Lady Bird”, directed by Greta Gerwig won the award for Best Picture – Musical or Comedy. Saoirse Ronan grabbed the Best Actress award in a Musical or Comedy for this film. James franco won the Best Actor – Musical or Comedy award for the film “The Disaster Artist”. The award for the Best Actress in a supporting role went to Allison Janney for her portrayal of Tonya Harding’s mother in the movie “I, Tonya”.
Guillermo Del Toro won the Award for Best Director for the acclaimed fantasy drama film “The Shape of Water”. This film also fetched an award for Alexandre Desplat for his Musical score.
The Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film went to the German film “In The Fade”, starring Diane Kruger.
Finally the 75th Golden Globe Awards was not just about the performances and awards, it was very much about the unity with which the actresses and actors went about vehemently condemning the recent sexual misconduct allegations against actresses. To show their unrelenting support for the “Time’s up” initiative launched by more than 300 women in the film industry to fight sexual harassment, all the actresses put a united foot forward and turned up dressed in black as a mark of their protest.
This year’s recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award Oprah Winfrey, became the first black woman to receive this award. In her inimitable style she also addressed the issue of sexual misconduct against women in front of an emotional audience.
– The Auteur Team…