New Year’s brings in a lot of events right in the first week itself! And the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills is the epitome of it. One of the key highlights of this year’s awards was the diversity in which the awards were given. It was an unprecedented award show with a many ‘firsts’. Let us have a look at the award wins and misses.
(1) One of the highlights of the show was the theme of ‘Black’! This was to show solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment and assault at work.
(2) The award was hosted by the quirky Seth Meyers.
His beginning speech included, “It’s 2018, marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t.” !
(3) The first Asian to win a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a TV series (Drama) – Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
(4) James Franco wins Best Actor for Drama gets all the backlash.
— Lisa Liebman (@LisaLiebmanNYC) January 8, 2018
(5) Oprah Winfrey is the first black woman to win an award to win Cecil B. DeMille Award. Her awe-inspiring speech gets a standing ovation from everyone.
"A new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to a time where nobody has to say #MeToo!" @Oprah #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/iiHYZbfCif
— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) January 8, 2018
(6) About time Golden Globes start giving out awards to non-whites! Sterling K Brown won Best Actor for Drama
(7) Here is a list of some of the important winners:
- Best Motion Picture – Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Lady Bird
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: James Franco, The Disaster Artist
- Best Director – Motion Picture: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
- Best Motion Picture – Animated: Coco
The after Party had some amazing moments:
(1) The Game of Thrones cast
(2) The cast of Handmaid’s Tale
(3) The cast of Big Little Lies celebrating their win!
(4) The kids of Strangers Things never leave an opportunity to have fun!