January 7, 2018
Awards Season

Golden Globes 2018 Winners: 'Three Billboards' Goes Home with 4 Wins, Including Best Drama

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner tonight.

The 75th Golden Globes was about more than just awards tonight. We saw a near-perfect microcosm of the current social and political landscape, with new victories in progress fighting against the old order that has stuck to the industry like gum on the bottom of a producer’s Bruno Magli.

The victories: Some of the biggest names in Hollywood wearing black to bring awareness to sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

The gum: Female and minority directors, including Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), Dee Rees (Mudbound), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), and Jordan Peele (Get Out), being shut out for Best Director. (Also, Get Out is most certainly not a comedy or a musical.)

However, the Golden Globes is an awards show and there were definitely some noteworthy wins and surprises tonight. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Lady Bird walked away with Best Motion Picture in their respective categories, with the former receiving four wins, including Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), as well as Best Screenplay (Martin McDonagh).

Despite being up against directorial titans like Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro took home Best Director. When he was being played off during his speech, he said, “Lower the music, guys. It’s taken 25 years, give me a minute.” Surprisingly, Get Out walked away without winning either of the awards for which it was nominated, including Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Performance.

The Handmaid’s Tale had another great year, picking up awards for Best Drama and Best Actress. Big Little Lies didn’t do too shabby with a Best Limited Series win and Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgaard, and Laura Dern nabbing awards for Best Performance.

Here are the nominees and winners (in bold) for each category:

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Lady Bird
Saoirse Ronan in "Lady Bird"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

  • 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
  • Jessica Chastain, Molly's Game

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Tom Hanks, The Post
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
  • Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
"The Post"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

  • Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
  • Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Steven Carell, Battle of the Sexes
  • Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
  • James Franco, The Disaster Artist
  • Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Dave and James Franco in "The Disaster Artist"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Hong Chau, Downsizing
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Sam Rockwell and Sandy Martin in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Best Director - Motion Picture

  • Martin McDonagh,  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
  • Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
  • Steven Spielberg, The Post
  • Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

  • Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
  • Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game
The Shape of Water
Sally Hawkins in "The Shape of Water"Credit: Fox Searchlight

Best Picture - Foreign Language

  • A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
  • First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)
  • In the Fade (Germany/France)
  • Loveless (Russia)
  • The Square (Sweden, Germany, France)

Best Motion Picture - Animated

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent
"Coco"

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,” Mudbound
  • “Remember Me,” Coco
  • “The Star,” The Star
  • “This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Best Television Series - Drama

  • The Crown, Netflix
  • Game of Thrones, HBO
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
  • Stranger Things, Netflix
  • This Is Us, NBC
Elisabeth Moss in "The Handmaid's Tale"

Best Television Series - Comedy

  • Black-ish, ABC
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon
  • Master of None, Netflix
  • SMILF, Showtime
  • Will & Grace, NBC

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Big Little Lies, HBO
  • Fargo, FX
  • Feud: Bette and Joan, FX
  • The Sinner, USA
  • Top of the Lake: China Girl, Sundance TV

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

  • Jason Bateman, Ozark
  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Sterling K. Brown in "This Is Us"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

  • Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
  • Claire Foy, The Crown
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
  • Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
  • Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Performance by an Actor in a 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 Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy

  • Pamela Adlon, Better Things
  • Alison Brie, GLOW
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Issa Rae, Insecure
  • Frankie Shaw, SMILF
Rachel Brosnahan in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Jessica Biel, The Sinner
  • Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
  • Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
  • Jude Law, The Young Pope
  • Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
  • Ewan McGregor, Fargo
  • Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • David Harbour, Stranger Things
  • Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
  • Alexander Skarsgaard, Big Little Lies
  • David Thewlis, Fargo

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • 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

The Cecil B. DeMille Award

Oprah Winfrey      

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Three Billboards is all about character transitions. Especially of Dixon and Mildred.
Also it was about how the audience judges a certain character like Bill.

January 8, 2018 at 3:49AM, Edited January 8, 3:49AM

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Three Billboards seems to be about forgiving and normalizing White racist values and falsely equating "anger" with "racism". They can miss me with this typically white-normalization of European evils as a norm..in favor of "love". Complete and utter BS, especially considering the much better depth of films this year.

As usual, this is simply Caucasian BS, rife with obnoxious generic fare locking out better and more dynamically thoughtful talent from those of Color. Just swapped for women rather than boys.
Same shit.

January 8, 2018 at 2:12PM, Edited January 8, 2:14PM

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