Topic: Entertainment

Golden Globes' black-out takes stand against industry injustices

updated By Tepara Koti
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Kicking off award season for 2018, the 75th Golden Globes* was "blacked-out" as a powerful stand from Hollywood's A-listers against injustices in the entertainment industry.

The wear-black protest was first suggested and backed vocally by many of the awards' nominees in early December 2017.

A number of abuse allegations surfaced in the last quarter of 2017 against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, as well as other men in positions of power.

Host Seth Meyers kicked off the night with jokes directed at Weinstein and co, addressing the "elephant not in the room". Many of the award winners utilised their moment of thanks speaking about the importance of breaking the silence surrounding abuse in the industry including the first winner of the night, actress Nicole Kidman.

While the motion picture "The Shape of Water" was nominated for numerous awards, Big Little Lies and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri dominated in their categories

Television mogul Oprah Winfrey was also awarded the Cecil B. de Mille Award, an honour given each year to someone who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Her acceptance speech had the whole room standing in ovation as she spoke about people telling their truths.

Watch her full speech here:

Video credit: Golden Globes

The wear-black protest may extend throughout the rest of this award season.

Here is the full list of winners for 2018: (updated)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”
Winner - 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 Supporting Role in a 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”
Winner - Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Alison Brie, “Glow”
Winner - Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Frankie Shaw, “SMILF”

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”
Winner - Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama:
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Winner -Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”
Freddie Highmore, “The Good Doctor”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Best Television Series – Drama:
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
Winner - “The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Stranger Things”
“This is Us”

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”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”
Winner - Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”
David Thewlis, “Fargo”

Best Original Score – Motion Picture:
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Winner - “The Shape of Water”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
“Dunkirk”

Best Picture – Drama:
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Dunkirk”
“The Post”
“The Shape of Water”
Winner - “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Picture – Comedy or Musical: 
“The Disaster Artist”
“Get Out”
“The Greatest Showman”
“I, Tonya”
Winner - “Lady Bird”

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”
Winner - Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Winner - Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”
Michelle Williams, “All the Money in the World”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Steve Carell, “Battle of the Sexes”
Ansel Elgort, “Baby Driver”
Winner - James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
Hugh Jackman, “The Greatest Showman”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

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”
Winner - Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Emma Stone, “Battle of the Sexes”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Hong Chau, “Downsizing”
Winner - Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Best Animated Film:
“The Boss Baby”
“The Breadwinner”
Winner - “Coco”
“Ferdinand”
“Loving Vincent”

Best Director – Motion Picture:
Winner - 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:
Guillermo Del Toro, Vanessa Taylor, “The Shape of Water”
Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
Liz Hannah, Josh Singer, “The Post”
Winner - Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Aaron Sorkin, “Molly’s Game”

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Home,” Ferdinand
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star,” The Star
Winner - “This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

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

Best Television Series – Comedy:
“Black-ish”
Winner - “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
“Master of None”
“SMILF”
“Will & Grace”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy:
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Winner - Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Kevin Bacon, “I Love Dick”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Eric McCormack, “Will & Grace”

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Winner - “Big Little Lies”

“Fargo”
“Feud: Bette and Joan”
“The Sinner”
“Top of the Lake: China Girl”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”
Jude Law, “The Young Pope”
Kyle MacLachlan, “Twin Peaks”
Winner - Ewan McGregor, “Fargo”
Geoffrey Rush, “Genius”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:
Winner - 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 Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The awards, which started in January 1944, recognise excellence in film and television, both national and international.