Golden Globes 2018 Winners & Reaction

Well, the Golden Globes came and passed with plenty of black gowns, some jibes at Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, some unexpected winners, and even some slightly okay humour from Seth Myers, which went a long way to surpass his late night show and his usually dire Donald Trump material. So all in all, not a bad night… Hey, it’s not too late to replace Jimmy Kimmel with Seth Myers at the Oscars, you know?

Sure, the show wasn’t exempt from the usual cringeworthy moments, some shockers, disappointments and some worthy winners. Plus the term “mansplaining” wasn’t missed this year, as we had predicted in a terrible set-up and punchline joke with Amy Poehler via Seth Myers. Hmm, maybe he read our stuff beforehand? Nice touch, Seth.

Anyway, let’s watch Seth Myers’ opening monologue for a recap, shall we? We thought it would have been much worse, so let’s give Seth a hand to lead him into this article.

How about that? Surely there have been years of worse hosts before him, so it seems that he did a good job. He’s no Steve Martin, but who is, aside from the man himself?

Let’s now list the winners, and then go into some commentary as well as some more highlights from yesterday’s Awards ceremony. First however, some spoilers.

Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard rightfully got their awards for ‘Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television’, and ‘Big Little Lies’ won the ‘Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television’ award, as we had predicted and had wanted for ‘Big Little Lies’. However, there were quite a few surprises as well. One of them was that Angelina Jolie didn’t pick up an award for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’, which shouldn’t be seen as a disappointment, since it will put her in good steed for an Oscar this year, we hope.

 

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

Jessica Biel, The Sinner

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies WINNER

Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

 

Nicole Kidman was a worthy winner after that domestic violence victim portrayal in ‘Big Little Lies’. Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Variety

 

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 WINNER

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Comedy

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Alison Brie, GLOW

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel WINNER

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

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale WINNER

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us WINNER

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

 

Sterling K. Brown, “wins ‘Best Actor’ for ‘This Is Us”’. Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Variety

 

Best Television Series — Drama

The Crown, Netflix

Game of Thrones, HBO

The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu WINNER

Stranger Things, Netflix

This Is Us, NBC

 

The Hulu original series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ won ‘Best Television Series’ Credit: HollywoodReporter

 

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 Skarsgard, Big Little Lies WINNER

David Thewlis, Fargo

 

Alexander Skarsgard wins his award for ‘Big Little Lies’, but he most certainly won’t be back for Season 2. Credit: EW

 

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water WINNER

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 WINNER

 

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

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes

Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver

James Franco, The Disaster Artist WINNER

Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

 

James Franco  ‘“The Disaster Artist”’  wins Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and brought Tommy Wiseau up on stage. Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Variety

 

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 WINNER

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

 

Best Motion Picture — Animated

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

Coco WINNER

Ferdinand

Loving Vincent

 

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

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Hong Chau, Downsizing

Alison Janney, I, Tonya WINNER

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

 

Alison Janney, wins Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for ‘I, Tonya”’. Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

 

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri WINNER

Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

 

Best Picture — Foreign Language

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)

In the Fade (Germany/France) WINNER

Loveless (Russia)

The Square (Sweden, Germany, France)

 

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 WINNER

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

 

Best Television Series — Comedy

Black-ish, ABC

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon WINNER

Master of None, Netflix

SMILF, Showtime

Will & Grace, NBC

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None WINNER

Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick

William H. Macy, Shameless

Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

 

Aziz Ansari wins best actor in a television series – musical or comedy for ‘Master of None’. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

 

Best Director — Motion Picture

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water WINNER

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World

Steven Spielberg, The Post

 

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Big Little Lies, HBO WINNER

Fargo, FX

Feud: Bette and Joan, FX

The Sinner, USA

Top of the Lake: China Girl, Sundance TV

 

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

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird WINNER

Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

 

Best Picture — Comedy or Musical

The Disaster Artist

Get Out

The Greatest Showman

I, Tonya

Lady Bird WINNER

 

Best Picture in Comedy or Musical went to the film, ‘Lady Bird’ about an artistic 17-yeard old female growing up in Sacramento. Credit: Vanity Fair

 

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, The Darkest Hour WINNER

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

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri WINNER

Meryl Streep, The Post

Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

 

Best Picture — Drama

Call Me by Your Name

Dunkirk

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri WINNER

Now, let’s enter into quite a moment of bad sportsmanship. No matter how much you try to like James Franco, he does things like this… Making you question his motives, his ego and other things, whence not letting Tommy Wiseau say even two or three words, whilst collecting the ‘Best Actor Award for Musical or Comedy’ for ‘The Disaster Artist’. Watch!

 

James Franco could at least let Tommy Wiseau say one thing at the very end, but no! The disappointment on Tommy Wiseau’s face is all but apparent. Sort of a dick move, Franco… Good job.

Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. de Mille Award, and here’s her speech, where she praises the press in these complicated times and says “speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have”. Thus she stands with the women whom have been sexually harassed and or raped, but stops short of mentioning the plight of “absolute truth” in abused children in Hollywood. Whilst she mentions the words “the injustice of secrets and lies”, but doesn’t remind or even mention a word or hint to any of the abused children by pedophiles in Hollywood. She didn’t touch upon those secrets at all.

So, whilst everyone cried and praised her speech, bowing down to Oprah, even suggesting afterwards that she should be the 2020 Democrat Presidential Nominee, she didn’t address something much worse, from underneath the red carpet, did she?

Given Corey Feldman’s revelations, which is just scratching the surface of the problem in the industry, that fact that they were not mentioned by Oprah is a shame. Oh well… Maybe women come before children, we suppose… Hmmm. She said that “Time is Up”, so we still await the uncovering of systemic pedophilia in the industry, one day…. But, it’s not coming from Oprah, that’s for sure.

Why doesn’t Hollywood support child star Corey Feldman in his quest to uncover this sickening strain of pedophilia in the industry, or even hear him out on it? Instead they placate him with a TV movie special called ‘A Tale of Two Corey’s’ as some sort of silencing tool. We suppose the plight of abused women are more important than the silenced plight of abused children?

In saying that, we can all look forward to The Oscar’s now. Which Awards surprised you the most and what was the best moment of The Golden Globes of 2018? Please tell us in the comments section down below.

 

Brainstain, over and out!

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