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Golden Globe Award winners

Golden Globe Award winners

James Franco was awarded Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical - Motion Picture for his portrayal as the illustrious Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist.

Three Billboards - starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell - picked up three additional awards Sunday night, including acting prizes for McDormand and Rockwell and the event's biggest prize, Best Motion Picture - Drama.

Guillermo del Toro is the victor of the best director Golden Globe Award for his Cold War fairy tale "The Shape of Water". But there was progress, too: Sterling K Brown became the first black man to win the award for best actor in a TV drama (for This is Us), while Aziz Ansari became the first Asian man to win best actor in a TV comedy (for Master of None). "I do believe and hope that we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them".

The Oscar victor for Best Actress has also won a Golden Globe in 17 out of the past 20 years (with the asterisk that the Globes pick TWO Best Actress winners, one for drama and one for musical or comedy, every year).

"'Three Billboards." was a surprise victor in the Best Picture - Drama category where "The Post" was also nominated alongside "The Shape of Water" and Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk".

Kidman won the first award of the night for her role as a victim of domestic violence.

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" director Martin McDonagh thinks there's "too much bland PC filmmaking" in Hollywood right now.

Best TV Drama was awarded to Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, which also won the award for Best Drama at the 2017 Emmy Awards.

Laura Dern, who was also honored for her role on "Big Little Lies", condemned the "culture of silence" that was once "normalized" in her industry.

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"Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy" went to Ladybird, with cast member Saoirse Ronan taking home the award for Best Actress.

This year's awards are being unveiled against the backdrop of a massive sexual harassment and abuse scandal.

Powerful speeches and statements of unity have dominated the 75th Golden Globe awards.

Winfrey, this year's recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Cecil B. DeMille award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment, accepted the honour with a compelling, wide-ranging speech that started with her experience as a little girl watching Sidney Poitier win an award on TV and ended with a global call to action.

"Best Musical or Comedy Series" went to Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which marked the third year in a row an Amazon series won the award.

"Welcome ladies and remaining gentlemen", he told the gathered stars of film and TV, before saying: "It's 2018 and marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't".

There were a few other big losses throughout the night.

"I am being seen for who I am, and being appreciated for who I am, and it makes it that much more hard to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me", Brown said.

The Globes boosted the Oscar fortunes of "Three Billboards" and "Lady Bird", two critical favorites that have officially broken through in an awards season that began without any clear front-runners.





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