Who won big at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best film and TV in 2017? This ceremony marks the unofficial beginning of Hollywood’s award season, and judging by the evenings winners, the next few months could hold some unexpected twists. Traditional award-bait movies were expected to win key categories but instead, the focus of 2018 awards was primarily on smaller, independent films.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won in the best Motion Picture, Drama category, earning a total of four awards. Frances McDormand won best film actress, writer-director Martin McDonagh took home the best screenplay award, and Sam Rockwell won best supporting actor all for this film. Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird was named Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, with the films lead, Saoirse Ronan, also winning for her performance.
On the television side, Amazon Studios was the surprise standout, with its comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel winning two Golden Globes, including Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy. The series star Rachel Brosnahan also won for best actress in the same category. HBO’s Big Little Lies came out on top, winning four awards, for Best Television Limited Series, Best Actress in a Limited Series (Nicole Kidman), Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series (Laura Dern), and Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series (Alexander Skarsgard).
Netflix had been nominated for a number of awards, including Best Television Series, Drama for Stranger Things and The Crown. However, only one award was giving to the service over the course of the night, for Aziz Ansari´s performance in Master of None. Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale won the top television award instead, with actress Elisabeth Moss also taking home Best Performance by an actress in a Television Series, Drama.
Overall, the 2018 Golden Globes were a success with some unexpected twists and turns. And everyone is looking forward to see what great films 2018 will bring.
by Camryn Hipwell