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The 75th Golden Globe Awards 2018

07 Jan 2018


With January comes the first big Awards ceremony - The Golden Globes.

Compared to the Academy Awards, the Globes are less formal and arguably more fun to watch, with less speeches giving thanks to almost everyone involved.

With a table and food and drinks, many Hollywood celebrity guest will be ‘more relaxed’ and give lighter acceptance speeches.

The host this year is late night show host Seth Meyers.  My favourite host is still Ricky Gervais who has insulted a record number of winners and celebrities.  His response to all this: “I don’t care!”

One of the issues this year is women nominated - clearly with no women nominated in the Best Director category.  Still, there are noticeably more women films this year - like “Three Billboards”, “I, Tonya”, and “Lady Bird” all excellent movies.  The other, obviously is the sexual abuse harassment issue.

To gauge how well Seth Meyers did as Golden Globes host is to judge his opening number.  Meyers looks really sharp in his tuxedo, confident with his wide smile and delivery of jokes and smart with the jokes on sexual harassment (seems to be one in every three, at least) and women in the film/TV industry.  He gets to have his say on the celebration of women in film that at the end, which sums up the success of him as a host.

The best acceptance speech is clearly James Franco’s who brought his bother Dave Franco and Tommy Wiseau (director of THE ROOM) on stage with him.

Are the acceptance speeches too long?   The orchestra music would come on to indicate time is up.  But when the music came on for Guillermo del Toro’s speech for Best Director for THE SHAPE OF WATER, he silenced the music with the words: “It took me 25 years, give me another minute!”

Good moments include Carol Burnett, Barbra Streisand and Kirk Douglas’s (in a wheelchair) standing ovations and Allison Janney’s acceptance speech (for Best Supporting Actress in I. TONYA) celebrating women’s voice in film.

Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. DeMille ward for Contribution for the Film and TV.  She delivered an arousing crowd audience speech praising women and denouncing the sexual harassment abuse from men in power that was the highlight of the evening.

Below is the full list of nominees with the winners marked by two asterisks (**).  Many usually go on to be Oscar winners or at least nominees.


Best Motion Picture - Drama

"Call Me by Your Name"


"The Post"

"The Shape of Water"

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”     **

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

"The Disaster Artist"

"Get Out"

"The Greatest Showman"

"I, Tonya"

"Lady Bird” **

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”  **

Meryl Streep, "The Post"

Michelle Williams, "All the Money in the World”

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.”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Judi Dench, "Victoria & Abdul"

Margot Robbie, "I, Tonya"

Saoirse Ronan, "Lady Bird" **

Emma Stone, "Battle of the Sexes"

Helen Mirren, "The Leisure Seeker”

Best Director

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 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”      **

Hugh Jackman, "The Greatest Showman"

Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out”    

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, "Mudbound"

Hong Chau, "Downsizing"

Allison Janney, "I, Tonya”     **

Laurie Metcalf, "Lady Bird"

Octavia Spencer, "The Shape of Water”

Best Supporting Actor 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"

Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”   **

Best Song

“This is me” from The Greatest Showman  **

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

"The Shape of Water" **

"Phantom Thread"

"The Post"


Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture

"The Shape of Water"

"Lady Bird"

"The Post"

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”   **

"Molly's Game”

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language

"A Fantastic Woman"

"First They Killed My Father"

"In the Fade" **


"The Square”    

Best Animated Film

"The Boss Baby"

"The Breadwinner"


"Coco" **

"Loving Vincent”


Best TV series - Drama

"The Crown"

"Game of Thrones"

"The Handmaid's Tale”   **

"Stranger Things"

"This Is Us”

Best performance by Actress in a TV 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 TV Series - Drama

Sterling K. Brown, "This is Us”        **

Freddie Highmore, "The Good Doctor"

Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"

Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"

Jason Bateman, “Ozark"

Best TV series - Musical or Comedy


"Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" **

"Master of None"


"Will & Grace”

Best performance by an Actor in a TV series - Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, "Black-ish"

Aziz Ansari "Master of None" **

Kevin Bacon, "I Love Dick"

William H. Macy, "Shameless"

Eric McCormack, "Will and Grace”

Best performance by an Actress in a TV series - Musical or Comedy

Pamela Adlon, "Better Things"

Alison Brie, "Glow"

Issa Rae, "Insecure"

Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”   **

Frankie Shaw, “SMILF"

Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

"Big Little Lies”  **


"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"

Ewan McGregor, "Fargo" **

Geoffrey Rush, “Genius"

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 Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alfred Molina, "Feud"

Alexander Skarsgard, "Big Little Lies”   **

David Thewlis, "Fargo"

David Harbour, "Stranger Things"

Christian Slater, "Mr. Robot”

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"

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