Golden Globes 2018 Review

The Golden Globes officially kicked off the awards season of 2018 last night in Hollywood, with plenty of deserving winners and more than a few memorable moments. Mariah Carey mistakenly stole Meryl Streep’s seat, James Franco literally gave Tommy Wiseau an on stage facepalm and every man woman & child diligently wore black this year. Other than that it was a fairly typical night of celebration for some of the best work on the big and small screen.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the most easily identifiable ‘big winner’ of the night in the film categories. In addition to a best motion picture win, Frances McDormand scooped a predictable best actress award, with supporting actor Sam Rockwell and Martin McDonagh’s screenplay also winning.

Thanks to the golden globes unique division between drama and comedy categories, Greta Gerwig’s much hyped Ladybird also managed to take home a best picture win and a best actress award for Saoirse Ronan. It will be interesting to see how the two film’s fair when forced to compete more directly against each other in all the other awards seasons encounters. Mcdormand looks set to prevail in future best actress category but best picture could still prove to be a far more open contest.

Gary Oldman collected best actor for his prosthetic clad turn as wartime icon Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, while James Franco collected the comedic award for playing a very different type of icon Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist. We’ll never know what Wiseau would have said had Franco permitted him to speak during his acceptance speech, but perhaps it’s more fun to wonder…

On that note, the supporting acting awards were won by two scene stealing turns from previously mentioned Sam Rockwell and Alison Janey. Janey’s delightfully foul mouthed portrayal of infamous skater Tonya Harding’s ruthlessly belligerent mother in I, Tonya alongside Margot Robbie could easily see her collect more statues as awards season progresses.

Best director was won by Guillermo Del Toro a man who’s impressively unique vision is matched only by his affable warmth in real life. Seeing him collect another prize for his darkly romantic fairytale The Shape Of Water is a welcome sight for all those who have had the privilege of being in his presence.

Rounding out the film categories Disney’s Coco picked up best animated film while In The Fade won in the best foreign language category. Hugh Jackman musical The Greatest Showman at least took home a token best song win, having arguabl missed it’s best chance of awards season in the comedy/musical categories.

In the television categories The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, The Handmaid’s Tale, Fargo and Big Little Lies largely divided honours amongst themselves. Rachel Brosnahan, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Elizabeth Moss on the various best actress categories while Ewan Mcgregor, Aziz Ansari, Alexander Skarsgard and Sterling K Brown took home the best actor awards.

Check Out Video Interviews below with Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, James Franco, Sam Rockwell, Alison Janey, Martin McDonagh and Guillermo Del Toro.

Golden Globes 2018 Winners List

All the winners at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, held in Los Angeles on 7 January 2018.

Film categories

Best motion picture – drama

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best motion picture – comedy or musical

Lady Bird

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – drama

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – comedy or musical

James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – comedy or musical

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

Alison Janney, I, Tonya

Best director – motion picture

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best screenplay – motion picture

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best animated film

Coco

Best foreign language film

In the Fade

Best original score – motion picture

The Shape of Water

Best original song – motion picture

This Is Me – The Greatest Showman

Television categories

Best television series – drama

The Handmaid’s Tale

Best television series – comedy

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Best actor in a television series – drama

Sterling K Brown, This is Us

Best actress in a television series – drama

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best actor in a television series – musical or comedy

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Best actress in a television series – musical or comedy:

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Best television limited series or motion picture made for television:

Big Little Lies

Best actor in a limited series or motion picture made for television:

Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Best actress in a limited series or motion picture made for television:

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Best supporting actor in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television:

Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies

Best supporting actress in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television:

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies