THE 5 MUST-SEE MOMENTS FROM THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDSJanuary 8, 2018
Trophies were given out, celebrities showed solidarity for the #MeToo movement by wearing black & host Seth Meyers cracked some jokes, but the 2018 Golden Globe Awards – like the world – belonged to Oprah Winfrey!
O made history not only for becoming the first Black woman to receive the Cecil B. Demille Award, but for giving one of the best speeches ever! (See below.)
Now if sitting through three hour award show isn’t your thing, here are the five moments everyone is talking about from last night’s Golden Globes.
1. Seth Meyers’ Blistering Opening Monologue
Seth Meyers didn’t hold back skewering everyone from Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey to the current POTUS, and may have also just guaranteed Oprah’s run for office in 2020.
“And Oprah, while I have you, in 2011 I told some jokes about our current president at the White House Correspondents Dinner — jokes about how he was unqualified to be president — and some have said that night convinced him to run. So if that’s true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president. You do not have what it takes. And Hanks. Where is Hanks? You will never be vice president. You are too mean and unrelatable. Now we just wait and see.”
2. Sterling K. Brown’s Acceptance Speech
After making history as the first African-American to win Best Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series for This Is Us, Sterling K. Brown gave a powerful shoutout to the show’s creator by saying:
“Throughout the majority of my career, I have benefitted from colorblind casting, which means, let’s throw a brother into the role. But Dan Fogelman, you wrote a role for a black man, that can only be played by a black man. What I appreciate so much about this is I’m being seen for who I am and being appreciated for who I am and it makes it that much harder to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me.”
3. Natalie Portman Throws Shade
With this year’s show dedicated to shining light on the sexism in the industry, Natalie Portman used her moment of presenting the Best Director award to remind everyone that no women – including Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) or Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) – were nominated in the category.
While standing alongside director Ron Howard, the Oscar winning actress said: “And here are the all male nominees.” Mic dropped!
4. The Real Tonya Harding Is In the House
Allison Janney used her win for Best Supporting Actresss for I,Tonya by giving a special mention to the movie’s protagonist, disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding, who was sitting in the audience.
“I would just like to thank Tonya for sharing her story. What I love about this movie, what this movie did is tell a story about class in America, tell a story about the disenfranchised, tell the story about a woman who was not embraced for her individuality, tell a story about truth and the perception of truth in the media and truths we all tell ourselves. It’s an extraordinary movie and I’m so proud of it.”
Somewhere Nancy Kerrigan is living her life unbothered.
5. OPRAH! OPRAH! OPRAH!
Oprah’s empowering speech was the showstopper and gave us all life!
“It is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little black girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award,” the icon said in reference to the impact Sidney Poitier winning the award had on her.
She also addressed the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement which got everyone on their feet.
For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up!
And then finished it off by turning the Beverly Hills Hilton into a church service.
“So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.”
PREACH Madame President, PREACH!
The complete list of Golden Globe winners:
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Sterling K. Brown, This is Us
Best Television Series, Drama: The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television: Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies
Best Original Score, Motion Picture: Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Best Original Song, Motion Picture: “This Is Me” — The Greatest Showman
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: James Franco, The Disaster Artist
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
Best Motion Picture, Animated: Coco
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture: Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language: In the Fade (Germany / France)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy: Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Best Director, Motion Picture: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Big Little Lies
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: 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 Motion Picture, Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri