The headlines surrounding the Golden Globe Awards were understandably less about the movies and more about the statements against sexual harassment and gender inequality in the film industry made on the stage – and of course the almost all-black wardrobe choices. Although some had questioned whether there was any point to the black dresses while Hollywood was slapping itself on the back, the Globes turned out to be a good way of highlighting the issues – not least Best Director presenter Natalie Portman’s comment that it was an all-male shortlist.
Although the actual winners had to slightly take a backseat, it was Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri that was the biggest winner in the film categories, taking four awards. It picked up Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell.
Lady Bird was named Best Picture Comedy or Musical, despite the fact its director, Greta Gerwig, wasn’t even nominated in the Best Director category. Lady Bird also saw Saoirse Ronan win Best Actress – Musical Or Comedy, while James Franco won Best Actor Comedy/Musical for The Disaster Artist. Best Actor – Drama went to Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour.
It meant that one of the movies that’s been picking up numerous other awards this Oscar season – the gay-themed Call Me By Your Name – walked away with nothing. Indeed, it was a bit of a washout all round for LGBT-themed nominations, with Emma Stone losing out for playing Billie Jean King in Battle Of The Sexes, and Will & Grace missing out on its two nominations in the TV categories.
However, Call Me By Your Name wasn’t the only hotly tipped film to miss out, as Spielberg’s timely The Post all lost in all six categories it was nominated in.
Take a look at the full list of winners below. [Read more…]