Frances McDormand Wins the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama
Frances McDormand has won the award for Best Actress in a Drama at the 75th annual Golden Globes, hosted by Seth Meyers. The award was presented by Angelina Jolie and last year’s winner Isabelle Huppert.
The celebrated actress has received rave reviews for her portrayal of a mother who publicly challenges local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder in director Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” In accepting the award tonight, McDormand, after promising to buy her fellow nominees tequila at the bar in the back, thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as only she could.
“I’m still not quite sure who they are when I run into them over the last 35 years, but I love seeing their faces,” said McDormand of the HFPA. “And let’s face it, they managed to elect a female president.” McDormand, winning the second to last award of the evening,
Golden Globes: 'Lady Bird' Wins Best Film, Comedy or Musical
Lady Bird won best motion picture, comedy or musical at this year's Golden Globes.
The Greta Gerwig-written and -directed film about a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) in her senior year of high school in Sacramento, California received four Golden Globe nominations, including for best screenplay (Gerwig), best supporting actress (Laurie Metcalf) and best actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical (Ronan). Ronan won the best actress prize earlier in the night.
Allison Janney Wins Golden Globe for Her 'Mother... of a Character' in I, Tonya
And the Golden Globe Award goes to … Allison Janney!
The actress took home the statue for best supporting actress in a motion picture at Sunday night’s award show for her role in I, Tonya.
Janney portrayed Tonya Harding’s mom, Lavona Fay Golden, in a dramatized version of the true story of figure skater Tonya Harding.
Janney thanked screenwriter Steven Rodgers in her acceptance speech for creating a “very distinctive, unique, mother…. of a character.”
She also gave a shoutout to flu-ridden star Margot Robbie, who played Harding.
Sam Rockwell Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor
Sam Rockwell claimed the second statuette at tonight’s Golden Globes Awards: Best Supporting Actor. “Every actor knows to say the great word is a blessing, and these are such beautiful words,” he said in his playful speech, acknowledging the film’s writer-director, Martin McDonagh, whom he previously worked with in “Seven Psychopaths.” “You’re such an actor-friendly director. Thanks for not being a dick.” Rockwell also called co-star Frances McDormand both “a badass” and “a force of nature,” also conceding that he might need to some Imodium to get through his acceptance.
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This is Rockwell’s first Globe win and nomination, earned for playing police officer Jason Dixon. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Guillermo del Toro Wins Golden Globe for Best Director for ‘The Shape of Water’
“The Shape of Water” director Guillermo del Toro took home the Golden Globe for Best Director at the 2018 ceremony.
“Since childhood, I’ve been faithful to monsters,” the director said in an emotional speech. “I’ve been saved and absolved by them. For 25 years I have hand-crafted strange little tales made with emotion, color, light, and shadow… and in three precise instances, these fables have saved my life,” he said, referring to “The Devil’s Backbone,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” and now “The Shape of Water.”
When the music started to play snd the director was threatened with being played off, he successfully pleaded for a few more seconds, imploring: “Lower the music, guys. It’s taken 25 years to get here, give me a minute.” He then used his remaining moments to thank the women in his cast, including star Sally Hawkins and Best Supporting Actress nominee Octavia Spencer.
Golden Globes: Laura Dern Wins Best Supporting Actress for 'Big Little Lies'
Dern started her speech by thanking HFPA, Jean Mark, HBO, and her fellow Big Little Lies cast members whom she calls her "new family," but was quick to switch tones to discuss the more serious note of her role as a "complicated woman and terrified mother -- terrified because her little girl was abused and bullied and she was too afraid tor speak up"
James Franco Calls Tommy Wiseau, Brother Dave on Stage While Accepting Golden Globe
James Franco won best movie actor in a musical or comedy at the 2018 Golden Globes.
“First person I have to thank is the man himself, Tommy Wiseau!” Franco said before calling the actor on stage. “Nineteen years ago, he was stuck in traffic from the Golden Globes, he said to his best friend Craig, ‘Golden Globes, so what?’ ”
Franco also shouted out his collaborator Seth Rogen — his “first friend” in Hollywood — and thanked him for going on the journey with him.
“This was built as a movie about making the best worst movie ever made, but in fact, it was about a friendship.
Golden Globes: Alexandre Desplat Wins Best Original Score for ‘The Shape Of Water’
Composer Alexandre Desplat won Best Original Score for “The Shape of Water” at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. To director Guillermo del Toro, Desplat said from the stage, “Your movie has moved me so much because it’s made of your humanity and your passion.”
“At the end of the day, this movie is about love,” Desplat said. “Nothing else. Love. Sharing. Humanism and respect. The music just had to convey that.”
The nominees included scores by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood as well as frequent nominees Carter Burwell (previously nominated for “Carol” and “Where the Wild Things Are”), four-time winner John Williams and two-time winner Hans Zimmer. The full nominations appear below.
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”.