75th Golden Globes shines a light on gender inequality
The event, which actors marked with an all-black dress code, was filled with sharp acceptance speeches that talked about a stronger voice to emerge post the wave of sexual harassment cases
The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, took place late Sunday night in Beverly Hills. The event, which actors marked with an all-black dress code, was filled with sharp acceptance speeches that talked about the need for more inclusion for women in the industry and a stronger voice to emerge post the wave of sexual harassment cases.
Nicole Kidman, who took home the first award of the night for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Television film for Big Little Lies, noted that her character was in sync with the ongoing conversation in Hollywood surrounding sexual assault and harassment. Elisabeth Moss, who won Best Performance by an Actress in a TV series - Drama trophy for The Handmaid's Tale, quoted Margaret Atwood and talked about the fight for equality and freedom in this world.
Sterling K Brown created history by becoming the first African-American male actor to win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Drama for his role in This Is Us, while Aziz Ansari became the first Asian American actor to win a Golden Globe for acting in television winning the Musical/Comedy category of the same award for his Master of None.
Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B DeMille award, and in a powerful speech, called for a world free of sexual abusers. Her inspirational and moving speech drew a standing ovation. "It is not lost on me that there are some little girls watching me become the first black woman to get this award. For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak out against powerful men. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women 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."
Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro, won his first Golden Globe for the Best Director and the film also won the Best Original Score for Alexandre Desplat. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home four Globes, the maximum for a motion picture on the night, with Best Supporting Actor Male (Sam Rockwell), Best Actress (Frances McDormand), Best Screenplay and Best Picture. The Best Actor for Drama was won by Gary Oldman (The Darkest Hour) while for Musical/Comedy the award was won by James Franco (The Disaster Artist) and Saoirse Ronan for Best Actress (Lady Bird).