Golden Globes: winners, snubs, and politics

Jack Goulet, Arts and Entertainment Section Editor

The 2018 awards show had unexpected winners, snubbed fan favorites, and a political message.

The stars from TV and film arrived to the Beverly Hilton for Sunday’s Golden Globes dressed in all black. The movement against sexual harassment in Hollywood is called “Time’s Up.” Stars wore pins bearing this phrase on their lapels and dresses, encouraging people to not be afraid to speak out anymore.

On the TV side of the show, the heavily nominated Big Little Lies took home four awards. Nicole Kidman won for best actress in a limited TV series or TV movie, Alexander Skarsgard took home the award for best male actor, Laura Dern won for best supporting actress, and the show itself won best limited series or motion picture made for television.

Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won two awards. The show won for best TV series – musical or comedy and star Rachel Brosnahan won for best actress in a TV series – musical or comedy.

The Handmaid’s Tale had another successful year, winning best TV series – drama and best actress in a TV series – drama for Elizabeth Moss.

Taking home awards for Best Motion Picture: Drama, Best Actress: Drama, Best Supporting Actor: Drama, and Best Screenplay, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri somewhat unexpectedly shut out talked about films like Call Me By Your Name and Get Out.

While Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird won Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and lead actress Saoirse Ronan won Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Gerwig wasn’t nominated for Best Director (an award which went to Guillermo Del Toro for his monster love story The Shape of Water). Actress Natalie Portman, who presented the Best Director award with director Ron Howard had some words for the Hollywood Foreign Press. Right before saying the names of those who were nominated, Portman said, “And here are the all-male nominees.”

The 90th Academy Awards (Oscars) will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on March 4th.