The 75th Golden Globe Awards - Season 75

The night’s big winner now has more Globes than Billboards.

Writer/Director Martin McDonagh‘s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, about a mother in a rural town who stands up to local police for neglecting justice in her daughter’s rape/murder case, was the big winner at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, winning 4 including Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Actress (Drama) for Frances McDormand.

The choice fit the mood. The night was defined by empowered speeches from women (anchored by Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement winner Oprah Winfrey), all in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements that have crippled and shamed institutionalized sexual harassment in the film industry and broader culture.

That wave spilled over into the TV categories, too, dominated by female-centric shows Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Big Little Lies, and The Handmaid’s Tale.

The Three Billboards tide began with the night’s biggest upset, when Sam Rockwell defeated heavy favorite Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) for Best Supporting Actor. Dafoe has won nearly every Supporting Actor honor this awards season so far, and even despite the upset here he’s still probably a lock for the Oscar.

Greta Gerwig‘s semi-autobiographical Lady Bird was the big winner in the Comedy categories, winning Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) for star Saoirse Ronan. Ironically, given these big wins and the social justice focus of the evening, Gerwig wasn’t even nominated in the male-only Best Director category. Guillermo del Toro beat out four other men for his film The Shape of Water.

Also odd, Lady Bird lost the one award considered its safest bet: Best Supporting Actress. Like Dafoe, Supporting Actress Laurie Metcalf has won virtually every 2017 award in that category, but Allison Janney won the Globe instead for the far more caustic and gonzo mother of Tonya Harding in I, Tonya.

Meanwhile, Get Out – the racist parable that had been gaining steam this Oscar season – went home empty handed. So, too, did another major Oscar contender, the gay romance Call Me By Your Name.

We’ll see if the Globes make an impact on the Oscar nominations, which are currently being voted on by Academy members. If Three Billboards and Lady Bird end up being the top two Oscar contenders on the morning that nominations are announced (Tuesday January 23), then the Globe wins will have been perfectly timed.

Films of 2017

Best Motion Picture – Drama
WINNERThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Best Male Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama
WINNER: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best Female Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama
WINNER: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Male Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
WINNER: James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Best Female Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
WINNER: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Male Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Sam Rockewell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Female Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Director
WINNER: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Screenplay
WINNERThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh

Best Original Score
WINNER: The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat

Best Original Song
WINNER: “This Is Me” – The Greatest Showman (Benj Pasek, Justin Paul)

  • “Mighty River” – Mudbound (Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Laura Stinson)
  • “Home” – Ferdinand (Nick Jonas, Justin Tranter, Nick Monson)
  • “Remember Me” – Coco (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez)
  • “The Star” – The Star (Mariah Carey, Marc Shaiman)

Best Animated Feature Film

Best Foreign Language Film
WINNER: In the Fade (Germany)

Click here to see full list of winners including TV categories.

Click on links below for other Critics Group Awards and Guild Nominees that have been announced so far for the 2017 / 18 season:

90th Annual Academy Award nominees
Writers Guild of America winners
Directors Guild of America winners
Screen Actors Guild winners
Producers Guild of America winners
Critics Choice Awards winners
National Society of Film Critics
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle
Chicago Film Critics Association
Atlanta Film Critics Circle
San Diego Film Critics Society
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle
Toronto Film Critics Association
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Boston Society of Film Critics
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association
AFI Top 10 of 2017
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
New York Film Critics Circle
The National Board of Review

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