‘Three Billboards’ And ‘Lady Bird’ Win At The Globes

I’m writing this Golden Globes write-up only a few minutes after the show ended, so pardon any typos that appear here. I’m still shook by Oprah. That was an inspirational, powerful speech that had everyone in that room, regardless of race, creed, gender, and politics (and yes, there were different political parties in that room), and it brought the house down. It was the best moment of the night by far.

Of course, I’m sure you’re here to discuss the actual awards. Well, there really isn’t that much to tell. Things played out pretty expectantly, with my only majorly incorrect guesses being that The Shape of Water would be the favorite. And even still, it did win Best Director and Best Score. Instead, the top prize went, unsurprisingly, to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which also took home Best Actress (deservedly), Best Screenplay, and, in the biggest shock of the night, Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell. It was nice to see Rockwell deliver a speech, because even though I love all of the other nominees in this category, there’s just something about Rockwell’s presence – he’s funny, he’s kind, he seems to genuinely like everyone and everything, and he is a talented talker. Meanwhile, the comedy categories were dominated by Lady Bird, whose support managed to reduce writer/director Greta Gerwig to happy tears (and show us how charming Saoirse Ronan can be), as well as James Franco, who won for The Disaster Artist (and brought Tommy Wiseau onstage, who tried to steal the mic). Meanwhile, smaller surprises included Allison Janney continuing the back-and-forth with Laurie Metcalf by winning Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya, The Greatest Showman winning Best Original Song and, in a move that shocked the filmmakers themselves, In the Fade took home Best Foreign Language Film. Unsurprisingly, Gary Oldman took home Best Actor in a Drama and Coco won Best Animated Film.

Surprisingly, the television categories played out expectantly – somehow I did better predicting here than I did in film. The Handmaid’s Tale won Best Drama and Best Actress in a Drama, while Big Little Lies won Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Limited Series (for Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, and Alexander Skarsgård, respectively. Best Comedy, meanwhile, was dominated by the power of Amy Sherman-Palladino, Rachel Brosnahan, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which allowed us to see how great Sherman-Palladino is at speeches and make us angrier about the fact she never won for Gilmore Girls. The Actor awards went to Sterling K. Brown (who continues his string of great speeches), Aziz Ansari (who seemed caught off-guard, even though I predicted him), and Ewan McGregor.

So that about covers the night. Ultimately, this doesn’t mean much for the Oscar race, as most of this we knew and the rest just gives boosts to the likes of Rockwell and del Toro. It did allow us to see great speeches by Brown, Dern, and especially McDormand, as well as a solid improv by Natalie Portman. Oh, and host Seth Meyers started out incredibly hot (as he pointed out, he’s stuck with the first job hosting after that trainwreck of a year), but the minute he ran into stale material, it seemed to derail his confidence, and it was all downhill from there. However, most importantly of all, I have defeated Lena Smith yet again in the Beat the Guru competition, 16-15. Huzzah! At any rate, I will be performing more Oscar predictions in the upcoming weeks, in order to reflect what little we learned tonight (that it’s still a two-way race, mostly), and until then, you can see the full list of winners below.


Best Motion Picture Drama

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Dunkirk
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

  • The Disaster Artist
  • Get Out
  • The Greatest Showman
  • I, Tonya
  • Lady Bird

Best Actor in a Drama

  • Timothée Chalamet-Call Me By Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis-Phantom Thread
  • Tom Hanks-The Post
  • Gary Oldman-Darkest Hour
  • Denzel Washington-Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress in a Drama

  • Jessica Chastain-Molly’s Game
  • Sally Hawkins-The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Meryl Streep-The Post
  • Michelle Williams-All the Money In The World 

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy

  • Steve Carell-Battle of the Sexes
  • Ansel Elgort-Baby Driver
  • James Franco-The Disaster Artist
  • Hugh Jackman-The Greatest Showman
  • Daniel Kaluuya-Get Out

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

  • Judi Dench-Victoria and Abdul
  • Helen Mirren-The Leisure Seeker
  • Margot Robbie-I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan-Lady Bird
  • Emma Stone-Battle of the Sexes 

Best Supporting Actor

  • Willem Dafoe-The Florida Project
  • Armie Hammer-Call Me By Your Name
  • Richard Jenkins-The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Plummer-All the Money in the World
  • Sam Rockwell-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress

  • Mary J. Blige-Mudbound
  • Hong Chau-Downsizing
  • Allison Janney-I, Tonya
  • Laurie Metcalf-Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer-The Shape of Water

Best Director

  • Guillermo del Toro-The Shape of Water
  • Martin McDonagh-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Christopher Nolan-Dunkirk
  • Ridley Scott-All the Money in the World
  • Steven Spielberg-The Post

Best Screenplay

  • The Shape of Water
  • Lady Bird
  • The Post
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Molly’s Game

Best Original Score

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • The Shape of Water
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • Dunkirk 

Best Original Song

  • Home-Ferdinand
  • Mighty River-Mudbound
  • Remember Me-Coco
  • The Star-The Star
  • This Is Me-The Greatest Showman

Best Animated Film

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Best Foreign Language Film

  • A Fantastic Woman
  • First They Killed My Father
  • In the Fade
  • Loveless
  • The Square


Best Drama Series

  • The Crown
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Stranger Things
  • This Is Us

Best Musical or Comedy Series

  • black-ish
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Master of None
  • Will and Grace

Best Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jason Bateman-Ozark
  • Sterling K. Brown-This Is Us
  • Freddie Highmore-The Good Doctor
  • Bob Odenkirk-Better Call Saul
  • Liev Schreiber-Ray Donovan

Best Actress in a Drama Series

  • Caitriona Balfe-Outlander
  • Claire Foy-The Crown
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal-The Deuce
  • Katherine Langford-13 Reasons Why
  • Elisabeth Moss-The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy

  • Anthony Anderson-black-ish
  • Aziz Ansari-Master of None
  • Kevin Bacon-I Love Dick
  • William H. Macy-Shameless
  • Eric McCormack-Will and Grace 

Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy

  • Pamela Adlon-Better Things
  • Alison Brie-GLOW
  • Rachel Brosnahan-The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Issa Rae-Insecure
  • Frankie Shaw-SMILF

Best Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie

  • Robert De Niro-The Wizard of Lies
  • Jude Law-The Young Pope
  • Kyle MacLachlan-Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Ewan McGregor-Fargo
  • Geoffrey Rush-Genius

Best Actress in a Miniseries/TV Movie

  • Jessica Biel-The Sinner
  • Nicole Kidman-Big Little Lies
  • Jessica Lange-Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Susan Sarandon-Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Reese Witherspoon-Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor

  • David Harbour-Stranger Things
  • Alfred Molina-Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Christian Slater-Mr. Robot
  • Alexander Skarsgård-Big Little Lies
  • David Thewlis-Fargo

Best Supporting Actress

  • Laura Dern-Big Little Lies
  • Anne Dowd-The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Chrissy Metz-This Is Us
  • Michelle Pfeiffer-The Wizard of Lies
  • Shailene Woodley-Big Little Lies

Best Miniseries/TV Movie

  • Big Little Lies
  • Fargo
  • Feud: Bette and Joan
  • The Sinner
  • Top of the Lake: China Girl

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