Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

'Three Billboards' wins big as Golden Globes power through sex scandal

The Oscar victor for Best Actress has also won a Golden Globe in 17 out of the past 20 years (with the asterisk that the Globes pick TWO Best Actress winners, one for drama and one for musical or comedy, every year).

The Oscar-winning actress stars as a grieving mother who challenges police over the fact her daughter's killer has not been found.

The film was nominated for Best Motion Picture (Drama), but lost out to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which won big in the movie categories. "We expect "Three Billboards" to join "The Hunger Games, ' 'Dirty Dancing" and other films that have drawn fans to the locations and the experiences the area offers". Nicole Kidman won her fourth Golden Globe for her role as Celeste Wright in Big Little Lies, as well. On the comedy side of things, Lady Bird won Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the film's star Saoirse Ronan picked up her first win for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. McDormand echoed the sentiments of the night in her speech, touching on the issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality that had prompted numerous ceremony's attendees to wear black as a show of solidarity.

Also speaking out: Rachel Brosnahan who won Best Actress in a TV Comedy for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Elisabeth Moss, who won Best Actress in a TV Drama for The Handmaid's Tale. Franco portrays that film's director, Tommy Wiseau, and he invited Wiseau on stage at the Beverly Hilton to share in the honor.

McDormand said she was proud to be a woman in the industry. News said he "made lemonade out of lemons".

Fellow "A Wrinkle in Time" co-star and 2018 Golden Globe nominee, Reese Witherspoon, presented the 2018 Globe's honoree, Oprah Winfrey, with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. "There are many girls watching as I become the First black woman to be given [this] award", she said.

Sterling K. Brown was the only television network actor to take home a Globe, earning the prize for drama series actor for his work in NBC's "This is Us".

Laura Dern, a supporting actress victor for "Big Little Lies", said: "May we teach our children that speaking out without retribution is our culture's new north star".

After reading a quote from Atwood, she told the audience: "We no longer live in the gaps... we are the story in print and we are writing the story ourselves".

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