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

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

Maisel won for best comedy series and for lead actress Rachel Brosnahan.

Instead, the vast majority of the acceptance speeches went from mere thank yous to orations about civil rights, as if Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon were now to be considered on par with Rosa Parks.

-Actor, Motion Picture, Drama: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour".

"Call Me By Your Name", a gentle drama about a teen coming to terms with his sexuality in the 1980s Italy, had three nominations, including the Best Motion Picture - Drama.

"The movie is about connecting with 'the other, ' " director Guillermo del Toro told NPR.

"Trust me, the women in this room tonight are not here for the food", she said. The Shape of Water was the most nominated film this year and it largely missed out, but for Del Toro's victory and a nod for Alexandre Desplat's lovely score.

James Franco, who won best actor for comedy/musical film for The Disaster Artist even remarked that when he ran into McDormand in the photo room, she exclaimed "What a night to be in that room!".

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In the movie, the woman torches the police department and severely burns one of the police officers (a guy whose behavior was so bad throughout the movie that you are supposed to think he deserved it). The Shape of Water was one of the top contenders with its inspirational story of a mute custodian, played by Sally Hawkins, who falls in love with a mysterious captive creature. The film also won the Award for the Best Film in the same category. Presenter Natalie Portman pointedly made reference to this when she announced the nominees for Best Director by saying, "And here are the all-male nominees".

Also missing from the list was Patty Jenkins, who directed the superhero movie Wonder Woman.

Martin McDonagh's screenplay is the story of grief, how it manifests so strongly, and how a person grieving can often show no consideration for the people around them.

Big Little Lies was named best TV movie, with three of its stars taking individual awards. And fans of the movie will be happy to know the Globes and the Oscars both chose the big victor previous year: "Moonlight". He had previously won an Emmy award in September a year ago.

Ewan McGregor won best actor in a TV movie or limited series for his work in FX's "Fargo". Gerwig's tale won the Best Picture (Musical/Comedy) award and star Saoirse Ronan left with the Best Actress (Musical/Comedy) prize, accepting the gong with her mother on FaceTime somewhere in the audience.

-Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: "Lady Bird". Aziz Ansari took best actor in a comedy series for his Netflix show "Master of None".

"I want to tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault", she added.


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