With such prestigious and well-loved movies as Call Me By Your Name and Get Out, it was appropriately all about the women at last night’s 75th Golden Globes ceremony. The Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel were all crowned big winners in the TV categories, ousting such GEEK favorites as Game Of Thrones and Stranger Things.
When it came to the film categories, Jordan Peele’s Get Out didn’t quite get the attention it got as many other awards. Peele failed to gain a screenplay or director nomination and the categorization of the racially-themed horror film in the comedy or musical category, despite some of its satirical elements, left a number of people humorously confused.
Even Peele himself joked about the categorization, telling The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert that he submitted the movie, which has some satirical elements, in the documentary category. “Here’s the thing, the movie is truth,” Peele added. “The thing that resonated with people was truth, so for me, it’s more of a historical biopic.”
Regardless, there were some well-received winners with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri walking away with the most film awards with Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell, Best Actress in a Drama for Frances McDormand, Best Screenplay and Best Picture Drama.
James Franco walked away with the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for The Disaster Artist. There is something so decidedly meta about someone taking home an acting award for portraying someone known for creating (acting, writing, producing, and directing) one of the worst (yet beloved) movies ever made. Wiseau himself even got on stage but couldn’t get close enough to the mic which would have made for some questionable and probably hilarious material on-stage.
A GEEK favorite did walk away with some well-overdue acknowledgment. Gary Oldman won for his portrayal as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour. If the movie has a moral, he suggested, it’s that “words and actions can change the world, and boy, oh boy, does it need some changing.” You can bet we will be seeing a lot more of Oldman as he starts to rack up awards for this movie.
Pixar’s Coco was announced as Best Animated Feature, and director Lee Unkrich offered a shout-out “to the incredible people of Mexico and their beautiful traditions.”
Lastly, Guillermo del Toro walked away with the award for Best Director for his beautiful work in The Shape Of Water. The prolific filmmaker had to follow Oprah’s Cecil B. DeMille acceptance speech but was still able to deliver a well-spoken and heartfelt testament that his fascination with monsters saved his life, he said, “I thank you, my monsters thank you, and somewhere [horror movie actor] Lon Chaney is smiling on all of us.” While Shape Of Water entered the evening with a leading seven nominations, it took home just two trophies, including one for Alexandre Desplat’s score.
The 75th Annual Golden Globes were presented Sunday, January 7, during a live ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. The awards were voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of international journalists who determine the nominees and winners.
Check out the full list of this year’s Golden Globe winners here.
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