75th Annual Golden Globe Awards Results and Commentary (2018)
- Date of Ceremony: Sunday, January 7, 2018
- For films released in: 2017
Welcome to DigitalHit’s coverage of the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Seth Meyers takes to the stage to welcome us to the 75th Golden Globe Awards.
“Good evening ladies and remaining gentleman. It’s 2018. Marijuana is finally legal and sexual harassment isn’t.”
“Hollywood Foreign Press. A string of three words that infuriate our president.”
“I’m glad that House of Cards has a new season. Is Christopher Plummer available for that too,” asked Meyers, in a reference to the Kevin Spacey sexual misconduct scandal that saw Plummer replace him in All the Money in the World.
“Oprah is receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award. What a great honor for Cecil B. DeMille.”
Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson are tonight’s first presenters. They’re presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Nicole Kidman for Big Little Lies.
“My mama was an advocate for the women’s movement when I was growing up. And because of her, I’m standing here. My achievements are her achievements. Antonia Kidman, my sister, and I say thank you, Janelle Kidman, for what you fought for so hard. And this character that I played represents something that is the center of our conversation right now, abuse. I do believe and I hope we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them. Let’s keep the conversation alive. Let’s do it. And, Keith Urban, when my cheek is against yours, everything melts away, and that is love. It’s true. I love you so much. God bless you. Thank you.” – Nicole Kidman
Viola Davis and Helen Mirren are out next to present Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
“Frances McDormand, I’ve said it before — you’re a badass. You’re a force of nature. And it was really fun to be your sparring partner, and thanks for making me a better actor.” – Sam Rockwell
Zac Efron is here now to present a clip for the nominated motion picture The Greatest Showman.
Seth introduces Jennifer Aniston and Carol Burnett. They’re presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan.
“This is a story about a bold and brilliant and complicated woman, and I am endlessly proud to be a part of it. But there are so many women stories out there that still need and deserve to be told. So as we end with this new year, let’s continue to hold each other accountable and invest in and make and champion these stories.” – Rachel Brosnahan
Jennifer and Carol are now presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to The Handmaid’s Tale’s Elisabeth Moss.
“This is from Margaret Atwood. ‘We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.’ Margaret Atwood, this is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world. We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are the story in print, and we were writing the story ourselves. Thank you.” – Elisabeth Moss
Seth introduces the President of the HFPA, Meher Tatna, saying “here’s a president that is a stable genius.”
Sarah Paulson is presenting the clip for the nominated picture The Post.
Garrett Hedlund and Kerry Washington are presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to This Is Us’ Sterling K. Brown.
“I want to thank Dan Fogelman. Now, Dan Fogelman, throughout the majority of my career, I have benefited from colorblind casting which means, you know, like hey, let’s throw a brother in this room, right? It’s always really cool. But, Dan Fogelman, you wrote a role for a black man, like, that can only be played by a black man. And so what I appreciate so much about this thing is that I’m being seen for who I am and being appreciated for who I am and it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me.” – Sterling K. Brown
Rosanne Barr and John Goodman, who will soon be seen in the reboot of Rosanne are presenting Best Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to The Handmaid’s Tale. The acceptance speech was shorter than the time it took them to get to the stage.
“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press and all the journalists who championed the show from the very beginning. To Lizzie and to Margaret Atwood, who is the mother of us all. And to my wife, Tracy, and my children Ben, Duncan, and Tess. To those at MGM who have been braver than I could possibly imagine. And to all the people in this room and this country and this world who do everything they can to stop The Handmaid’s Tale from becoming real. Keep doing that. “ – Bruce Miller
Seth introduces the next presenter, Seth Rogen. Seth is introducing a clip for the nominated film, The Disaster Artist.
Christina Hendricks and Neil Patrick Harris are presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Big Little Lies’ Alexander Skarsgård.
“I am here tonight because I had the privilege of working with a group of extraordinarily talented women. Most of them are in this room tonight. Liane, who wrote the novel, thank you. Bruna, our producer, thank you. Our extraordinary cast, who are all here, especially Nicole. Hi. Not that you’re, like, more talented than the other girls. I say ‘especially Nicole’ because most of my scenes were with Nicole. You guys are amazing. Nicole, I love you. Thank you for making this the greatest experience of my career.” – Alexander Skarsgård
Mariah Carey and Common are here now to present Original Score. And the Golden Globe goes to The Shape of Water’s Alexandre Desplat.
“Guillermo, your movie, your movie has moved me so much, inspired me so much because it’s made of your humanity, your passion, and I think, most of all, the dinners we had in Paris and the ones to come.” – Alexandre Desplat
Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban are presenting Original Song. And the Golden Globe goes to The Greatest Showman’s “This Is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
“I want to thank you our entire cast, led by the annoyingly handsome, charming Hugh Jackman.” – Benj Pasek
Octavia Spencer is introducing the clip for the nominated picture The Shape of Water.
Emma Stone, nominated tonight for Battle of the Sexes, joins Shirley MacLaine to present Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to James Franco for The Disaster Artist. Tommy Wiseau, the film’s subject, joins him onstage but Franco holds him back when he goes to speak.
“Finally, my brother. When I went to NYU, I always said I wanted my own Coen brother, someone to collaborate with. I realized this year I had my own Franco brother. I love him more than anything. Thanks to my mother for giving him to me.” – James Franco
Sharon Stone and J.K. Simmonds are presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Big Little Lies’ Laura Dern.
“Many of us were taught not to tattle. It was a culture of silence and that was normalized. I urge all of us to not only support survivors and bystanders who are brave enough to tell their truth but to promote restorative justice. May we also please protect and employ them. May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear retribution is our culture’s new north star.” – Laura Dern
Allison Janney and Sebastian Stan present the clip for I, Tonya.
Seth Meyers introduces fellow SNL alumni, Amy Poehler and Andy Samberg. They’re presenting Best Animated Feature. And the Golden Globe goes to Coco.
“Thank you to the executive teams at Pixar and Disney for trusting us to tell this unique story and empowering us to tell it with the respect and the dignity that it deserved. Thank you to our loved ones who are no longer with us, who in ways, great and small, paved for us to be the people that we are today. We love you, we honor you, you inspire us. And, finally, Coco would not exist without the incredible people of Mexico and their beautiful traditions of Diana Martos. Muchimas gracias.” – Lee Unkrich
Dwayne Johnson introduces Simone Garcia Johnson, his daughter, who was selected as the first Golden Globe Ambassador.
Kate Hudson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to I, Tonya’s Allison Janney.
“I just I’d like to thank Tonya for sharing her story with Steven and allowing him to tell all the different sides of the story. And what I love about this movie. What this entire — Sebastian, Julianne, everyone in this movie did is tell a story about class in America, tell the story about the disenfranchised, tell a story about a woman who was not embraced for her individuality, tell a story about truth and the perception of truth in the media and the truths we all tell ourselves when we wake up in bed every morning and go out and live our lives.” – Allison Janney
The HFPA now pays tribute to Kirk Douglas, who recently turned 101. After a series of clips from his storied career, his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones joins him onstage as he gets a standing ovation. She mentions how he worked to end the Hollywood blacklist by hiring blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo to write Spartacus.
The pair then introduce the nominations for Best Screenplay. And the Golden Globe goes to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’s Martin McDonagh.
“It’s my mom’s birthday tomorrow and she likes this kind of thing, so happy birthday, Mom — even though I think she wanted Lady Bird to win.” – Martin McDonagh
Hugh then introduces the clip for Dunkirk.
Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez from the upcoming The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story present Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Ewan McGregor for Fargo.
“I’ve always loved being an actor, and I love hanging out with actors. And I got amazing actors to work with on this. There wouldn’t have been any Emmit Stussy without David Thewlis and Michael Stuhlbarg and Carrie Coon. And there would have been no Ray without Mary Elizabeth Winstead. So thank you very much.” – Ewan McGregor
Halle Berry is here to present the clip for Get Out.
Game of Thrones’s Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington are presenting Best Comedy Series. And the Golden Globe goes to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
“And the last thing is my murderer’s row actors up here: Michael, Marin, Alex, Tony, and Rachel Brosnahan, half human, half Tolkien character. I’m going backstage. Is there cheese backstage? Let’s go backstage. Bye.” – Amy Sherman-Palladino
Emilia and Kit now present Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Master of None’s Aziz Ansari.
“I genuinely didn’t think I would win, because all of the websites said I was going to lose. Also, I’m glad we won this one because it would have really sucked to lose two of these in a row.” = Aziz Ansari
Reese Witherspoon is on stage now to begin the tribute to Cecil B. DeMille recipient, Oprah Winfrey. After a series of clips, Oprah takes to the stage and delivers a powerful speech that touches upon race, inequality, freedom of the press and sexual harassment and abuse. She concludes talking about Recy Taylor, who was raped and beaten in 1944 and whose attackers were never prosecuted.
“The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted. Recy Taylor died 10 days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up.
Their time is up. Their time is up. And I just hope — I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks’s heart almost 11 years later when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery. And it’s here with every woman who chooses to say, ‘Me too’ and every man, every man who chooses to listen. In my career what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave, to say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome. I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who have withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon.
And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, ‘Me too’ again. Thank you.” – Oprah Winfrey
Natalie Portman and Ron Howard have to follow Oprah’s powerful speech and present Best Director, which Portman notes is an all-male category. And the Golden Globe goes to Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water.
“Since childhood, I’ve been faithful to monsters. I have been saved and absolved by them because monsters, I believe, are patron saints of our blissful imperfection and they allow and embody the possibility of fail and live. For 25 years, I have helped crafted very strange little tales made of motion, color, light, and shadow. And in many of these instances, in three precise instances, these strange stories, these fables have saved my life.” – Guillermo del Toro
Greta Gerwig introduces the clip for the film she directed, Lady Bird.
Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson are now presenting Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Big Little Lies.
“This show is so much about the life we present to the world that could be very different than the life we live behind closed doors, so I want to thank everyone who broke their silence this year and spoke up about abuse and harassment. You are so brave. And, hopefully, shows like this, more will be made so people out there who are feeling silenced by harassment, discrimination, abuse — time is up. We see you, we hear you, and we will tell your stories.” – Reese Witherspoon
Jessica Chastain and Chris Hemsworth are presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird.
“I have no time at all to say thank you, but I just want to say how inspirational it’s been to be in this room tonight. I’m here with my best friend, Eileen. And I just want to thank HFPA for the award, A24, Greta, all the producers on the film, all of the women who I love so much in my own life who support me every single day, my mother, who is on FaceTime, and Margot and all of my friends and my family and, actually, everyone in this room. So thank you so much for this.” – Saoirse Ronan
Dakota Johnson is presenting the clip for Call Me By Your Name.
Salma Hayek presents the clip for the nominated film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Seth Meyers introduces Alicia Vikander and Michael Keaton who are here to present Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Lady Bird.
“Thank you to my cast, my beautiful cast, the goddesses Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf are incredible, and Timmy and Lucas and Beanie and Odeya, and — I have eight seconds left. I want to say thank you to my mom and dad and the people of Sacramento who gave me roots and wings and helped me to get where I am today. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” – Greta Gerwig
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis are presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour.
“I would like to thank producers Doug Sabanski, Tim Bevin, Eric Felner, Alise Burse, and Anthony McCarten, and my wife, who put up with my crazy for over a year. She would say to friends, ‘I go to bed with Winston Churchill, but I wake up with Gary Oldman’, which I suppose is better than the other way around. I am very proud of Darkest Hour. It illustrates that words and actions can change the world, and, boy, oh, boy, does it need some changing. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and thank you, Winston Churchill.” – Gary Oldman
Angelina Jolie and Isabelle Huppert are presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’s Frances McDormand.
“So many of you know I keep my politics private, but it was really great to be in this room tonight and to be a part of a tectonic shift in our industry’s power structure. Trust me, the women in this room tonight are not here for the food. We are here for the work. Thank you.” – Frances McDormand
Barbra Streisand mentions that she was the only female Globe recipient for Best Director, but that was 34 years ago. “C’mon, times up!”
She then presents the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
“Thank you to our crew who just made every day going to work a pleasure. Everything worked great. Everyone upped their game, and it was fantastic. Thanks to our cast — to Sam, to Fran, to Woody, and the others who are all terrific. Thank you finally to Martin McDonagh. We’ve made three films together. He is a true creative genius and extraordinary talent and a lovely friend, and we wouldn’t be here but for him. Thank you.” – Graham Broadbent
Seth wishes us all a good night.