Revisiting the 2018 Golden Globes

Earlier in the month of January, people of the film industry came together for The 75th Annual Golden Globes, and for many women in Hollywood, they came together for an event of a lifetime.

This year’s Golden Globes was unlike any other as women and men wore black to promote Times Up, a fund set to provide legal support to victims of sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace. The display of black on the red carpet intended to represent solidarity of the industry against sex-crimes and gender inequality in the workforce in the post-Weinstein era. Despite the turnout and overwhelming support the movement has received (the fund having raised millions in its first month), many have found controversy in the symbol, believing it to be empty action and riddled with hypocrisy.

The night not only garnered attention for the Times Up movement, but created many meme-worthy moments that graced Twitter timelines everywhere:

For one thing, Oprah’s acceptance speech brought people tears and made some people want to see her name on the 2020 ballad.

You can watch the full speech here:


And Natalie Portman took a jab at the Hollywood Foreign Press.

We wanted Greta in that category!


Tommy Wiseau tried to steal James Franco’s thunder.


Timothee Chalamet was shocked to see Tonya Harding was in his general vicinity.


Seth Meyers brought the house down with his hosting abilities.

You can watch Seth’s monologue here:


Debra Messing called out E! News while talking to E! News.


With all of these TV moments and social justice movements, it’s easy to forget that there really was an awards show going on. In summary, many actors came home victorious; more came home “losers.” And viewers and fans (or “stans”) had many feelings about it. Below is the full list of nominees and winners:


Best Motion Picture, Drama

Call Me by Your Name


The Post

The Shape of Water

WINNER: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Jessica Biel, The Sinner

WINNER: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies


Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Disaster Artist

Get Out

The Greatest Showman

I, Tonya

WINNER: Lady Bird


Best Animated Feature Film

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner



Loving Vincent


Fox Searchlight Pictures

Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)

WINNER: In the Fade (Germany/France)

Loveless (Russia)

The Square (Sweden/Germany/France)


Best Director – Motion Picture

WINNER: Guillermo del Torro, 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 – Motion Picture

Guillermo del Torro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Elizabeth Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post

WINNER: Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Aaron Sorkin, Molly's Game



Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread

Tom Hanks, The Post

WINNER: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.


Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jessica Chastain, Molly's Game

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

WINNER: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Meryl Streep, The Post

Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World


Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes

Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver

WINNER: James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out


Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Judi Dench, Victoria and Abdul

Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

WINNER: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes


Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

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

WINNER: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Hong Chau, Downsizing

WINNER: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalfe, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water


Best Original Song – Motion Picture

"Home," Ferdinand

"Mighty River," Mudbound

"Remember Me," Coco

"The Star," The Star

WINNER: "This Is Me," The Greatest Showman


Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

WINNER: Alexander Desplat, The Shape of Water

Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread

John Williams, The Post

Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk


Best TV Series, Drama

The Crown (Netflix)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

WINNER: The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

This Is Us (NBC)


Best TV Series, Comedy

black-ish (ABC)

WINNER: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Master of None (Netflix)

Smilf (Showtime)

Will & Grace (NBC)


Best TV Movie or Limited-Series

WINNER: Big Little Lies (HBO)

Fargo (FX)

Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

The Sinner (USA Network)

Top of the Lake: China Girl (Sundance TV)


Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Jason Bateman, Ozark

WINNER: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan


Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce

Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why

WINNER: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale


Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, black-ish

WINNER: Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick

William H. Macy, Shameless

Eric McCormack, Will & Grace


Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Alison Brie, GLOW

WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Issa Rae, Insecure

Frankie Shaw, Smilf


Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies

Jude Law, The Young Pope

Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks

WINNER: Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Geoffrey Rush, Genius


Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

WINNER: Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little lies

David Thewlis, Fargo


Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie

WINNER: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies


Although most winners received congratulations, some of the winners received backlash for their win after allegations of misconduct arose, such as James Franco, Aziz Ansari, and Gary Oldman. News about Aziz Ansari brought disappointment from many as his win marked the first Asian American actor to win the award for Best Leading Performance in a TV Comedy. There was also plenty of coverage reserved for the reception of I, Tonya, which many believe ignores the trauma of Nancy Kerrigan and seems hypocritical in the wake of the female empowerment movement. Moreover, there were mixed opinions for most winners per usual, but especially for Three Billboards, (which is sweeping the awards circuit), due to what some have deemed the “racist cop subplot.”

Despite the extra drama this year, The Golden Globes have not been “cancelled,” so don’t fret, fellow Award-Show Fanatics, the Globes will be back in 2019.