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‘Three Billboards’, ‘Big Little Lies’ Dominate Golden Globe Awards

‘Three Billboards’, ‘Big Little Lies’ Dominate Golden Globe Awards ‘Three Billboards’, ‘Big Little Lies’ Dominate Golden Globe Awards

The 75th annual Golden Globes ceremony was held in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, to celebrate the 2017’s best in film and television.

Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.

Dark drama ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ and miniseries ‘Big Little Lies’ tied for the most awards, winning four trophies each and taking home the top prizes in their categories of drama film and limited series, respectively, Forbes wrote.

Gary Oldman was named best drama movie actor for his role as British wartime leader Winston Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour’ and Frances McDormand took home the award for drama actress for her role as an angry mother in ‘Three Billboards’.

In comedies, the awards for best actor and actress went to James Franco for ‘The Disaster Artist’ and Saoirse Ronan for ‘Lady Bird’ respectively.

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro won best director for magical fantasy ‘The Shape of Water’. Nicole Kidman won best actress in a limited series for her role in ‘Big Little Lies’.

It was also a night of firsts. Sterling K. Brown became the first African-American actor to win in the best actor in a TV drama category for ‘This Is Us’, and Aziz Ansari was the first Asian actor to win a Golden Globe for best actor in a TV comedy for ‘Master of None’.

But it was Oprah Winfrey, the first black woman to be awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, who brought the audience to their feet with her stirring speech, CNN reported.

The 75th Golden Globes kicked off with a political tone even before the show began. Actors and actresses wore black to protest sexual harassment, and several actresses, including Meryl Streep and Amy Poehler, walked the red carpet with activists to shift the focus back on survivors and solutions, and away from perpetrators of sexual misconduct.

Winfrey accepted her Cecil B. DeMille Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment” and said: “Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. I am especially proud of all of the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.”

Winfrey continued and said their stories transcend any culture, geography, politics or workplace. She thanked all of the women who have endured “years of abuse and assault.”

The audience gave a standing ovation as Winfrey asked everyone to do their part to make sure that one day, “no one has to say ‘Me Too’ again.”

She was referring to the two-word hashtag, #Me_Too, which spread virally on social media in October 2017 to denounce sexual assault and harassment, in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against American film producer Harvey Weinstein and dozens of other men in the entertainment category.

It was used by women from across the world including high-profile celebrities, to demonstrate the widespread nature of misogynistic behavior. Since then, the phrase has been posted online millions of times, often with an accompanying personal story of sexual harassment or assault.

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