2018 Golden Globe Awards: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ are the top winners

January 7, 2018

by Carla Hay

Big Little Lies
Members of the “Big Little Lies” team at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

With four awards each, the darkly humorous drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and the limited TV series “Big Little Lies” were the big winners at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on January 7, 2017. “Three Billboards” and “Big Little Lies” both examine violence and abuse in society, as well as how victims fight back. So it’s perhaps not a coincidence that this year’s Golden Globes will also be remembered as the year that attendees took  a very loud and visible stand against sexism, sexual harassment and abuse. Almost all the celebrities wore black in a show of support for Time’s Up, a new coalition aimed at fighting and preventing sexism, sexual harassment and abuse worldwide. Many of the attendees also worn a Time’s Up pin in support of the cause. And speaking out against sexism, harassment and abuse was at heart of speeches by several celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey (recipient of the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. deMille Award), Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Elisabeth Moss and Frances McDormand.

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards ceremony (which was telecast in the U.S. on NBC) was the first major televised award show for the entertainment industry since the wave of sexual harassment scandals that hit the industry in late 2017. Seth Meyers, who hosted the show, predictably made insulting jokes about Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, two former Hollywood heavyweights who were among those who had epic falls from grace because of sexual misconduct accusations made against them.

The Golden Globe Awards are presented and voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Dick Clark Productions (DCP) produces the telecast.

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” won Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Drama; Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (for McDormand); Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (for Sam Rockwell) and Best Screenplay (for writer/director Martin McDonaugh). “The Shape of Water” went into the award show with the most nominations (seven) and ended up winning two: Best Director (for Guillermo del Toro) and Best Original Score (for Alexandre Desplat). “Lady Bird”  also won two awards: Best Motion Picture  – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (for Saoirse Ronan).

In the TV categories, many of the winners were those who also won Emmys in September 2017, such as “Big Little Lies” and the series’ cast members Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgård; “The Handmaid’s Tale” and its lead actress Elisabeth Moss; Sterling K. Brown from “This Is Us”; and “Master of None” creator Aziz Ansari, who won an Emmy for writing and a Golden Globe for starring in the series. Meanwhile, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and the show’s star Rachel Brosnahan won Golden Globes on their first nominations.

Presenters at 2018 Golden Globe Awards included Jennifer Aniston, Roseanne Barr, Halle Berry, Carol Burnett, Mariah Carey, Jessica Chastain, Emilia Clarke, Kelly Clarkson, Common, Darren Criss, Penelope Cruz, Viola Davis, Geena Davis, Kirk Douglas, Zac Efron, Gal Gadot, Greta Gerwig, John Goodman, Hugh Grant, Kit Harington, Neil Patrick Harris, Salma Hayek, Garrett Hedlund, Chris Hemsworth, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Kate Hudson, Isabelle Huppert, Allison Janney, Dakota Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Angelina Jolie, Michael Keaton, Shirley MacLaine, Ricky Martin, Helen Mirren, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Pattinson, Sarah Paulson, Amy Poehler, Natalie Portman, Edgar Ramirez, Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Susan Sarandon, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Sebastian Stan, Sharon Stone, Emma Stone, Barbra Streisand, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Keith Urban, Alicia Vikander, Kerry Washington, Emma Watson, Reese Witherspoon and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The following are the nominees and winners of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards:

*= winner

1.       BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a. Call Me By Your Name
Frenesy Film / La Cinéfacture Productions / Water’s End Productions;  Sony Pictures Classics
b. Dunkirk
Warner Bros. Pictures / Syncopy; Warner Bros. Pictures
c. The Post
DreamWorks Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox
d. The Shape of Water
Double Dare You; Fox Searchlight Pictures
e. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri*
  Blueprint Pictures; Fox Searchlight Pictures

2.     BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a. Jessica Chastain Molly’s Game
b. Sally Hawkins The Shape of Water
c. Frances McDormand Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri*
d. Meryl Streep The Post
e. Michelle Williams All the Money in the World

3.     BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

a. Timothée Chalamet Call Me By Your Name
b. Daniel Day-Lewis Phantom Thread
c. Tom Hanks The Post
d. Gary Oldman Darkest Hour*
e. Denzel Washington Roman J. Israel, Esq.

4.     BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

a. The Disaster Artist
Good Universe / Point Grey / Ratpac-Dune / WB/New Line Pictures; A24
b. Get Out
Blumhouse / QC Entertainment / Monkeypaw Productions; Universal Pictures
c. The Greatest Showman
Twentieth Century Fox; Twentieth Century Fox
d. I, Tonya
Clubhouse Pictures / LuckyChap Entertainment; NEON
e. Lady Bird*
  IAC Films; A24

5.     BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

a. Judi Dench Victoria & Abdul
b. Helen Mirren The Leisure Seeker
c. Margot Robbie I, Tonya
d. Saoirse Ronan Lady Bird*
e. Emma Stone Battle of the Sexes

6.     BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

a. Steve Carell Battle of the Sexes
b. Ansel Elgort Baby Driver
c. James Franco The Disaster Artist*
d. Hugh Jackman The Greatest Showman
e. Daniel Kaluuya Get Out

7.     BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED

a. The Boss Baby
DreamWorks Animation LLC; Twentieth Century Fox
b. The Breadwinner
Cartoon Saloon / Aircraft Pictures / Melusine Productions; GKIDS
c. Coco*
  Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
d. Ferdinand
Blue Sky Studios; Twentieth Century Fox
e. Loving Vincent
Breakthru Films / Trademark Films; Good Deed Entertainment

8.     BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE

a. A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
Fabula, Participant Media, Komplizen Film, Muchas Gracias, Setembro Cine; Sony Pictures Classics
b. First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)
Bophana; Netflix
c. In the Fade* (Germany / France)
  Bombero International / Macassar Productions; Magnolia Pictures
d. Loveless (Russia)
Non-Stop Productions, Fetisoff Illusion, Why Not Productions, Arte France Cinema, Les Films du Fleuve, Senator Film; Sony Pictures Classics
e. The Square (Sweden / Germany / France)
Plattform Produktion / Arte France Cinéma / Coproduction Office / Det Danske Filminstitut / Essential Filmproduktion GmbH / Film i Väst; Magnolia Pictures

9.     BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

a. Mary J. Blige Mudbound
b. Hong Chau Downsizing
c. Allison Janney I, Tonya*
d. Laurie Metcalf Lady Bird
e. Octavia Spencer The Shape of Water

10.  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

a. Willem Dafoe The Florida Project
b. Armie Hammer Call Me By Your Name
c. Richard Jenkins The Shape of Water
d. Christopher Plummer All the Money in the World
e. Sam Rockwell Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri*

11.  BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

a. Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water*
b. Martin McDonagh Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
c. Christopher Nolan Dunkirk
d. Ridley Scott All the Money in the World
e. Steven Spielberg The Post

12.  BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

a. Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor The Shape of Water
b. Greta Gerwig Lady Bird
c. Liz Hannah, Josh Singer The Post
d. Martin McDonagh Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri*
e. Aaron Sorkin Molly’s Game

13.  BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

a. Carter Burwell Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
b. Alexandre Desplat The Shape of Water*
c. Jonny Greenwood Phantom Thread
d. John Williams The Post
e. Hans Zimmer Dunkirk

14.  BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

a. “Home” — Ferdinand
Music by: Nick Jonas, Justin Tranter, Nick Monson
Lyrics by: Nick Jonas, Justin Tranter
b. “Mighty River” — Mudbound
Music by: Raphael Saadiq
Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson
c. “Remember Me” — Coco
Music by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
d. “The Star” — The Star
Music by: Mariah Carey, Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by: Mariah Carey, Marc Shaiman
e. “This Is Me” — The Greatest Showman*
  Music by: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
  Lyrics by: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

15.  BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

a. The Crown Netflix
Left Bank Pictures / Sony Pictures Television
b. Game of Thrones HBO
HBO Entertainment / Bighead, Littlehead / Television 360 / Startling Television
c. The Handmaid’s Tale* Hulu
  MGM
d. Stranger Things Netflix
Netflix
e. This Is Us NBC
20th Century Fox Television

16.  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

a. Caitriona Balfe Outlander
b. Claire Foy The Crown
c. Maggie Gyllenhaal The Deuce
d. Katherine Langford 13 Reasons Why
e. Elisabeth Moss The Handmaid’s Tale*

17.  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA 

a. Jason Bateman Ozark
b. Sterling K. Brown This Is Us*
c. Freddie Highmore The Good Doctor
d. Bob Odenkirk Better Call Saul
e. Liev Schreiber Ray Donovan

18.  BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

a. Black-ish ABC
ABC Studios
b. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel* Amazon
  Amazon Studios
c. Master of None Netflix
Universal Television / Oh Brudder Productions / Alan Yang Productions / Fremulon Productions / 3 Arts Entertainment
d. SMILF Showtime
ABC Signature Studios / SupahSmaht, Inc / Quantity Entertainment / Groundswell Productions
e. Will & Grace NBC
Universal Television

19.  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

a. Pamela Adlon Better Things
b. Alison Brie GLOW
c. Rachel Brosnahan The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel*
d. Issa Rae Insecure
e. Frankie Shaw SMILF

20.  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

a. Anthony Anderson Black-ish
b. Aziz Ansari Master of None*
c. Kevin Bacon I Love Dick
d. William H. Macy Shameless
e. Eric McCormack Will & Grace

21.  BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. Big Little Lies* HBO
  HBO Entertainment / David E. Kelly Productions / Pacific Standard / Blossom Films
b. Fargo FX
MGM Television / FX Productions
c. Feud: Bette and Joan FX
Fox 21 Television Studios
d. The Sinner USA NETWORK
Universal Cable Productions
e. Top Of The Lake: China Girl SUNDANCETV
SeeSaw Films

22.  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. Jessica Biel The Sinner
b. Nicole Kidman Big Little Lies*
c. Jessica Lange Feud: Bette and Joan
d. Susan Sarandon Feud: Bette and Joan
e. Reese Witherspoon Big Little Lies

23.  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. Robert De Niro The Wizard of Lies
b. Jude Law The Young Pope
c. Kyle McLachlan Twin Peaks
d. Ewan McGregor Fargo*
e. Geoffrey Rush Genius

24.  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. Laura Dern Big Little Lies*
b. Ann Dowd The Handmaid’s Tale
c. Chrissy Metz This Is Us
d. Michelle Pfeiffer The Wizard of Lies
e. Shailene Woodley Big Little Lies

25.  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

a. David Harbour Stranger Things
b. Alfred Molina Feud: Bette and Joan
c. Christian Slater Mr. Robot
d. Alexander Skarsgård Big Little Lies*
e. David Thewlis Fargo