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In Pictures: Golden Globe Awards 2018 highlights

Stars dressed in black in solidarity with Sexual harassment victims.

In Pictures: Golden Globe Awards 2018 highlights

Stars dressed in black in solidarity with Sexual harassment victims.

08 January 2018 Monday 09:42
In Pictures: Golden Globe Awards 2018 highlights

Powerful speeches and statements of unity have dominated the 75th Golden Globe awards.

It was the first major Hollywood awards ceremony since the film industry was hit by sexual harassment scandals, with stars wearing black to honour victims.

Oprah Winfrey speaks after accepting the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. January 7, 2018

Oprah Winfrey summed up the mood, saying "a new day is on the horizon" as she collected an honorary award.

The big film winner of the night was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which took home four awards.

Martin McDonagh, Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand, Graham Broadbent

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won four awards

It won the best film drama award, with its star Frances McDormand also picking up a trophy for best actress.

The Oscar-winning actress stars as a grieving mother who challenges police over the fact her daughter's killer has not been found.

Reese WitherspoonReese WitherspoonReese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon

Big Little Lies won the most awards in the television categories, including honours for its stars Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard. It was also named best limited TV series.

Kidman, who won the first award of the night for her role as a victim of domestic violence, dedicated her win to her castmates, daughters and mother, saying: "Wow, the power of women."

The main focus on the night was on the current atmosphere in Hollywood and campaigns like Me Too and Time's Up, which are focused on bringing about change for women not only in the entertainment industry but also around the world.

Many winners and presenters at the Beverly Hills ceremony addressed the ongoing scandal - with host Seth Meyers setting the tone with his opening monologue.

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers hosted the event for the first time

"Welcome ladies and remaining gentlemen," he told the gathered stars of film and TV, before saying: "It's 2018 and marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't.

"For the male nominees in the room tonight, this is the first time in three months it won't be terrifying to hear your name read out loud."

The theme was echoed by Laura Dern, winner of a best supporting actress for Big Little Lies, who said: "Many of us were taught not to tattle.

Nicole Kidman accepts the Golden Globe for her role in Big Little Lies.

"It was a culture of silencing, and that was normalised... May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture's new North Star."

"Folks, time's up," she said. "We need more women directors and more women to be nominated for best director."

Greta Gerwig, whose directorial debut Lady Bird was named best musical or comedy film, could be seen being hugged by her film's star, Saoirse Ronan, as Streisand made her comments.

Guillermo del ToroGerwig was not nominated in the directing category... 

...an award won by The Shape of Water's Guillermo del Toro - but neither was any woman.

It was a fact that did not escape Natalie Portman's notice as she presenting the best director award, pointedly referring to the "all male nominees".

While many Britons had been nominated for honours, only three won.

Gary OldmanGary Oldman

Gary Oldman was named best actor for portraying Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour - a feat he revealed took 63 applications of make-up.

Ewan McGregor won the award for best actor in a television series for Fargo, while McDonagh picked up the best screenplay trophy for Three Billboards.

Gary Oldman

Irish actress Ronan was named best actress in a film comedy for Lady Bird, while James Franco won the equivalent award for best actor for The Disaster Artist.

Actress Elisabeth Moss and producer Bruce Miller pose with the awards they won for The Handmaid's TaleElisabeth Moss

In the TV categories, The Handmaid's Tale and The Marvellous Mrs Maisel did well, with two awards each.

Elisabeth Moss, named best actress in a TV drama for The Handmaid's Tale, dedicated her win to author Margaret Atwood, whose book is the source material for the series.

After reading a quote from Atwood, she told the audience: "We no longer live in the gaps... we are the story in print and we are writing the story ourselves."

They were apt words for a night when Hollywood seemed determined to turn a new page.

BBC

Updated: 08.01.2018 13:12
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