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LIVE! Big night for Three Billboards at Golden Globes

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January 08, 2018

10:20  Frances McDormand is Golden Globe's Best Actress/Drama:  
And the Golden Globe for Best Actress lands in seven-time nominee Frances McDormand's kitty. 

 The actress is absolutely riveting as a single mother raging about her teenage daughter's violent rape and murder in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. In his review Boston Globe's Ty Burr writes, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is quite a show and the best evidence yet that someone, somewhere, should erect a statue of Frances McDormand." 

Her speech packs in quite a punch as well.

"As many of you know, I keep my politics private. But it was really great to be in this room and to be part of a tectonic (shift) in our industry power structure. Trust me, the women in this room tonight are not here for the food. Were here for the work."

Quite a night for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which is, as it turns out, Golden Globes' Best Film of the year as well.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and small screen's Big Little Lies and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel fared very well.  But the high on statement, low on wit, the award ceremony itself turned out to be a strictly mediocre affair. 

And that's a wrap for now. Watch this space for the big daddy of award ceremonies--the Oscars. 
10:03  Gary Oldman beats ready-to-retire Daniel Day-Lewis:  Prosthetics never fail. Right Nicole Kidman (The Hours)? Gary Oldman's chameleon-like artistry and compelling portrayal of Winston Churchill in The Dark Hour beats tough contenders like Daniel Day-Lewis and Denzel Washington to nab Best Actor/ Drama. 

In his lengthy speech, the actor observed, Im very proud of Darkest Hour. It illustrates that words and actions can change the world and boy of boy does it need some changing.
09:54  Put your hands together for Best Actress Saoirse Ronan :  The lovely Irish actress Saoirse (pronounced sur-sha) Ronan is Golden Globe's choice of Best Actress/Comedy for her superlative performance in Lady Bird. 

My mums on FaceTime over on someones phone! I just want to say how inspirational its been to be in this room right now. I want to thank all of the women who I love so much, my mother who is on FaceTime, my best friend. Actually, everyone in this room!

Golden Globes most conspicuously snubbed Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig but her gushing speech following its Best Film win suggests all is forgiven and forgotten. 

09:45  More Golden Globe love for Big Little Lies:  Here's to more gal power. Actress and producers Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon's slick, intense, well-acted adaptation of Liane Moriarty bestseller is thrilled about its sweep. 

This time in the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category. Dedicating the award to victims of domestic abuse, Witherspoon says, "We see you, we hear you, and we will tell your stories.
09:38  Guillermo del Toro beats Christopher Nolan to win Best Director :  
And the Golden Globe for Best Director goes to, uh oh not Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk, but the visionary Mexican director Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water.

"Since childhood I've been faithful to monsters. I've been saved and absolved by them because monsters are the patron saints of our blissful imperfections. For 25 years I have handcrafted very strange little tales, made of motion, color, life, and shadow. And in many of these instances, in three precise instances (The Devils Backbone, Pans Labyrinth, and The Shape of Water. ) these strange stories, these fables have saved my life."

09:32  Oprah Winfrey accepts an honorary Golden Globe:  
Everybody loves Oprah, raves Reese Witherspoon about the Cecil B. DeMille recipient for lifetime achievement.

Oprah Winfrey's extensive, emotional-charged speech is everything you'd expect from the chat show doyen.

"We know the press is under siege these days. We also know it's the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. Toto tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story."

Take a bow, Oprah.

09:19  Aziz Ansari almost didn't think he'd win!:  
Time to open that bubbly, Amazon. The truly Marvelous Mrs. Maisel wins the 2018 Golden Globe for best TV comedy.

Set in 1958 New York City, the series focuses on a housewife pursuing a career as stand-up comic after fairy tale marriage doesn't go quite as planned.

Aziz Ansari is thrilled to collect his first Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) for Master of None. And this is what the comedian has to say, "I genuinely didn't think I would win because all the websites said I wouldn't, while adding, "I'm glad we won this one because it would've really sucked to lose two of these in a row; it would've been a really s****y moment for me." 

09:11  In The Fade beats Cannes favourite The Square to grab the trophy:  
Germany's In The Fade, which garnered great reviews for its star Diane Kruger's 'haunting' portrayal is Golden Globe's pick for Best Foreign Film.  

And we just spotted a dapper Christopher Nolan, arguable one of the greatest filmmakers of his time, acknowledging another dapper fella, Hugh Grant introduce his movie to applause.

Latino stars Penelope Cruz and Ricky Martin hand out Ewan McGregor his first ever Golden Globe for Best Actor in limited TV series, Fargo. The visible thrilled actor who plays a double role in the show thanks the makers for making sense of his 'bonkers' Scottish accent.
08:58  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri bags Best Screenplay:  
The fabulous and funny Allison Janney stands tall with her Best Supporting actress win for I, Tonya chronicling the life American figure skater, Tonya Harding. 

Golden Globes 2018's highlight moment arrives in a 101-year old Kirk Douglas and daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta Jones giving away the the Best Screenplay honours to Martin McDonagh for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.  

08:48  Coco wins Best Animated movie!:  No surprises for guessing who gets the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature goes to. Disney Pixar's vibrant, moving Coco is a clear winner in the category. 

Bollywood may debate about nepotism. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is only happy to celebrate it. Dwayne Johnson's beti Simone Garcia is the new Golden Globes ambassador, previously known as Miss Golden Globes.

08:43  James Franco wins for Disaster Artist:  

Nominated thrice before, James Franco picks his second Golden Globe for The Disaster Artist. He calls Tommy Wiseau, the character he's playing andthe man behind the best worst movie ever made to share this moment of glory on stage. 

Laura Dern's fourth win and sixth nomination follows with her Best Supporting Actress for Big Little Lies. 

In keeping with the ceremony's socially responsible these, Dern has something pertinent to say. "Many of us were taught not to tattle. It was a culture of silencing 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 teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture's new north star."

Amen to that. 

08:29  Hugh Jackman is "disgustingly handsome":  The understandably euphoric Benj Pasek and Justin Paul of The Greatest Showman walk away with the Best Original Song trophy for This is Me. But not before thanking the movie's "disgustingly handsome" leading man --Hugh Jackman.
08:25  Handmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies are small screen favourites :  The Handmaid's Tale is looking pretty with the Golden Globe for Best Drama TV Series after beating stiff competition like The Crown, Stranger Things and Game of Thrones.

Good day for Team Big Little Lies too. Alexander Skarsgrd's monstrous turn as Nicole Kidman's abusive husband is Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series.

The ceremony might be politically correct but it's a mighty dull one so far. 

Composer Alexandre Desplat's enchanting original score for The Shape of Water, leading the pack with seven nominations bags its first Golden Globe of the day. Let's see how many more.
08:14  Sterling K Brown is announced Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama for This is Us. He expresses his gratitude to its creator Dan Fogelman. "You wrote a role for a black man, that could only be played by a black man. And so, what I appreciate so much about this is that Im 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. So thank you Dan. 
08:08  Elizabeth Moss wins for The Handmaiden's Tale:  
Golden Globe recipient Best Actress in TV/Drama, Elizabeth Moss for The Handmaiden's Tale, the critically-acclaimed adaptation of a Margaret Atwood novel quotes the author "We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories in her thank you speech only to memorably add 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 are writing the story ourselves. 

Wolf whistle.
Standing ovation for presenters Carol Burnett and Jennifer Aniston is followed by a ecstatic Best Actress-Comedy/Musical in TV series -- Rachel Brosnahan nervously thanking everyone behind her winning turn in and as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. 

"This is a story about a bold and brilliant and complicated woman, and I am endlessly proud to be a part of it," she gushes.

07:56  And the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture goes to, surprise, Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. He's full of praise for his co-star Frances McDormand, "I've said it before, you're a bad ass, you're a force of nature. And it was -- it was really fun to be your sparring partner and thanks for making me a better actor."
07:54  Nicole Kidman bags her fourth Golden Globe award!:  
Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot and The Rock Dwayne Johnson announce the first award for tonight. Nicole Kidman bags Best Actress in a Limited Series for her incredibly authentic portrayal of sexual abuse in HBO's Big Little Lies. 

 She hails woman power and thanks her momma and husband Keith Urban in her strong, sweet speech.

07:42  Seth Meyers is on point as Globes host!:  
Seth Meyers may not be the most powerful Seth in the room tonight. But his jokes are on point. 

"It's 2018. Marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't," has the room full of famous people cracking up.

As do his potshots on US President Donald Trump, probably irked by everything that has the words Hollywood, Foreign and Press in it. He is brutal on the disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein are pretty brutal-- in 20 years he could be the "first person to be booed at the in memorial." Kevin Spacey isn't spared either. 

Christopher Plummer, what do you say to replacing him in House of Cards?

Race, remuneration, mansplaining, he's covered it all in the first five minutes. 

Good morning, folks! It's time for a star-studded edition of the 75h Golden Globes awards ceremony. Only this year's function is more than just a glamorous event for Hollywood who's who to party. 

Celebrities have opted for an all-black dress code and activist dates to express their solidarity towards the #MeToo campaign and fight sexual harassment and inequality for women at workplaces. 

First time host Seth Meyers promises a 'politically charged' evening. 

Let us see what all surprises The Hollywood Press Association has in store. 

00:33  The Golden Globes 2017, coming to you live!:   The awards season is all set to kick off in style with the 75th edition of Golden Globes.

From biggies like Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk to indies like Jordan Peele's Get Out, this year's competition comes in all shapes and sizes.

But the Globes promise to be more than just a glamorous event in the post-Weinstein wave.

This year Hollywood's annual celebration of creativity and celebrity will be as much about abuse of power as it is for using it to create an environment of support and safety.  

And with its brand new host Seth Meyers vowing to keep things politically charged, it can only get so much better.

Watch this space for the latest updates on the winners and losers, best speeches, red carpet hits, biggest upsets of the night, star presenters and lots more.

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