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While Three Billboards and The Handmaid's Tale Shined, The Women Stole The Show At The Golden Globes

Last night actors and actresses gathered at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills to celebrated the achievements in both film and television. But on this night, that was thrown to the backburner in favor of the women’s movement that has been sweeping through Hollywood. The ladies dressed in black to support the #metoo movement that has sweeped the nation after the sexual allegations against Harvey Weinstein went national. While the women wore black, the men wore Time’s Up pins to support the same movement. It was an attempt at unity that seemed to get it’s point across to the masses.

While women as a whole won the night, certain ones in particular came away with some major hardware. One of the more well-reviewed shows of the year, The Handmaid’s Tale, came away with huge wins in the Best Drama Television and Best Drama Actress category. It’s a show I’m looking forward to starting and I know that Elizabeth Moss will show me just how much she deserved that award. Personally I was wanting Stranger Things to win the award for Best Drama Television but Handmaid’s Tale was a worthy victor according to popular consensus.

As far as the films go, the big winner was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Sam Rockwell won Best Supporting Actor, Frances McDormand won Best Actress and the film itself won Best Screenplay and Best Drama Film. It won four of the six awards it was nominated for, which is really good. Early reviews state what we found out last night, which is Three Billboards is a phenomenal film. It definitely jumped to the top of my must-watch list.

With big winners come big losers, and that comes in the form of films such as The Shape Of Water and The Post, as well as shows like Feud: Bette and Joan. Feud had two nominees in the same category, Best Actress in a Miniseries, and still lost. The Shape of Water only coming away with two awards was shocking to say the least. Sally Hawkins seemed like a lock to walk away with Best Actress in a Drama and Best Screenplay/Best Movie looked to be theirs for the taking as well. At least the team can say they won Best Director. It speaks volumes to the masterful work of one Guillermo Del Toro.

The Post had to be the most disappointing topic of the night. With a huge one-two punch of both Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, as well as the directorial brilliance that is Steven Spielberg, you would expect at least one award for the film. Instead, they had to sit and watch as others accepted the gold. I still want to see The Post, but one has to imagine how much this hurts them heading towards the Academy Awards.

I hope you all enjoyed the Golden Globes as much as I did, and I can’t wait till the Oscars in March.

 

Logan Howell

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