She's mean to a lot of people, most notably in one heartbreaking instance toward the end of the story. For more than one good cause, in fact. Stars used their time at the podium to draw attention to abuse, sexism, and racism.
For the most part, these are essentially decent people who occasionally lash out and do terrible things to each other as a reaction to their own pain.
As Lena Waithe put it, "time's up on sexual harassment, time's up on homophobia, time's up on transphobia, time's up on racism". "So I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon", she said. "We're calling time - enough". Our very positive review of the film can also be found over here. The crowd cheered and rose to their feet as Oprah declared that the "time is up" for "brutally powerful men". Given how much of this awards season, from the critics' choices onward, has been so delightfully unusual and tough to nail down with no real front-runners, the Golden Globes' choices couldn't help but feel somewhat anti-climactic.
Both are now looking significantly weaker in the wake of the Oldman win, though their performances are both more friendly to the Academy than the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. It lacks the kind of awards-bait scene voters look for.More news: Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN) Expected to Announce Earnings of $1.09 Per Share
The Best Director category was jam-packed with deserving winners (although, as pointed out by Natalie Portman on the night, it was also noticeably all-male), with several major names not making the cut.
The news has been awash with stories from the recent Golden Globe Awards - whether it's concerning disgraced directors and actors across Hollywood or women wearing black in solidarity with those who have come forward over sexual misconduct. Nicole Kidman won her fourth Golden Globe for her role as Celeste Wright in Big Little Lies, as well.
-Series, Drama: "The Crown", "The Handmaid's Tale", "This Is Us", "Stranger Things" and "Game of Thrones".
But by saving the night's biggest award for a film that - unlike Big Little Lies - nearly glorifies violence - the Golden Globes showed that Hollywood still needs to step up if it wants to be a leader for change.
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"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak the truth to the power of those men".
Even the comedic monologue delivered by a white dude managed to create space to criticise those who deserved criticism, and support those who required support. You can watch his opening bit below. The award goes to Sterling K. Brown for "This Is Us"!
This year, every moment meant something.
That, in itself, is extraordinary: that speaking out about injustice at glamorous, prestigious events has become more mainstream than exceptional.
With that in mind, here are some winners and losers from the Golden Globes ceremony. But it's a step forward, and that's always worth celebrating. It's up the leaders of Hollywood to take us there.More news: Buy tickets - Tickets - The North American Bitcoin Conference