October 24, 2018

Martin McDonagh's Award-Winning 'Three Billboards' Features a Stellar Ensemble

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The stars wore all black in solidarity of "Me Too" and "Times Up" in honor of sexual harassment and equality.

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" confronts the always formidable actor Frances McDormand with this scenario, and as Nat Nichols of The Rose Theatre has pointed out to audiences, it does something unique for films by allowing a woman to give full vent to her cold rage, which McDormand's character carries out every bit as relentlessly as the Furies of Greek mythology.

HBO's "Big Little Lies" also had a big night, winning the prize for best limited series or TV movie, while Nicole Kidman won for best actress, Laura Dern won for best supporting actress and Alexander Skarsgard won for best supporting actor.

"This year, we became the story", Oprah Winfrey said in a rousing speech while accepting the annual lifetime achievement award. She went on thanking the HFPA even though she's "not quite sure who they are when I run into them for the last thirty five years", before expressing her gratitude toward director Martin McDonagh and Fox Searchlight as well as "the entire cast and crew" for bringing "their base game into this one". Presenting the Best Actor in a Drama award, Geena Davis said that the victor would give "half of their salary back so that women can make more than them". Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Handout via REUTERS Gary Oldman, wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for "The Darkest Hour" at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. January 7, 2018. McDormand made the audience burst into laughter with her amusing acceptance speech.

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James Franco won the comedy actor award for his cult movie homage "The Disaster Artist", also from A24.

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

-Actor, Series, Musical or Comedy: Aziz Ansari, "Master of None". "May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture's new North Star". The film also took home the award for best screenplay.

"Time is up", she said. "I do believe and hope that we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them". When the orchestra tried to play him offstage, he hushed the conductor and continued saying, "For 25 years, I have handcrafted very unusual little tales made of motion, color, light, and shadow".

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