Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri took home four awards at the 75th annual Golden Globes but it was the #MeToo movement with Oprah Winfrey, which led conversation in a politically charged ceremony. Check out full list of winners and nominees at the prestigious award ceremony here.
The small-town drama won best motion picture (drama) as well as best screenplay, best supporting actor and best actress (drama) for Frances McDormand, who spoke about the importance of women speaking out against sexual predators.
“I keep my politics private, but it was really great to be in this room tonight, and to be part of a tectonic shift in our industry’s power structure,” said McDormand. “Trust me: the women in this room tonight are not here for the food. We are here for the work.”
In the other individual categories, Guillermo del Toro won best director for The Shape of Water, the most nominated film of the night. Gary Oldman won best actor (drama) for playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, while Saoirse Ronan of Lady Bird and Allison Janney of I, Tonya won best actress in a comedy/musical and best supporting actress, respectively.
But no one took quite as forceful a stand as Oprah Winfrey, who became the first black woman ever to win the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award and used her acceptance speech to give a searing rebuke of racial injustice, sexual abuse, and attacks on the integrity of the press.
“I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!” Winfrey, who was introduced to the stage by Reese Witherspoon, said to a standing ovation. “And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.”
Soon after her speech, Americans begin to wonder if she wound be US president, come 2020, this is in connection with Golden Globes host, Seth Meyers’ speech, he mentioned his 2011 White House correspondents’ dinner gig, the one where he joked about Donald Trump not being qualified for president.
“Some have said that night convinced him to run. So, if that’s true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president! You do not have what it takes. And Hanks! Where’s Hanks? You will never be vice president. You are too mean and unrelatable. Now we just wait and see.”
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