Big Winners at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards

This past Sunday, the 75th Golden Globe Awards were held in Hollywood. Seth Meyers was this year’s host and the show was full of some big moments:

  • Oprah gave what may be one of the best speeches of all time as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award (the first African-American woman to receive the honor). If you haven’t seen it, go check it out, it is spectacular.
  • Kirk Douglas (101 years young) made an appearance with his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones to help present an award. I was not expecting to see Douglas, but it was good to see him again.

And then there were the winners. I will touch on the big wins and share some thoughts on what this might mean for the Oscars (which the Golden Globes are considered predictors of).

  • Best Motion Picture (Drama): Three Billboards Outside Ebbing
  • Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy): Lady Bird
  • Best Director (Motion Picture): Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water
  • Best Motion Picture (Animated): Coco
  • Best Original Score (Motion Picture): Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water
  • Best Original Song (Motion Picture): “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman
  • Best Television Series (Drama): The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy): The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

I am thrilled that Coco won for Best Animated Film, it seems almost certain that they’ll pick up the Oscar as well. I am also excited to see Alexandre Desplat recognized for his work on The Shape of Water. Desplat’s film scores are always enjoyable, but sadly not recognized as often as they should be (in my opinion).

As for what disappointed me: I was really hoping that The Greatest Showman would win Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) though I am not sad the award went to Lady Bird. I have a feeling Lady Bird is going to sweep a lot of awards at the Oscars this year, it’s been getting glowing reviews.

Another disappointment: Dunkirk, nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, did not get a single win. This does not bode well for the film’s future at the Oscars (though I could be wrong as the Golden Globe’s are not always a foolproof indicator of how a film will do in the Academy Awards).

What did you think of this year’s Golden Globe Awards? Did the results surprise you? Depress you? Let me know in the comments below. We’re just under two months away from the 90th Academy Awards, I can’t wait to cover the nominations as they come out on January 23rd.

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