Biggest Moments at Golden Globes Showcased Fine Performances

Biggest Moments at Golden Globes Showcased Fine Performances

Jan 08, 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The 75th annual Golden Globe awards began with host Seth Meyers making light of recent controversies; he then involved celebrity audience members like Jessica Chastain and Amy Poehler to deliver the punchlines to his jokes.

The presentation of the awards then got underway -- see a complete list here. Here are some of the highlights of the show:

Viola Davis and Helen Mirren presented the award for supporting actor in a motion picture: Sam Rockwell in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Emma Stone and Shirley Maclaine presented the award for best actor in a motion picture musical or comedy. James Franco won for The Disaster Artist and insisted on bringing his brother and costar Dave Franco along to the stage and then invited The Room filmmaker Tommy Wiseau to join them. Franco then had to block Wiseau from taking the microphone.

Kate Hudson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson introduced Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy winner Allison Janney in I, Tonya.

Reese Witherspoon presented the Cecil B de Mille award to Oprah Winfrey, who gave a fiery, stirring speech.

Along with Ron Howard, Natalie Portman presented the Best Director award, noting that only men were nominated. Guillermo del Toro won for The Shape of Water.

Jessica Chastain and Chris Hemsworth presented the award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy  to Saoirse Ronan for her sterling performance in Lady Bird.

Presenters Michael Keaton and Alicia Vikander seemed quite happy to present the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy award to Lady Bird; director Greta Gerwig gladly shared her thoughts.

For Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, who starred together in Thelma and Louise, presented Gary Oldman with the honor for his acclaimed performance as Winston Churchill in World War II drama Darkest Hour.

Frances McDormand gave an eloquent acceptance speech after being recognized for her lead role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; the award was presented by Angelina Jolie and Isabelle Huppert.

Concluding the evening's ceremony, Barbra Streisand came on stage to a standing ovation, spoke briefly about the need for more women to be recognized for their excellence in filmmaking and then presented the Best Motion Picture, Drama award to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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