The Golden Globes were for women

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One of the central themes this year at the Golden Globes was the voice of women in, and outside, of Hollywood through the #MeToo campaign that started earlier this year. This was a sentiment echoed by women and men alike. It was time for equality and just about everyone at the Globes was ready for it.

The first major incident was earlier in the night when Debra Messing of Will and Grace fame called out E! Entertainment news. While E! News wouldn’t typically spark this level of controversy what made it so completely bold was that she did so while being interviewed by the company itself. She spoke directly into the camera when she stated that she was “so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts as much as their male co-hosts.” This was in reference to long time host Catt Sadler, who had recently quit after finding out that she made just half of what her male co-host earned. This was just one of many moments of people being called out for things that even just two years ago, they wouldn’t have been. It feels as though Hollywood’s not going to be taking any more nonsense.

The opening speech began with Seth Meyers’ soon to be iconic line “Hello ladies and remaining gentleman.” It continued at that pace and tone for the rest of the speech. Notable inclusions were a piece on ‘mansplaining’ and the speech was concluded with a line many needed to hear: “People in this room worked really hard to get here. But, it’s clearer now than ever before that the women had to work even harder.” While yes, it does leave some victims of Hollywood’s illicit abuse rings out of the spotlight like Kevin Spacey’s victims and Terry Crews – it speaks to the majority.

Finally, and perhaps on a more lighthearted note, halfway through the evening James Franco won the Golden Globe for his portrayal of Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist. When he told Wiseau to come up with him on stage, a ‘Kanye moment’ was attempted. If you’re stuck wondering what a Kanye moment could possibly be, I’d direct your memory all the way back to 2009 when he stole the microphone from Taylor Swift all those years ago. Later on it was revealed what Wiseau had wanted to say, and while it wasn’t the most eloquent phrase he’s ever uttered – it was simply nice.

“If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live. See The Room, have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it’s real.” The winners of the night were as follows:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Lady Bird

Frances McDormand
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Gary Oldman
Darkest Hour
Saoirse Ronan
Lady Bird

James Franco
Disaster Artist, The

Allison Janney
I, Tonya

Sam Rockwell
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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