brought a workers’-rights activist as her guest. Actresses such as
Sarah Jessica Parker
traded the usual red-carpet plumage for black dresses, the uniform of the evening. Host
opened the ceremony with, “Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen.”
At the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, the entertainment industry’s reckoning over sexual harassment across Hollywood upstaged every category and celebrity.
If the Golden Globes were any indication, the 2018 Oscar race will be defined by allegations against multiple directors, producers and actors that overshadow Hollywood annual flurry of self-congratulatory celebration.
Preshow hosts tried to keep the red-carpet banter light, asking celebrities where they keep their Oscars and whether they would be eating
after the ceremony. But the stars, many of whom have banded together in the past week to form a gender-equity organization called Time’s Up, repeatedly brought the focus back to women’s rights.
“Big Little Lies” nominee
from the National Farmworker Women’s Alliance, as her guest. Ms. Streep, nominated for portraying newspaper publisher
“The Post,” had
director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, as her plus-one.
nominated for playing tennis pioneer
Billie Jean King
in “Battle of the Sexes,” walked with the actual Ms. King.
When she won for her work on HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” Ms. Dern celebrated a year that unmasked multiples sexual harassers.
“I urge all of us to not only support survivors and bystanders who are brave enough to tell their truth, but to promote restorative justice,” she said. “May we teach our children that speaking out without fear of retribution is our new North Star.”
In recent months, allegations of sexual harassment and assault emerged against previous Golden Globe winners such as
Others came forward and accused men in the industry of similar misbehavior or crimes. As Mr. Meyers said to the men in the room on Sunday: “This is the first time in three months it won’t be terrifying to hear your name read out loud.”
As for Mr. Weinstein: “He’ll be back in 20 years,” Mr. Meyers said. “When he becomes the first person ever booed during an ‘in memoriam.’”
A theme of women’s rights was echoed in nearly every acceptance speech.
winning for her role in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” dedicated her award to “Handmaid” author
and all women “who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice.”
“We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are the story in print, and we are writing the story ourselves,” Ms. Moss said.
receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement, received a rousing standing ovation when she called it a new day in America.
“For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men,” Ms. Winfrey said. “But their time is up!”
Of course, in between acknowledgments of the change hitting Hollywood, there were awards to be awarded.
In the film categories,
Guillermo del Toro
won best director for his science-fiction fable “The Shape of Water.”
won best actor in a comedy for playing cult filmmaker
in “The Disaster Artist.”
Allison Janney won best supporting actress for her role in “I, Tonya” as Olympian Tonya Harding’s mother; her path to an Oscar remains a race between her and Laurie Metcalf of “Lady Bird.”
won best supporting actor for his role as a racist cop in “Three Billboards,” giving his campaign a boost in a category that has so far been dominated by
of “The Florida Project.”
In yet another sign of the unprecedented year that Hollywood has had, Messrs. Rockwell and Dafoe actors were nominated alongside
for a role he didn’t have two months ago. Mr. Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey in “All the Money in the World” after Mr. Spacey was accused in late October of sexual misconduct; director
rushed the reshoots with days to spare.
“Coco” won best animated feature, and German-French co-production “In the Fade” won best foreign-language film. Martin McDonagh, a playwright known for “The Pillowman” and “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” won best screenplay for “Three Billboards,” about a woman who launches a lonely campaign against a town sheriff after her daughter is murdered.
“The Shape of Water,” about a mute woman who falls in love with a sea creature, had the most Golden Globe nominations overall with seven. “The Post” and “Three Billboards” followed with six.
Due to the timing of the Globes, the winners are often a mix of Emmy veterans and new arrivals just entering the awards circuit. Among those winning Golden Globes just four months after winning Emmys: Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” for best television drama;
Sterling K. Brown
of “This Is Us” for best actor in a television drama; and
for best actress in a television miniseries for “Big Little Lies.”
Among those newly minted winners was “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” a new Amazon show about a 1950s stand-up comic played by
who won best actress in a comedy for the role.
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