The first big awards ceremony celebrating the best film and television of 2017 is being held on January 7th, 2018. Hosted by Seth Myers, this year’s show comes after a tumultuous year of sexual harassment allegations against prominent industry leaders, as well as a growing recognition of inequality in the industry.
Follow The Verge’s coverage here for news, opinion, reports on the 75th Golden Globes ceremony as it’s broadcast, and our thoughts on this year’s winners and losers.
Jan 9, 2018
Sunday night at the 75th annual Golden Globes, something significant happened. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel took home the award for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, while Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale won for Best Series, Drama. It was the first time streaming services won both the top television categories at the show, but the roll didn’t stop there. Stars Rachel Brosnahan and Elisabeth Moss both won for their lead performances in the two shows, and Aziz Ansari won the Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy for his work on Netflix’s Master of None.Read Article >
By the time host Seth Meyers mercifully announced that the Golden Globes had come to an end, streaming services had won five of the 11 television categories, though viewers might not have realized it from the ceremony itself. Aside from a quip during the show from Mrs. Maisel creator Amy Sherman-Palladino about how Amazon had been extremely supportive and “every check cleared,” there was almost no acknowledgement that some of the biggest winners were tech companies that weren’t even making original programming just a few years ago. In 2018, the commercial and critical standing of the shows created by online streaming services isn’t novel, nor particularly innovative. It’s just the new Hollywood status quo.
In the weeks leading up to last night’s Golden Globes, the organized “protest” planned by the actors and creatives set to attend the ceremony seemed halfhearted at best, and at worst, downright stupid. More than 700,000 female farmworkers instigated a laudable, coordinated campaign called Time’s Up to express their solidarity with the women of Hollywood, following scores of revelations of harassment and abuse by some of the industry’s most powerful players. And in response, 300 celebrities who planned to attend the awards said they would wear black, and also, they would wear pins.Read Article >
For the most part, men already wear black to award shows, and unfortunately, none of them took Jezebel’s Hazel Cills up on her suggestion that they should instead wear jumpsuits with their salaries printed on them. It was hard to see wearing black to the Globes as a promising act of protest, when the more obvious one would have been boycotting the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s sole yearly spectacle altogether. Despite the avalanche of sexual abuse and harassment stories in the industry, journalists from trade publications to The New York Times have done plenty to maintain the power structure and status quo in Hollywood.
Guillermo del Toro has won the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Director for his dark fantasy film The Shape of Water, a Cold War-era monster movie and remixed fairy tale musical, starring Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon.Read Article >
Following Oprah Winfrey’s speech about the plight of women in Hollywood, Natalie Portman announced the category, pointedly saying “Here are the all-male nominees.” Only three women have been nominated for the award in the last 20 years, and this year, there were several especially notable absences: Greta Gerwig, whose debut feature Lady Bird was nominated for Best Musical or Comedy; Sofia Coppola, who recently became the second woman to ever win Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival; and Patty Jenkins, who made one of the most critically acclaimed superhero movies of all time this year.
Aziz Ansari won the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV series, Musical or Comedy, beating out Anthony Anderson in Black-ish, Kevin Bacon in I Love Dick, William H. Macy in Shameless, and Eric McCormack in the recently returned Will & Grace.Read Article >
Ansari was previously nominated for the award in 2016, but didn’t win. He joked, “It would have really sucked to lose two of these in a row.” He then thanked the cast and crew of Master of None, which streams on Netflix. The series is a comedy about a 30-year-old actor’s personal and work life in New York.
Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel just won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy. The period comedy was up against Black-ish, Master of None, SMILF, and Will and Grace.Read Article >
This is the second Golden Globe The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has picked up tonight, with the series taking home awards for both of its nominations. Rachel Brosnahan, who plays the show’s title character, also won earlier in the evening for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series. The series is about a housewife living in late 1950s New York City who decides to pursue stand-up comedy after her marriage falls apart.
Coco will be taking home 2018’s Golden Globe for Best Animation Motion Picture. The Pixar film won out over a field of other animated films, including Loving Vincent, The Boss Baby, Ferdinand, and The Breadwinner.Read Article >
Coco’s victory was a major win for the Latinx community, as it’s the first Pixar film to be centered on a Mexican cultural celebration. It tells the story of an aspiring musician who has to face his family’s prejudices against music. On the Day of the Dead, he ventures into the Land of the Dead and encounters his ancestor, a legendary singer.
James Franco won 2018’s Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. The award is for his portrayal of independent filmmaker and actor Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist. It’s a semi-fictional retelling of the production of Wiseau’s 2003 film The Room, popularly known as “the worst movie ever made.”Read Article >
Franco accepted the award alongside Wiseau, while noticably body-blocking him away from taking the microphone onstage. Franco’s brother Dave, who co-starred in the film, also appeared onstage to accept the award. Franco told an anecdote about Wiseau getting stuck in traffic during the Globes 15 years ago, and stating in frustration that he was unwilling to “wait for Hollywood,” and was simply going to make his dream movie on his own.
Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale has won the 2018 Golden Globe for Best TV Series in the Drama category. The series, based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, was up against The Crown, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and This is Us.Read Article >
Series creator Bruce Miller accepted the award, saying, “To all the people in the world who stopped The Handmaid’s Tale from coming real: keep doing that.”
Elisabeth Moss won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama tonight, for her performance as Offred in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The series is also up for Best Drama, and Ann Dowd is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Aunt Lydia.Read Article >
Moss also won the Emmy for her role in September, and has been nominated for a Golden Globe twice before for her work on AMC’s Mad Men. Accepting the award, she read a statement from The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood that related the show — a near-future dystopian political drama about an America in which women have no rights, and exist only to reproduce — to the current crisis point for sexism in Hollywood.
Rachel Brosnahan, who plays Miriam Maisel in Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, just won her first-ever Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy. The series is about a Jewish housewife living in New York City in the late 1950s who decides to become a comedian after her husband leaves her.Read Article >
“This is a story about a bold and brilliant and complicated woman, and I’m endlessly proud to be a part of it,” Brosnahan said during her acceptance speech. “But there are so many other women whose stories need to be told.”
Jan 8, 2018
The 75th annual Golden Globes ceremony marks the unofficial beginning of Hollywood’s awards season, and judging by the evening’s winners, the next few months could hold some unexpected twists. Traditional awards-bait movies like Steven Spielberg’s The Post and Christopher Nolan’s World War II film Dunkirk were poised to win in key categories, but instead, the focus of 2018’s awards was primarily on smaller, independent films.Read Article >
That feels slightly ironic, since the ceremony opened with a gag where an assistant ran out onstage with her arms full of Golden Globes trophies, supposedly being rushed to The Post. Host Seth Meyers stopped her, saying, “No, not yet, we have to wait.” The Post is clearly still waiting.
Jan 7, 2018
Awards season is up and running this weekend with the 75th Golden Globe Awards, which will kick things off with Hollywood’s least serious award show. But even if winning a Golden Globe isn’t considered as much of an accomplishment as winning an Oscar, the Globes can often indicate which way the Hollywood winds are blowing. Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy the red carpet.Read Article >
Seth Meyers, who you may know from his NBC late-night show, the aptly named Late Night with Seth Meyers. Or maybe you somehow caught his appearance in the 2008 movie Journey to the Center of the Earth — which, last I checked, was most notable for killing off the last vestiges of Brendan Fraser’s cinematic career.
Dec 11, 2017
The nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes were announced this morning. Let’s see if you can spot the commonality among your options for Best Director!Read Article >
Here they are: Guillermo del Toro (Shape of Water), Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World), Steven Spielberg (The Post). Great, yes. They are all men.