The 75th Golden Globe Awards, was the first major Hollywood awards ceremony since the film industry was hit by sexual harassment scandals and to highlight the issue stars wore black to honour victims.
This was the first time stars walked on the red carpet accompanied by activists from a range of fields.
The move is part of a widening effort by prominent Hollywood women, who formed the umbrella group Time’s Up, to extend the focus on sexual harassment to women marginalised because of class, sexuality, ethnicity or race.
Not only was the activism visible on the red carpet, but sexual abuse scandal also dominated many of the nights powerful speeches.
Host Seth Meyers set the tone with his opening to the room full of stars from film and TV. Meyers said: “It’s 2018 and marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn’t.
“For the male nominees in the room tonight, this is the first time in three months it won’t be terrifying to hear your name read out loud.”
It certainly was a night for the women as Nicole Kidman won the first award of the night for her role as a victim of domestic violence. She dedicated her win to her c0-actors, daughters and mother, saying: “Wow, the power of women.”
But the biggest reaction came from talk show host Oprah Winfrey’s speech, who was bestowed with the honorary Cecil B DeMille trophy. She is the first black woman to get the honour. In her speech she said: “Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up!”
Oprah summed up the mood, saying “a new day is on the horizon” as she collected her honorary award.
In other news Aziz Ansari, became the first man of Asian descent to win best actor in a TV comedy
Best TV Actor – Comedy or Musical for his performance in Master of None, he became the first actor of Asian descent to do so, marking one of multiple historic wins at this year’s ceremony.
“I genuinely didn’t think I was going to win because all of the websites said I was going to lose,” Aziz Ansari said onstage at the Golden Globes.
Here are the list of winners.
Best motion picture – drama
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best motion picture – comedy or musical
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – drama
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – comedy or musical
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – comedy or musical
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture
Alison Janney, I, Tonya
Best director – motion picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Best screenplay – motion picture
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best animated film
Best foreign language film
In the Fade
Best original score – motion picture
The Shape of Water
Best original song – motion picture
This Is Me – The Greatest Showman