The Awards also shone a light on the protest against sexism and sexual harassment in the TV and film industry, with actors dressed in black as a way to show solidarity with the cause.
McDormand - who was nominated in years past for such films as Fargo, Almost Famous, and Burn After Reading (and also received a special award in 1994 as part of the cast of Short Cuts) - plays a mother waging a war against local authorities when police fail to solve her daughter's murder. It won best picture, drama, best actress for Frances McDormand, best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell and best screenplay for writer-director Martin McDonagh. "We expect "Three Billboards" to join "The Hunger Games, ' 'Dirty Dancing" and other films that have drawn fans to the locations and the experiences the area offers". "It's 2018. Marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't", quipped Globes host Seth Meyers in his opening remarks, bringing wild applause from the A-list audience in Beverly Hills.
"Lady Bird" won best picture- comedy or musical, and actress Saoirse Ronan. Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern both took home the awards for Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie, respectively. McDormand echoed the sentiments of the night in her speech, touching on the issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality that had prompted numerous ceremony's attendees to wear black as a show of solidarity.
Lady Bird's win for Best Musical or Comedy was announced first. Franco portrays that film's director, Tommy Wiseau, and he invited Wiseau on stage at the Beverly Hilton to share in the honor.
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It also won the Best limited series or motion picture made for television.
Frances spoke out about the Time's Up movement during her speech. Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari won the Golden Globe for "Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Television Series" for his work in the Netflix series Master of None, while the award for "Best Television Series - Drama" went to Hulu's critically acclaimed series The Handmaid's Tale.
"This year, we became the story", Oprah Winfrey said in a rousing speech while accepting the annual lifetime achievement award. "May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture's new North Star". "I believe they are patron saints of our blissful imperfection".