AceShowbiz - As the 2018 Golden Globes unveiled its full winner list at the Sunday, January 7 award show, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" emerged as the big winner that night. The black comedy crime film took home four awards, including the highly-coveted Best Picture award and the Best Actress trophy for its lead actress, %cFrances McDormand%.
McDormand made the audience burst into laughter with her funny acceptance speech. "Well, I have a few things to say," she began. "I'm gonna keep it short, 'cause we've been here a long time and we need some tequila." She went on thanking the HFPA even though she's "not quite sure who they are when I run into them for the last thirty five years," before expressing her gratitude toward director Martin McDonagh and Fox Searchlight as well as "the entire cast and crew" for bringing "their base game into this one."
For his work on "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", Martin McDonagh was honored with the Best Screenplay award. Meanwhile, %cSam Rockwell% was announced earlier in the night as the winner of Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, beating fellow nominees like %cWillem Dafoe% ("The Florida Project"), %cArmie Hammer% ("Call Me By Your Name"), %cRichard Jenkins% ("The Shape of Water") and %cChristopher Plummer% ("All the Money in the World"), the latter of whom replaced %cKevin Spacey% following his sexual assault scandal.
%cGreta Gerwig%'s directorial debut, "Lady Bird", and Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" followed behind with two awards each. The comedy flick took home the award for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical and helped its star %cSaoirse Ronan% win her first Golden Globe award.
del Toro was named Best Director for his work on "The Shape of Water" that night. He won the honor over other strong fellow nominees that included Christopher Nolan ("Dunkirk"), Ridley Scott ("All the Money in the World"), Steven Spielberg ("The Post") and McDonagh ("Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"). Earlier in the night, Alexandre Desplat was honored with the Best Original Score award for his work on the sci-fi movie.
Taking to the stage to accept the honor, del Toro talked about the value of monster movies, saying, "I have been saved and absolved by them. Monsters are our way of making sense of imperfection." When the orchestra tried to play him offstage, he hushed the conductor and continued saying, "For 25 years, I have handcrafted very strange little tales made of motion, color, light, and shadow. And in many of these instances - three precise instances - these little stories have saved my life."
The famed filmmaker then thanked his cast and crew in his emotional acceptance speech, while his lead actress %cSally Hawkins% could be seen in the audience seat bursting into tears. "I wouldn't be here... without my cast... my crew," he said, before giving a shout-out to "a few fantastic women" that included Hawkins, %cOctavia Spencer% and his co-scribe Vanessa Taylor.
Also at the ceremony, %cGary Oldman% was named the Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his work on "Darkest Hour", a biopic about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Meanwhile, announced as the Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language was "In the Fade", a German drama directed by Fatih Akin.
In addition to the competitive awards, the 2018 Golden Globes honored %cOprah Winfrey%, star of upcoming "A Wrinkle in Time", with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award for her "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."
This year's ceremony marked the first to be held since Hollywood's pervasive issues with sexual misconduct have been exposed. In conjunction with the Time's Up movement, men and women attending the event graced the red carpet in black in protest and in solidarity.
2018 Golden Globe Winners in Movie: