GOLDEN GLOBES: Three Billboards..., Big Little Lies Big Winners
The female-led Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Big Little Lies were the big winners at Sunday's Golden Globes Awards, which was dominated by the recent sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood.
Three Billboards... took home four trophies -- including Best Movie Drama, Best Actress in a Drama for Frances McDormand and Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Sam Rockwell.
Big Little Lies also won four trophies: Best Limited TV Series and acting honors for Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard.
Other winners were Lady Bird (Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy), The Handmaid’s Tale (Best Television Series – Drama) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy).
All the movies and TV shows that won were female-led.
This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown became the first black actor ever to win the Golden Globes award for Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama, while Master of None star Aziz Ansari became the first Asian actor to win a Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
Other winners in the acting categories included Gary Oldman (Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, Darkest Hour), James Franco (Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, The Disaster Artist) Saoirse [pr: SIR-shuh] Ronan (Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Lady Bird), Elisabeth Moss (Actress in a TV Series – Drama, The Handmaid’s Tale) and Rachel Brosnahan (Actress in a TV series – Musical or Comedy, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).
Guillermo del Toro was named best director for his fantasy flick The Shape of Water, which came into the night with the most nominations with seven.
Host Seth Meyers got right to night's big topic of sexual misconduct by opening the show with the line: “Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen.”
But it was Oprah Winfrey who stole the show with a rousing speech about sexual harassment and assault. The mogul, who received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement, praised the women who have come forward with their #MeToo stories and told victims that "speaking your truth is the most powerful tool you all have."
Before receiving a standing ovation, Oprah said, "For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up."
As promised the red carpet was full of black gowns, which were worn as a statement of solidarity with victims of sexual misconduct. Many actresses and actors also wore pins that read "Time's Up" — the name of a new movement to fight sexual harassment and assault. Several actresses, including Meryl Streep and Emma Stone, even brought activists to the show as their guests.
- After winning his best actor trophy, James Franco brought up Tommy Wiseau, the actor/director he portrays in The Disaster Artist.
- Frances McDormand and Aziz Ansari both got bleeped during their acceptance speeches.
- 101-year-old acting legend Kirk Douglas presented the award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay with his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones.
- While presenting the best director award, Natalie Portman made a point of saying that all the nominees were men.
- Allison Janney thanked disgraced Olympic skater Tonya Harding during her acceptance speech.
- On the red carpet, Debra Messing called out E! over former host Catt Sadler’s pay inequality dispute as the Will and Grace star was being interviewed by E!
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- Motion Picture – Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
- Director – Motion Picture: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
- Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Lady Bird
- Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: James Franco, The Disaster Artist
- Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
- Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
- Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Original Screenplay – Motion Picture: Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Original Song – Motion Picture: “This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman
- Original Score – Motion Picture: The Shape of Water
- Motion Picture – Animated: Coco
- Motion Picture – Foreign Language: In the Fade
- Television Series – Drama: The Handmaid’s Tale
- Actor in a Television Series – Drama: Sterling K. Brown, This is Us
- Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
- Television Series – Musical or Comedy: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Aziz Ansari, Master of None
- Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Big Little Lies
- Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV: Ewan McGregor, Fargo
- Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
- Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
- Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
BRAD PITT: Loses Game of Thrones Date
Brad Pitt attended Sean Penn's charity auction to benefit Haitian relief on Saturday and tried really hard to win a private viewing of Game of Thrones with star Emilia Clarke.
Witnesses say Brad became very excited when the item up for bid was announced and enthusiastically grabbed his paddle when Clarke was introduced. He offered $80,000 and eventually went as high as $120,000 but was outbid by an even bigger fan who won the prize at $160,000. An eyewitness tells Us Weekly that “Emilia was covering her mouth and giggling. Leo [DiCaprio] enthusiastically watched the whole auction, turning his head back and forth between Brad and Emilia." Brad eventually paid $40,000 for a Hoop Dreams experience.
Now buzzing on Facebook and Twitter.
75th Golden Globes: Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams and six other actresses brought activists as their dates to the big show.
#Oprah: She stole the show at the Golden Globes with a dramatic speech addressing sexual assault that left some suggesting she should run for president in 2020.
#BigLittleLies: The star-studded HBO series was one of the big winners at the Golden Globes.
Debra Messing: Catt Sadler thanked her after she blasted E! over unfair pay for female hosts.
Jake Tapper: The CNN host cut his interview with White House aide Stephen Millershort on Sunday by saying, "I've wasted enough of my viewers' time."
Ray Thomas: The Moody Blues flutist died Thursday at the age of 76.
Radiohead: The band is suing Lana Del Rey for allegedly ripping off its song "Creep."
KIT HARINGTON: Game of Thrones Star Booted from Bar
It was another kind of game that got Kit Harington into trouble Friday.
The Game of Thrones star got kicked out of a New York City bar after he tried to play a round of pool but ended up arguing with his fellow patrons. In a video obtained by TMZ, the actor can be seen banging on the table and grabbing at pool cues.
An eyewitness tells TMZ Kit left but returned and had to be physically escorted out of the bar.
Harington apparently sobered up by Sunday, when he presented an award at the Golden Globes without incident.
JERRY VAN DYKE: Actor Dies at 86
Jerry Van Dyke, the star of Coach and the younger brother of actor Dick Van Dyke, died Friday at his Arkansas ranch at age 86.
His wife Shirley tells TMZ that Jerry’s health had been deteriorating ever since a 2015 car accident.
Jerry's last TV role was playing the father of Patricia Heaton's character on ABC’s The Middle.
Heaton tweeted, “Much love to my wonderful TV dad [Jerry Van Dyke] and condolences to my TV dad-in-law [Dick Van Dyke]. Jerry, you were hilarious and terrifically talented – what an honor to be able to watch up close as you and your brother create your special magic. Rest In Peace Jerry…”
His Coach co-star Craig T. Nelson also remembered the star. He said, “I am incredibly sad to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was such a brilliant comedian and we had a great time working together on Coach. It is just devastating news. My thoughts and prayers are with Shirley and the family.”
Jerry began his career as a stand-up comedian. He famously turned down the title role in Gilligan’s Island. He didn't find sitcom stardom until 1989's Coach.
BEN VEREEN: Sexual Harassment Charge
Ben Vereen is the latest showbiz veteran to be accused of sexual harassment.
The claims stem from Vereen overseeing a 2015 Venice, Florida production of Hair. The stage and screen veteran -- who played Claude in the show's original 1968 Broadway run -- is said to have forced unwanted kisses, hugged aggressively and stripped naked during an acting exercise. One woman says she was asked to perform oral sex on him. Cast members also allege Vereen made degrading comments about their weight, sex appeal and personal lives.
Some of these incidents took place at Vereen's rental home near the theater, where during "private rehearsals," he allegedly jammed his private parts against the female actresses' legs without warning and got them to join him in his hot tub.
Vereen issued an apology via New York's Daily News. He also tweeted a longer statement that includes the comment, "I am not going to make any excuses because the only thing that matters here is acknowledging and apologizing for the effects of my conduct on the lives of these women."
Cast member Kaitlyn Terpstra offers some of the sordid details: "He gave this whole speech about how nudity was not inherently sexual. ‘That’s not what it’s about.’ He made me feel that if I wasn't mature enough to understand that, I wasn’t mature enough to be in Hair.” She adds that she was also asked to sign non-disclosure agreements. The quid-pro-quo involved Vereen claiming he would take this production on the road and helped the performers gain membership in the union Actors Equity.
1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - $36 million
2. Insidious: The Last Key - $29.3 million
3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi - $23.6 million
4. The Greatest Showman - $13.8 million
5. Pitch Perfect 3 - $10.2 million
It took Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle three weeks, but the action reboot has finally hit number-one at the box office. The flick earned $36 million between Friday and Sunday, pushing it past Star Wars: The Last Jedi and newcomer Insidious: The Last Key. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has now banked $244.4 million.
The horror sequel Insidious: The Last Key opened in second with $29.3 million.
After three weeks at number-one, Star Wars: The Last Jedi dropped to third with $23.6 million. That raised its total to $572.5 million, which is the sixth highest gross of all time.
The Greatest Showman stayed in fourth with $13.8 million, and Pitch Perfect 3 dropped from third to fifth $10.2 million.