The Golden Globes, selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), are known for awarding trophies to breakout stars and shows. This year, there was some of that — with Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel winning best comedy and Rachael Brosnahan named best actress in a comedy — but otherwise many of the HFPA’s TV picks reflected those of the TV Academy last September.
In the remaining comedy category, Aziz Ansari won best actor for Netflix’s Master of None. Ansari was nominated for this category at the Emmys in September, but lost to Donald Glover of FX’s Altanta. Atlanta, which did not air in 2017, was not eligible for this year’s Golden Globes but is scheduled to return on Thursday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET and will be titled Atlanta’s Robbin’ Season.
Sterling K. Brown and Elisabeth Moss both repeated their Emmy wins for best lead actor in a drama for Brown’s performance in NBC’s This Is Us and Moss’ for best lead actress in a drama for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The Handmaid’s Tale, which won the Emmy for its first season and returns this spring, also was named best drama. The Handmaid’s Tale dethroned both Emmy’s pick for best drama in 2016, Game of Thrones, and last year’s Golden Globe winner, The Crown.
Just as it did at the Emmys, HBO’s Big Little Lies cleaned up in the limited series categories, with the show winning best limited series, and Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard named best actress, supporting actress and actor, respectively.
Ewan McGregor was named best actor in a limited series for FX’s third season of Fargo. Fargo is expected to return for a fourth season in 2019, FX said at the Television Critics Association winter press tour last week.
Oprah Winfrey was given the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award and used her time on stage to deliver a fiery speech about the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, and the need to empower women in Hollywood.
“What I know for sure is speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. I am especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories,” said Winfrey. “Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell and this year we became the story.
“But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry—it’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics or workplace. I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured all the years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.”