Golden Globes 2018: list of winners

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri wins big, but sexual harassment dominates the awards.

Golden Globes 2018: list of winners

Award season kicked off on Sunday with the Golden Globes, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner, taking home four awards. 

Frances McDormand took home the award for best actress (drama), and Sam Rockwell bagged best supporting actor. The film also won best motion picture and best screenplay. 

The most nominated film of the night, The Shape of Water, won just two awards. Alexandre Desplat picked up an award for best original score, and Guillermo del Toro won best director. 

Elsewhere, Gary Oldman won best actor (drama) for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, and Lady Bird picked up two awards, including Saoirse Ronan for best actress in a comedy/musical. 

In television, Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale continued to dominate the categories, winning best limited series and best drama respectively. The stars were also recognised in their respective categories too. 

However, it was the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal that dominated the evening. Nearly every female attendee wore a black dress to display solidarity and raise awareness about the issue of sexual misconduct. There were many who wore ‘Times Up’ pins on their lapels in support too.

‘Time’s Up’ is a new initiative set up by more than 300 women in Hollywood to break down decades of sexual harassment and inequality, both in Hollywood but also to women in all fields. 

Various actors, such as Meryl Streep and Emma Watson chose to bring gender and racial justice activists to the event as their guest. Dates include Tarana Burke, founder of the #metoo movement, and Ai-jen Poo, the director of national Domestic Workers Alliance. 

It was Oprah Winfrey though who delivered the most scathing attack during her acceptance speech for the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award. Winfrey is the first black woman ever to win the award. 

Best actress in a limited series or television movie

WINNER: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan

Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan

Jessica Biel, The Sinner

Best supporting actor in a motion picture (drama)

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

WINNER: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World

Best actress in a TV series (musical/comedy)

Pamela Adlon, Better Things

Alison Brie, GLOW

WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Issa Rae, Insecure

Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best actress in a TV series (drama)

WINNER: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Claire Foy, The Crown

Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Best actor in a TV series (drama)

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

WINNER: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best TV series (drama)

WINNER: The Handmaid’s Tale

This Is Us

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

Best supporting actor in a series, limited series or TV film

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

David Harbour, Stranger Things

Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan

WINNER: Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies

David Thewlis, Fargo

Best Original Score

Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

WINNER: Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread

John Williams, The Post

Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best original song

Home, Ferdinand

Mighty River, Mudboumd

Remember Me, Coco

The Star, The Star

WINNER: This Is Me, The Greatest Showman

Best actor (comedy/musical)

Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes

Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver

WINNER: James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV film

WINNER: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Best animated film

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner



Loving Vincent

Best supporting actress in a motion picture (drama)

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Hong Chau, Downsizing

WINNER: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best screenplay

The Shape of Water

Lady Bird

WINNER: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Post

Molly’s Game

Best foreign film

A Fantastic Woman

First They Killed My Father

WINNER: In the Fade


The Square

Best actor in a miniseries or TV movie

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies

Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks

Jude Law, The Young Pope

WINNER: Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best TV series (comedy)


WINNER: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Master of None


Will & Grace

Best actor in a TV series (musical/comedy)

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

WINNER: Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick

William H. Macy, Shameless

Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best film director

WINNER: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World

Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best miniseries or TV movie

WINNER: Big Little Lies

Feud: Bette and Joan


Top of the Lake: China Girl

The Sinner

Best actress in a film (comedy/musical)

Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

WINNER: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Best film (comedy/musical)

The Disaster Artist

Get Out

The Greatest Showman

I, Tonya

WINNER: Lady Bird

Best actor (drama)

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Tom Hanks, The Post

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

WINNER: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best actress (drama)

Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

WINNER: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Meryl Streep, The Post

Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best film (drama)


The Post

The Shape of Water

Call Me by Your Name

WINNER: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Tom Inniss

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Tom is the Editor of Voice. He is a politics graduate and holds a masters in journalism, with particular interest in youth political engagement and technology. He is also a mentor to our Voice Contributors, and champions our festivals programme, including the reporter team at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe..

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  • Luke Taylor

    On 9 January 2018, 14:12 Luke Taylor Voice Reporter commented:

    It was absolutely inspiring seeing all those women destroy the old ways of Hollywood.

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