Golden Globes Ceremony 2018 Live Blogging

  • As usual, every year, I’m watching the live ceremony on internet streaming and I’m sharing with you the main moments as they happen. This post will be updated several times during the event.

Seth Meyers the host of the show and comments on the fact that the white people are more nervous this year. Meyers is asking Christopher Plummer if he’s ready to also replace Spacey in House of Cards. He invited Daniel Kaluuya he must Get Out because it’s a trap.

Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot present award for Best Actress, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for TV
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Betty and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Betty and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
Jessica Biel, The Sinner

Helen Mirren and Pam Grier present the award for Best Supporting Actor, any Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All The Money…
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards…

Zac Efron presents the film The Greatest Showman, nominated for 3 awards.

Jennifer Anniston and Carol Burnett are applauded standing and present Best Actress Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs…
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Actress Television Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

She quotes an idea about the power of women.

The president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces 2 funds for the journalists and appeals the artists to contribute.

Sarah Paulson presents The Post.

Kerry Washington presents award for Best Actor Television Series, Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Sterling thanks to people who allowed him to be cast in the role to make a difference. This role has been important because it allowed him to express himself and for the black people to be considered as who they really are.

Roseann Barr and John Goodman present the award for Best Television Series, Drama
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
The Crown

Seth Rogen presents The Disaster Artist. He actually saw the movie “The Room” and it was something so bad and so enjoyable that it made you question the nature of quality. He played in the film that told the story of the making of “The Room”

Christina Hendricks and Neil Patrick Harris Best Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Motion Picture for TV
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette And Joan
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo

He thanks someone who he forgot to thank at the Emmys. He thanks Nicole Kidman for making this the greatest experience of his career. Two of his favorite actors have been nominated.

Common and Mariah Carey present the award for Best Orginal Score, Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards…
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban present award for

“Home” Music by: Nick Jonas, Nick Monson & Justin Tranter, Lyrics by: Jonas & Tranter, Performed by: Jonas – Ferdinand
“Mighty River” Music by: Raphael Saadiq, Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Saadiq, & Taura Stinson, Performed by: Blige – Mudbound
“Remember Me” Music & Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, Performed by: Benjamin Bratt — Coco
“The Star” Music & Lyrics by: Mariah Carey & Marc Shaiman, Performed by: Carey – The Star
“This Is Me” Music & Lyrics by: Pasek & Paul, Performed by: Keala Settle – The Greatest Showman


Emma Stone and Shirley MacLaine present award for Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

James Franco invites Tommy Wiseau on the stage and he remembers him 19 years ago wanting to make his movie.

Sharon Stone and J.K. Simmons present award for  Best Supporting Actress, Limited
Series or Motion Picture for TV
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

Laura Dern thanks other nominees and speaks about talking and promoting reparatory justice.

Allison Janney and Romanian actor Sebastian Stan present I, Tonya, having 3 nominations.

Amy Sandberg presents award for best feature animation
The Boss Baby Tom McGrath DreamWorks Animation 20th Century Fox
The Breadwinner Nora Twomey Cartoon Saloon, Telefilm Canada, Irish Film Board, Melusine Productions, Jolie Pas, Guru Studio, Aircraft Pictures GKIDS, Elevation Pictures, StudioCanal
Coco Lee Unkrich Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Ferdinand Carlos Saldanha Blue Sky Studios, 20th Century Fox Animation, Davis Entertainment 20th Century Fox
Loving Vincent Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman BreakThru Productions, Trademark Films Next Film, Altitude Film Distribution

Thanks to those who died and inspired their experience and being who they now are.

Dwayne Johnson presents his daughter as ambassador Simone Garcia Johnson for some honorary cause supporting women. a sort of “Miss Golden Globe”

Kate Hudson and Taylor Johnson present award for Best Supporting Actress, any Motion Picture
Hong Chua, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Allison Janney thanks Tonya who has shared so many details of her story.

Moment to honor Kirk Douglas.

Kirk Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Everyone applauds standing. She presents the award for best screenplay
Lady Bird Greta Gerwig
Molly’s Game Aaron Sorkin
The Post Liz Hannah and Josh Singer
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh

Today (8th of January) is his mother’s birthday and she likes these things.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant present the award for best foreign film
A Fantastic Woman A Fantastic Woman Sebastián Lelio Chile
First They Killed My Father First They Killed My Father Angelina Jolie Cambodia
In the Fade In the Fade Fatih Akin Germany/France
Loveless Loveless Andrey Zvyagintsev Russia
The Square The Square Ruben Östlund Sweden/Germany/France

Fatih Akin and Diane Kruger are surprised he won. He says this award is hers really.

Hugh Grant presents Dunkirk.

Penelope Cruz and 3 actors present award for best actor in TV drama

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Halle Berry presents Get Out.

Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington present award for  Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
Will & Grace

Amy Sherman Palladino receives the award as creator.

Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington present award for Best Actor Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Reese Witherspoon thanks to Oprah Winfrey for her legacy to television and her inspiration. She has been an actress, TV presenter, and producer, opening the people’s eyes to stories breaking new ground. She receives the Cecil B. DeMille award for a life career.

Everybody applauds standing for more than 1 minute.

She is the first black woman receiving this award, after Sidney Potier, who she has seen in her childhood receiving Oscar. She dedicates this award to women who have been maltreated and shared their stories, made the truth public. Too much time the women have been oppressed by men and now the time is up for stopping. Her speech is inspiring, moving, applauded. All men must listen. Everybody applauds standing again.

Natalie Portman observes the nominations were only for men – directors and Ron Howard present award for Best Director, Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards…
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All The Money In The World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

He has been fascinated by monsters as part of us. He created many stories of shadows and these are analogies that saved his life. This is a way to treat the deal with devils that each of the directors, he considers, take.

Greta Gerwig presents her film Lady Bird.

Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson present award for Best TV Limited Series or Motion
Picture made for TV
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette And Joan
The Sinner
Top of The Lake: China Girl

creator and producer David E Kelley congratulates Jean-Marc Vallee as director and gives the microphone to Reese Whitherspoon.

She promises to hear the women’s stories and to tell those stories.

Jessica Chastain and Chris Pine present the award for Best Actress Motion Picture,
Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Call Me By Your Name gets presented.

Salma Hayek presents the drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Michael Keaton and Alicia Vikander present award for best comedy
The Disaster Artist James Franco James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver
Get Out Jordan Peele Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Sean McKittrick, Edward H. Hamm Jr.
The Greatest Showman Michael Gracey Laurence Mark, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping
I, Tonya Craig Gillespie Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Steven Rogers, Bryan Unkeless
Lady Bird Greta Gerwig Scott Rudin, Evelyn O’Neil, Eli Bush

Greta Gerwig thanks to many people with a lot of emotion.

Trailer for the film Lady Bird


Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon present the award for Best Actor Motion Picture,
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your…
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

He also thanks his wife and Winston Churchill.

Angelina Jolie and Isabelle Huppert present the award for Best Actress Motion Picture,
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All The Money in the World

It’s important to take advantage of the change going on.

Barbra Streisand is applauded by everyone standing – considered the fact she has been awarded for best director in 1984. She says we need more women nominated for better movies. Presents award for Best Drama
Call Me by Your Name Luca Guadagnino Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, James Ivory and Howard Rosenman
Dunkirk Christopher Nolan Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan
The Post Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Amy Pascal
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh, Pete Czernin 

Pete Czernin says Martin is a genius in creation.

Top winners and nominees in film (cinema) section with more than one nomination.

  1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” — 4/6 won the best drama, best actress, best supporting actor, best screenplay, lost music and direction
  2. The Shape of Water” — 2/7 won direction and music, lost best drama, screenplay, lead actress, supporting actress, supporting actor
  3. Lady Bird” — 2/4 best comedy and lead actress-comedy, lost best screenplay, supporting actress
  4. I, Tonya” — 1/3 best supporting actress, lost best actress in drama, best comedy
  5. The Greatest Showman” — 1/3 best song, lost lead actor in music-hall and best music/hall
  6. The Disaster Artist 1/2 best actor in comedy, lost best comedy
  7. Coco 1/2 best animation, lost best song


Big “Losers”:
“The Post” — 6/0
“Dunkirk” — 3/0
“All the Money in the World” — 3/0
“Call Me By Your Name” — 3/0


Marcus Victor Grant

Text Copyright © Marcus Victor Grant, 2018-present

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