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Golden Globes 2018: A night of many beginnings and first wins

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Oprah Winfrey, Sterling K Brown, and Aziz were some of the first-timers who were honoured at Awards 2018. Celebrated host-media mogul, Winfrey, became the first African-American woman to be honoured with the annual Cecil B DeMille Award, named after the behind "The Ten Commandments". She gave a rousing address at the ceremony paying her tributes to the women who courageously spoke out against sexual abuse. In another first, "This Is Us" star, Brown created history as he became the first African-American to win a in the Best in a TV Series, category for his performance as on the NBC hit series. Ansari, the Indian-origin actor, finally bagged the trophy as he was named the winner in the Best Performance by an in a Series Musical/Comedy category for his role in "Master Of None". He was nominated in the same category for the show in 2016. The 75th awards ceremony also ended the dry spell for many recognised names such as and Frances McDormand at the event. Oldman won his first Globe as the Best in a Motion Picture - for his portrayal of in "Darkest Hour".

It was his first nod as well. The veteran actor, interestingly, has been critical of the Globes in the past. McDormand took home the trophy for Best in a Motion Picture - for her performance in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". The six-time lucky played Mildred, a grieving mother of a young woman whose rape-murder has gone unsolved in her small-town American community. The has been nominated for a Globe in the past, including for her Oscar-winning role in "Fargo," but had never won an individual award. was named the Best Supporting in Motion Picture category for her role of LaVona Fay Golden, the mother of infamous figure in "I, Tonya". This was the actor's nomination. The Globe for the Best in the Musical or Comedy category went to for her role in "Lady Bird", both written and directed by The earlier received nominations in 2008 and 2016. While won his first Globe as Best Performance by an in a Limited Series or Motion for for his role in "Fargo". This was his fourth nomination. Guilermo del Toro, Martin McDonagh, Sam Rockwell, Rachel Brosnahan and struck gold in the first nod at the award ceremony. While del Toro took home for Best ("The Shape of Water"), McDonagh scored a win in the category of Best Screenplay for "" Both were nominated in these two segments. Skarsgard, who plays Nicole Kidman's abusive husband in HBO's "Big Little Lies", won his first Globe as the Best Supporting in Limited Series category. Rockwell won the golden title for Best Supporting Act in Motion Picture for his role in "" Brosnahan emerged Best in a Comedy Series for playing the protagonist, Miriam 'Midge' Maisel in "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel", who admitted backstage that she had blanked out after saying 'hi' to Winfrey in the middle of her acceptance speech. As the first award show in the new year, 2018 set a precedent by addressing the sexual harassment scandal that rocked Hollywood late last year and the winners speeches reflected the shift in Hollywood.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 13:25 IST
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