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Golden Globes 2018: Sexual harassment scandal dominates ceremony
Powerful speeches about Hollywood's sexual abuse scandal have dominated the 75th Golden Globe Awards.It was the first major Hollywood awards ceremony since the film industry was hit by sexual harassment scandals, with stars wearing black to honour victims. Oprah Winfrey summed up the mood, saying "a new day is on the horizon" as she collected an honorary award. The big film winner of the night was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which took home four awards.
- In pictures: Stars wear black on red carpet
- Eight highlights from the Golden Globes
- Oprah's speech in full
'Power of women'Kidman won the first award of the night for her role as a victim of domestic violence. She dedicated her win to her castmates, daughters and mother, saying: "Wow, the power of women." The Golden Globes are organised by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and are seen as an indicator of which films are likely to do well at the Oscars, which take place on 4 March.
- The ceremony and red carpet as it happened
- Golden Globes 2018: Full list of winners
- Funniest moments of the Globes
- Gary Oldman was named best actor for portraying Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour - a feat he revealed took 63 applications of make-up.
- Ewan McGregor won the award for best actor in a television series for Fargo
- Martin McDonagh picked up the best screenplay trophy for Three Billboards.
'Writing the story ourselves'In the TV categories, The Handmaid's Tale and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel did well, with two awards each. Elisabeth Moss, named best actress in a TV drama for The Handmaid's Tale, dedicated her win to author Margaret Atwood, whose book is the source material for the series. After reading a quote from Atwood, she told the audience: "We no longer live in the gaps... we are the story in print and we are writing the story ourselves." They were apt words for a night when Hollywood seemed determined to turn a new page. At the same time, the ceremony did allow itself a few nostalgic nods back to its glittering past. Kirk Douglas was given a rapturous reception, at the age of 101, as he came on stage to present an award with daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones. And there was an on-stage reunion for Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, 27 years on from their on-screen partnership in Thelma and Louise. Even here, though, pointed commentary was no more than a breath away. Announcing the nominees for best actor in a drama, Davis joked they had all "agreed to give half of their salary back, so the women can make more than them". Prior to the ceremony, most stars wore black on the red carpet, as a mark of solidarity with victims of sexual assault and harassment. Actresses wore black gowns while many men wore Time's Up pin badges or black shirts with their suits. Some stars, such as German model Barbara Meier and actress Bianca Blanco chose not to wear black. Meier explained her choice on Instagram, saying that women should be able to wear something "a little more sexy" and that it wasn't their fault that "men cannot control themselves". Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Meher Tatna also wore red, with a source telling The Wrap, "she wore the dress that she chose with her mother. "As part of her Indian culture, it's customary to wear a festive colour during a celebration."
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