'Three Billboards' Director Martin McDonagh Blasts Hollywood's 'Bland PC Filmmaking'

'Three Billboards' Director Martin McDonagh Blasts Hollywood's 'Bland PC Filmmaking'

Cast members Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell also received nods for "Best Actress" and "Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Drama".

The set-up is simple: fearing that the investigation into her daughter's horrifically violent death has gone cold following several months of police inactivity, Mildred Hayes (McDormand) decides to shake things up by renting a trio of advertising hoardings on the edge of town.

-Supporting Actress, Series, Limited Series or TV Movie: 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".

On the small screen, A Handmaid's Tale was top pick for "Best Drama Series".

Yes, there were a bunch of awards given out last night in Hollywood at the 75th Annual Golden Globes, but who won what took a back seat to who said what, as the evening was punctuated with passionate and heartfelt speeches from women praising and championing the #MeToo movement and Time's Up initiative. Given how much of this awards season, from the critics' choices onward, has been so delightfully unusual and tough to nail down with no real front-runners, the Golden Globes' choices couldn't help but feel somewhat anti-climactic.

The team behind Three Billboards were thrilled with their night, but Hollywood should be doing better. "It's 2018. Marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't!" were among the first words spoken at the ceremony by host Seth Meyers.

It was Oprah whose speech had the biggest reaction, with stars applauding and rising to their feet. "I do believe and hope that we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them". "Their time is up!" "May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture's new North Star".

With a supporting cast that includes "Game of Thrones" alum Peter Dinklage as a would-be lothario who is all too aware of his flaws, Sandy Martin of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" as Rockwell's crotchety mother, and Caleb Landry Jones, fresh off last year's "Twin Peaks", as the young advertising executive whom McDormand pays for the use of his eponymous three billboards, McDonagh is able to render almost every character as complex, compassionate and deserving of compassion. Nicole Kidman earned gold for her searing performance on the show as a survivor of domestic abuse.

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I mean, sure, it would have been better to have given one of the many extraordinary women in comedy the privilege of hosting, but it's a rare day that the white bloke who got the gig instead is willing to point that out.

Lady Bird won best motion picture, musical or comedy, and star Saoirse Ronan was named best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy.

Del Toro, Spielberg and Nolan are all nominated for best director, as are Martin McDonagh for "Three Billboards" and Ridley Scott for "All the Money in the World".

Actress Natalie Portman noted the lack of women in the best directing category.

While many Britons had been nominated for honours, only three won.

He joked that while making the film, his wife Gisele Schmidt would tell people, "I go to bed with Winston Churchill and wake up with Gary Oldman". James Franco won Best Actor for his film The Disaster Artist, and made his acceptance speech one to remember when inviting brother Dave Franco and the film's subject, Tommy Wiseau, to come on stage with him to accept the award.

They were apt words for a night when Hollywood seemed determined to turn a new page.

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