The Handmaid's Tale wins Golden Globe for best drama series

Jan 09, 2018, 00:36
The Handmaid's Tale wins Golden Globe for best drama series

Tinseltown's biggest pre-Oscars prize-giving, organized by the 90-member Hollywood Foreign Press Association, kicks off with the spectre of sexual harassment scandals weighing on the party. We have an opportunity to bring visibility to things that are important to us.

A still from The Shape of Water. So much of what you do is unseen.

So, all eyes will be on host Seth Meyers and how he navigates what is traditionally a boozy celebration and the elephant in the room.

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The 75th Golden Globe Awards is now underway in California. Guillermo del Toro won for best director for a motion picture for The Shape of Water. Best actor in TV series musical or comedy went to Aziz Ansari for Master of None.

She said: "Gosh, the women in that category, it's truly extraordinary".

Yet, there were no nominations at all for female filmmakers despite huge successes in 2017 for Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), Dee Rees (Mudbound), Kathryn Bigelow (Detroit) and Sofia Coppola (The Beguiled). The series itself was up for Best Drama (losing to The Crown), while Metz was joined by Mandy Moore in the Best Supporting Actress category, though both women ended up losing out to Olivia Colman.

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While many fields are wide open, James Franco (The Disaster Artist) is nearly certain to win best actor in a musical/comedy movie ahead of Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out). James Franco took home the award in the comedy or musical genre for The Disaster Artist, and Saoirse Ronan won for Lady Bird for comedy or musical.

Moss said "The Handmaid's Tale's" dystopian setting resonates with viewers and gives a voice to women.

Before "The Handmaid's Tale" was picked up by Hulu, it was passed over by Amazon Studios.

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Margaret Atwood, who wrote the novel that Amazon's hot series "The Handmaid's Tale" is based on, wrote a personal note to the media apologizing for having to skip the Golden Globes because she's "depleted after this autumn's nonstop activities". Sterling K. Brown took the Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama trophy for his work this year as Randall Pearson, beating out the likes of Jason Bateman, Freddie Highmore, Bob Odenkirk and Liev Schreiber.

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