BAFTA Watch - And The Globes Go To...Whoever Showed Up, Basically
For once the Globes got it pretty much right, with two of our favourites, Lady Bird and Three Billboards, dominating the event. The former took Best Comedy and Best Comedy Actress, whilst the latter saw Frances McDormand winning Best Dramatic Actress alongside Best Drama, with Three Billboards proving to be the biggest winner of the night with Martin McDonagh taking Screenplay and Sam Rockwell winning Best Supporting.
The only “mistakes” as far as we were concerned, was Alison Janney trumping Laurie Mtaclafe for best Supporting Actress (admittedly, it’s a close call), Alexander Desplat’s great score for Shape Of Water triumphing over Johnny Greenwood’s even great score for Rebecca, sorry, Phantom Thread (admittedly, it’s a close call), and some unmemorable song from The Greatest Showman beating out Coco.
Great to see James Franco wining best Comedy Actor for The Disaster Artist and Guillermo nabbing Best Director.
How this effects the race to come is debatable given how partisan a bunch the Hollywood Foreign Press tend to be (they like it when their winners show up and tell them how great they are) but it certainly doesn’t hurt the chances of a Lady Bird/Three Billboards face off come Oscar time. And Ronan and McDormand are definitely on for a head to head – one that we’re finding very difficult to call.
Oh yeah – and Oprah for President. Apparently.
Here’s the winners - (and Seth Myers' monologue)
Best Picture – Drama:
Best Director – Motion Picture:
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Best Picture – Comedy or Musical:
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
In the Fade
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture:
Best Animated Film:
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Best Original Score – Motion Picture:
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