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The 7 glorious moments of The Golden Globe that created history

7 January 2018 | California

The ceremony was grandeur and highly emotional following the sexual harassment and the inappropriate assertions that have shaken Hollywood with ladies and men donning all black uniting together supporting the victims.

Woman" was the central theme of the Golden Globes Awards that were held on Sunday. The ceremony was grandeur and highly emotional following the sexual harassment and the inappropriate assertions that have shaken Hollywood with ladies and men donning all black uniting together supporting the victims. The leading movies and TV shows expressed the spirit of female empowerment with the female leading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Big Little Lies bringing home four accolades each.

1. Seth Meyers monologue drew mixed reactions due to his harassment jokes

Meyers earned positive reviews for his first time hosting the Golden Globe Awards, while some of his jokes about accused sexual predators Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey that was met with awkward laughs and gasps by the audience. Meyers quoted: “ It’s time to address the elephant not in the room: Harvey Weinstein," Meyers said. "But don’t worry, he’ll be back in 20 years when he’s the first person to be booed 'In Memoriam.' Thereafter, he mocked Spacey, who was replaced by Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World. "They're going to do another season of House of Cards. Is Christopher Plummer available for that, too?" Meyers inquired from the audience. "I hope he can do a Southern accent because Kevin Spacey sure couldn’t."

2. Frances McDormand got falsely censored during acceptance speech

Frances was a fierce and amusing company throughout the show smacking away every cameraperson and welcoming her contenders for “Best Actress in Drama” to join her at the bar for a drink after the show. After accepting the award for Three Billboards, McDormand was confusingly beeped for saying "Fox Searchlight" and "structural move," despite the fact that "shite" was left uncensored.


3. Allison Janney dedicated her award to Tonya Harding and drew Retaliation

Accepting the accolade for best supporting on-screen actress for I, Tonya, Janney paid tribute to dishonored figure skater Tonya Harding, expressing gratitude towards her for "sharing her story”. The movie was based on a class in America, telling a story about the helpless, about a woman who was not accepted because of her individuality." The users on Twitter swiftly criticized the actress for turning Harding into a "class-warrior hero" and called the dedication "gross," given that Harding was accused of conniving to kneecap her rival Nancy Kerrigan in 1994.

4. Twitter started #Oprah2020 hashtag after inspiring speech

Oprah earned numerous overwhelming applauses for her exhilarating speech about ladies, equality and sexual harassment while receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Individuals were so moved by her words that #Oprah2020 turned into a prominent hashtag on Twitter amidst the function, with many proposing that the 63-year-old performing artist/producer should run for the President, an opinion evidently resounded backstage by Meryl Streep, who received the award a year ago.

5. Natalie Portman, Barbra Streisand Proposed More Female Directors

After Oprah's inspiring speech, Portman made an appearance with Ron Howard to present the award for Best Director, where the Time's Up advocate commented seriously "And here are the all-male nominees." Closing out the ceremony, Streisand wondered aloud why she had been the only woman to win a Golden Globe for best director, for Yentl in 1984. "That was 34 years ago?" she inquired. "Folks, time's up! We need more women directors and women to be nominated for best director."

6. Kirk Douglas received a standing ovation

The storied actor/producer, who celebrated his 101st birthday last month, received a standing ovation when he was wheeled onstage by daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones. The actress hailed him as a "living Hollywood legend" who was responsible for helping end the Hollywood blacklist in 1960. "Catherine, you said it all. I wanted to give a speech but I don’t want to give it because I could never follow you," Douglas said briefly, before presenting best screenplay to Three Billboards.

7. Debra Messing called out E! for gender inequality

The Will & Grace star was cheered on Twitter when she criticized E! during an interview with the network before the show commenced, which prior host Catt Sadler left in December, specifying a large wage difference with a male co-host. "I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts," Messing told E!'s Giuliana Rancic. "I miss Catt Sadler, and we stand with her. And that's something that can change tomorrow”, she cited.