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Golden Globe Awards 2018

As per tradition the cinematic year kicked off with one of the biggest award ceremonies in the industry calendar as the stars aligned in Beverly Hills on Sunday for the 75th annual Golden Globe awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Along with all the red carpet glitz and glamour came the task of recognising achievements in film and TV over 2017 so we at FilmPhonic recap the night’s film nominees and winners.

It was inevitable that the first major gathering of big showbiz players since the Harvey Weinstein scandal rocked the industry would strongly reflect the issue of sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond, as the entire glitzy audience at the Beverly Hills Hilton were clad in black in solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment, witnessing a night that was defined by the themes of female empowerment and change.

Meanwhile the small matter of awarding golden tomes for achievements in film and television saw Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ nab the most awards in an eclectic field with no clear frontrunner, leaving the race wide open as we head towards the BAFTAs and the biggest night of the cinematic year at the Academy Awards, which this year takes place in early March.

There were several awards given out for excellent work over the last 12 months, so let’s breakdown the Film nominees and winners this year.

 

Best Motion Picture- Drama

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  • ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ (Winner)

  • ‘Call Me by Your Name’

  • ‘Dunkirk’

  • ‘The Post’

  • ‘The Shape of Water’

Our pick from the nominees: ‘Dunkirk’

Our pick overall: ‘Dunkirk’

 

 

Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy

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  • ‘Lady Bird’ (Winner)

  • ‘The Disaster Artist’

  • ‘Get Out’

  • ‘The Greatest Showman’

  • ‘I, Tonya’

Our pick from the nominees: ‘Get Out’

Our pick overall: ‘The Big Sick’

 

 

Best Director

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  • Guillermo del Toro for ‘The Shape of Water’ (Winner)

  • Martin McDonagh for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

  • Christopher Nolan for ‘Dunkirk’

  • Ridley Scott for ‘All The Money in the World’

  • Steven Spielberg for ‘The Post’

Our pick from the nominees: Christopher Nolan for ‘Dunkirk’

Our pick overall: Christopher Nolan for ‘Dunkirk’

 

 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama

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  • Gary Oldman in ‘Darkest Hour’ (Winner)

  • Timothée Chalamet in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

  • Daniel Day-Lewis in ‘Phantom Thread’

  • Tom Hanks in ‘The Post’

  • Denzel Washington in ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

Our pick from the nominees: Gary Oldman in ‘Darkest Hour’

Our pick overall: Gary Oldman in ‘Darkest Hour’

 

 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama

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  • Frances McDormand in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ (Winner)

  • Jessica Chastain in ‘Molly’s Game’

  • Sally Hawkins in ‘The Shape of Water’

  • Meryl Streep in ‘The Post’

  • Michelle Williams in ‘All the Money in the World’

Our pick from the nominees: Sally Hawkins in ‘The Shape of Water’

Our pick overall: Florence Pugh in ‘Lady Macbeth’

 

 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy

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  • James Franco in ‘The Disaster Artist’ (Winner)

  • Steve Carell in ‘Battle of the Sexes’

  • Ansel Elgort in ‘Baby Driver’

  • Hugh Jackman in ‘The Greatest Showman’

  • Daniel Kaluuya in ‘Get Out’

Our pick from the nominees: James Franco in ‘The Disaster Artist’

Our pick overall: James Franco in ‘The Disaster Artist’

 

 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy

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  • Saoirse Ronan in ‘Lady Bird’ (Winner)

  • Judi Dench in ‘Victoria & Abdul’

  • Margot Robbie in ‘I, Tonya’

  • Emma Stone in ‘Battle of the Sexes’

  • Helen Mirren in ‘The Leisure Seeker’

Our pick from the nominees: Saoirse Ronan in ‘Lady Bird’

Our pick overall: Saoirse Ronan in ‘Lady Bird’

 

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

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  • Sam Rockwell in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ (Winner)

  • Willem Dafoe in ‘The Florida Project’

  • Armie Hammer in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

  • Richard Jenkins in ‘The Shape of Water’

  • Christopher Plummer in ‘All the Money in the World’

Our pick from the nominees: Armie Hammer in ‘Call Me by Your Name’

Our pick overall: Barry Keoghan in ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

 

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

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  • Allison Janney in ‘I, Tonya’ (Winner)

  • Mary J. Blige in ‘Mudbound’

  • Hong Chau in ‘Downsizing’

  • Laurie Metcalf in ‘Lady Bird’

  • Octavia Spencer in ‘The Shape of Water’

Our pick from the nominees: Octavia Spencer in ‘The Shape of Water’

Our pick overall: Octavia Spencer in ‘The Shape of Water’

 

 

Best Screenplay- Motion Picture

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  • Martin McDonagh for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ (Winner)

  • Liz Hannah and Josh Singer for ‘The Post’

  • Aaron Sorkin for ‘Molly’s Game’

  • Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor for ‘The Shape of Water’

  • Greta Gerwig for ‘Lady Bird’

Our pick from the nominees: Martin McDonagh for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Our pick overall: Jordan Peele for ‘Get Out’

 

 

Best Animated Feature Film

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  • ‘Coco’ (Winner)

  • ‘The Breadwinner’

  • ‘Ferdinand’

  • ‘The Boss Baby’

  • ‘Loving Vincent’

Our pick from the nominees: ‘Loving Vincent’

Our pick overall: ‘Loving Vincent’

 

 

Best Foreign Language Film

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  • ‘In the Fade’ (Winner)

  • ‘A Fantastic Woman’

  • ‘First They Killed My Father’

  • ‘Loveless’

  • ‘The Square’

Our pick from the nominees: ‘The Square’

Our pick overall: ‘The Square’

 

 

Best Original Score- Motion Picture

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  • Alexandre Desplat for ‘The Shape of Water’ (Winner)

  • Carter Burwell for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

  • Jonny Greenwood for ‘Phantom Thread’

  • John Williams for ‘The Post’

  • Hans Zimmer for ‘Dunkirk’

Our pick from the nominees: Alexandre Desplat for ‘The Shape of Water’

Our pick overall: Daniel Lopatin for ‘Good Time’

 

 

Best Original Song- Motion Picture

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  • “This Is Me” from ‘The Greatest Showman’ (Winner)

  • “Mighty River” from ‘Mudbound’

  • “Remember Me” from ‘Coco’

  • “The Star” from ‘The Star’

  • “Home” from ‘Ferdinand’

Our pick from the nominees: “Mighty River” from ‘Mudbound’

Our pick overall: “Mighty River” from ‘Mudbound’

 

 

Let us know what you think of this year’s nominees and winners and our alternative picks by commenting here and on social media.

As usual let’s all remember that film criticism is subjective and we all have our opinions on who should win what and why, the important thing is that the majority of the nominees at these shows deserve recognition for great work done, but no more than the many who often do not feature at all.

 

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