Golden Globes round-up: Call Me By Your Name loses out, Spacey is slammed and Messing has her red carpet moment
It may have been pitted as a favourite in the stakes, but Call Me By Your name did not take away a single award at the Golden Globes.
The film, which explores the burgeoning first love between 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and his father’s doctoral student Oliver (Armie Hammer), was nominated for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Motion Picture for the awards.
But it was Gary Oldman who trumped Chalamet in the Best Actor stakes for his performance in WWII film Darkest Hour, while Hammer lost out to Sam Rockwell, who received an award for his performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri also went on to take the Best Motion Picture title at the 2018 awards.
The film, which tells the tale of wronged mother Mildred Hayes, who hires three billboards to inform the public that the police have mishandled catching the suspect of her daughter’s murder, won three awards.
The Shape of Water also scooped the Best Director accolade for Gullermo Del Toro.
The queer inclusive picture explores the romance between a mute janitor and her acquatic beau, as well as meditating on the power of the friendship between caretaker and Giles, who is an older lonely gay bachelor.
Host Seth Meyers wasn’t afraid to bring the controversies of the year into the light.
After disgraced actor Kevin Spacey, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and director James Toback became just three of the men named for their abhorrent predatory actions in the entertainment industry, Meyers refused to shy away from their actions.
“Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen,” said the host of Late Night with Seth Meyers.
“It’s 2018. Marijuana is finally allowed, and sexual harassment finally isn’t.”
“Call Me by Your Name is a coming-of-age story,” Meyers said during the ceremony, with Billy Eichner quickly adding “said Kevin Spacey: you lost me at ‘of age.’”
Spacey was not present at the event.
The women of Hollywood showed an impressive act of solidarity as they wore all black as part of the Time’s Up initiative, which aims to support women who have experienced sexual harassment in and outside of the industry.
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Debra Messing was one of the leading voices in the pack, called out E! for not paying their male and female co-hosts the same.
“We want diversity, we want intersectional gender parity, we want equal pay,” said Messing on the red carpet.
“I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts.”
Thanks to the influx of black gowns e ceremony celebrated “the power of women”.