'Three Billboards,' filmed in North Carolina, wins big at Golden Globe Awards

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If you stayed up to watch who won the big prize at the Golden Globes Sunday night, you might have done a quick Google search of the victor: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

The film is about a mother who, when the police in her town fail to find a suspect in her daughter's murder, purchases three billboards to call public attention to the unsolved crime.

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" confronts the always formidable actor Frances McDormand with this scenario, and as Nat Nichols of The Rose Theatre has pointed out to audiences, it does something unique for films by allowing a woman to give full vent to her cold rage, which McDormand's character carries out every bit as relentlessly as the Furies of Greek mythology.

HBO's lauded series Big Little Lies bagged four awards, winning Best Limited Series, Best Actress of Nicole Kidman, Best Supporting Actor for Alexander Skarsgard, and Best Supporting Actress for Laura Dern. McDormand won Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, for her role in the film.

The night is held by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), journalists affiliated with publications outside of the United States but who cover the movie and TV industry in Hollywood.

"It's knowing where the line is and just going over it", the director said.

The 75th Golden Globe Awards drew actors and actresses within the American scene under one umbrella.

Other noteworthy films recognized during the telecast were Italian romance drama Call Me By Your Name, Christopher Nolan's war-epic Dunkirk, Steven Spielberg's political thriller The Post and Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water (Del Toro won Best Director for the film).

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Gary Oldman is the victor of the Golden Globe Award for best actor in a drama film.

-Actor, Musical or Comedy: Steve Carell, "Battle of the Sexes", Ansel Elgort, "Baby Driver", James Franco, "The Disaster Artist", Hugh Jackman, "The Greatest Showman", Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out".

Does the Golden Globes win make her the Oscars favorite? "She would say to friends, "I go to bed with Winston Churchill and wake up with Gary Oldman".

The Netflix series "Stranger Things 2", written, created and directed by The Duffer Brothers (Matt and Ross) of Durham, was nominated for two - Best TV Drama Series and David Harbour for Best Supporting Actor.

And Elisabeth Moss, named best actress in a drama for The Handmaid's Tale (which also won best dramatic series), quoted Margaret Atwood at length before thanking the author, and the women who came before and after her.

At the end of the day, the Golden Globes is an awards event.

Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Winfrey used her address to highlight the importance of the current sea change in Hollywood, before urging both men and women to challenge the powerful people who have been able to perpetrate harassment and assault for so long. Veteran film composer Alexandre Desplat took home the award for Best Score for the film "The Shape of Water" at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Claire Foy of "The Crown" will look to repeat her win for best actress in a drama series. "I'm especially proud and inspired by all the women who felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories.This year, we became the story".

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