I was delighted that Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won four Awards: the Best Motion Picture (Drama); Frances McDormand won Best Actress; Sam Rockwell won Best Supporting Actor; and Martin McDonagh won Best Screenplay. Guillermo del Toro won Best Director for his beautiful The Shape of Water. This film also won Best Original Score, by Alexandre Desplat. It was almost a foregone conclusion that Gary Oldman would win Best Actor for his magnificent performance as Sir Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour.
Lady Bird deservedly won the Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical). Saoirise Ronan won Best Actress in that category. Allison Janey won Best Supporting Actress for her outstanding performance as Tonya's mother in I, Tonya.
This year, most of the actresses chose to wear black, and this cast a slightly sombre ambience over the event. They were expressing solidarity with those women who have recently been protesting at having been sexually molested by marauding men in high places. Perhaps they could have done so by choosing another colour, say yellow, to celebrate the fact that times are changing and the subject is now out in the open and being dealt with? The black made me think of the devastation that must have been experienced by the men whose lives were ruined simply by accusations. No trials, no defence, no Statute of Limitations?
A lot has been left unsaid about the other side of the issue. Could women be encouraged to understand the sexual nature of men more? In other words, never be alone with a male? Perhaps be encouraged to take a self-defence course? Maybe taught how to say, "No"?
The 75th Golden Globes 2018 would have been an entertaining show in itself. I find it a little off-putting that some activists seem to think it's all right to hijack some else's Show to showcase their issues. I was not one of those cheering the agitators on. On the other hand, it did make me think!