Meanwhile, Sam Rockwell was announced earlier in the night as the victor of Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, beating fellow nominees like Willem Dafoe ("The Florida Project"), Armie Hammer ("Call Me By Your Name"), Richard Jenkins ("The Shape of Water") and Christopher Plummer ("All the Money in the World"), the latter of whom replaced Kevin Spacey following his sexual assault scandal.
James Franco was named best actor in a motion picture musical/comedy for his work in "The Disaster Artist", the story about the making of what many have dubbed the worst film ever. However, Guillermo del Toro did win his first Globe for directing The Shape of Water. McDormand echoed the sentiments of the night in her speech, touching on the issues of sexual harassment and gender inequality that had prompted numerous ceremony's attendees to wear black as a show of solidarity. Industry website Deadline.com said Meyers "deftly executed a seemingly impossible task", while E!
Now playing in Asheville are the Golden Globe winners "Lady Bird" (at Grail Moviehouse), "The Disaster Artist" (also at the Grail, victor of Best Actor, Musical or Comedy, for James Franco), "The Shape of Water" (at the Fine Arts Theatre and Carolina Cinemark), "The Greatest Showman" (at chain theaters, victor for Best Original Song, "This Is Me"), "Coco" (Best Animated Motion Picture, at chain theaters) and "Darkest Hour" (at the Fine Arts and chain theaters, victor of Best Actor, Drama, for Gary Oldman).
Fox Searchlight and parent company Twentieth Century Fox were the big winners in terms of studios, with their films winning seven awards.
"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is about a mother's fight for justice.
Gary Oldman was named best actor for portraying Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour - a feat he revealed took 63 applications of make-up.
O is a half black half white smiley face. The sign emerged on the heels of comments the president made that have been called'racist
The police officer played by Rockwell (who won a Golden Globe for the performance) is said in the movie to have tortured a black man.
-Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: "Lady Bird".
In the music department, the Best Original Score and Best Original Song for a motion picture went to Alexandre Desplat ("The Shape of Water") and "This Is Me" ("The Greatest Showman") respectively.
-Foreign Language: "In the Fade".
-Actress, Series, Musical or Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".
-Series, Drama - "The Handmaid's Tale".