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75th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Overview

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75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony was held in California, US on January 7, 2018. The ceremony was hosted by talk show host Seth Meyers. These awards honoured excellence in film and American Television for the calendar year 2017.

About Golden Globe Awards:

  • Awarded for – Excellence in film and American television
  • Bestowed by – Hollywood Foreign Press Association
  • First Awarded in – 1944

Ansari, first man of Asian descent to win Globe for Best Actor

Indian-origin actor, comedian, and filmmaker Aziz Ansari became the first man of Asian descent to win Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an actor.Golden

  • Aziz Ansari has been awarded for his role as Dev Shah in Television series (Musical-Comedy) ‘Master of None’.
  • Ansari was nominated for this category along with Anthony Anderson for “Black-ish”, Kevin Bacon for “I Love Dick”, William H Macy for “Shameless” and Eric McCormack for ‘Will & Grace’.

Sterling K. Brown becomes first African – American to win Golden Globe

At 75th Golden Globe Awards, Actor Sterling K. Brown won the Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama category for his performance as Randall Pearson in “This Is Us.”

  • Sterling K. Brown thereby created history by becoming the first African-American to win Golden Globe Award.
  • Brown was nominated for this category along with Jason Bateman for “Ozark,” Freddie Highmore for “The Good Doctor,” Bob Odenkirk for “Better Call Saul,” and Liev Schreiber for “Ray Donovan.”
  • The role of Randall Pearson in “This Is Us” already fetched him Emmy Award in 2017.

 75th Golden Globe Awards – Winners (Film):

Best Film – DramaThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Film – Musical or ComedyLady Bird
Best Actor – DramaGary Oldman  for Darkest Hour
Best Actress – DramaFrances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actor – Musical or ComedyJames Franco for The Disaster Artist
Best Actress – Musical or ComedySaoirse Ronan for Lady Bird
Best DirectorGuillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water
Best Animated Feature FilmCoco
Best Foreign Language FilmIn the Fade (Germany/France)

75th Golden Globe Awards – Winners (Television Series):

Best Series – DramaThe Handmaid’s Tale
Best Series – Musical or ComedyThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Miniseries or Television FilmBig Little Lies
Best Actor – DramaSterling K. Brown for This Is Us
Best Actress – DramaElisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Actor – Musical or ComedyAziz Ansari for Master of None
Best Actress – Musical or ComedyRachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Best Actor – Miniseries or Television FilmEwan McGregor – Fargo
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television FilmNicole Kidman – Big Little Lies

American media tycoon, Oprah Winfrey was conferred the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award