GOLDEN GLOBES: Oprah’s epic speech and all the winners
OPRAH Winfrey took aim at sexism and abuse in Hollywood during her epic acceptance speech at the Golden Globes.
Winfrey was given the Cecil B. DeMille Award by Reece Witherspoon, and used it to make a powerful statement about the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.
"I'm especially proud (of) and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories," Winfrey said, to a standing ovation.
"Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories we tell and this year we became the story."
"But it's not just a story affecting the entertainment industry, it's one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics or workplace.
"So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue.
"They're the women whose names we'll never know."
She also directly addressed the "me too" campaign in Hollywood.
"In my career, what I've always tried my best to do … is to say something about how men and women really behave, how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere and how we overcome," Winfrey said.
"So I want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon. And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time where nobody ever has to say MeToo again."
Meantime, Nicole Kidman was the first and only Aussie to claim a statue for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as an abused housewife in Big Little Lies.
"This character that I played represents something that is the centre of our conversation right now: abuse," Kidman said, in accepting her award.
"I do believe and I hope we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them. Let's keep the conversation alive.
Kidman also spoke about female empowerment in her acceptance speech, paying trubute to her mother's activisim.
"My mumma was an advocate for the women's movement when I was growing up and because of her, I'm standing here," Kidman said.
"My achievements are her achievements. Antonia Kidman, my sister and I, say thank you Janelle Kidman for fighting so hard."
There were a few other Aussies who also picked up awards as part of their ensemble casts. Former Home and Away star Samara Weaving celebrated with her Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri cast mates as the film picked up the top gong of the night - Best Motion Picture Drama.
Sydney native Yvonne Strahovski also shared honours in The Handmaid's Tail's Best TV Series - Drama win.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual ceremony - hosted by late-night comedian Seth Meyers - was the first big opportunity for Hollywood to unite against a pervasive culture of sexual misconduct after the downfall of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Actors including Australian nominees Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman, along with Meryl Streep, Dakota Johnson and Debra Messing are wearing black in solidarity with the "me too" campaign.
2018 GOLDEN GLOBES FULL WINNERS LIST:
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Call Me by Your Name
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (won)
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
The Greatest Showman
Lady Bird (won)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Jessica Chastain - Molly's Game
Sally Hawkins - The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (won)
Meryl Streep - The Post
Michelle Williams - All the Money in the World
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Timothée Chalamet - Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis - Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks - The Post
Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour (won)
Denzel Washington - Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench - Victoria & Abdul
Margot Robbie - I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird (won)
Emma Stone - Battle of the Sexes
Helen Mirren - The Leisure Seeker
Guillermo del Toro - The Shape of Water (won)
Martin McDonagh - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan - Dunkirk
Ridley Scott - All The Money in the World
Steven Spielberg - The Post
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell - Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort - Baby Driver
James Franco - The Disaster Artist (won): Franco's co-star and brother Dave Franco, along with The Room's Tommy Wiseau (who The Disaster Artist is about) joined him onstage.
Aussie fans, meanwhile, have commiserated with Hugh Jackman on social media:
Hugh Jackman - The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya - Get Out
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige - Mudbound
Hong Chau - Downsizing
Allison Janney - I, Tonya (won): Janney paid trubute to skater Tonya Harding (the subject of the biopic) and her co-star, Australian actor Margot Robbie: "Margot, I thank you for your unbelievable, brave, fearless portrayal of Tonya, you set the bar for everyone. I love you. … Tonya Harding is here tonight - I'd like to thank Tonya for sharing her story … what this movie did is tell a story about class in America, tell a story about the disenfranchised, tell a story about a woman who was not embraced for her individuality, tell a story about the perception of truth and the media and the truths we all tell ourselves. Margot … she's a quadruple threat, I don't even know!"
Laurie Metcalf - Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer - The Shape of Water
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe - The Florida Project
Armie Hammer - Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins - The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer - All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (won): Speaking onstage, Rockwell said: "This movie's about compassion and I think we need some of that these days".
Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Shape of Water (won)
Best Original Song in a Motion Picture
Home - Ferdinand
Mighty River - Mudbound
Remember Me - Coco
The Star - The Star
This Is Me - The Greatest Showman (won)
Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (won)
Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade (won)
Best Animated Film
The Boss Baby
Coco (won): Benjamin Bratt, who provides the voice of Mexico's most famous musician in Coco, describes his flick as "pure Pixar - it provides adventure, a good dose of humour and an emotional wallop".
Best TV Series - Drama
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid's Tale (won)
This Is Us
Best performance by Actress in a TV series - Drama
Caitriona Balfe - Outlander
Claire Foy - The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Deuce
Katherine Langford - 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale (won): Moss quoted novelist Margaret Atwood, who wrote The Handmaid's Tale, in her acceptance speech. "'We were the people who were not in the papers, we lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print, it gave us more freedom," Moss said during her speech. "We lived in the gaps between the stories'. Margaret Atwood this is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you, who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world. We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print, we no longer live in the gaps between the stories, we are the story in print and we are writing the story ourselves."
Best performance by an Actor in a TV Series - Drama
Sterling K. Brown - This is Us (won)
Freddie Highmore - The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan
Jason Bateman - Ozark
Best TV series - Musical or Comedy
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (won)
Master of None
Will & Grace
Best performance by an Actor in a TV series - Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson - Black-ish
Aziz Ansari - Master of None (won)
Kevin Bacon - I Love Dick
William H. Macy - Shameless
Eric McCormack - Will and Grace
Best performance by an Actress in a TV series - Musical or Comedy
Pamela Adlon - Better Things
Alison Brie - Glow
Issa Rae - Insecure
Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (won)
Frankie Shaw - SMILF
Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little Lies (won)
Feud: Bette and Joan
Top of the Lake: China Girl
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Robert De Niro - The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law - The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan - Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor - Fargo (won)
Geoffrey Rush - Genius
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Biel - The Sinner
Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies (won)
Jessica Lange - Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon - Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon - Big Little Lies
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alfred Molina - Feud: Bette and Joan
Alexander Skarsgard - Big Little Lies (won): Skarsgard paid tribute to his co-stars, saying, "I am here tonight because I had the privilege of working with a group of extraordinarily talented women. Especially Nicole - not that you're like more talented than everybody else, I say 'especially Nicole' because most of my scenes were with Nicole. Nicole I love you, thank you for making this the greatest experience of my career."
David Thewlis - Fargo
David Harbour - Stranger Things
Christian Slater - Mr. Robot
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Dern - Big Little Lies (won): Dern said her Big Little Lies character was an "outrageous, complicated woman and a terrified mother … terrified because her little girl was being abused and bullied and she was too afraid to speak up". She added: "Many of us were taught not to tattle, it was a culture of silencing and that was normalised. I urge all of us to not only support survivors and bystanders who are brave enough to tell their truth, but to promote restorative justice. May we also protect and employ them. May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture's new north star."
Ann Dowd - The Handmaid's Tale
Chrissy Metz - This is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer - The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley - Big Little Lies
Cecil B. DeMille Award