SALT LAKE CITY — The 75th Golden Globes aired on Sunday night and social media wasted no time posting commentary, dialogue and jokes about the award show, which honors exceptional movies and TV shows from the past year.
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the night's surprise big winner, taking home the prize for best film drama. The film’s star, Frances McDormand, won for best actress in a drama, as did Sam Rockwell for best actor.
Meanwhile, “The Handmaid’s Tale” won for best television drama series. The show’s star, Elizabeth Moss, won for best actress in a TV drama series.
You can see the rest of the award winners at The New York Times.
Social media went abuzz for many of the show’s moments.
1. “This is Us” star Sterling K. Brown’s victory garnered some Twitter love. Brown is the first black man to ever win best actor in a TV drama series.
Sterling K. Brown is probably one of my fave black history makers of today ❤️ https://t.co/ccJFHbwUz3— Howard's Very Own Billy Ray Cyrus (@_TARYNitUP) January 8, 2018
they should just keep giving Sterling K. Brown awards because he always delivers during the speech— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) January 8, 2018
2. Social media users celebrated Laura Dern, who won the award for best supporting actress in a TV series for her role in “Big Little Lies.”
Laura Dern's sensational #GoldenGlobes speech bears repeating: "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." pic.twitter.com/LL2kKkBMHw— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 8, 2018
thank you to laura dern for getting the concept of restorative justice into her speech while glimmering in spangles— rachel syme (@rachsyme) January 8, 2018
Imagine the shame of ever disappointing Laura Dern.— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) January 8, 2018
People also shared GIFs and photos of James Franco, who made headlines for two moments.
3. First, he read his acceptance speech off his phone.
well, that was james franco— Liam Stack (@liamstack) January 8, 2018
Nice! James Franco reading his speech off his phone.— DoreenRN91 (@DoreenRN91) January 8, 2018
4. Then, he stiff-armed “The Room” director Tommy Wiseau — who Franco plays in his upcoming film “The Disaster Movie” — during the speech.
when u want to give credit, but not too much credit pic.twitter.com/tzR1Jep1ui— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 8, 2018
5. Hugh Jackman also became a meme for the face he made during Franco’s speech.
Me watching the Golden Globes so far. pic.twitter.com/4RM4Okou9U— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) January 8, 2018
6. Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille Award received plenty of praise online, too. She is the first black woman to receive the award.
ok I’m fully sobbing Oprah is the most qualified human to ever human— Matt Ortile (@ortile) January 8, 2018
This clip package of Oprah moments is the best movie of the year — GIVE IT A GLOBE— Caity Weaver (@caityweaver) January 8, 2018
Cameras cutting to woman after woman after woman applauding Oprah <3— (((Rachel Sklar))) ❄️ (@rachelsklar) January 8, 2018
Shoulda just turned the light off after Oprah and sent everyone home— Dad (@fivefifths) January 8, 2018
7. Some made the claim that Winfrey is running for president.
She's running.— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) January 8, 2018
She would eat. Trump. Alive.— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) January 8, 2018
Our president is giving her state of the union.— roxane gay (@rgay) January 8, 2018
If Oprah runs for president, do we all get a car?— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) January 8, 2018
8. Natalie Portman received praise for pointing out that all the best director nominees were male.
Natalie Portman, in the ballroom, with the righteous burn— Kristin Chirico (@lolacoaster) January 8, 2018
Natalie Portman often drives me crazy but "HERE ARE THE ALL MALE NOMINEES" is iconic— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) January 8, 2018
"And here are the all-male nominees."— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) January 8, 2018
Natalie Portman shading the Best Director category is A+ #goldenglobes
☠ NATALIE PORTMAN YES ☠— Emma Loop (@LoopEmma) January 8, 2018
YAS NATALIE GET EM GIRL— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) January 8, 2018
9. People also celebrated Greta Gerwig, director of “Lady Bird.” Gerwig was not nominated for best director, despite her film winning best picture for a comedy or musical.
Please welcome the best director of the year, Greta Gerwig.— Tim Federle (@TimFederle) January 8, 2018
So Greta Gerwig made the best film, music or comedy, but didn't deserve a nom for best director, that's cool.— Kaitlin Menza (@heykmenz) January 8, 2018
we all win when Greta Gerwig wins— Britt Julious (@britticisms) January 8, 2018
A female director finally won something - Greta Gerwig for @LadyBirdMovie— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) January 8, 2018
10. Social media users were also somewhat mixed about “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” winning so many awards. Many tweeted that “Get Out” and “Call Me By Your Name” deserved more praise.
Is it possible that I saw a different “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” than the HFPA?— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) January 8, 2018
No awards for Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, or Dunkirk. I'll bet right now you don't see a repeat of that at the Academy Awards.— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) January 8, 2018
Three Billboards is a very Globes movie--an outsider's view of America, with some big blind spots. The Oscar votership is different. So we'll see.— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) January 8, 2018
CMBYN and GET OUT deserved better, goodnight! #GoldenGlobes— Trish Bendix (@trishbendix) January 8, 2018