Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: An exhilarating, entertaining classic

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The big film victor of the night was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which took home four awards.

The film, which is yet to hit United Kingdom cinemas, has been seen as problematic by some in the way it deals with the themes of racism, homophobia and police brutality. It's competing in three categories: Best Ensemble (the SAGs' Best Picture equivalent), Best Female Actor in a Lead Role (McDormand) and Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Rockwell and Woody Harrelson).

In the face of strong competition, Martin McDonagh's incendiary drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won four awards at the Golden Globes, converting most of its six nominations.

James Franco was deemed Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for "The Disaster Artist" and Saoirse Ronan won the the statuette for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her work in the evening's Best Musical or Comedy Film victor "Lady Bird".

The show's host Seth Meyers wasted no time addressing the harassment scandal that has subsumed Hollywood. But it's tough to win an acting award with no dialogue, much less when your stiffest competitor delivers her lines so ferociously. The film also picked up accolades for its screenplay and supporting actor Sam Rockwell.

"Big Little Lies" is the victor of the Golden Globe Award for the best television limited series or movie.

She said it isn't lost on her that little girls may be inspired by seeing her as the first black woman to win the award.

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On the small screen, A Handmaid's Tale was top pick for "Best Drama Series". Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari won the Golden Globe for "Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Television Series" for his work in the Netflix series Master of None, while the award for "Best Television Series - Drama" went to Hulu's critically acclaimed series The Handmaid's Tale. And then there's 1989 when three actresses tied to win the best actress in a drama prize - Jodie Foster ("The Accused"), Shirley MacLaine ("Madame Sousatzka"), and Sigourney Weaver ("Gorillas in the Mist"). Allison pointed out that Tonya Harding was in the audience and thanked her for sharing her story.

-Actor, Drama: Jason Bateman, "Ozark", Sterling K. Brown, "This is Us," Freddie Highmore, "The Good Doctor", Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul", Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan".

The glittering 75th Golden Globes ceremony, honouring achievements in television and cinema, sent out the message that a new post Harvey Weinstein-era could be on the horizon.

Though the Golden Globes is one of the major nights of awards season, as it's aired on NBC and all the big buzzed-about movies are in the running (in both the drama and musical/comedy categories), if you dig a bit deeper you'll find that the Globes don't often mesh with the Academy Awards.

Several films often mentioned as leading Oscar contenders for this awards season left the Golden Globes empty-handed, including "The Post" (which opens January 12 in Asheville), "Dunkirk" and "Call Me By Your Name" (which has yet to open in Asheville). Rachel Brosnahan won best actress in a TV series musical or comedy for the recently debuted "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".

But another thing that comes from the awards is an idea about which film might be taking home the Oscars, the BAFTAs, and all the other statuettes that can be received around this time of year.