Golden Globes 2018: Nicole Kidman and Sam Rockwell Are Early Winners

Also nabbing one of the coveted awards at the show was 'The Handmaid's Tale' as best drama TV series and Sterling K. Brown, who was announced as best actor in drama series.

AceShowbiz - The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, which was broadcast live from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, January 7 has announced its first winner. The first winner at the award-giving event hosted by %cSeth Meyers%, which honored the best in film and TV in 2017, was %cNicole Kidman%.

The actress was announced as Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for TV for her brilliant performance on HBO's "Big Little Lies", with Dwayne "%cThe Rock%" Johnson and %cGal Gadot% presenting the award.

"My achievements are her achievements," said Kidman of her mother. The wife of %cKeith Urban% later mentioned her "Big Little Lies" co-stars, including %cReese Witherspoon%, %cLaura Dern%, %cShailene Woodley% and %cZoe Kravitz%, during her speech. "This is us to share. Wow! The power of women."

%cSam Rockwell% was among the first winners in movie department. Beating out %cWillem Dafoe% ("The Florida Project"), %cArmie Hammer% ("Call Me By Your Name"), %cRichard Jenkins% ("The Shape of Water") and %cChristopher Plummer% ("All the Money in the World"), Rockwell nabbed the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for his role in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". %cViola Davis% and Dame %cHelen Mirren% presented the award.

During his speech, Rockwell joked, "I've been in a lot of indies. It's nice to be in a movie that people see."

%cRachel Brosnahan% was also among stars who took home a trophy that night. "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" actress won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for her performance on the Amazon series after besting %cPamela Adlon% ("Better Things"), %cAlison Brie% ("GLOW"), %cIssa Rae% ("Insecure") and %cFrankie Shaw% ("SMILF").

After receiving the trophy from %cCarol Burnett% and %cJennifer Aniston%, Brosnahan delivered her speech in which she talked about sexual harassment and the need to courage women to come forward with their stories. "There are so many women stories out there that still need and deserve to be told. So, as we enter the new year, please let's continue to hold each other accountable, and invest in, and make, and champion this stories," she said.

The next award to be announced was Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama, which went to "The Handmaid's Tale" star %cElisabeth Moss%. This was not the only trophy which the Hulu series earned that night as the drama was announced to be the Best Television Series - Drama.

%cSterling K. Brown%, meanwhile, kicked off 2018 by winning Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama. The actor nabbed the award for his role on NBC's "This Is Us". Also among the winners in TV department was %cAlexander Skarsgard%, who bagged one of the coveted awards, which was Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his performance on "Big Little Lies".

More winners will be announced shortly.

2018 Golden Globe Awards: Red Carpet | TV Winners | Movie Winners

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