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 Seth Meyers, which honored the best in film and TV in 2017, was Nicole 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 "The Rock" Johnson and Gal Gadot presenting the award.
Kicking it off with the first award of the night... @TheRock and Wonder Woman herself, @GalGadot, present Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for TV. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/dzxqLeSVQ4— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018
"My achievements are her achievements," said Kidman of her mother. The wife of Keith Urban later mentioned her "Big Little Lies" co-stars, including Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz, during her speech. "This is us to share. Wow! The power of women."
"Wow! The power of women." Nicole Kidman takes the stage after winning Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for TV at the #GoldenGlobes. pic.twitter.com/8H5pL89usJ— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018
Sam Rockwell was among the first winners in movie department. Beating out Willem Dafoe ("The Florida Project"), Armie Hammer ("Call Me By Your Name"), Richard Jenkins ("The Shape of Water") and Christopher 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". Viola Davis and Dame Helen 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."
Rachel 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 Pamela Adlon ("Better Things"), Alison Brie ("GLOW"), Issa Rae ("Insecure") and Frankie Shaw ("SMILF").
After receiving the trophy from Carol Burnett and Jennifer 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 Elisabeth 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.
Sterling 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 Alexander 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.