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Kidman wins limited series best actress award for role in “Big Little Lies”

Posted January 7, 2018 9:59 p.m. EST
Updated January 7, 2018 10:05 p.m. EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — It took only four minutes for Harvey Weinstein to be booed Sunday night at the 75th Golden Globes.

Weinstein, who has been accused by dozens of women of misconduct — prompting police investigations, lawsuits and the collapse of his former studio — was a major figure at the Globes for decades. He was seen as a master manipulator of voters. He always sat at a prime table during the ceremony. His post-Globes parties were often the splashiest.

Seth Meyers, hosting the Globes for the first time, turned directly to what he called “the elephant not in the room” when he opened the NBC broadcast by saying, “Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen.”

He later said of Weinstein, “Don’t worry, he’ll be back in 20 years when he’s the first person booed during the ‘In Memoriam’ segment.”

James Franco won best actor in a comedy for “The Disaster Artist,” a biopic about Tommy Wiseau, an eccentric Hollywood figure best known for the cult film “The Room.” Wiseau, who had been sitting in the ballroom in wraparound blue sunglasses and looking at his phone, sauntered to the stage, where a hoarse Franco was espousing his love for his brother, Dave Franco, who also stars in “The Disaster Artist.” Standing nearby, the younger Franco got a little teary.

The night’s first award went to Nicole Kidman, who won best actress in a television movie or limited series. “Power of women!” she said, holding up her Globe and name checking her female co-stars. Kidman won for her role in the HBO series “Big Little Lies,” in which she plays a battered wife who summons the courage to leave her husband. Her co-stars Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern won best supporting actor and actress.

Other early TV awards were widely distributed. As expected, Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel about the repression of women, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” was honored as best drama, matching its win last year at the Emmy Awards. Elisabeth Moss, who stars in that series, also repeated her win at the Emmys, collecting the trophy for best actress in a drama. “This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown was named best dramatic actor, the first time in Globes history that a black man has won that prize.

“You wrote a role for a black man that could only be played by a black man,” Brown said in his speech, thanking “This Is Us” creator, Dan Fogelman, for creating his part. “I am being seen for who I am, and being appreciated for who I am, and it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me.” Rachel Brosnahan, who stars in the Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” about a perfectionistic 1950s housewife who becomes a stand-up comic, collected the trophy for best actress in a comedy.

Allison Janney won best supporting actress in a movie for “I, Tonya.”