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This image released by NBC shows host Seth Meyers at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 7, 2018. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
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.
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.”
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.
4. Then, he stiff-armed “The Room” director Tommy Wiseau — who Franco plays in his upcoming film “The Disaster Movie” — during the speech.
5. Hugh Jackman also became a meme for the face he made during Franco’s speech.
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.
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7. Some made the claim that Winfrey is running for president.
8. Natalie Portman received praise for pointing out that all the best director nominees were male.
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.
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.