Gary Oldman poses with his Golden Globe for playing Churchill in Darkest Hour (All pics by Getty)

    Gallery: Golden Globes 2018

    8 January 2018

    The Golden Globes kicked off awards season last night with a politically-charged ceremony as speeches and protests about the sexual abuse scandal dominated the evening. Many attendees wore black and a number of female actors were accompanied by women’s rights activists. Host Seth Myers joked, ‘For the male nominees in the room tonight, this is the first time in three months it won’t be terrifying to hear your name read out loud’, and Oprah Winfrey, who was awarded the Cecil B DeMille trophy for lifetime achievement, said in her acceptance speech: ‘For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up.’

    Winners on the night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel included Gary Oldman, who was named best actor in a motion picture (drama) for his performance as Sir Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which won the best picture and best screenplay prizes, plus acting awards for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell.

    James Franco was named best actor in a musical or comedy for his starring role in The Disaster Artist, while Saoirse Ronan won the female version of that prize for Lady Bird. Guillermo del Toro won the best director Golden Globe for The Shape of Water and in television categories, Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale both won a number of awards.

    Meryl Streep, Ai-jen Poo, Natalie Portman, Rosa Clemente, Michelle Williams, America Ferrera, Jessica Chastain, Amy Poehler and Saru Jayaraman

    Guillermo del Toro and Martin McDonagh congratulate each other

    Frances McDormand accepts her award for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Oprah Winfrey accepting her lifetime achievement award

    Big Little Lies actors Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley

    James Franco and Tommy Wiseau

    Sam Rockwell

    Elisabeth Moss with her acting gong for The Handmaids Tale

    Allison Janney, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for I, Tonya

    Christian Slater