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Golden Globes 2018: Big Little Lies takes four awards in TV categories

Big Little Lies

Story by Jack Foley

HBO mini-series Big Little Lies won the most awards in the television categories at this year’s Golden Globes, including honours for its stars Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard.

The show, which tackles domestic abuse and motherhood, was also named best limited TV series.

In a ceremony marked by Hollywood’s response to the ongoing sexual harassment scandal that has rocked the industry since last year, Kidman was one of several winners to pass comment on the issue.

The actress played a victim of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the drama, and dedicated her win to her cast mates, daughters and mother, saying: “Wow, the power of women.”

Kidman’s cast mate Laura Dern, winner of a best supporting actress, also referred to the issue by addressing some of the reasons why women had stayed silent for so long.

She said: “Many of us were taught not to tattle. It was a culture of silencing, and that was normalised… May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture’s new North Star.”

Two more of the night’s big winners among the TV categories were The Handmaid’s Tale and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, which picked up two awards each.

The former won Best TV Series, with its leading lady, Elisabeth Moss, named best actress in a TV drama.

Moss dedicated her win to author Margaret Atwood, whose book is the source material for the series, while also alluding to the sexual harassment scandal by way of making comparisons with the book’s subject material.

After reading a quote from Atwood, she told the audience: “We no longer live in the gaps… we are the story in print and we are writing the story ourselves.”

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, meanwhile, picked up awards for Best TV Series – musical or comedy, and for Rachel Brosnahan as best actress in a TV series (musical or comedy).

Other winners included Sterling K Brown, who was named best actor in a TV series (drama) for This Is Us, Aziz Ansari, who was named best actor in a TV series (musical or comedy) for Master of None, and Ewan McGregor, who took home the best actor award for a limited series or TV film for his dual performance in Fargo.

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