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'Big Little Lies', 'Three Billboards…' win big at 75th Golden Globes

'Big Little Lies', 'Three Billboards…' win big at 75th Golden Globes

For a musical or comedy film however, Lady Bird accepted the award for best film, while actress Saoirse Ronan won the award for best actress for her role in the film. The film won Best Picture (Drama) and landed prizes for stars Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, as well as its screenplay.

The Amazon series from the creators of Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel also finished strong, taking home awards for best television series - musical or comedy, while awarding Rachel Brosnahan as best actress. James Franco may also see his chances bolstered by handicappers after earning a best actor in a comedy or musical for playing Tommy Wiseau in "The Disaster Artist".

Ansari, born to a Muslim family from Tamil Nadu, won Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for "Master of None", which he also writes and directs.

Barbra Streisand, presenting the final award of the night for Best Drama, was introduced as the only woman in history ever to win the Golden Globe for Best Director. "She would say to friends, "I go to bed with Winston Churchill and wake up with Gary Oldman".

With a supporting cast that includes "Game of Thrones" alum Peter Dinklage as a would-be lothario who is all too aware of his flaws, Sandy Martin of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" as Rockwell's crotchety mother, and Caleb Landry Jones, fresh off last year's "Twin Peaks", as the young advertising executive whom McDormand pays for the use of his eponymous three billboards, McDonagh is able to render almost every character as complex, compassionate and deserving of compassion. Its stars didn't go home empty-handed, either: Elisabeth Moss won best actress for Handmaid's, while Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, and Alexander Skarsgard were all honored in their respective categories for their work on the HBO adaptation of Liane Moriarty's best-selling novel.

Host Seth Meyers kicked off the night addressing Hollywood's sexual harrassment allegations.

Winfrey, 63, the first African-American woman to be honoured with the annual Cecil B DeMille Award, used her time on stage to deliver a powerful speech about inclusion.Winfrey, who received a standing ovation twice in her eight-minute speech, said women have not been heard or believed for speaking truth to power but that has to change.

Timeline of protests over 7-year-old Zainab's rape, murder in Pakistan
Seven-year-old Zainab, a resident of Road Kot area of Kasur , had gone missing on January 4 when she ventured out of the house. The citizens of Pakistan complain that the Authorities are doing nothing to investigate similar cases, with child victims.

The news has been awash with stories from the recent Golden Globe Awards - whether it's concerning disgraced directors and actors across Hollywood or women wearing black in solidarity with those who have come forward over sexual misconduct.

The predictive power of the Golden Globes' two Best Picture awards has varied over the years.

-Foreign Language: "In the Fade". "Marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't".

Kidman, who plays a victim of domestic violence in Big Little Lies, said she hoped the show would continue to shed light on the challenges faced by women both at home and in the workplace.

The weird characters of Ebbing - notably the racist officer Dixon (Rockwell), the young man who runs the marketing company in charge of the billboards (Caleb Landry Jones), or the little person who has a crush on Mildred (Peter Dinklage) - make the movie entertaining, adding plenty of color and personality to the story.

There's still time for Call Me By Your Name to get the recognition it deserves at the Oscars - nominations for that ceremony are announced on 23 January.