Winfrey, Kidman winners at Golden Globes

January 08, 2018

Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley at the Golden Globes.

Nicole Kidman has been honoured for portraying a victim of domestic violence in Big Little Lies at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, kicking off a politically-charged evening while capturing a best actress in a TV movie or miniseries.

Kidman praised her mother, a supporter of women's rights, in an emotional speech.

"My achievements are her achievements," said Kidman.

In an upset, Sam Rockwell picked up a best supporting actor statue for his work as a racist cop in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

"I've been in a lot of indies," said Rockwell. "It's nice to be in a movie that people see."

This year's awards are being unveiled against the backdrop of a massive sexual harassment and abuse scandal. Host Seth Meyers wasted no time addressing the harassment scandal that has subsumed Hollywood.

"Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen," he said, adding, "It's 2018, Marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment isn't."

Unlike the Oscars, the Globes hand out awards to both television and film. They also split their film awards into different categories based on genre. There are separate competitions for the best drama film as well as the best comedy and musical picture.

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