The 75th annual Golden Globes aired Sunday, Jan. 7 and it featured a crowd of stars donning black to call out sexual harassment. Meanwhile, a ceremony for TV and film went on inside the Beverly Hilton in California where there were lots of wins — and snubs, too.
Among the big moments of the night, Sterling K. Brown made history by becoming the first Black man to win Best Actor In A TV Drama.
“You wrote a role for a Black man,” he said to his “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman. “That can only be played by a Black man. I’m being seen for who I am and appreciated for who I am, and it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or anyone who looks like me.”
We could relive this moment over and over. #ThisIsUs #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/Tao6AnHPtV
— This Is Us (@NBCThisisUs) January 8, 2018
Fans ate up the moment.
Can we talk about how Sterling K Brown’s speech was everything??!?!!#BlackExcellence #GoldenGlobes
— Domonique (@DomMCC917) January 8, 2018
My bar of perfection is Sterling K. Brown. He is a beautiful Black man and the love he has for himself, the Black women in his life, and our community is to be applauded and not taken for granted.
HE IS THE EXAMPLE! #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/E4kpofSPIL
— Jasmyn (@JasmynBeKnowing) January 8, 2018
How do we fix it so that Sterling K Brown and Viola Davis win all the awards? Because their speeches always leave me breathless and inspired. #GoldenGlobes
— April (@ReignOfApril) January 8, 2018
Oprah also made waves when she accepted the Cecil B. Demille Award, a lifetime achievement honor at the Globes.
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“It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there is some little girl watching as I become the first Black woman to be given the same award,” Winfrey said, noting she watched as Sidney Poitier become the first Black person to win the best actor Oscar in 1964. “It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them.”
“I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon.” @Oprah accepts the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille award. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/hbquC1GBjm
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018
Of course, Oprah also captured the attention of viewers at home and at the hotel alike.
Let me tell you this room is still vibrating like electricity from that speech. #OPRAH #micdrop #TimesUp #MeToo #GoldenGlobes
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 8, 2018
When Oprah is speaking at the Golden Globes and your goals shift to VP… pic.twitter.com/3ghEVMmCwF
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) January 8, 2018
Oprah's speech at the Golden Globes…gave me so much life.
— joey_muthengi on IG (@Joey_Muthengi) January 8, 2018
Still, there were some upsetting moments, too.
Octavia Spencer and Mary J. Blige lost for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and Best Original Song respectively. And “black-ish” failed to win for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
After stirring some confusion for the category in which it was submitted, Jordan Peele’s racial satirical thriller “Get Out” lost in the Musical or Comedy category and Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.
Instead, actor Daniel Kaluuya fell to James Franco in “The Disaster Artist” while the flick lost to “Lady Bird.”
The snub really ticked supporters off.
Daniel Kaluuya losing to James Franco IS SOME BULLSHIT. His performance in "Get Out" is MESMERIZING. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/CkCdqpWI7o
— Dahlia Balcazar (@salvadordahlia) January 8, 2018
So Get Out won no awards tonight?#GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/FR2tHL9aLa
— Aliya Langley (@aliyalangley) January 8, 2018