Call Me By Your Name has walked away empty-handed from this year’s Golden Globe Awards.
Call Me By Your Name is about an American student (Armie Hammer) who works as his professor’s assistant during an Italian summer while falling in love with 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet).
Chalamet and Hammer were both up for acting nods for their roles. But they missed out to Gary Oldman and Sam Rockwell respectively.
Despite being topping critics’ list as the best film of 2017 and a hot favorite to win best picture, the film lost out to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
That film, starring Frances McDormand, won four Golden Globes including best lead actress for McDormand.
The Golden Globes are often seen as a good predictor for the Academy Awards in a couple months time. Tonight’s loss was not a good sign for Call Me By Your Name which was a strong favorite to win the Oscar for Best Film.
HBO’s Big Little Lies was another big winner on the night. The story of five women living in an affluent Californian seaside town is based on the best-selling book by Liane Moriarty.
It won four awards for best limited TV series or TV movie, best actress in a TV series, best TV supporting actor and best supporting actress.
Nicole Kidman won best actress in a TV series for her role as Celeste Wright. Kidman was one of many winners to call for the end of sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment industry.
‘This character I played represents the centre of our conversation right now — abuse,’ she said in her speech.
The #MeToo movement and Time’s Up initiative dominated this year’s broadcast.
Many attendees wore black in solidarity with women who spoke up about sexual harassment they experienced in Hollywood.
Host Seth Meyers also took aim at the many Hollywood men accused of sexual harassment, including Kevin Spacey who used accusations against to come out as gay.
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey also gave a powerful speech in which she hoped that the #MeToo movement would never have to happen again.
‘I want all the girls watching to know: A new day is on the horizon. When that new day finally dawns, it will be because of the magnificent women and many of them are in this room tonight,’ she said when she accepted the honorary Cecil B. DeMille award.
‘For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up.’