'Big Little Lies' Even More Resonant In #MeToo Times - Golden Globes Backstage

Rachel Brosnahan poses with the award for best performance by an actress in a television series- musical or comedy for

"We see you, we hear you, and we can tell your stories".

Much of Sunday's Golden Globes awards ceremony was driven by conversation of the Time's Up campaign that was launched last week by more than 300 Hollywood industry figures including actors, directors and writers.

Carol Burnett got a standing ovation before announcing the victor, along with Jennifer Aniston, of best actress in a musical or comedy, which went to Rachel Brosnahan of Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, about a young housewife in the late '50s, having a go at stand-up comedy after her husband leaves her.

Early winners of the night included HBO's Big Little Lies, and Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, which won for best drama, as well as getting a gong for star Elisabeth Moss. She quoted novelist Margaret Atwood, whose book provides the basis for the series, in accepting her award.

Time Warner Inc-owned HBO's "Big Little Lies", about the lives of a group of women living in an affluent California coastal town, swept the best limited series/TV movie category and its stars Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern won for acting. Seven of the 11 television awards went to actors or programs that were honored with Emmys four months ago.

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Witherspoon added, "Hopefully more shows like this will be made so people who experience harassment and abuse can speak up".

He also thanked Kidman, who starred alongside him in the show as his wife, Celeste. Laura Dern won for supporting actress. That was a popular joke at the 2017 Golden Globes too. Besides the awards for "Big Little Lies" and "The Handmaid's Tale", Sterling K. Brown of NBC's "This is Us" was a repeat victor from the Emmys. One of Hollywood's most powerful female creators is behind the series, Amy Sherman-Palladino, who was created "Gilmore Girls". Brown also thanked creator Dan Fogelman for "writing a role for a black man".

Holding the flag for network television, Brown of NBC's "This is Us" won best actor in a drama.

She said: "Keith, when my cheek is against yours, everything melts away". We couldn't have found a better partner.

"It makes it that much more hard to dismiss me, or dismiss anybody who looks like me", Brown said.

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