In “I, Tonya,” Allison Janney plays a tough-as-nails woman whose love for her daughter (Margot Robbie’s Tonya Harding) can’t be tied up in a tidy bow. In fact, many might say the character is outright nasty and unsupportive to the point of abuse.
It’s a different type of abuse than the primary focus of the Time’s Up movement, but Janney, who took home the supporting actress Golden Globe for her performance, finds it all related.
“[Tonya] was not embraced for her individuality,” Janney said in the press room, her award in hand. “That’s a shame that she wasn’t appreciated… that she struggled to fit in.”
In addition to the black palette on the 75th Golden Globes red carpet, several A-list actresses brought female activists as their dates.
On the red carpet, Michelle Williams commented that she wasn't at the awards show because of her film ("The Greatest Showman") but because of Tarana Burke, her companion for the night. Burke founded the Me Too movement in 2006 to raise awareness about the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society, which the recent hashtag #MeToo amplified.
Twenty-nine nominations and one reboot later, “Will & Grace” and its cast still haven’t been graced by a Golden Globe Award.
In December the series, which started up again in 2017 after its original 1998-2005 run, was Globes-nominated for a seventh time as best television series — musical or comedy, while Eric McCormack notched his sixth nod for performance by an actor in a television series — comedy or musical.
“[H]olding our breath, crossing our fingers, wearing our lucky underwear,” the show’s official Twitter account peeped an hour into the awards show.
A recent image of Ewan McGregor had “Star Wars” fans speculating that the actor is gearing up to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi for an upcoming film in the franchise. But McGregor downplayed the talk Sunday night after his Golden Globes win.
“It’s just that — there’s a lot of talk,” McGregor told reporters backstage. “I’d be happy to play him again. I don’t know about it any more than you do.”
The actor said he saw “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” over the holidays and “thought it was really, really beautiful. I loved it.”
Tommy Wiseau isn’t the only subject of a Golden Globes-feted biopic who scored an invitation to the ceremony itself.
Two-time Olympian Tonya Harding attended the Sunday ceremony, even donning a black sequined dress and walking the red carpet.
Harding’s presence was emphasized by Allison Janney during her acceptance speech for supporting actress in a motion picture. Janney won her first ever Golden Globe for her performance as LaVona Golden, Harding’s mother, in “I, Tonya,” a look at the skater’s life and career.