The 60-year-old actress won the award for Best Actress - Drama for her work in the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. "The Shape of Water" leads the heap with seven total nominations, while Steven Spielberg's "The Post" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" have six.
"Well I have a few things to say", Frances said during the speech. "Trust me. The women in this room tonight are not here for the food".
The Lady Bird star adorably shouted out to her mom after winning the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, revealing that she was actually in the room watching her speech in real time via FaceTime.
Oddly, Gerwig was not up for Best Director.
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Franco beat out his fellow "brothers", Steve Carell , Ansel Elgort , Hugh Jackman , and Daniel Kaluuya to win his first Golden Globe . "I'm very happy to share this moment with him today", Franco said.
As at September's Emmy awards, the television categories were dominated by Big Little Lies, which won best limited series, and The Handmaid's Tale, which was awarded best drama.
At the Golden Globes this year, Oprah Winfrey will be honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award for her "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment". Notable among them was Michelle Williams who walked the red carpet with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke.
6 am: Many actresses, actors and activists chose to wear black in a statement against Hollywood's prevailing sexual harassment and gender inequality problem.
The other contenders included another actress playing a mother, Laurie Metcalf in Lady Bird, and Octavia Spencer for the night's most-nominated film, The Shape of Water.