There were many reasons the socially-charged 75th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony made headlines last night (January 7), but one might have slipped past your radar.
Missed it? Thankfully nothing passes by Twitter:
HERMIONE GRANGER AND CEDRIC DIGGORY THIS IS REAL pic.twitter.com/KJeMqU6ooI
— danielle (@taronegertuns) January 8, 2018
I'M SORRY BUT TO INTRODUCE EMMA WATSON AND ROBERT PATTINSON AS ANYTHING OTHER THAN HERMIONE GRANGER AND CEDRIC DIGGORY IS ABSOLUTELY DISRESPECTFUL!!! #GoldenGlobes
— Alise Navidad (@fatlise) January 8, 2018
Hermione Granger & Cedric Diggory just presented at the #GoldenGlobes and she's looking at him like he just jumped out of a tree before the Quidditch World Cup. #nerd #harrypotter #EmmaWatson pic.twitter.com/r0Q5zxX8m2
— Dina Sartore-Bodo (@DeeBodes22) January 8, 2018
Yep, Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson shared the screen once again, for the first time since the latter played Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005.
They were presenting the award for Best Limited Series or TV Movie to Big Little Lies, one of the night’s biggest winners with four awards for its stars Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgård.
Also featured prominently was The Handmaid’s Tale, which won Best Drama and Best Actress for its star Elisabeth Moss, while Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri led the films under contention when it won four awards, comprising Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell and Best Actress (Drama) for Frances McDormand.
Some Anglophenia favorites also copped an award. Gary Oldman won the Best Actor (Drama) Golden Globe for his extraordinary transformation into Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour; Saoirse Ronan for her star turn in Lady Bird, and Ewan McGregor for his double act playing twin brothers in Fargo.
Recent revelations about sexual harassment in Hollywood cast a shadow over the evening, with stars dressing all in black and many using their acceptance speeches to tackle the tricky subject. None more so than Oprah Winfrey, who became the first black woman ever to win the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award and gave a searing rebuke of racial injustice, sexual abuse, and attacks on the integrity of the press.
And despite Natalie Portman and Barbra Streisand pointing out the lack of women nominated in the Best Director category, the evening did have some notable firsts: Sterling K. Brown became the first black person to win the award for Best Actor in a TV Drama (for This is Us), while Aziz Ansari became the first person of South Asian descent to win Best Actor in a TV comedy (for Master of None).
And then there was Cedric and Hermione, a pairing that brought a moment of rare levity to a night with so much already going on.
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