Tonight’s Golden Globes will go down in history. Parity in the entertainment industry was pushed to the forefront as nearly all women showed up in black and declared, “Time’s Up” for harassment and the abuse of power in their industry and in all others.
We here at Picture Parity tuned in to the red carpet and the ceremony itself and found the conversation to be productive and motivating. Women of all ages, races, and backgrounds shared why the movement was important to them, rather than just giving a plug to the designer they were wearing.
Picture Parity’s ratings are based on the representation of women in front of and behind the camera, because it is important to not only have women’s stories being told but also to have women in charge of the production of their stories. Here’s a selection of the winners from tonight and how they stacked up:
Movies – we recommend supporting movies with a rating of 5/10 or over
Best Motion Picture, Drama: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 3.5
This movie, although it didn’t rate well, featured a strong woman played by Golden Globe winner, Frances McDormand.
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Lady Bird – 8
Director Greta Gerwig was shut out of the director’s race but we’re happy to see this win for best movie.
Best Director, Motion Picture: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water – 6.5
This win is an example of how a movie with a man at the helm can still represent women well.
Television – we recommend supporting shows with a rating of 7 or over
Best Television Series, Drama: The Handmaid’s Tale – 6
We have a category here at Picture Parity for productions that didn’t make the score cut off but that you should go see anyway, and this show definitely earned a spot in it. It’s a great show telling women’s stories.
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – 8
This show is about a bold, funny woman and was created and stars bold, funny women. It was a very deserving win.
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Big Little Lies – 8
This was not the only award Big Little Lies won tonight; it took home four Golden Globes.
What award most surprised you? What was your favorite part of the night (personally, we loved Oprah!)? Let us know down in the comments.