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Golden Globes: Germany's 'In the Fade' wins best foreign language film in ceremony marked by protest

Many women arrived on the red carpet dressed in black to show solidarity with victims of sexual abuse and harassment. In the awards, German director Fatih Akin's "In the Fade" was named best foreign language film.

The seventy-fifth Golden Globes awards ceremony got underway in Los Angeles on Sunday, the first Hollywood awards show to take place in the post-Harvey Weinstein era.

"For the male nominees in the room tonight, this is the first time in three months it won't be terrifying to hear your name read out loud," said host Seth Meyers at the opening of his monologue.

The entertainment industry has been flooded with sexual misconduct allegations since dozens of women accused former publisher Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse in October 2017.

Read more: Renowned conductor Charles Dutoit accused of sexual harassment

USA Golden Globes 2018 | Seth Meyers (Reuters/NBC/P. Drinkwater)

Host Seth Meyers acknowledged the Harvey Weinstein revelations during the evening

Black-clad protest

The post-Weinstein era was on full display ahead of the ceremony as many female attendees arrived dressed in black to show their solidarity with victims of sexual abuse.

"I think that people are aware now of a power imbalance and it's something that leads to abuse," eight-time Globe winner Meryl Streep told E! News. "We feel sort of emboldened in this particular moment to stand together in a thick black line dividing then from now."

Streep was one of hundreds of actresses who on Monday helped start the "Time's Up" initiative that aims to support women across different industries.

Read more: Men and women who shaped the world of culture in 2017

USA Golden Globes 2018 | The Handmaid's Tale (Reuters/L. Nicholson)

Many female attendees wore black to protest sexual assault and misconduct in the entertainment industry


Michelle Williams, who was nominated for best actress in "All The Money In The World," arrived alongside Tarana Burke, the founder of the "#MeToo" movement.

"We're here because Tarana started a movement and she planted a seed years ago and it's grown and caught fire. She started the #MeToo movement," Williams said.

Many women used the hashtag following the Weinstein revelations to raise awareness about sexual misconduct by speaking about their own experiences.

Read more: How #MeToo affects the Golden Globes

USA Golden Globes 2018 | Diane Kruger and Fatih Akin (Reuters/L. Nicholson)

German actress Diane Kruger and director Fatih Akin pose with the award for best foreign language film for "In the Fade"

'In the Fade' ('Aus dem Nichts') claims best foreign-language film

German-Turkish director Fatih Akin's drama concerns a family with a criminal past and Turkish roots who are the victims of a far-right bomb attack. The authorities wrongly assume a drug-related motive, leaving the surviving victim, Katja, to investigate her husband and son's murder on her own and seek retribution outside the law. 

The plot has close parallels to the investigative errors that took place after the series of far-right murders carried out by the National Socialist Underground (NSU) between 2000 and 2007 in Germany. Police assumed organized crime links among migrant communities, only stumbling upon the real culprits by chance after they botched a bank robbery. 

Read more — Neo-Nazism: What is Germany's NSU terror trial?

And the award goes to…

- The best actress in a film comedy award has gone to Saoirse Ronan for her role in "Lady Bird."

-  "Big Little Lies" has won the award for the best television limited series or movie.

- Guillermo del Toro has won the award for best director for "The Shape of Water."

- Aziz Ansari has won the best television comedy actor award for his role in "Master of None."

- The best television comedy award has gone to "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

- Ewan McGregor has won the award for best actor in a television limited series or movie for his roles in "Fargo."

- Germany's "In the Fade" ("Aus dem Nichts") has won the award for best foreign language film.

- Allison Janney has won the best supporting film actress award for her role in "I, Tonya."

- James Franco has won the best comedy actor award for his role in "The Disaster Artist."

- "The Handmaid's Tale," based on the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, has won the best television drama award.

- Sterling K. Brown won the best television drama actor award for his role in "This is Us."

- Elisabeth Moss won the best actress award for her role in "The Handmaid's Tale."

- Rachel Brosnahan won the best television comedy actress award for her role in "The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel."

- Sam Rockwell has won the best film supporting actor award for his role in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

- Nicole Kidman has won the limited television series best actress award for her role in the series "Big Little Lies."

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