It was a great night for the Irish at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, with Lady Bird star Saoirse Ronan and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, writer-director Martin McDonagh among the winners.

Ronan, who was previously nominated for Golden Globes for her roles in Brooklyn and Atonement, won the Best Actress - Musical or Comedy award for her performance in writer-director Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age story.

Lady Bird was also named Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy at the awards.

Nominated in six categories, Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the biggest film winner on the night, winning four awards, including Best Motion Picture - Drama.



London-Irish filmmaker McDonagh also won the Best Screenplay award for his searing study of grief, with two of his stars, Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell, winning Best Actress - Drama and Best Supporting Actor respectively for their performances. 

McDonagh lost out on Best Director to The Shape of Water's Guillermo del Toro.

Accepting her award, Ronan said: "My mam's on FaceTime over there on someone's phone right now, so hi!"

"I just want to say how inspirational it's been to be in this room," she continued on a night when the stars took a stand against harassment in the entertainment industry.

Ronan then thanked "all of the women who I love so much in my own life who support me every single day".

Globe winners Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

"It's my mum's birthday tomorrow; she likes this kind of thing," said Martin McDonagh, accepting his award.

"So happy birthday, mum - even though I think she wanted Lady Bird to win!"

Gary OIdman - Best Actor for Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman won Best Actor - Drama for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in WWII biopic Darkest Hour, while Allison Janney won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of LaVona Golden, the mother of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding, in I, Tonya.

Actor-director James Franco was the Best Actor - Musical or Comedy winner for his film, The Disaster Artist.

Big Little Lies was the big winner in the TV categories with four awards, including one for Nicole Kidman

In the television categories, Big Little Lies was the big winner with four awards. 

There was disappointment for Irish Outlander star Caitriona Balfe, who lost out in the Best Actress in a TV Series - Drama category to The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss. On the night, Balfe revealed that she is engaged.

The Golden Globes are on RTÉ2 on Monday night from 9pm.

You can watch the ceremony and red carpet arrivals on RTÉ2 from 9:00pm on Monday night

The Winners in Full:

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Best Actress in a TV Series - Drama
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama
Sterling K Brown, This is Us

Best TV Series - Drama
The Handmaid's Tale

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
This is Me, The Greatest Showman

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Best Animated Feature Film
Coco

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Foreign Language Film
In the Fade

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Cecil B DeMille Award
Oprah Winfrey 

Best Director - Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best TV Limited-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little Lies

Best Actress - Musical or Comedy
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Film - Musical or Comedy
Lady Bird

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Watch highlights from the Golden Globes and the Red Carpet on RTÉ2 tonight from 9pm 

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