HIFF Selection, Once Considered a Sleeper, Wins Big at Globes

Frances McDormand won a best actress Golden Globe on Sunday for her work in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," which also won the best picture award for drama. It was screened in October at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Films and television shows with South Fork connections were among the winners and losers at Sunday night’s Golden Globes Awards, handed out annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The evening’s big and somewhat surprising winner was “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” a selection of the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival. It won the best dramatic film award, best actress in a drama for Frances McDormand, best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell, and best motion picture screenplay for Martin McDonagh. (Mr. McDonagh was also nominated in the best director category, but lost to another director of a HIFF film, Guillermo del Toro, for “The Shape of Water.”)

Amagansett’s Carter Burwell was nominated for best original score for “Three Billboards,” but “The Shape of Water” won that category as well. In addition to best director, “The Shape of Water” was nominated for best picture, best screenplay, best actress for Sally Jenkins, and best supporting actor for Richard Jenkins.

HIFF films were represented in the best supporting actor category by Willem Dafoe for “The Florida Project” and by Armie Hammer in “Call Me by Your Name,” which was also nominated for best picture in the drama category and best actor in a drama category for Timothee Chalamet. Gary Oldman, nominated for his role as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour,” also shown at the film festival here, won in that category.

Steven Spielberg, who has a house in Georgica, was nominated in the best director and best picture categories for “The Post,” about The Washington Post’s publication of the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s. The film was also nominated in the best actor (Tom Hanks) and best actress (Meryl Streep) categories for drama, but went home empty-handed.

Film festival selections were nominees and winners in other categories, as well. Allison Janney won best supporting actress for her no-holds-barred embodiment of LaVona Harding in “I, Tonya.” The film’s star, Margot Robbie, was nominated for best actress in the comedy or musical film category, and “I, Tonya” was also nominated for best picture in that category, along with “Get Out,” which was featured with its stars and its director, Jordan Peele, in a panel discussion at HIFF. Both films lost to Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” which was not screened at the festival. Daniel Kaluuya of “Get Out” was nominated for best actor, but lost to James Franco for “The Disaster Artist.”

In the best foreign film category, four of the five nominated were HIFF selections, including the winner, “In the Fade,” as well as “The Square,” “A Fantastic Woman,” and “Loveless.”

Two Montauk part-timers, Robert De Niro and Liev Schreiber, were nominated for their work in television, Mr. Schreiber for his longtime title role in “Ray Donovan” on Showtime and Mr. De Niro for his role as Bernie Madoff in “The Wizard of Lies.” Neither won in his category. 


Diane Kruger in "In the Fade," a HIFF selection that won best foreign film at the Golden Globes.