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Shape of Water, Handmaid's Tale, and Coco win at Golden Globes, but we want more

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Jan 7, 2018, 11:56 PM EST

Sunday night big names in Hollywood descended on the Beverly Hilton hotel for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. While there were a few big genre wins, overall the night had mostly misses for genre fare.

In television, Hulu's Margaret Atwood adaptation The Handmaid's Tale, which has become a rallying call for protestors over the past year, picked up two huge awards, including Best Drama Series, beating out Game of Thrones and Stranger Things, which were both shut out of the Globes. The Handmaid's Tale also scored a win in the Best Actress - Drama category, which went to the deserving Elisabeth Moss. Twin Peaks, Outlander, and Mr. Robot each had one nomination and zero wins.

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water dominated the film nominations with seven total, but the film ultimately only picked up two, including one pretty important award -- Best Director for Guillermo del Toro. The stunning music in the film floated to the top of the Best Original Score category where Alexandre Desplat took home the statue. Unfortunately, The Shape of Water didn't win a single acting award, even though Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins were each nominated. Indie horror film Get Out was shut out, winning exactly zero of two nominations.

Other notable moments from the Globes include Coco winning Best Animated Film, Oprah bringing down the house with an incredible speech, and a room packed with a bunch of unbelievably beautiful people wearing all black in support of the TIME'S UP movement.

What was your favorite part of the Golden Globes?