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Huge Night for “Big Little Lies” at the Golden Globes

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“Big Little Lies” cemented its status as one of the most beloved pieces of popular culture of the past year by winning four major awards at the 75th Golden Globes. Nominated for six total awards, the smash hit limited HBO series walked away with four trophies.

The dominance of “Big Little Lies” included Golden Globes for Nicole Kidman for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series and for Laura Dern for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series. Both women defeated one of their own co-stars in their respective categories. Reese Witherspoon had been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress, while Shailene Woodley had been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.

It wasn’t just the women of “Big Little Lies” who took home awards. Alexander Skarsgård picked up the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series.

The series itself was honored with the Golden Globe for Best Television Limited Series. The creator of the series, David E. Kelley, accepted that award and pointedly thanked director Jean-Marc Vallée, and he then invited Reese Witherspoon to speak as well. Along with co-star Nicole Kidman, Witherspoon served as executive producer of the series.

In September, “Big Little Lies” had a similarly exceptional night at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, notching eight wins in many similar categories.

Originally envisioned to be a true limited series, “Big Little Lies” will be returning to HBO for another run in the future based on its massive success. The second series is expected to premiere in 2019, and it will explore original storylines that fall beyond the scope of Liane Moriarty’s novel on which the original series was based.

Big Little Lies Returning for a Second Season

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It’s official: HBO has announced that Big Little Lies will return for a second season, and another 7 episodes.

The show, which stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, is based on the eponymous novel by Liane Moriarty. It has been both a critical and commercial success, and has won 8 Emmy awards and received 16 nominations. It has further scored a 92% rating from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 94 reviews. What’s more, the show garnered on average well more than a million viewers, with the season finale receiving almost 2 million.

While the network confirmed that Kidman and Witherspoon will definitely be back, the status of the rest of the cast is less certain. All they would say is that “most of the cast is expected to return.” They also indicated that writer David E. Kelley would return and write all of next season’s episodes. He will further continue his role as executive producer of the show, along with Kidman and Witherspoon, and director Andrea Arnold.

As to plot details for the second season, HBO is keeping that under wraps. All they would say is that the show would explore the subjects of lies, friendship, marriage and parenting.

The show was originally marketed as a 7-episode miniseries, but its stars expressed great excitement about continuing for a second season.

Witherspoon said that she hoped that second season would provide an opportunity to go “deeper into the lives of these intriguing and intricate Monterey families and bring more of their stories back to the audience who embraced and championed them.” Kidman added that she was appreciative that she was able to “keep exploring these female characters and make this series with my friends.”