“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.