Best: A Pair of Wins for 'Lady Bird'
Netting five nominations (though ahem, not Best Director for some reason), Greta Gerwig's directorial debut won a Best Actress award for the excellent Saoirse Ronan and took home Best Motion Picture in the Musical or Comedy. The coming-of-age masterpiece, about an outspoken Sacramento teen getting through her senior year and her tempestuous relationship with her mother (Laurie Metcalf) has a wit, specificity and heart that makes it an instant classic. Gerwig was visibly over the moon to receive her statuette, and as a film written and directed by a woman, about the complex ways women interact with each other, it's a fitting honoree for the year of #MeToo. JS