"We are here for the work". Gary Oldman won best actor (drama) for playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, while Saoirse Ronan of Lady Bird and Allison Janney of I, Tonya won best actress in a comedy/musical and best supporting actress, respectively.
Oddly, Gerwig was not up for Best Director.
The Netflix series "Stranger Things 2", written, created and directed by The Duffer Brothers (Matt and Ross) of Durham, is nominated for two - Best TV Drama Series and David Harbour for Best Supporting Actor.
-Actress, Drama: Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale".
For television, Big Little Lies has been nominated in six categories followed by Feud: Bette and Joan with four nominations.
The evening began with the normally colorful red carpet transformed into a sea of black gowns worn by celebrities to show solidarity with victims of sexual harassment inside and outside the entertainment industry.
"I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!"
"You can tell we had a wonderful time making this film", producer Pete Czernin said in his acceptance speech. "Marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't", quipped host Meyers to wild applause from the A-list audience in Beverly Hills.
Rachel Brosnahan took home the Golden Globe for best TV comedy actress for Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".
The awards are often seen as vital precursors for the Oscars, nominations for which will be announced on 23 January.