The members of The Hollywood Foreign Press Association sure like La La Land, with the movie taking a record seven Golden Globes, more than any other single movie has ever taken. It did so well that the only categories it was eligible for that it didn’t pick up, were the the Supporting Actress and Actor categories – and seeing as the movie is so strongly built around Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, that’s not too much of a surprise.
However, it wasn’t just La La Land at the Globes, as gay-themed drama Moonlight also had some extremely good news, as it took the Best Picture – Drama gong. It means that while La La Land is now the frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar, Moonlight could cause an upset, having not just taken the Best Drama Globe, but also having won numerous critics association awards. It’s certainly an impressive achievement for a low budget movie that many had thought would go the route of Tangerine – scoring enthusiastic reviews and a lot of love, but getting overlooked by major awards bodies.
The Golden Globe awards were also marked by a lot of concern about the rise of Donald Trump, with Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie winner Hugh Laurie quipping, “Thank you, first of all, to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this amazing honour. I suppose it’s made more amazing by the fact that I’ll be able to say that I won this at the last ever Golden Globes. I don’t mean to be gloomy. It’s just that it has the words ‘Hollywood,’ ‘foreign,’ and ‘press’ in the title.”
Meryl Streep also gave a pretty epic speech decrying Trump and calling on the arts and the press to hold power to account. You can take a look at it below.
One other thing many couldn’t help noticing was a same sex smooch at the ceremony! After Ryan Gosling beat Ryan Reynolds to the Best Actor – Musical or Comedy gong, Andrew Garfield was spotted planting a big smooch on Reynolds’ lips as Gosling went up for his award. You can take a look at that below too, along with the full list of winners.
Golden Globe Winners:
Best Motion Picture – Drama – Moonlight
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – La La Land
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama – Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama – Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Emma Stone, La La Land
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Best Supporting Actress in any Motion Picture – Viola Davis, Fences
Best Supporting Actor in Any Motion Picture – Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Best Director – Motion Picture – Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture – Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language – Elle
Best Motion Picture – Animated – Zootopia
Best Original Score – Motion Picture – La La Land
Best Original Song – Motion Picture – “City of Stars,” La La Land
Best Television Series – Drama – The Crown
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy – Atlanta
Best Actress In A Television Series – Drama – Claire Foy, The Crown
Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama – Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath
Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy – Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy – Donald Glover, Atlanta
Best Limited Series or TV Movie – The People v. O.J. Simpson
Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie – Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie – Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie – Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie – Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager