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La La Land Sweeps 74th Golden Globes; Plus Full List Of Winners

La La Land Sweeps 74th Golden Globes; Plus Full List Of Winners

Surprising no one, awards season darling La La Land took home the most Golden Globes, with seven, including Best Motion Picture Comedy, Best Director, Best Actress Comedy (Emma Stone), Best Actor Comedy (Ryan Gosling), Best Screenplay, Best Motion Picture Musical, and Original Score and Song for “City of Stars.” The movie is now positioned to take the Academy Awards by storm—that is unless the usual Globe backlash takes hold. Remember that the Globes also gave prizes to Avatar, The Social Network, Boyhood, and The Revenant—all four of them lost Best Picture. Perhaps the best part of the sweep was that Ryan Gosling gave what was arguably the most genuine and touching speech of the night. That is until the “Most Acclaimed Actress of our Time” showed up.

The other big headline of course was Meryl Streep’s political diatribe. Meryl Streep was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille award and gave one of her iconic speeches, simply because she made it unapologetically and unabashedly political and anti-Donald Trump. I did not see that coming, but it sure made jaws drop. If anyone has the chops and stature to get away with it, it was her. She could have easily made it about herself but she made it about the moment.

Elsewhere in movie land, Moonlight somewhat surprisingly won Best Motion Picture Drama. It’s perhaps now the only viable competition for La La Land, but a movie that small has little chances. Isabelle Huppert and Casey Affleck took the Best Acting Drama trophies—the former still is fighting for an Oscar nomination, with the latter a lock for a win.

The Globes started the evening by throwing the race for Best Supporting Actor into disarray by giving it to Aaron Taylor-Johnson from Nocturnal Animals. The star was not really expected to even land a nomination at the Academy Awards, but the winner of this award has not missed a nod in 40 years. So, all of a sudden, Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali has company in that race. Over in the supporting actress category, Viola Davis got her due for her powerful performance in Fences. The Oscar win should finally be within reach. Finally, in the somewhat confusing Animated category, Zootopia emerged as a favorite after winning the Globe, while France’s excellent but controversial Elle won for foreign language film, though it’s not eligible for the Oscars.

Over in TV land, the HFPA did what they usually do, which is to get ahead of new shows and celebrate upcoming talent. The hit Netflix show The Crown won two Globes, for Best TV Series Drama as well as Best Actress Drama for Claire Foy. For Best Television Series Comedy, they went with the sleeper hit F/X show Atlanta, also giving Donald Glover the Globe for Best Actor Comedy for his performance in that show. They feted Diana Ross’ daughter Tracee in the hilarious Blackish as Best Comedy Actress. Surprising no one, The People vs. OJ Simpson walked away with two trophies, for Best Television Limited Series as well as Best Actress in a Limited Series for Sarah Paulson’s portrayal of Marcia Clark.

Finally, Hugh Laurie raised some eyebrows with the first overtly political jokes (though not the only, see above) of the night, after he won for The Night Manager. Indeed, that miniseries netted three Globes, including wins for Tom Hiddleston and Olivia Coleman in the supporting categories.

It was overall a somewhat muted show. Host Jimmy Fallon opened the evening with an orgasmic adulation of the eventual winner La La Land, and there was a small touching in memoriam to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. But Fallon disappeared for the last two thirds of the show and, other than Streep’s speech, most of it was subdued. For those that criticize the Oscars’ for its bloated numbers and montages, the Globes offer the alternative: what trying to cram these many actors into three hours can bring.

Full List of Winners Below

BEST MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA
Moonlight

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA
Isabelle Huppert “Elle”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA
Casey Affleck “Manchester by the Sea”

BEST MOTION PICTURE — MUSICAL OR COMEDY
La La Land

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE — MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Emma Stone “La La Land”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE — MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”

BEST MOTION PICTURE — ANIMATED
Zootopia

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Elle (France)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE
Viola Davis “Fences”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE
Aaron Taylor-Johnson “Nocturnal Nominals”

BEST DIRECTOR — MOTION PICTURE
Damien Chazelle “La La Land”

BEST SCREENPLAY — MOTION PICTURE
Damien Chazelle “La La Land”

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 PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA
Claire Foy “The Crown”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA
Billy Bob Thornton “Goliath”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES — MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Atlanta (F/X)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES — MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Donald Glover “Atlanta”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES — MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Tracee Ellis Ross “Blackish”

BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
The People vs. OJ Simpson, American Crime Story

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Sarah Paulson “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Tom Hiddleston’s “The Night Manager”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Olivia Coleman “The Night Manager”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Hugh Laure “The Night Manager”

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Source: Golden Globes

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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age, and has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film 'The Lost Weekend' is pure coincidence

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