The 74th Golden Globes Recap

By Stephanie Brandhuber

It’s that time of year again ladies and gents when the fireworks of the New Year are put to shame by the glitz and shimmer of the Hollywood glitterati. That’s right, it’s award season, and Sunday night saw 2017 kick off to a dazzling start with the 74th Golden Globe Awards.

This year’s Globes was hosted by funnyman TV host Jimmy Fallon, and despite a slight mishap with the teleprompter at the start of his monologue, Jimmy went on to deliver an energetic and politically-charged opener to the night’s celebrations. Using America’s rocky political climate as his main source of gags, Fallon swiped at President-elect Trump, and raised a few eyebrows with his Chris Rock impersonation. The awkwardness of his monologue was a disappointing follow-up to a star-studded musical opening number, inspired by the heavily-nominated La La Land which not only featured a glamorous-looking Amy Adams, Sarah Paulson, Ryan Reynolds, Justin Timberlake, but also featured an adorable rap by the Stranger Things cast.

It’s a well-known fact that the Golden Globes is a boozier, less serious event compared to the Oscars, and it’s unsurprising that this year’s’ Globes provided plenty to talk about, especially when it came to the acceptance speeches by many of the night’s winners.

The evening’s most notable event was undoubtedly the presentation of the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Meryl Streep. Viola Davis delivered an inspiring, heart-felt speech before handing Streep this incredible award to honour her triumphs as an artist. Despite having a sore throat, Streep’s rousing acceptance speech spoke volumes to those seated in the crowd, as well as those watching at home. The three-time Academy Award winning actress used her time on stage to address the recent American presidential election, indirectly calling out Donald Trump for his disrespectful behaviour and his tendencies to bully. Streep also addressed the importance of diversity and the need to protect the freedom of the press now more than ever.

Hugh Laurie too went on to address the pernicious political situation happening in the USA, gloomily joking that this might be the last ever Golden Globes since the Hollywood Foreign Press Association sums up everything that Trump continues to stand against.

Despite the unavoidable political shadow that hung over the night, the 74th Golden Globes was full of laughs, tender moments, triumphant successes, and all the glitz and glamour you would expect from a night of Hollywood stars.

Winning the night by a landslide was the modern musical La La Land starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Directed by Damien Chazelle, this enchanting story of love, success and the pursuit of dreams broke Golden Globes records by winning seven awards, including best musical/comedy film, best director, best screenplay, best original score, and best original song.

Here is a list of all of the night’s winners:

Best Motion Picture Drama

Winner: Moonlight
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Lion
Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama 

Winner: Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama 

Winner: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical

Winner: La La Land
20th Century Women
Deadpool
Florence Foster Jenkins
Sing Street

Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical

Winner: Emma Stone, La La Land
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical

Winner: Donald Glover, Atlanta
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Director

Winner: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best TV Drama

Winner: The Crown, Netflix
Game of Thrones, HBO
Stranger Things, Netflix
This Is Us, NBC
Westworld, HBO

Best Actress in a TV Drama

Winner: Claire Foy, The Crown
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Winner: Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Foreign Language Film

Winner: Elle
Divines
Neruda
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Animated Feature Film

Winner: Zootopia
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
Sing

Best Screenplay

Winner: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical 

Winner: Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie 

Winner: Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Heady, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, The Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Winner: Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Original Song

Winner: “City of Stars,” Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul (La La Land)
“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback (Trolls)
“Faith,” Ryan Tedder, Stevie Wonder, Francis Farewell Starlight (Sing)
“Gold,” Brian Burton, Stephen Gaghan, Daniel Pemberton, Iggy Pop (Gold)
“How Far I’ll Go,” Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana)

Best Original Score

Winner: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
Johann Johannsson, Arrival
Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka, Lion
Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch, Hidden Figures

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie

Winner: Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Miniseries or TV Movie

Winner: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX
American Crime, ABC
The Dresser, Starz
The Night Manager, AMC
The Night Of, HBO

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Winner: Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Best TV Comedy or Musical

Winner: Atlanta, FX
Black-ish, ABC
Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Studios
Transparent, Amazon Studios
Veep, HBO

Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical

Winner: Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Best Actor in a TV Drama

Winner: Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Winner: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion

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