'La La Land' wins big at the Globes, 'Moonlight' shines bright
The New Year vacay hangover just wore off, and here we’re in celebration mode again. The Golden Globes kicked off the awards season with style, many surprising wins and a few political messages too. While ‘La La Land’ was a clear winner, Meryl Streep stole the show with her powerful anti-Trump speech. The actress used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award to call out the president-elect for mocking a disabled reporter in 2015, and warned that a free press would need to be defended.
Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ had a huge night, setting a Globes record with seven wins. ‘La La Land’ took home seven awards for Best Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Actress in Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, Best Score in Justin Hurwitz and many more. For sure, this one will be a strong contender in the Oscar race. ‘Moonlight’ shone bright to win the Best Motion Picture Drama.
Isabelle Huppert won Best Actress Drama for her role as in the French film ‘Elle’, which also won the Best Foreign Language Film award. Casey Affleck won Best Actor Drama for his portrayal of grieving father in ‘Manchester by the Sea’. Viola Davis and Aaron Taylor-Johnson won Best Performance by in a Supporting Role for ‘Fences’ and ‘Nocturnal Animals’ respectively.
India had a reason to cheer too. Priyanka Chopra’s stunning red carpet appearance and her presenting the award in Best TV Actor- Drama category to Billy Bob Thornton was the hightlight back home. While ‘The Crown’ beat ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Stranger Things’ to win the Best TV Series Drama, ‘Atlanta’ took home the trophy for Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical. Claire Foy took home Best Actress trophy for ‘The Crown’.
Donald Glover (‘Atlanta’) and Tracee Ellis Ross (‘Black-ish’) won Best Performance in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical. ‘The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story’ received the award for Best Limited Series or TV Movie. Its lead actress Sarah Paulson took home the trophy for best performance. However, its John Travolta lost to Hugh Laurie (‘The Night Manager’) for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie.
‘The Night Manager’ went on to win two more Globes in Olivia Colman as Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie and Tom Hiddleston for Best Performance Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie.