The 2017 Golden Globes

January 15, 2017

 

The star studded event, hosted by the one and only Jimmy Fallon, began with a musical opener imitating scenes from HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) favorite, La La Land, and included appearances from Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman, and several other stars, as well as a Stranger Things rap.

 

After a short monologue, during which the teleprompter stopped working, came the much anticipated awards. Held at the Beverly Hilton, practically our school’s neighbor, the mood at the Golden Globes seemed sober, with actresses dressed in glamorous gowns (pink, yellow, and gold dresses seemed to be the trend this year), while many actors sat in their tuxedos and trendy scruffy beards.

 

The tone changed for a bit when Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell exchanged their hilariously tragic stories of how they saw their first animated films. The mood then went for another turn when Meryl Streep

 

received the award for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, and recited a now much-talked about speech, now simultaneously infamous and controversial. The award was rightfully deserved after a lifetime of successful roles in numerous films. (On a personal note, my former acting professor once told me that Meryl Streep had been her student at some point, and to this day, Streep stills gets nervous before performances! Let that be a testament to the fact that one can have stage fright and still be as successful as her.)

 

In addition, the main highlight from the show was the fact that Ryan Gosling’s and Emma Stone’s musical La La Land broke a record- it swept the awards for all the categories it was nominated for, including best motion picture- musical or comedy, best director, and best screenplay (seven in total). All in all, 2017’s Golden Globes were, at some points entertaining, at other points a tad too sober for an award show, and overall, full of surprises.

 

A full list of the nominees and winners can be found below, courtesy of goldenglobes.com:

 

FILM CATEGORY WINNERS

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama): Isabelle Huppert in Elle

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama): Casey Affleck in Manchester By the Sea

Best Motion Picture (Drama): Moonlight

Best Motion Picture (Comedy Or Musical): La La Land

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy Or Musical): Emma Stone in La La Land

Best Director (Motion Picture): Damien Chazelle for La La Land

Best Motion Picture (Foreign Language): Elle from France

Best Screenplay (Motion Picture): La La Land

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy Or Musical): Ryan Gosling in La La Land

Best Motion Picture (Animated): Zootopia

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Viola Davis in Fences

Best Original Song: "City of Stars," from La La Land

Best Original Score (Motion Picture):  La La Land

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture: Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Nocturnal Animals

 

TELEVISION CATEGORY WINNERS

 

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series (Comedy Or Musical): Donald Glover in Atlanta

Best Television Series (Drama): The Crown

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series (Drama): Claire Foy in The Crown

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Olivia Colman in The Night Manager

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television: People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Sarah Paulson in People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Television Series (Comedy Or Musical): Atlanta

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series (Comedy Or Musical): Tracee Ellis Ross in Black-ish

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series (Drama): Billy Bob Thornton in Goliath

 

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