"La La Land" dances off with seven Golden Globes

"La La Land" dances off with seven Golden Globes
By Catherine Hardy with REUTERS
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"La La Land" sets a new record with seven Golden Globes in a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of US President-elect Donald Trump.

  • “La La Land” sets new Golden Globe record
  • “Moonlight” wins best drama
  • TV wins for “The Crown”, “Atlanta”

“La La Land” has danced off with seven Golden Globes in a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of US President-elect Donald Trump.

The romantic musical about a struggling actress and a jazz pianist trying to make it in Hollywood took home Globes for best comedy/musical.

Stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were also rewarded as was director Damien Chazelle for his screenplay, score and original song.

Round of applause for Emma Stone, RyanGosling</a> and Damien Chazelle, who all won at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoldenGlobes?src=hash">#GoldenGlobes</a> this evening! <a href="https://t.co/TvZj2yP3Og">pic.twitter.com/TvZj2yP3Og</a></p>&mdash; Golden Globe Awards (goldenglobes) January 9, 2017


The evening’s most dramatic moment came from 67-year-old Meryl Streep.

The respected actress accepted a lifetime achievement award.

Although the three-time Oscar winner never mentioned Trump’s name, she said the most heartbreaking moment of the year came “when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter.”

“I still can’t get it out of my head because it was not in a movie,” Streep said.

Meryl Streep was honored at the #GoldenGlobes and she took her moment in the spotlight to talk about Donald Trump https://t.co/W1S1ZKRjyKpic.twitter.com/852LcmbgmV

— CNN (@CNN) January 9, 2017

Trump tells nytimes</a> he&#39;s "not surprised" to be the subject of anger and butt of jokes by "liberal movie people" <a href="https://t.co/85ddEmNmjR">https://t.co/85ddEmNmjR</a> <a href="https://t.co/CNUJIFKEFq">pic.twitter.com/CNUJIFKEFq</a></p>&mdash; NBC News (NBCNews) January 9, 2017

“La La Land”, “Moonlight”

Politics aside, the night belonged to “La La Land”, whose seven wins set a new record for the most Golden Globes by a single movie.

The other big movie award went to low-budget “Moonlight”, about a young boy growing up in an impoverished neighbourhood of Miami.

The film clinched best drama.

“The movie touches people because they see the authenticity that we put into it. We weren’t trying to do anything other than tell our story,” said director Barry Jenkins.

#GoldenGlobes crowd stands for 'Moonlight's' best picture win https://t.co/5zyysyCNT7pic.twitter.com/YeAxRSZLJx

— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 9, 2017

Best Actor and Actress

Casey Affleck won best drama actor for his role as a man tormented by grief in “Manchester by the Sea”.

Viola Davis won best supporting actress for playing a downtrodden wife in the African-American drama “Fences”, the film version of the award-winning play by August Wilson.

“It’s not everyday Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen. It does not scream moneymaker, but it screams art, it screams heart,” Davis said.

“The Crown”, “Atlanta”

In television, hip-hop show “Atlanta” won best TV comedy series and best actor for its star and creator Donald Glover.

“This is incredible,” Glover said, “we didn’t think anyone was gonna like this show so we really appreciate it.”

Netflix’s British royal drama “The Crown” won best drama series, beating “Game of Thrones” and sci-fi series “Westworld” for best drama series.

New shows 'The Crown,' 'Atlanta' anointed by TV Golden Globes https://t.co/qG9plIcTpnpic.twitter.com/J5Bku9AuT2

— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) January 9, 2017


The Globes also lived up to their reputation for upsets.


Isabelle Huppert was named best drama actress for the French psychological thriller, “Elle”.

Natalie Portman had been tipped to win for her portrayal of the iconic US first lady in “Jackie”.

Outstanding French actrice Isabelle Huppert wins Golden Globe for Elle – bravo! https://t.co/0pUOYhkrcB via Figaro_Culture</a></p>&mdash; Paris Writers News (ParisWriters) January 9, 2017

A “heads-up” for the Oscars

The Globe wins, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has strengthened the front-runner status of “La La Land” and “Moonlight” for the Oscars in February.

The major prizes

Best Drama: Moonlight
Best Actor,Drama: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress, Drama: Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Best Comedy or Musical: La La Land
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Emma Stone, La La Land
Best Supporting Actor: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences
Best Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Original Song: “City of Stars” La La Land
Best Original Score: La La Land
Best Screenplay: La La Land
Best Animated Motion Picture: Zootopia
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language: Elle, France
Best TV Series, Drama: The Crown, Netflix
Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Atlanta

Read a full list of all the winners here


Golden Globes 2017

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