'La La Land' sweeps away the Golden Globe Awards 2017
Musical comedy 'La La Land' was the most nominated film of the night at Golden Globe Awards, 2017. Creating history with seven wins, it won the Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Director and Best Screenplay (Damien Chazelle). The movie also won in the Original Score Department with the award going to Justin Hurwitz.
This year, the Golden Globe Awards 2017 ceremony took place in Beverly Hills, California on 8th January. It was hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
In the category of Best Motion Picture (Drama), 'Moonlight' won the award. Casey Affleck won Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for 'Manchester By The Sea.' The award for Best Animated Film went to 'Zootopia' whereas French film 'Elle' won the Best Foreign Language Award. Isabelle Huppert won Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) for her performance in 'Elle.'
'Atlanta' won the award for Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy). 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' won Best Television Limited Series. Billy Bob Thornton won Best Actor in a TV Series (Drama) for 'Goliath'. Tom Hiddleston won Best Actor in TV Movie or Miniseries for 'The Night Manager' whereas Hugh Laurie won Supporting Best Actor in 'The Night Manager'.
Viola Davis won 'Best Actress in Supporting Role' in a motion picture for 'Fences'. The award for 'Best Original Song in a Motion Picture' was awarded to "City of Stars" from La La Land. 'The Crown' took home the award for the Best TV Series (Drama) and Claire Foy won 'Best Actress TV Series' (Drama) for 'The Crown'.
Meryl Streep was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award lifetime award. During her acceptance speech, Streep made scathing remarks on US President-elect Donald Trump and criticized his policies without naming him directly. She referred to an incident when Trump mocked a physically-challenged reporter and said she was "stunned" when she saw it. She called to Hollywood to stand strong and support a free press.