‘La La Land’, ‘Moonlight’ and more win at the Golden Globes


Peter Dutton

The Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.

Sawyer Barth

The 74th annual Golden Globe awards were held on Jan. 8 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. NBC broadcasted the ceremony, and comedian and television icon Jimmy Fallon hosted. There were 25 television and film awards categories, as well as the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, presented this year to veteran actress Meryl Streep.

Fallon opened his show with a pre-recorded musical video featuring celebrities such as Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake. According to USA Today, the number was a tribute to the recently-released Damien Chazelle film “La La Land.” He then appeared onstage to give an opening monologue, touching upon current politics and aiming light-hearted quips at the nominated films and series of the evening.

“La La Land” was the evening’s pre-eminent film, achieving an all-time record of seven wins. The French film “Elle” won two awards, coming away with the Globe for Best Foreign Language Film as well as a Best Actress in a Drama win for French actress Isabelle Huppert. “Moonlight” beat out tough competition for the Best Drama Film award, and Casey Affleck, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Aaron Taylor-Johnson all took home Globes for their performances. “Zootopia” won in the Best Animated Feature category.

FX’s rap-themed comedy series “Atlanta” and Netflix’s royalty drama “The Crown” each won two awards, taking home Best Series titles and snagging Globes for the performances of their lead actors Donald Glover and Claire Foy, respectively.

Both praise and criticism surfaced as a result of Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech for her Lifetime Achievement Award, which turned into an ardent denunciation of the behavior of President Donald J. Trump. Some spectators believed the “Florence Foster Jenkins” actress was in no place to share her opinions on Trump’s behavior, such as his former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. On the other hand, several celebrities like Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro publicly expressed their approval of the comments.

This Golden Globes ceremony marks the start of awards season; events including the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Oscars are on their way.