The 74th Golden Globe Award Winners

By Livia Peterson

The 74th Golden Globe Awards was hosted by the less than stellar Jimmy Fallon.
The opening sequence (the suddenly hilarious ode to “La La Land” – opening musical number “Another Day of Sun”) was amazing. The ridiculous running joke – “Hidden Fences” – mentioning “Fences” and “Hidden Figures” – obviously two different motion pictures. There is no movie titled “Hidden Fences” currently playing in the cinemas, folks.
Meryl Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award – nailing the acceptance speech from start to finish and not even directly uttering President-elect Donald Trump's name (you go, girlfriend)! “La La Land” received seven nominations and ultimately, won the seven awards – sweeping the Golden Globes. Damien Chazelle’s third feature film rejuvenates the love of the motion pictures.
Isabelle Huppert and “Elle” were victorious – one of my favorite performances and films during the 2016. Viola Davis (“Fences”) remains the frontrunner to win Best Supporting Actress during the 89th Academy Awards. Adios to #OscarsSoWhite. Commence writing the acceptance speech, Ms. Davis. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Nocturnal Animals”) was the mighty surprise – Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) provides the easily superior performance in a superior film. “Nocturnal Animals” is mediocre at best.
The 74th Golden Globe Awards was predictable and yes, a bit tedious. The couple wins solidified the Academy Award frontrunners and the remaining wins receive as a grain of salt. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is all over the place and hence, causes additional confusion.

The Winners

  • Best Motion Picture – Drama: “Moonlight”

  • Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: “La La Land”

  • Best Director: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

  • Best Actress – Drama: Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”

  • Best Actor – Drama: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

  • Best Actress – Musical or Comedy: Emma Stone, “La La Land”

  • Best Actor – Musical or Comedy: Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”

  • Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”

  • Best Supporting Actor: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, “Nocturnal Animals”

  • Best Screenplay: “La La Land”

  • Best Animated Feature: “Zootopia”

  • Best Foreign Language Film: “Elle”, France

  • Best Original Score: “La La Land”

  • Best Original Song: “City of Stars”, “La La Land”

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