La La Land Wins Big at the Golden Globes

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“This is for theatre nerds everywhere,” said lyricists Pasek & Paul, who won for Best Original Song.
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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Dale Robinette

“This is for theatre nerds everywhere,” said Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, lyricists of the hit movie musical La La Land, which won all seven Golden Globe Awards for which it was nominated January 8, including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.

The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards were presented on NBC, hosted by Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, who was featured on the recent Hamilton Mixtape.

The show opened with opened with a parody of the songs from the film La La Land, turning the Pasek & Paul lyrics to “City of Stars” into “Roomful of Stars.” With music by Justin Hurwitz, “City of Stars” later won Best Original Song. Pasek & Paul also wrote the score to the new Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen.

La La Land also won Golden Globes for Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Screenplay, Best Direction, and Best Original Score.


It was not the only theatre-related film to win major awards. Moonlight written and directed by Barry Jenkins, was based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney.

Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for the same performance that won her a Tony Award in 2010, playing Rose Maxson in the film version of August Wilson’s Fences.

Casey Affleck was named Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama in playwright Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea.

Among notable non-winners was Moana, the Disney film musical with a score by Lin-Manuel Miranda, which lost Best Animated Feature to Zootopia.

As previously announced, Meryl Streep was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She was also nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture/Comedy for her role in Florence Foster Jenkins. Last year’s recipient of the DeMille Award was Denzel Washington, who was also nominated for a Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama this year for Fences. In presenting the award to Streep, Viola Davis said, “You make me proud to be an artist.”

Streep used her acceptance speech to list the non-American origins of many of the night’s nominees and attacked President-elect Donald J. Trump, without mentioning his name, for his demeanor during the recent presidential campaign.

Trump fired back the next morning, calling Streep ”one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood.”

Streep also quoted the recently deceased Carrie Fisher, saying “Take your broken heart; make it into art.“

See a complete list of nominations below. The winners are marked with an asterisk:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
*Moonlight

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
20th Century Women
Deadpool
Florence Foster Jenkins
*La La Land
Sing Street

Best Foreign Language Film
Divines
*Elle
Neruda
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
Sing
*Zootopia

Best Director – Motion Picture
*Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
*Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
*Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don't Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
*Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
* Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
*Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Denzel Washington, Fences
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Joel Edgerton, Loving

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
*Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
*Aaron Taylor Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Moonlight
*La La Land
Arrival
Lion
Hidden Figures

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Can't Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
*“City of Stars,” La La Land
“Faith,” Sing
“Gold,” Gold
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

TELEVISION CATEGORIES
Best TV Series, Drama
*The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical
*Atlanta
Blackish
Mozart in the Jungle
Transparent
Veep

*Best TV Miniseries or Movie
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

TV Movie/Limited Series
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
*The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
*Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
*Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
*Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
*Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
*Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
*Sarah Paulson, The People vs. O.J. Simpson
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie
*Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Sterling K. Brown, The People vs. O.J. Simpson
*Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People

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