Golden Globes 2017

Nobody ran the table Sunday when members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gathered in the The Beverly Hilton Sunday night to give the the Golden Globe awards for the 74th time. As usual, many in the entertainment world are hoping to find glimpse of the future in the Globes crystal Oscar ball. Will it happen? We won’t know until February. Until then it was a night for the elite of Hollywood to drink, laugh and show off in front of each other.

La La Land and Donald Glover came as close to dominating the night as anyone. We have a complete list of winners below. But first, let’s run down the opening of the show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaldSt0lc8o

Hosted by Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, the night started of course with the red carpet. Seven days of rich people wearing fancy clothes and talking to entertainment reporters. OK, maybe not seven days, but it was a while.

The show proper started with a La La Land homage. Jimmy Fallon started off singing in a limo waiting to get to the red carpet. He was then joined in song by nominees singing in the street. Among many movie and TV references Jimmy made his way to the Globes stage. Two highlight:  ‎Rami Malek as his Mr. Robot character confronting Jimmy with some comprising pictures; and the rap breakdown by the Stranger Things kids. Oh, and Barb is alive in case you didn’t know, or care.

The open then cut to Jimmy backstage on piano joined by Ryan Reynolds lounging on the top of the instrument. They shared a mint and Jimmy sang about the “Room Full of Stars.” Next Tina Fey was there, no longer extorting walnuts from airplane passengers, she tried to confess her love for Jimmy, but Jimmy only has eyes for Justin. Timberlake takes Jimmy up an magical staircase to the clouds where they dance. Then JT makes fun of Jimmy and ushers him onto the stage.

The monologue started with a malfunctioning teleprompter, prompting Jimmy to vamp with several exclamations about how crazy the evening will be, you know drunk stars and all. Tech got fixed quick, much to Mariah’s chagrin, and the jokes started with a fine popular vote jab. Then Fallon went to the audience shout-out portion of the monologue which included a bit about Ryan Gosling’s pianist and an odd Chris Rock. After a few more jokes and shout-outs to Jeff Bazos and Matt Damon the awards began.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxyGmyEby40

The night’s winners:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Moonlight

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama

Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

La La Land

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Best Director – Motion Picture

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Best Television Series – Drama

The Crown

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama

Claire Foy, The Crown

Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Elle

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Zootopia

Best Motion  Picture Screenplay

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture

Viola Davis, Fences

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“City Of Stars”, La La Land

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

La La Land

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager

Best Television Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

Sarah Paulson, The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

Atlanta

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-Ish

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals