Golden Globes 2017: The Best of the Awards Show

There is no question that the vibrant comedy musical “La La Land” swept the 74th Golden Globe Award with its lightness and effortless radiance. Both Stone and Gosling performance led the film into winning various Golden Globes that night.

With over seven wins, “La La Land” surpassed the record of six awards held by “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “Midnight Express” (1978), further making its mark in the film realm of comedy musicals from America’s golden age in the 60’s.

During her speech for best actress in a musical or comedy, Emma Stone highlighted the importance of “dreaming” by stating, “I think that hope and creativity are two of the most important things in the world, and that’s what this movie is about.”

Despite six nominations, “Moonlight,” about a young black man growing up in Miami, received probably the most important nomination, best drama. While some critics say that “Moonlight” did not receive the prestigious acclaim it deserves, there is no way this undermines the emotional power and rawness of the film.

Some other surprises that night included some winners in the foreign film and best actress categories. Isabelle Huppert won for best actress in a drama for the French film “Elle,” beating Natalie Portman, who was favored to win for “Jackie.”

Although “Manchester by the Sea” had five nominations, this film was only honored in the best actor category for Casey Affleck. On the bright side, this film is actually expected to receive additional prestigious awards at the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26th.

A few other winners on Sunday night included Viola Davis win for best supporting actress for her work in “Fences”, Casey Affleck for best actor in the “Manchester by the Sea”, and Claire Donald Glover as best actor in a Television Series Comedy or Musical in “Atlanta”. To see the full list of winners in both television and film, be sure to check out this link.

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