2017 Golden Globe Recap

Jimmy Fallon started off the show with a spectacular opening number that was inspired by La La Land and filled with celebrity cameos. Among the famous people involved in the musical beginning were Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams,

John Travolta,

the Kids from Stranger Things (Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard),

Kit Harington (Mr. Jon Snow, from Game of Thrones, himself),

Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) Justin Timberlake and many more.
(Check out the entire opening number above)

Jimmy kept things light during his monologue, choosing to say thank you to everyone in the crowd for their hard work, instead of roasting them. The only person who got kind of roasted was Donald Trump and he wasn’t even there. Jimmy said that his presidency was going to be the same as King Joffrey(one of the nastiest characters from Game of Thrones)’s monarchy.

Another celebrity who slammed Mr. Trump was Meryl Streep, during her acceptance speech for a Lifetime Achievement Award. She mentioned how heartbroken she was when Donald made fun of a handicapped person. She also talked about how diverse Hollywood is and that if all the foreigners get kicked out then you will basically get rid of all the arts. She finished her speech by quoting Carrie Fischer…

However, not everything during the Awards Ceremony was political. I was extremely happy to see that La La Land won 7 Golden Globes (record for most GGs won by a movie) including best musical or comedy motion picture, best director (Damien Chazelle), best actor (Ryan Gosling) and best actress (Emma Stone).

Ryan Gosling was really sweet during his acceptance speech. He thanked his wife for allowing him to have such a great experience making La La Land while she stayed home raising their daughter, being pregnant and taking care of her brother who had cancer. He dedicated his award to the memory of his brother in law…. Oh and for some reason, when he was announced as the winner, Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield kissed…

Emma Stone was as adorable as ever when she won her first GG for best actress. She thanked her mom and said that the movie was for dreamers. She also had a moment during the night where she had an uncomfortable hug with director Damien Chazelle…

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Unfortunately, none of my favorite shows, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, or West World, won the best drama series award. Instead, The Crown took the… crown (small chuckle), and that’s OK, I heard that it is a really fascinating show. It was awesome seeing Viola Davis win the best supporting actress in a motion picture award for Fences. Zootopia triumphed over Moana for the best animated film of the year and Moonlight won the best motion picture drama award.

Besides the trophies, there was a new tv spot for Beauty and the Beast that aired during the podcast and is worth mentioning…

and a skit where actors talked about what jobs they had before they acted…

Here is a complete list of the nominees and winners for the night. Did you check out the show? What were your favorite moments and what are your predictions for the Oscars?

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

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

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

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
WINNER-Emma Stone, La La Land
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

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

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

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

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

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

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
WINNER La La Land
Nocturnal Animals
Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water

Original Score, Motion Picture
WINNER La La Land
Moonlight
Arrival
Lion
Hidden Figures

Best Motion Picture, Animated
WINNER Zootopia
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
Sing

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

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
WINNER Elle
Divines
Neruda
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Television Series, Drama
WINNER The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
WINNER Atlanta
Blackish
Mozart in the Jungle
Transparent
Veep

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of

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

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
WINNER Donald Glover, Atlanta
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture WINNER Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Made for Television
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
John Turturro, The Night Of

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture WINNER Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Made for Television
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story

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

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
WINNER Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Meryl Streep

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