The 74th annual Golden Globe Award ceremony, took place last night (8th January 2017). Perhaps Hollywood’s biggest second biggest awards night featured a bevvy of award-winning Film Directors, actors and actresses and comedians. The Golden Globe frequently sets the pace for red carpet trends for the rest of the year.
The night belonged to La La Land which tells a story of a jazz pianist and a struggling actress who cross path in Los Angeles. The Movie, directed by Damien Chazelle won 7 awards, including ‘Best Motion Picture’, ‘Best Director’. Ryan Gosling who acted in the movies received ‘Best Performance by an Actor in Motion Picture’, Emma Stone who acted with Ryan Gosling also received the same award, the actresses’ first.
Moonlight a low-budgeted movie, received ‘Best Motion Picture’ for its portrayal of a young boy growing up in an impoverished neighbourhood.
The night wasn’t just about awards, with diversity and political views stressed in the ceremony, Jimmy Fallon and three-times Oscar winner actress Meryl Streep both spoke about U.S. elected-president Donald Trump, both made references to Trump but without mentioning the president-elect’s name.
Fallon opened the ceremony by calling the awards show “one of the few places left where America still honours the popular vote” whilst Meryl Streep, accepting her lifetime achievement awards mentioned that the most heartbreaking performance of the year came “when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter”.