Golden Globes – 74th Annual Awards Surprises and Certainties

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golden-globes-2The 74th annual Golden Globe awards for both movie and television were held in Hollywood with popular host Jimmy Fallon as the presenter on Sunday 8th January, 2017. As always there was both surprises and certainties as well as, a great deal of controversy.

golden-globes-4As always, the Red Carpet parade of celebrities at the Golden Globes drew gasps from the crowd, who gather to see what the fashion world has presented as the latest styles.

riz-ahmed-felicity-jonesFelicity Jones and Riz Ahmed from Star Wars: Rogue One, both looked like the stars they are, superbly attired. He was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for The Night Of,  which Tom Hiddleston won for The Night Manager

Long dresses are still in fashion with beaded, figure hugging, thigh splits, strapless, halter neck, bejewelled and sequinned frocks abounding, not always in the best of taste.

stallone-sistersThose like the Stallone sisters, who just wear simple dresses in black however, always remaining outstanding.

golden-globes-3This year at the movies La La Land led the film categories with seven nominations and Moonlight, which has six nominations.

For television FX’s critically acclaimed The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story leads with five nominations, followed by AMC’s The Night Manager with four.

The Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language, was won by Elle, a psychological thriller from France starring Isabelle Huppert, who also won best actress.

meryl-streepHaving achieved eight Golden Globes from 29 nominations, Meryl Streep was a certainty, the recipient of the prestigious Cecil B. de Mille Award named for one of film’s most notable photographers.

During her speech which drew a standing ovation, she paid tribute to her friend Carrie Fisher quoting “Take your broken heart, make it into art”. She also put the President Elect on Notice – see transcript of her speech below.

During her career Meryl Streep has received 29 nominations and won eight Golden Globes, The Iron Lady (2011), Julie and Julia (2009), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Angels in America (2003), Adaptation (2002), Sophie’s Choice (1982), The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).

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Ryan Gosling accepts the Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture (musical or comedy) for La La Land

See our list below for the winners, indicated in Red.

Best Motion Picture — Drama

  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Lion
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

ryan-and-emma-5Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • 20th Century Women
  • Deadpool
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • La La Land
  • Sing Street

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 Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Amy Adams, Arrival
  • Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  • Ruth Negga, Loving
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  • Joel Edgerton, Loving
  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
  • Denzel Washington, Fences
La La Land (2016) Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone)

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Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical

  • Colin Farrell, The Lobster
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jonah Hill, War Dogs
  • Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical

  • 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 Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any 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 Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • Viola Davis, Fences
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman, Lion
  • Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Motion Picture — Animated

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • Sing
  • Zootopia

LLL d 29 _5194.NEFBest 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 Original Song – Motion Picture

  • City Of Stars, Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
  • “Faith,” Sing
  • “Gold,” Gold
  • “How Far I’ll Go,” Moana
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

  • Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
  • Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson, Arrival
  • Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran, Lion
  • Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer, Hidden Figures

claire-foyBest Television Series — Drama

  • The Crown, Netflix
  • Game of ThronesHBO
  • Stranger ThingsNetflix
  • This Is UsNBC
  • WestworldHBO

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy

  • AtlantaFX
  • Black-ish, ABC
  • Mozart in the JungleAmazon
  • TransparentAmazon
  • Veep, HBO

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • American Crime, ABC
  • The Dresser, Starz
  • The Night Manager, AMC
  • The Night Of, HBO
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX

the-crown-on-elizabethBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

  • Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
  • Claire Foy, The Crown
  • Keri Russell, The Americans
  • Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
  • Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

  • Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Matthew Rhys, The Americans
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
  • Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
  • Donald Glover, Atlanta
  • Nick Nolte, Graves
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or 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, Black-ish

The-Night-Manager-CastBest Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

  • 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 v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Felicity Huffman, American Crime
  • Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
  • Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
  • Kerry Washington, Confirmation

hugh-laurie-2Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
  • John Lithgow, The Crown
  • Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
  • John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Transcript of Meryl Streep’s Speech

The following is a transcript of Meryl Streep’s speech at the 74th Golden Globes  as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille  Award for lifetime achievement.

I love you all. You have to forgive me, I have lost my voice in screaming and lamentation this weekend and I have lost my mind sometime earlier this year so I have to read.

Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press. Just to pick up on what Hugh Laurie said, you and all of us in this room really belong to the most vilified segments of American society right now. Think about it: Hollywood, foreigners and the press.

But who are we and, you know, what is Hollywood, anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places. I was born and raised and educated in the public schools of New Jersey, Viola was born in a sharecropper’s cabin in South Carolina, came up in Central Falls,  R.I. Sarah Paulson was born in Florida, raised by a single mom in Brooklyn. Sarah Jessica Parker was one of seven or eight kids from Ohio, Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy and Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem. Where are their birth certificates?

And the beautiful Ruth Negga was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, raised in Lon — no, in Ireland, I do believe, and she’s here nominated for playing a small-town girl from Virginia. Ryan Gosling, like all the nicest people, is Canadian. And Dev Patel was born in Kenya, raised in London and is here playing an Indian raised in Tasmania. So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if we kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.

They gave me three seconds to say this, so. An actor’s only job is to enter the lives of people who are different from us and let you feel what that feels like. And there were many, many, many powerful performances this year that did exactly that, breathtaking, compassionate work.

But there was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart, not because it was good, it was — there’s nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth.

It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege and power and the capacity to fight back. It, it kind of broke my heart when I saw it and I still can’t get it out my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life. And this instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing.

Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose. OK, go on with that thing. OK, this brings me to the press. We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage.

That’s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in our constitution. So I only ask the famously well-heeled Hollywood foreign press and all of us in our community to join me in supporting the Committee to Protect Journalists, ’cause we’re going to need them going forward and they’ll need us to safeguard the truth.

One more thing. Once when I was standing around the set one day, whining about something, we were going to work through supper or the long hours or whatever, Tommy Lee Jones said to me: “Isn’t it such a privilege, Meryl, just to be an actor?” Yeah, it is. And we have to remind each other of the privilege and the responsibility of the act of empathy. We should be very proud of the work Hollywood honors here tonight,

As my, as my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once: “Take your broken heart, make it into art.”

Thank you, Foreign Press.

 

 

 

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