“La La Land” was king of the world at Sunday’s Golden Globes, winning a record-breaking seven statues, including best musical or comedy, and acting for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in the musical or comedy category.
In fact, “La La Land” won every Globe it was nominated for. Has that ever happened before? Dunno for sure, but I do know “La La Land” is now the clear front-runner for the Academy Awards next month.
In the drama category, “Moonlight” took home the trophy for best motion picture — drama. Meanwhile the drama acting categories went to Casey Affleck for “Manchester by the Sea” and in a huge upset, to Isabelle Huppert for “Elle.” If you hadn’t heard about “Elle,” you’re not alone. I had to Google the movie, and it sounds like a very disturbing movie.
On the TV side of things, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was very kind to newcomers. “Atlanta” on FX and “The Crown” on Netflix took home the best comedy and best drama statues, respectively. “The Crown” actress Claire Foy earned a best actress in a TV drama Globe for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II. And in another surprise, Billy Bob Thornton nabbed the best actor prize in the same category for “Goliath.”
In the comedy acting categories, “Atlanta” landed a best actor in a comedy statue for creator and star Donald Glover, while Tracee Ellis Ross won the same prize for ABC;s “Black-ish.”
“La La Land” taking home a slew of Golden Globes is not a surprise by any means. But the 2017 Golden Globes did have some interesting, head scratching moments for me. Here are a few of the things I learned from last night’s awards:
- The Hollywood Foreign Press Association did not like HBO this year.
- Someone should get Ryan Seacrest something to stand on.
- TV nominees get the worst seats at the event.
- Impressions are not Jimmy Fallon’s thing.
- I should own stock in double-sided tape.
- Mandy Moore doesn’t look like Mandy Moore any more.
- I hope in the next Avengers movie Loki is introduced as “Golden Globe winner.”
- The last time I saw that much booze was at Laneit’s place.
- Steve Carell is still alive.
- the O.J. Simpson mini series has lost steam since the Emmy’s.
- Wonder Woman is pregnant, and I think it’s Thor’s.