Hollywood musical La La Land wins seven Golden Globe awards


Hollywood musical La La Land won every award it was nominated for – including best musical or comedy film, best director, screenplay, score and song. The acting categories awards were also won by its stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.The Globes are seen as pointers to the Oscars. Moonlight was named best drama film, while Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert won other acting prizes.

Affleck was named best actor in a film drama for his role in Manchester By The Sea and French star Isabelle Huppert was the surprise winner of the award for best film drama actress.

Her performance in thriller Elle – which was also named best foreign language film – beat contenders including Natalie Portman, who had been considered the favourite for playing Jackie Kennedy in Jackie.He also described grief-stricken film Manchester By The Sea as “the only thing more depressing than 2016”.

Claire Foy
Claire Foy won TV drama actress for her role in The Crown

The ceremony featured several references to Mr Trump – not least when Meryl Streep launched an attack on the US President-elect while accepting the Cecil B Demille award for outstanding contribution to entertainment.

Streep referred to Trump’s mocking of a disabled reporter and said: “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.”

There were several British triumphs in the television categories, including wins for Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman for The Night Manager.Claire Foy also won best actress in a television series for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown.

The Golden Globe Awards, which are run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, honour the best in TV and film from the past year.It is seen as a precursor to the Oscars, with many of the winning films going on to triumph at the Academy Awards in February.

Media captionMeryl Streep criticised Donald Trump and defended Hollywood, foreigners and the press

Viola Davis was named best supporting film actress for playing a woman in 1950s Pittsburgh in Fences – a role she first played on Broadway six years ago.

The movie is an adaptation of the August Wilson play, which explores race relations in post-war America.

Accepting the award, Davis said: “It’s not every day that Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen – it doesn’t scream ‘moneymaker’. But it does scream art, and it does scream heart.”


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