UPDATE with final results: The 74th annual Golden Globes hit the music from the first cold open in the show’s history, with Lionsgate’s romantic musical La La Land winning all seven awards for which it was nominated including Best Picture – Comedy or Musical, for stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone and for Damien Chazelle’s script and directing.
It danced away a night that included a pair of TV doubles: Donald Glover winning Best Actor Comedy for FX’s Atlanta, which also won Best Comedy; and Netflix’s royal rookie The Crown, which won Best Drama and Best Actress for star Claire Foy.
A24’s Moonlight won the night’s final award, the marquee Best Picture – Drama, capping a night that was low on heat but featured strong speeches (political and otherwise) from winners and from Meryl Streep, who accepted the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award for life achievement complete with a hoarse voice.
Here’s how it went down at the Beverly Hilton as seen by Deadline’s co-Editors In Chief:
Jimmy Fallon’s opening is a very ambitious recreation of the opening number of La La Land. That opening of the movie was over the top, but Fallon is hitting all the right notes, with so many stars taking part. Very imaginative.
NBC is putting ABC on notice with the elaborate mashup of the year’s top movies and TV shows. This is the type of musical opening number that the Oscars are known for.
Jimmy, stop being so fawning!
If anyone had doubts that politics would be front and center tonight, Fallon make that clear with the very first line of his opening monologue (after some clunky faulty equipment talk). “Welcome to the Golden Globes, one of the few places left where America still honors the
Probably a good idea to make as many Trump jokes as possible. Many of these movies the mass audience hasn’t seen, either because they were limited, or because they are still rolling out. Trump on the other hand…
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture – Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Aaron Taylor Johnson is a huge upset, playing the Texas psycho in Nocturnal Animals. Mahershala Ali was the favorite, and how good was dev patel in Lion. Johnson is a friend of Tom Ford, and even he was surprised at how scary was his performance. A bold choice.
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series/Drama – Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath
You had to figure Rami Malek was the fave, coming off the Emmy win for Mr. Robot. Nellie how surprised are you to see Billy Bob Thornton win?
Not really, the HFPA stuck with two TV traditions on this one – honoring a first-year show, ‘Goliath’, and an old favorite (and a movie star), Billy Bob Thornton.
Malek’s moment was last year when the Golden Globes finally honored Mad Men’s Jon Hamm on his final try.
The obligatory Mariah Carey joke highlights the fact that Dick Clark Prods. is behind both ABC’s ‘Rockin’ Eve’, marked by Carey’s botched performance this year, and the Golden Globes.
Malek is playing Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic directed by Bryan Singer. Intriguing choice
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series/Musical or Comedy – Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
The Emmy in the category is staying at the broadcast with another first-time winner. This is somewhat of a surprise as Issa Rae had been considered a frontrunner for her breakout HBO series Insecure. Great lines from Ross. “This is for all women of color and colorful people whose stories are nor always considered valid and important.”
WINNER: Best Television Series/Musical or Comedy – Atlanta (FX)
This one was considered a shoo-in. Another first-year comedy winning the top trophy and another snub for ‘Veep’
The No. 1 show in Deadline’s Top 10 New TV Shows of 2016 took the best Musical or Comedy award tonight – bingo!
Donald Glover is really catching on in the film arena. We’ll first see him in a major role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and then he’ll take over for Billy Dee Williams and play Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film. This guy is hot stuff.
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Sarah Paulson, The People V OJ Simpson
The Golden Globes are not playing opposition to the Emmys, with the heavy favorite The People v. O.J. Simpson opening what may be a sweep like the one in September.
WINNER: Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – The People V OJ Simpson (FX)
It’s 2-for-2 for People v. O.J. Simpson and a third Golden Globe for FX.
Kind of dull, this show. The crowd seems bored, and noisy. You wonder if a Ricky Gervais, or Tina Fey/Amy Poehler is the way to go, with the sense that something unexpected might happen.
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
I thought Sterling K. Brown would win. He was so good in People vs OJ Simpson
Yes, that is a surprise, there may have been some splitting of the People v. OJ vote. But Laurie is a HFPA favorite, he won for House too.
He had a good line about these being the last Golden Globes. “HFPA has Hollywood, foreign and press in the title.”
WINNER: Best Original Score/Motion Picture – Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Good win for La La Land. Feels like this is going to be a big night for this film, competing as it does in the Musical/Comedy category.
WINNER: Best Original Song – “City Of Stars,” La La Land
I can’t get over the cringe-worthy lines Sofia Vergara were made read from stage, mixing up “anal” with “annual.” After the Emmys were accused of objectifying the Modern Family star by getting her to pose on a revolving pedestal during a speech, now the Globes are making fun of her not being a native English speaker.
Could that possibly have been a scripted bit? If so, it was unglamorous
They should turn up the microphones. The crowd is drowning out the presenters.
Michael Keaton’s performance as Ray Kroc is about as good as any leading man turn this year. But for some reason he hasn’t gotten much love in this awards season. Shame.
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture – Viola Davis, Fences
Viola Davis clearly belongs in the Best Actress category, and she might have won in that category because her work is so strong. She has moments where she eviscerates Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) that is so strong it brings collective shame to the male species. But she and her team thought she would fare better in this category, which will probably carry her to an Oscar. She’s really the only actress in the movie; so how do you explain why she is supporting?
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Between Lion’s Sunny Pawar and Aisholpan Nurgiv from the documentary The Eagle Huntress, this has got to be one of the great movie years for charismatic kids.
Colman is a surprise, probably not so big after Lurie’s win. British TV productions and performers always do well with the HFPA. Does that bode well for The Crown?
Amy Schumer, next starringin the Barbie movie. now how about her for the Globes host?
She has the edge lacking tonight.
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture/Musical or Comedy – Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Hard to argue with Ryan Gosling winning the award, but the real winner in the category is Ryan Reynolds. It still seems unfathomable that Deadpool, a movie that Fox took years to make — after Reynolds played the character in the worst Wolverine film that almost doomed the spinoff — and it grossed a staggering $783 million WW.
Next category, Best Original Screenplay is the tightest one of the night so far. Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea and Taylor Sheridan’s Hell or High Water…not a false note in any of these scripts.
WINNER: Best Original Screenplay – Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell have certainly put an unexpected spin on the animated film. Well played.
The most inspired presenter bit so far.
WINNER: Best Motion Picture/Animated – Zootopia, Walt Disney Animation
The Zootopia winners nearly got off the first polemic speech of the night, about prejudice and inclusion. Hard to imagine somebody wont take a hard shot at Donald Trump and the Russian hacking and wall in Mexico. Maybe people think this is such a lifeless affair it isn’t worth sticking your neck out.
WINNER: Best Motion Picture/Animated – Zootopia, Walt Disney Animation
La La Land has three more Globes to go. Damien Chazelle faces decent competition in the Director category, and then it’s Emma Stone and finally Best Picture Musical/Comedy. If Chazelle wins, La La Land should run the table.
WINNER: Best Motion Picture/Foreign Language – Elle (France)
The HFPA is making a statement, honoring Elle, whose failure to make the Oscar short list for foreign-language film was one of the biggest surprises this year.
Nice to see Paul Verhoeven, one of the great provocateurs, back in the fold. His early movies were as shocking as Elle, leading to Basic Instinct, Robocop, Total Recall and the (not deliberately) camp Showgirls. He has been trying to get going a movie about Jesus Christ, telling the story without the miracles. He even wrote a book on the history and did a ton of research. No takers. Maybe the momentum gets him there.
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television – Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
‘The Night Manager’ is sweeping the long-form categories tonight with three wins to heavy favorite People v. O.J. Simpson’s two.
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series/Drama – Claire Foy, The Crown
Foy appears genuinely surprised but her win was not that surprising as she checks all the Golden Globe boxes – first-time nominee, up-and-starring star on a lavish international production.
WINNER: Best Television Series/Drama – The Crown, Netflix
Both The Crown and Night Manager have international flair. The Globes are becoming the BAFTAs?
No, that’s just the fare foreign journalist who vote for the Globes gravitate toward. Most of us grow up with British TV
‘The Crown” is believed to be the most expensive TV series to date. Netflix is starting to get its $130 million investment worth with awards recognition. The series has a 2-season pickup.
The sums being committed to series on Amazon and Netflix are staggering. The deals recently on that David O Russell series with Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore should rival The Crown, and so might the one that Matt Weiner will do. These streaming services are making huge bets. Will they pay off?
One of the most pointed political statements on a night full of political statements in Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech. After listing the birthplaces of a slew of nominees, Streep said to a roaring applause, “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.”
The most accomplished actress of her generation.
Streep chokes up when she mentioned the incident of Donald Trump mocking a disabled reporter. “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence.” The Oscar winner is using her speech to make a stand.
Perhaps the only moment worth remembering from this whole dull affair, that Streep speech.
WINNER: Best Director/Motion Picture: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series/Musical or Comedy – Donald Glover, Atlanta
No surprise here. Both best drama and comedy series also won for their leads. Big night for FX with four Globes for ‘Atlanta’ and ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’, with AMC (3) and Netflix (2) also multiple winners. One statuette for the broadcast nets, represented by ABC’s ‘Black-ish.” Left out — the leader in number of nominations, HBO.
No surprise here, both best comedy and drama series winners also won for their leads. Big night for FX, winner of 4 Golden Globes for ‘Atlanta’ and ‘People v. O.J. Simpson’, including two best series trophies. Also leaving with multiple statuettes — AMC (3 for The Night Manager) and Netflix (2 for The Crown). Left out — the leader in number of nominations, HBO.
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture/Musical or Comedy – Emma Stone, La La Land
So that makes six for six, and you have to like La La Land’s chances to win Best Picture Comedy or Musical. Definitely solidifies La La Land’s frontrunner position and adds to the film’s momentum at a time when Oscar voters are filling out ballots. Let’s see what this does to spike the film’s gross of about $51.7 million domestic so far. The movie could well turn into a juggernaut.
Jimmy Fallon’s schtick is unbearable. Chastain and the Redmayne? Reminds of David Letterman’s painful Uma, Oprah bit from Oscars years ago.
WINNER: Best Motion Picture/Musical or Comedy – La La Land (Lionsgate)
So La La Land producer Marc Platt actually has something empowering and worthy to say about the power of film, in accepting something as important as Best Picture, and they play him off? What a shit show this Golden Globes has been.
So La La Land producer Marc Platt has something worthy and empowering to say about the power of film, in accepting an award as important as Best Picture, and they play him off? I’m sure they are pressed for time, but yowza that wasn’t graceful.
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture/Drama – Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea
The Globes producers might want to consider that allowing early awards recipients to go long created this situation where they are time pressed, and now have to force winners of the top prizes to be brief. It seemed like they began playing off Best Actor winner Casey Affleck the moment he took the stage. He didn’t go on for that long. Seems amateurish.
WINNER: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture/Drama – Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Isabelle Huppert has a puncher’s chance at Best Actress. with Viola Davis competing in Best Supporting Actress. The Hollywood Foreign Press undoubtedly loves her, but she has a shot, despite the fine perfs turned in by Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Ruth Negga and Natalie Portman.
She is amazing, seeing her in ‘La dentellière’ had a huge impact on me when I was growing up.
WINNER: Best Motion Picture/Drama – Moonlight (A24)
Moonlight saved its big moment for last. Big win and it certainly seems to set up a Best Picture match with La La Land.
In TV, it was a big night for FX. But most of all, it was a night when most winners used their time in the spotlight to reflect on the political change in the country and make a stand.