The 2017 Golden Globes Winners

500 Days Of Film Reviews The 74th Annual Golden Globes

La La Land was the runaway winner of this year's Golden Globes. Damien Chazelle's muscial romance (which is released in the UK later this week) took seven awards including best director and Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.


Meanwhile, La La Land's two leads - Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling - won awards for Best Actress / Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.


Drama, Moonlight, beat strong competition from the likes of Manchester By The Sea and Hacksaw Ridge to win the award for Best Motion Picture - Drama.


In what was an extremely competitive category, Isabelle Huppert won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for her performance in Elle (which also won the award for best foreign film). 


Casey Affleck won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama award for his superb performance in Manchester By The Sea.


This year's recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award was Meryl Streep. Despite losing her voice, the actress gave a powerful speech in support of multiculturalism and journalism. While she did not mention him by name, Streep also criticised Donald Trump - warning that disrespect invites disrespect, violence invites violence.


The Golden Globes 2016 Winners

Best Motion Picture: Drama

Winner: Moonlight


Hell Or High Water




Manchester By The Sea


Hacksaw Ridge 


I can't wait to watch Moonlight when it is released in the UK in February. I have heard such good things about this film. It will certainly take a special film to beat my experience of watching Manchester By The Sea. 


Best Motion Picture: Muscial or Comedy

Winner: La La Land


La La Land




20th Century Women


Florence Foster Jenkins


Sing Street 


On the face of it, this was a tough category. However, there was only ever going to be one winner... and deservedly so.


Best Motion Picture Director

Winner: Damien Chazelle - La La Land


Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals


Mel Gibson - Hacksaw Ridge


Barry Jenkins - Moonlight


Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester By The Sea


Taylor Sheridan - Hell Or High Water


It was great to see Damien Chazelle win this award. However, I would have been equally pleased to see the Golden Globe go to Kenneth Lonergan or Taylor Sheridan.  


Best Actress In A Motion Picture: Drama

Winner: Isabelle Huppert - Elle


Amy Adams - Arrival 


Jessica Chastain - Miss Sloane


Ruth Negga - Loving


Natalie Portman - Jackie


I thought that Natalie Portman might get this award for Jackie. However, I am also so pleased that Isabelle Huppert got the recognition that she so rightly deserves. Her work is always superb and I would have also nominated her for her role in Things To Come.


Best Actress In A Motion Picture: Comedy

Winner: Emma Stone - La La Land


Annette Bening - 20th Century Women


Lily Collins - Rules Don't Apply


Hailee Steinfeld - The Edge of Seventeen


Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins


Lovely to see Emma Stone win this award. Again no real surprise, but an impressive category nonetheless. 


Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture


Winner: Viola Davis - Fences


Naomie Harris - Moonlight


Nicole Kidman - Lion


Octavia Spencer - Hidden Figures


Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea


I haven't seen Fences (it is not out in the UK until February). However, I love Viola Davies and am so glad to see her work being recognised. In addition, any performance that can beat that given by Michelle Williams in Manchester By The Sea is remarkable indeed. 


Best Actor In A Motion Picture: Drama

Winner: Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea


Joel Edgerton - Loving


Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge


Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic


Denzel Washington - Fences


Another impressive category, but no real surprise about the winner. Casey Affleck's performance in Manchester By The Sea is stunning.


Best Actor In A Motion Picture: Comedy


Winner: Ryan Gosling - La La Land


Colin Farrell - The Lobster


Hugh Grant - Florence Foster Jenkins


Jonah Hill - War Dogs


Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool


I did wonder if Hugh Grant might just sneak this award for his wonderful performance in Florence Foster Jenkins. However, it was great to see Ryan Gosling win the Golden Globe. It was definitely La La Land's night.


Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture


Winner: Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Nocturnal Animals


Mahershala Ali - Moonlight


Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water


Simon Helberg - Florence Foster Jenkins


Dev Patel - Lion


Aaron Taylor-Johnson is brilliant in Nocturnal Animals. He is almost unrecognisable in this role. However, I felt that Micheal Shannon's performance was more powerful in this film and was surprised that he wasn't nominated. Out of the nominees in this category, I wanted Jeff Bridges to win for his truly wonderful performance in Hell Or High Water.


Best Screenplay: Motion Picture

Winner: Damien Chazelle - La La Land


Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals


Barry Jenkins - Moonlight


Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea


Taylor Sheridan - Hell or High Water


I was hoping that this award would go to another film - if only to spread the love and recognition around. Perhaps to Manchester By The Sea or Hell Or High Water?


Best Foreign Language Film

Winnner: Elle






The Salesman



Toni Erdmann


I am very much looking forward to watching Elle when it is released in the UK in March. I did wonder if Toni Erdmann might get the Golden Globe - there has been such buzz about this movie. Sadly, the only film that I have seen in this category is Divines - I would highly recommend this movie (you can watch it on Netflix). 


Best Animated Feature Film

Winner: Zootopia


Kubo and the Two Strings




My Life as a Zucchini




While I expected Zootopia to win the award (and I did love this film), my favourite animation of 2016 was Kubo and The Two Strings. 


Best Original Score

Winner: Justin Hurwitz - La La Land


Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch - Hidden Figures


Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka - Lion


Johann Johannsson - Arrival


Nicholas Britell - Moonlight


I thought that Johann Johannsson's score for Arrival was stunning. However, I have had the La La Land soundtrack on hard rotation for weeks, so I can't say that I am surprised at the winner in this category.


Best Original Song: Motion Picture


Winner: City of Stars - La La Land


Can't Stop the Feeling - Trolls


Faith - Sing


Gold - Gold


How Far I'll Go - Moana


Again, I love the La La Land soundtrack. However, I would have also been pleased to see Moana's key song, How Far I'll Go, get the award.


The Golden Globes - Did They Get It Right?


What do you think of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards?


Do you agree with the winners? Anyone been robbed in your opinion?!


Let me know - either way - in the comments section below! 


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