(VNF) - “La La Land” went big at the Globes, sweeping all of their seven total nominations and breaking the Golden Globes record for most awards given to one film in a single year in the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday (Jan. 8th).
“La La Land” movie scene.
The romantic musical about a struggling actress and a jazz pianist trying to make it in Hollywood took home Globes for Ryan Gosling as best actor, as well as for its screenplay, score and original song.
“La La Land” is also a favorite for the top prize – best comedy or musical film – that is given out at the end of the show and which would cement its front-runner status at the Oscars in February.
Composers Benj Pasek (L), Justin Hurwitz (C) and Justin Paul hold their awards for Best Original Song – Motion Picture for “City of Stars” from the film “La La Land” during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8th, 2017. (Photo: Reuters)
Accepting the Animated feature film award, co-director of Zootopia, Byron Howard said, "We wanted Zootopia to be a film that not only entertained kids but also spoke to adults about embracing persity – even when there are people in the world that want to pide us by using fear.."
Viola Davis won as expected for playing a downtrodden wife in the African-American family drama “Fences,” the movie version of the award-winning play by August Wilson.
“It’s not every day Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen. It doesn’t scream moneymaker, but it screams art, it screams heart,” Davis said.
Netflix’s British royal drama “The Crown” beat fantasy “Game of Thrones” and sci-fi series “Westworld” for best drama series, and brought a win for Claire Foy for playing Queen Elizabeth.
“I think the world could do with a few more women at the center of it,” Claire Foy said of the British monarch, who has been queen for more than 60 years.
Claire Foy, British actors are having a hugely successful night - with Claire Foy winning this category for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's The Crown. (Photo: AP)
She joins Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie among the British winners tonight.
Elsewhere, the Golden Globes lived up to their reputation for upsets, and black actors and stories were the biggest beneficiaries.
Hip hop show “Atlanta” won best TV comedy series, beating old favorites including “Veep” and “Transparent.”
“This is incredible,” said “Atlanta” creator and lead actor Donald Glover. “We didn’t think anyone was gonna like this show so we really appreciate it.”
Trace Ellis Ross, a first-time Golden Globe nominee, was named best comedy actress for playing the mom in African-American family comedy “black-ish.”
The Golden Globe for best limited TV series went to “The People v. O.J. Simpson; American Crime Story,” whose behind the scenes dramatization of the 1995 double murder trial of the disgraced football player has won a slew of other awards. Sarah Paulson took home the award for playing prosecutor Marcia Clark.
Here are the movies and TV shows that received the top awards.
Best picture, drama: “Moonlight”
Best picture, comedy or musical: “La La Land”
Actress, drama: Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Actor, drama: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Actress, comedy or musical: Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Actor, comedy or musical: Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
Supporting actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”
Supporting actor: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, “Nocturnal Animals”
Director: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Screenplay: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Animated film: “Zootopia”
Foreign language film: “Elle” (France)
Original score: Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land”
Original song: “City of Stars,” “La La Land”
Best series, drama: “The Crown,” Netflix
Best series, comedy or musical: “Atlanta,” FX
Best television movie or mini-series: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX
Actress, mini-series or television movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Actor, mini-series or television movie: Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”
Actress, drama: Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Actor, drama: Billy Bob Thornton, “Goliath”
Actress, comedy or musical: Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”
Actor, comedy or musical: Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Supporting actress: Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”
Supporting actor: Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”
( Compiled by VNF )