2017 Golden Globes Recap

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The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards belonged to La La Land, which swept its categories taking home a record 7 awards. The evening was a pretty standard Hollywood affair although not as much humor as previous years when Tina & Amy hosted. Jimmy Fallon did his usual musical opening with cameos from all the nominees and he popped in throughout the show as needed. However, he didn’t really hold the weight of previous hosts for me. Based on social media reaction, Kristin Wiig & Steve Carell would be my choices to host next year. The night rounded out with some poignant speeches & a touching tribute for a mother and daughter we lost too soon.

Let’s recap:

Opening: Reminiscent of his Emmy’s opening, we started off with Jimmy Fallon singing in a limo in a La La Land inspired musical number. Jimmy loves his musical openings. Many nominees took part, including a fun rap from Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown. We rounded out the bit with a quick Tina Fey cameo and of course no Fallon performance is complete without a Justin Timberlake dance number.


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Every year when I watch these award shows I am painfully reminded that no matter how much I try to watch all the movies and tv shows I can, I still barely crack the surface. Hopefully I can catch up before the Oscars…

Winners in Order of Appearance:

Best Supporting Actor-Motion Picture: Aaron Taylor Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Actor: Tv Series-Drama: Billy Bob Thorton (Goliath)

Best Actress: Tv Series-Comedy: Tracee Ellis Ross (Blackish)


I love Julia but finally someone else won! She doesn’t seem too sad about it though. (Courtesy of goldenglobes.com)

Best Tv Series-Comedy or Musical: Atlanta

Best Actress-Limited Series or Tv Movie: Sarah Paulson (The People vs OJ Simpson)

Best Limited Series or Tv Movie: The People vs OJ Simpson-American Crime Story

Best Supporting Actor-Limited Series or Tv Movie: Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager)

Original Score-Motion Picture: La La Land


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Original Song-Motion Picture: City of Stars (La La Land)

  • I bought the soundtrack as soon as I left the theater. The songs definitely get stuck in your head in the best way. Although, I was sad for Moana. How Far I’ll Go is an amazing anthem that deserves recognition too.

Best Supporting Actress-Motion Picture: Viola Davis (Fences)


“It’s not a money maker but it does scream art. It does scream heart.” (Courtesy of goldenglobes.com)

Best Supporting Actress-Tv Series: Olivia Colman (The Night Manager)

Best Actor-Comedy or Musical: Ryan Gosling (La La Land)


Gosling addressed the internet’s confusion of himself & Reynolds (Courtesy of giphy.com)

Best Screenplay-Motion Picture: Damian Chazelle (La La Land)

Best Animated Film: Zootopia

  • This category had some heavy hitters as well. Kubo & Moana were amazing & heartfelt.

Wiig & Carell shared hilariously somber stories about the 1st animated film they saw. (Courtesy of goldenglobes.com)

A lovely little tribute to Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds was shown. Still chokes me up. Can’t believe they are both gone.


Best Foreign Language Film: Elle (France)

Best Actor-Limited Tv Series or Movie: Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager)

Best Actress-Tv Series Drama: Claire Foy (The Crown)

Best Tv Series-Drama: The Crown

  • This was a powerhouse category, an embarrassment of riches truly. Winning out over Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld. All winners in my book.

Winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Meryl Streep


Streep ended her speech with this quote from her dear departed friend Carrie Fisher (courtesy of goldenglobes.com)

  • Amazing tribute from Viola Davis. Probably one of the finest introductions I have ever heard. Can I have Viola introduce me at every function/meeting I have for the rest of my life?! Meryl Streep took the opportunity to talk about others rather than herself. I’ve never heard someone talk about politics so eloquently.  Some people might not agree with her political statements but we can all agree she is definitely deserving of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Best Director: Damian Chazelle (La La Land)

Best Actor-Tv Series Comedy or Musical: Donald Glover (Atlanta)

Best Actress- Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical: Emma Stone (La La Land)


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Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical: La La Land

  • & La La Land gets the sweep!

Best Actor-Motion Picture Drama: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)


I bet Matt Damon is regretting giving up that role now…

Best Actress-Motion Picture Drama: Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

  • Wow, quite the upset. I think the last time an actress from a foreign film won best actress was Marion Cotillard.

Best Motion Picture-Drama: Moonlight

Best Moments:

  • Evan Rachel Woods’ tuxedo
  • “My first job skit” with Chris Pratt being unable to say anything but “actor”
  • Inspiring acceptance speech from Emma Stone
  • Kristin Wiig & Steve Carell’s hilariously somber tribute to Best Animated Film
  • Ryan Reynolds & Andrew Garfield kissing each other when they lost out to Ryan Gosling
  • Touching tribute to Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds


  • Teleprompter fail at the start of the show
  • Sofia Vergara’s Freudian slip (anal tradition)
  • Hidden “Fences” gaff not once but twice

Overall it was a fun evening but this was just the precursor to the main event! The Oscars are coming in February & I’ve got a lot of movies to catch up on.

I leave you with the genius of Carrie Fisher:

“Take your broken heart, make it into art.”