‘La La Land’ makes history at the 2017 Golden Globes with seven wins

Posted on January 09 2017 , at 12:08 pm
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  • No other film has even won more than four at the awards since 1979.

La La Land won in all the categories it was nominated for

La La Land, the musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, won all seven of the awards for which it received nominations at the 74th Golden Globe Awards.

La La Land cleaned up awards for Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Song, Best Director, Best Motion Picture (musical or comedy), Best Actor (musical or comedy) for Ryan Gosling, and Best Actress (musical or comedy) for Emma Stone.

No other film has even won more than four at the awards since 1979.

Tracee Ellis Ross also made history by being the first black woman to win the award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series since 1983.

Speaking as she received the award, Ross said, ‘This is for all of the women, women of colour and colourful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy, valid and important. But I want you to know I see you. We see you.’

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Meryl Streep was honoured with Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement, and gave a speech that captivated the audience.

Viola Davis won the award of Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Fences.

Atlanta, which has a majority black cast, won the award for Best Series (musical or comedy).

Viola Davis
Viola Davis

Moonlight won the award for Best Picture Drama.

People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story held the most TV category nominations and won for Best TV Movie/Limited Series.

The Night Manager also scored wins for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for its stars Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman.

Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert won Best Actor and Best Actress in the Motion Picture Drama categories for their work in Manchester by the Sea and Elle, respectively.

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