It’s that time of year again – when Hollywood’s stars come out in force to dazzle on the red carpet and scoop up awards for some of the best film and TV of the previous year – the Golden Globe awards.
Last night, the annual 74th Golden Globe awards took place at the Beverley Hilton in Los Angeles, and welcomed a host of silver-screen royalty, including Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman and Tom Hiddleston, who all scooped an award for the BBC series The Night Manager. Also in attended were some of Hollywood’s finest, including Jackie star Natalie Portman, Miss Sloane nominee Jessica Chastain and Reese Witherspoon.
Florence Foster Jenkins star Meryl Streep also attended the event, and enjoyed a successful night, being honoured with a lifetime achievement award for her contribution to acting over the years. Although having lost her voice, the actress delivered a stunning speech thanking the industry and reflecting on the events of the past year. See the video here…[twitter]https://twitter.com/goldenglobes/status/818295979182960640[/twitter]
Critics favourite La La Land enjoyed the most successful evening of the lot, scooping all seven of the nominations it was up for. Hollywood sweetheart Emma Stone and popular star Ryan Gosling were both in attendence to collect their awards for the film.
Ryan Gosling delivered a heart-felt acceptance speech
after picking up his award for Best actor for La La Land. The actor thanked his wife,
Eva Mendes, for enabling him to do the film while looking after their
two young daughters, and dedicated the award to her brother who recently
lost his battle with cancer. [twitter]
In one of the night’s most emotional moments, the awards paid tribute to the two Hollywood legends Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds with a minute-long video. Although the Globes don’t usually include an ‘In Memoriam’ section, an exception was made for the two actresses, who died within a few days of each other in late December. Watch the video below… [twitter] https://twitter.com/mashentertain/status/818284617534820353[/twitter]
So who won what?
Moonlight scooped the award for best motion picture – drama, beating popular nominations such as Hacksaw Ridge and Manchester by the Sea
La La Land was the big success story of the night. The musical took home the statue for best motion picture – comedy or musical, beating films like Florence Foster Jenkins and Deadpool.
Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea won the award best actor – drama, coming ahead of the links of Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic and Denzel Washington in Fences.
Best actress – drama went to Isabelle Huppert for her role as X in psychological thriller Elle. She came out on top despite nominations for Amy Adams in Arrival and Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane.
Best actor (comedy/musical) went to critics favourite Ryan Gosling for La La Land, which his co-star Emma Stone also scooped the gong for Best actress (comedy/musical) for the film.
Best film supporting actor was won by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals, while Best film supporting actress went to Viola Davis for Fences.
La La Land won it’s fourth and fifth awards of the night for the category Best film director and Best screenplay with director Damien Chazelle collecting the awards for both.
Netflix’s The Crown also had a good night, winning Best TV series (drama) and best performance by an actress in a television series, for Claire Foy.
Who wore what?
The Golden Globes red carpet is always a runway for some of the best looks of the year, and this year was no exception…
Star of the evening Meryl Streep looked every bit the Hollywood superstar in her floor-length black bedazzled dress, after accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement.
La La Land star Emma Stone looked angelic in a light pink custom Valentino gown adorned with silver stars.
Jessica Chastain brightened up the red carpet in a light blue crown encrusted with colorful flowers down one side.
Nominated for Best actress in a drama, Gillian Anderson stunned in an ethereal, floaty dress with an embellished neckline.
Arrival star Amy Adams wore a skin-tight, shimmering Tom Ford dress, and kept her long hair slicked back.
Bond star Naomie Harris dazzled in a plunging metallic number from Armani Prive. The actress was nominated for her role in Moonlight, which was awarded the statue for best motion picture at the ceremony last night.
A pregnant Natalie Portman looked as demure as her character Jackie Kennedy in her nominated film Jackie, in this embellished floor-length yellow Prada gown. Although beaten by Isabelle Huppert for Best actress, the star still stunned with her long hair pulled back and rocking an elegant pink lip.
Nicole Kidman shone on the red carpet in glittering, silver-sequinned Alexander McQueen dress.
Sarah Jessica Parker made an unusual choice in this Vera Wang bridal dress, but looked gorgeous in the dreamy, floaty all-white number. She was nominated for her role in the TV series Divorce.
Thandie Newton wore an diamond-embellished white Bardot gown to the glamorous evening, keeping it simple with a classic up-do and a chain of delicate jewels across her neck.
Stranger Things star Winona Ryder showed up to the red carpet in a billowing Viktor and Rolf gown, paired with a black clutch bag and a fuschia pink lip.