Lionsgate”s (NYSE:LGF) “La La Land” Sweeps 7 Golden Globe Awards
The modern musical romance feature film “La La Land” miraculously made its all seven nominations to real awards at the 74th Golden Globe Awards held at Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, on Sunday night.
Directed by 31-year-old Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” won all its seven nominations including best motion picture in comedy or musical, best actor for Ryan Gosling, best actress for Emma Stone and best director and screenwriter for Chazelle.
The coming-of-age film “Moonlight” won best motion picture in drama. The film follows the life of a black child as he grows to adulthood in a tough Miami neighborhood.
Casey Affleck was named best actor in drama for his role as a man who looks after his nephew after the death of the boy’s father in “Manchester by the Sea.”
French actress Isabelle Huppert received best actress in drama for her work in “Elle,” which also won the best foreign film.
Ryan Gosling won his first Golden Globe Award in five career nominations for his singing-and-dancing role in “La La Land.”
Chazelle won best director and best original screenplay for “La La Land.”
“I’m in a daze now officially,” he said while accepting the prize for best director.
Two years ago, Chazelle got five Oscar nominations for his second film “Whiplash.” And “La La Land” shows again his talent in musical/dancing films.
Stone won her first Golden Globe Award for “La La Land.” “I have to start by thanking my amazing mom. I think I moved here 13 years ago this week, without my mom and dad and brother who put up with me my whole life,” she said.
Justin Hurwitz won best original score for “La La Land” and best original song for the movie’s tune “City of Stars.”
Viola Davis won her first career Golden Globe for her supporting work opposite Denzel Washington in “Fences,” the story of a struggling working-class 1950s black family.
“To all the people who believed in this piece of work — it’s not every day that Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen,” she said. “It doesn’t scream moneymaker. But it does scream art.”
She gave special thanks to Washington, who also directed the film. “Thank you for saying ‘Trust me and remember the love,'” said Davis.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson won the award for best supporting actor for his role as West Texas hoodlum Ray Marcus in the film noir “Nocturnal Animals.” It was the first Golden Globe Award for this 26-year-old British actor.
The award for best animated film went to Disney’s “Zootopia.”
Three-time Oscar winner and eight-time Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, a lifetime achievement award.
On the television side of the awards, best musical or comedy television series went to FX series “Atlanta.” Netflix series “The Crown” won best TV drama series and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” won best TV limited series or made-for-television movie.
Golden Globe Awards winners are chosen by some 80 Hollywood Foreign Press Association members. As those members mainly represent some less-popularity media and have close relationships with film studios, its authority and impartiality have been questioned for a long time.
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