La La Land and The Night Manager take the Golden Globes by storm


Damien Chazelle’s Hollywood musical La La Land has set a high precedent for itself this award season, sweeping wins in all 7 of the categories for which it was nominated at the Golden Globes.

The film took home awards for Best Film- Musical or Comedy, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Score, Best Song as well as acting recognition for both leads, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. In doing so, it has broken the record for the most Golden Globe awards won by a film.

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The Golden Globes ceremony, which took place last night, is seen as the first important event of the Awards season, with its winners often going on to do well at the BAFTAs and Academy Awards. Other films that gained nods included Moonlight, as Best Drama, and the film is expected to do highly well in the upcoming Oscars.

Over on the television side of things, things were looking good for British television. BBC’s The Night Manager, an adaptation of the John Le Carre novel, saw itself taking home three prizes for its acting efforts from Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman. As well as this, Netflix’s The Crown, another British production, saw itself taking home the coveted prize of Best Television Drama, beating out the likes of Stranger Things and Game of Thrones.

One thing is for certain, it has certainly started what is looking to be an exciting and eventful awards season, especially for anyone involved with the making of La La Land.

The full list of winners is as follows:


Best motion picture – drama

  •  Moonlight

Best motion picture – comedy or musical

  •  La La Land

Best actor – drama

  • Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Best actress – drama

  •  Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Best actor – comedy or musical

  • Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Best actress – comedy or musical

  • Emma Stone – La La Land

Best supporting actor

  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals

Best supporting actress

  • Viola Davis – Fences

Best director 

  • Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Best screenplay

  • Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Best animated feature film

  • Zootopia

Best foreign language film

  • Elle

Best original score

  • Justin Hurwitz – La La Land

Best original song 

  • ‘City of Stars’ – La La Land


Best television series – drama

  •  The Crown

Best television series – comedy or musical

  • Atlanta

Best mini-series or motion picture made for television

  • The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Best actor  – drama

  •  Billy Bob Thornton – Goliath

Best  actress  – drama

  • Claire Foy – The Crown

Best actor  – comedy or musical

  • Donald Glover – Atlanta

Best  actress – comedy or musical

  • Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish

Best actor – mini-series or motion picture made for television

  • Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager

Best actress – mini-series or motion picture made for television

  • Sarah Paulson – The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Best supporting actor

  • Hugh Laurie – The Night Manager

Best supporting actress

  • Olivia Colman – The Night Manager


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