2017 Golden Globe Awards Winners - 'Moonlight' & 'La La Land' Win
by Alex Billington
January 8, 2017
The winners of the HFPA's 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the precursor to the Academy Awards, have been announced tonight at a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton hotel, hosted by late night comedian Jimmy Fallon. Hopefully this will be a lively show, as the HFPA can be quite boring. Our list below will be updated with all film-related winners as they're revealed during the live broadcast. The nominees featured a lots of great films from 2016, including Moonlight, La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge and Deadpool, of course, and I'm interested to find out which films/actors the HFPA fell for this time. Let's see who the winners are.
The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards are being held at The Beverly Hilton as hosted by Jimmy Fallon with a live telecast on NBC. See the full list of 2017 film winners below. Winners highlighted in BOLD.
Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea
Thoughts: Yes! Finally! A sweet victory for Moonlight here, so glad both La La and this get recognized.
Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton - Loving
Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington - Fences
Thoughts: Casey is a very talented actor, a deserving win for an outstanding film. See it if you haven't yet.
Amy Adams - Arrival
Jessica Chastain - Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert - Elle
Ruth Negga - Loving
Natalie Portman - Jackie
Thoughts: Isabelle Huppert is a legend! Great to see her win, even for a controversial film. She's fantastic.
BEST MUSICAL OR COMEDY
20th Century Women
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Thoughts: And it sweeps! 7 wins for La La Land. My favorite movie of the year, yes it is that good, yes it deserves most of these awards. I'm not complaining, I'm happy.
ACTOR (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Colin Farrell - The Lobster
Ryan Gosling - La La Land
Hugh Grant - Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill - War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool
Thoughts: Yay! A great win for Gosling, I'm happy for La La Land to keep winning awards.
ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Annette Bening - 20th Century Women
Lily Collins - Rules Don't Apply
Hailee Steinfeld - The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone - La La Land
Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Salesman (Iran/France)
Toni Erdmann (Germany)
Thoughts: I do like Elle, but not everyone does. Though it should've been Toni Erdmann winning.
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
Thoughts: Good movie, but not my pick. Kubo or Zucchini really should've won, they're even better.
Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg - Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel - Lion
Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Nocturnal Animals
Thoughts: Wait, what? Alright, but we should also be giving this to Michael Shannon, too. Right?
Viola Davis - Fences
Naomie Harris - Moonlight
Nicole Kidman - Lion
Octavia Spencer - Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea
Damien Chazelle - La La Land
Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson - Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins - Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea
Thoughts: More wins for La La Land! All of the nominees are great, but I'm happy for Chazelle.
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water
Thoughts: La La Land is on a roll, likely going to sweep the whole show. For screenplay? Okay.
Nicholas Britell - Moonlight
Justin Hurwitz - La La Land
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Arrival
Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O'Halloran - Lion
Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer - Hidden Figures
Thoughts: Go La La Land! Love this movie, happy for anything/everything it wins.
"Can't Stop The Feeling!" from Trolls
"City of Stars" from La La Land
"Faith" from Sing
"Gold" from Gold
"How Far I'll Go" from Moana
CECIL B. DEMILLE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Final Thoughts: What a night! Go La La Land!! I love this movie so much, I'm very happy it was the big winner. And I love Moonlight! Both of these movies winning is wonderful, I wish we could do this at the Oscars, too. I'm happy overall with almost every winner except for a few of them that seem a bit odd. Best Supporting Actor should've gone to Mahershala Ali or Dev Patel, not Aaron; the Best Foreign Language Film is Toni Erdmann hands down (though I do also like Elle); and Natalie Portman should've won for Best Actress, but she still has a shot at the Oscar. Besides that, between La La Land winning and two other wins for Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight, this isn't that bad. These three are the best movies of the year.
What do you think of the 2017 winners? How is the show this year with Jimmy Fallon? Any better? Are these winners an early indicator for Oscars, or not? What favorite movies from 2016 are you rooting for?
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
Why aren't you write your thoughts of the womens win?
Håkan on Jan 8, 2017
Thanks for your respons! Then I understand. And so you know, I was to early with my message, cause you haden't wrote about Isabelle Huppert when I wrote.
Håkan on Jan 9, 2017
Ali losing to Taylor-Johnson elicited a violent, "NO!!" from me. I could not believe it. Otherwise, no surprises, and that was a good thing!
DAVIDPD on Jan 8, 2017
My thoughts exactly! It was a good show minus Jimmy Fallon.
III on Jan 9, 2017
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