2017 Golden Globes Awards {Video} Jimmy Fallon, La La Land, Fences, Moonlight, Atlanta, Meryl Streep vs Donald Trump +More

Published On January 9, 2017 | By admin | FAME, Local & Worldwide News

Let the 2017 awards season begin! Jimmy Fallon helmed the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday, January 8. The Tonight Show host, who led the star-studded spectacular for the first time, celebrated the night with A-listers of the big and small screens, including Natalie Portman for Jackie, Evan Rachel Wood for Westward and Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling for La La Land.

 

HIGH: Meryl Streep’s Masterful Acceptance Speech

While accepting her Cecil B. De Mille Award for lifetime achievement, the much-honored acting legend gave a stemwinder of a speech, denouncing President-elect Donald Trump without ever using his name, encouraging everyone to help protect press freedom, and paying touching tribute to her “friend, the dear, departed Princess Leia,” who told her to “take your broken heart, make it into art.” — Gwynn Watkins


 

HIGH: Surprise Wins

Back-to-back surprise victories for Aaron Taylor-Johnson of Nocturnal Animals and Goliath’s Billy Bob Thornton got the Globes off to a rousing start. And that surprise energy got turned up to 11 when Donald Glover’s freshman series, Atlanta, took home the award for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy, beating out established favorites like Transparent and Veep. Later on, Glover’s surprise Best Actor win for the acclaimed FX series was followed by Isabelle Huppert’s upset Best Actress triumph for the provocative French film Elle. You know what they say about underdogs … eventually one — or in this case, five — of them will get to have their day. — Ethan Alter

 

HIGH: Jimmy Fallon’s La La Land-Inspired Opening

The Golden Globes began in song-and-dance fashion on Sunday night, courtesy of Jimmy Fallon’s star-studded pretaped opener — a lively riff on La La Land’s famed in-traffic musical number. The A-list cameos came from the worlds of both movies and TV, shouting out to a variety of the year’s biggest hits, including Game of Thrones (with a resurrected Jon Snow gag from Kit Harington), Arrival (with Amy Adams crooning in front of Hazmat-suited dancers), Westworld (with Evan Rachel Wood in Dolores’s blue dress), and Stranger Things (with a rapping Eleven and the resurrection of Barb!) From the the limo-clogged red carpet to Fallon sashaying across the stars with his one true love — Justin Timberlake, of course — it was a rollicking tribute. — Nick Schager

 

LOW: The Underwhelming Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Tribute

The sudden, tragic deaths of both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds shook the entire movie industry, but the ceremony only allotted a scant minute and a half to a tribute to the great actresses, with a generic video montage. For a better memorial to the beloved mother and daughter, check out the new HBO documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. — Leah Neuberth

 

 

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