January plays host to one of the biggest nights in film and TV – the Golden Globes. The American accolade is given in recognition of excellent talent and skill within the industry, and has a wide range of awards; from Best TV Drama and Best Motion Picture, to Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture and Best Director – Motion Picture.
This year, the Golden Globe Awards were held on January 8th, and we’ve decided to take a look at some of the winners that came out with one of the most prestigious awards in the film and TV world!
Best Motion Picture – La La Land and Moonlight
There are two categories at the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – one for Drama and one for Musicals or Comedies
La La Land is a film which follows the lives of a Jazz pianist and an aspiring actress and is set in Los Angeles. Starring two of the biggest names in film right now – Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone – this musical takes the genre to a whole new, modern level.
With powerful, emotional scenes throughout, this film covers the theme of pursuing your dreams in a modern, relatable way.
The film rightfully picked up the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy award, beating the likes of Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins, 20th Century Woman and Sing Street to the post for the award.
Moonlight took the Drama award, and is a heartfelt story of a young black man named Chiron transitioning to adulthood. Following him during his journey of self-discovery and trying to figure out where he fits in the world, the feature is heavily based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
It is currently sat at number 4 on Metacritic’s highest rated film list.
Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy – Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
La La Land didn’t just sweep the Best Motion Picture prize – the two main actors also collected awards for their respective roles in the film.
Ryan Gosling picked up his first Golden Globe for his role of Sebastian in the film. Gosling has had Golden Globe nominations previously for his roles in Lars and the Real Girl, Blue Valentine, Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Ides of March, but this is his first Golden Globe win.
Emma Stone also won her award for her portrayal of Mia in La La Land. It may come as a surprise to many that this is also her first Golden Globe win, missing out on taking the prize in previous years for her roles in Easy A and Birdman.
Best Television Series – Drama – The Crown
This category was filled with some big names in the television world that have graced our TV sets this year, but it was The Crown that took… well, the crown!
Following the story of the early reign of our very own HRH Queen Elizabeth II, the 10 episode show aired on streaming platform Netflix back in November, and has since gathered a huge following. The newcomer has beaten the likes of Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld to the title of Best Television Series – Drama.
This has shocked many critics, especially with the die-hard following that Game of Thrones has built up over the years, and the booming success of both Westworld and Stranger Things!
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