La La Land Sweeps the Globes!

 

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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling celebrate La La Land‘s sweep

Last night Hollywood royalty came out to see who the Hollywood Foreign Press has dubbed as the best of movies and television in the past year.  One film stood out: La La Land. Perhaps the writing was on the wall at the beginning of the show when host Jimmy Fallon parodied several musical sequences from the film with participation from a variety of nominated actors.  Quick shout out to the kids from Stranger Things.  Damn, Eleven can rap!

La La Land reined supreme, winning in every category where it scored a nomination including Best Picture, Musical or Comedy, Best Director (Damien Chazelle), Best Actress, Musical or Comedy (Emma Stone), and Best Actor, Musical or Comedy (Ryan Gosling).  Ultimately, the film won seven globes, more than any other film in the award show’s history.  This honor was previously held by 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and 1978’s Midnight Express, both of which won six Globes.

 

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Cast and Crew of Moonlight

The other major winner of the night was Moonlight.  The coming of age story won Best Picture, Drama.  While the film was nominated for a total of six globes, this was its only win of the night. Moonlight beat out Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion, and front-runner Manchester by the Sea.

Manchester by the Sea did not go home without getting some validation.  Casey Affleck, sporting a serious hermit beard, won the award for Best Actor, Drama.  Affleck has won several critics awards for his role, however, this is the first major award Affleck has won.  Affleck has all but guaranteed himself a second Oscar nomination.

After five nominations in the last eight years, Viola Davis finally took home gold.  Davis won Best Supporting Actress for her role as the long suffering wife, Rose, in Fences.  Davis and fellow nominee Denzel Washington both took home Tonys for their roles in the stage version of the film.  My Spidey Senses tell me that Davis may be the front-runner for the Supporting Actress Oscar this year.  Fingers crossed!

The surprise winners of the night were Isabelle Huppert and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Huppert won Best Actress, Drama for her role as a revenge driven rape victim in Elle, which also took home the award for Best Foreign Language Film. Taylor-Johnson won Best Supporting Actor for his role as the leader of a violent group of men terrorizing a young couple in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals.

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Cast and Crew of Atlanta

The television category was full of surprises as well.  Freshman series The Crown and Atlanta took home awards for Best Television Series, Drama and Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, respectively.  The leads from both of these shows also won in the acting categories with Claire Foy winning Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama for The Crown and Donald Glover winning Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

While it was no surprise  The People vs. OJ Simpson won for Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Sarah Paulson), both Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown did not win for their portrayals of attorneys Johnnie Cochran and Christopher Darden, respectively.  Both lost to actors from the AMC mini-series The Night ManagerThe Night Manager actually won awards for Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Tom Hiddleston), Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (Hugh Laurie), and Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (Olivia Colman).

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Meryl Streep accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award

However, the most talked about moment from the Golden Globes comes from the grand dame of acting, Meryl Streep.  While Streep did not win a competitive Globe last night (she lost to Emma Stone), she was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which was presented to her by Viola Davis.  Streep gave a stirring speech that both honored her peers and stayed true to herself.  Streep called out President-Elect Donald Trump for his cruel mockery of disabled New York Times reported Serge Kovaleski, saying that it “broke my heart”. She continued by saying, “This instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everybody’s life because it gives permission for other people to do the same. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence, and when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.” An eloquent statement from an eloquent actress.

-Ariadne Ansbro

The full list of winners is below:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water

Lion
Manchester by the Sea
WINNER Moonlight

 

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Cast and Crew of La La Land

Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
20th Century Women
Deadpool

Florence Foster Jenkins
WINNER La La Land
Sing Street

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Isabelle Huppert

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
WINNER Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

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Emma Stone

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
WINNER Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

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Casey Affleck

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
WINNER
 Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
WINNER Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

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Viola Davis

Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
WINNER
 Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

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Damien Chazelle

Best Director, Motion Picture
WINNER
 Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

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Ryan Gosling

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
WINNER Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
WINNER
 La La Land
Nocturnal Animals

Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water

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Justin Hurwitz, composer of La La Land

Original Score, Motion Picture
Moonlight
WINNER La La Land
Arrival
Lion
Hidden Figures

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana

My Life as a Zucchini
Sing
WINNER Zootopia

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
WINNER “City of Stars,” La La Land
“Faith,” Sing
“Gold,” Gold
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

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Isabelle Huppert and Paul Verhoeven (direcor of Elle)

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
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WINNER Elle
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The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Television Series, Drama
WINNER
 The Crown
Game of Thrones

Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
WINNER 
Atlanta
Blackish

Mozart in the Jungle
Transparent
Veep

 

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Cast and Crew of The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
The Dresser

The Night Manager
The Night Of
WINNER The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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Billy Bob Thornton

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
WINNER Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

 

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Donald Glover

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
WINNER Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

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Tom Hiddleston

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
WINNER Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Turturro, The Night Of

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Hugh Laurie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
WINNER Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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Claire Foy

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
WINNER Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
WINNER
 Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

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Sarah Paulson

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
WINNER Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
WINNER Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Meryl Streep

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Worried about the Summer TV Slump? 5 Shows to Fill the Void

As an avid TV show watcher, it’s always exciting to read about new TV shows and even more so to watch them unfold into success stories. With that same excitement in mind, I wanted to bring MoviefiedNYC readers a little taste of what to look forward to this summer. New TV shows open the door to whole new worlds with exciting new characters that come to life and tantalize us—if they’re unique and well-drawn, we’re in. I hope that these TV shows can offer this experience to our readers.

Mr. Robot (Season Two)

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If you didn’t watch the first season of Mr. Robot on USA, you better prep for a binge. Not only was the first episode of Mr. Robot uploaded online weeks before its premiere date, but it was renewed for a second season the day of its premiere…hours before the episode even aired on TV for the first time. Mr. Robot follows Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), a cyber-security engineer by day, hacker vigilante by night, as he navigates the inner turmoil involved in getting recruited by an undercover group of hackers for the daunting task of destroying the very firm that he is paid to protect. As the series progresses, this undertaking becomes more and more complex and unfolds into a story that you can’t get enough of. Mr. Robot offers a dark tone, complex characters and a narrator so unreliable that you never know if what you he is telling you is real or not. Rami Malik offers insightful narration that probes deep into Elliot’s mind, giving you tidbits of Elliot’s overactive mind. Mr. Robot is jam packed with a stellar cast and I am very excited to see what Mr. Robot offers to viewers during its second season. If you’re ready to give a big “fuck you” to media, corporations and societal expectations, I suggest you give Mr. Robot a chance. Mr. Robot is set to come back for its second season July 13 at 10:00 PM on USA.

Outcast (Season One)

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Big Walking Dead fan? Well, you’ll want to sit down for this one because Robert Kirkman is at it again with Cinemax horror drama Outcast. After having watched a few trailers, I know that Outcast will deliver an ominous tone that will sure to have viewers at the edge of their seats. Similarly to Mr. Robot, Outcast has decided to upload its premiere episode to YouTube weeks before its premiere date, which you can find here. More impressive is the fact that Outcast got picked up for a second season nearly three months before its premiere episode. If that doesn’t convince you to click that link above, I don’t know what will. Outcast is based Kirkman’s comic series by the same name which follows Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), a man that has been plagued by demonic possession his whole life and strives to find answers as to why. With help from Reverand Anderson (Philip Glenister), Kyle embarks on a journey that will discovers that the very supernatural occurrences that have caused him so much pain his whole life may be part of a bigger picture than Kyle could have ever expected. Outcast premiered on Cinemax on June 3 at 10:00 PM.

Humans (Season Two)

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Humans offers a futuristic look at a parallel present day where “Synths” serve as servants for families across the world. What are “Synths” exactly? “Synths” are lifelike highly advanced robots that are the must-have item for households everywhere. In an attempt to lighten his wife’s work load, Joe Hawkins (Tom Goodman-Hill) purchases a “Synth” for their home. However, all is not as it seems and Laura (Katherine Parkinson), Joe’s wife, senses that something is not quite right with their “Synth.” After this realization, much unfolds into what becomes a strong syfy series. No premiere date has been announced for the second season of Humans but you can tune in on AMC sometime this summer.

Preacher (Season One)

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Another comic coming to the small screen is Preacher airing on AMC. Its first season debuted on May 22 and centers around Jesse Custer, a preacher (Dominic Cooper) whose body is overcome by a supernatural force beyond his control. Through possession, Jesse is able to harness supernatural powers and decides to embark on a journey to find God with the help of his ex-girlfriend (Ruth Negga) and a vampire (Joseph Gilgun). The cast is stellar and executive producers Seth Rogen and Sam Catlin are huge fans of the comic and are sure to make the translation of a comic to TV show adaptation successfully and tastefully.

Atlanta (Season One)

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Although not much is known about Atlanta, I have to hope that Donald Glover’s involvement going to make for a positive outcome. Atlanta could be a gateway for the portrayal of people of color in a manner that is not seen quite often on television. The prospect is exciting and I am looking forward to watching the plot unfold. Atlanta follows two cousins (Donald Glover and Brian Tyree Henry) as they try to break into the city’s rap scene. A lot about Atlanta is a mystery and even the teaser trailer is cryptic but a show with a POC heavy cast is definitely one to support and tune in for.

—Oscar Flores