Here are some of the top moments from this last Sunday at the 74th Golden Globe Awards ceremony.
1. Ryan Gosling’s Touching Acceptance Speech
Ryan Gosling accepted his award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) in honor of his wife, Eva Mendes. Gosling explains that while he was filming La La Land, his wife had to take care of the kids and cope with losing her brother to cancer. Not only is Ryan Gosling a caring husband on the big screen, but also in the real world.
2. The Crown Wins Best TV Drama Series to the Shock of Many
The Netflix drama series beat out Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, This Is Us, and Westworld. Game of Thrones has been nominated 3 times before this one, but has yet to win the award. Stranger Things, Netflix’s newest sci-fi fan-favorite, was predicted to win. However, The Crown has been attracting a lot of positive attention and deserves this award by all means.
3. Meryl Streep’s Headline-Making Speech
Monday morning it was impossible to go on Facebook without seeing a video or article about Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She left here reservations at the door about the President-elect of the United States. Streep specifically calls out Donald Trump and explains to millions watching at home just how rude and immature she (and many) believe he has been. The speech was certainly controversial and will be remembered for years to come.
4. La La Land Breaks Records and Makes History
La La Land won Globes in every category it was nominated in, making it the new record holder. Notables are Ryan Gosling’s win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), Emma Stone for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), “City of Stars” for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture, and Damien Chazelle for Best Screenplay and Best Director. Chazelle’s win is especially notable because he is now the youngest filmmaker to win the directing award in particular.
Now that the Golden Globes are over and decided… the Oscar buzz begins! Do you think that the winners of the Golden Globes will decide the winners of the Oscars? We shall see February 26th!