Jazz musical ‘La La Land’ wins a record seven Golden Globes, and Meryl Streep turns a Golden Globe acceptance speech into a scathing attack on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Ryan Brooks reports.
Awards season kicking off with big wins and political backlash at the Golden Globes Sunday (January 8).
One pictures cleaning up above all else.
“Ryan Gosling, Lala Land.”
“Damien Shezzel, for Lala Land.”
“La La Land.”
Jazz musical “La La Land” sweeping a record-breaking seven awards, including best picture musical or comedy, best actor, actress, director, score, song AND screenplay.
“This is a film for dreamers and I think that hope and creativity are the most important things in the world.”
Coming-of-age film “Moonlight” took best drama.
Those victories putting both films at the front of the pack for the Oscars next month.
But the real drama came from actress Meryl Streep using her lifetime award acceptance speech to launch a scathing attack on Donald Trump.
She never mentioned him by name – but called him out for his quote “performance” imitating a disabled journalist.
“It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart, and I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie.”
Streep also got a cheer from the audience for saying Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners which she called the most vilified segments in American society.
Beyond the big-screen victories, there was a first top-categotry win for Netflix – “The Crown” beating HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “Westworld” for best drama series.
While hip hop show “Atlanta” won best comedy series – its creator and star Donald Glover taking home the award for best comedy actor.