74th Golden Globe Awards: winners

The 74th Golden Globe Awards are underway at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Jimmy Fallon opened the show with a wonderful musical tribute including appearances by cast members from Westworld, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, La La Land, Deadpool and more.

But as soon as he arrived on stage the teleprompter was down, as he joked about doing celebrity impressions. A second monitor came to the rescue allowing him to fire off his opening monologue -chockful of Donald Trump jokes.

TV winners in bold.

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

“I do have to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for picking me over Bob Odenkirk,” he said.

“There you go bud.”

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, The Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

“It’s my first time here guys,” she said. “This is for all the women of colour and colourful people whose stories ideas thoughts are not always considered worthy.

“We see you.”

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical

Mozart in the Jungle

“This is incredible,” said Donald Glover. “I really want to thank the beautiful actors and actresses we have.

“I really want to thank the black folks in Atlanta.

“We didn’t think anybody was going to like this show.”

Best Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

“To the remarkable Marcia Clark. You are an inspiration to me,” Sarah Paulson said.

Best TV Limited Series/Motion Picture
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story

“Thank you to audiences for watching us and to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” said producers.

“We share this with our remarkable writers directors, actors and gifted crew.”

Best Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

“This is obviously a terrible mix up,” Laurie joked.

“I suppose I will be able to say I won this at the last ever Golden Globes.

“It has the word Hollywood, Foreign and Press in the title.”

Best Supporting Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Heady, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story

Hiddleston recalled meeting locals and aid workers when travelling in South Sudan with the United Nations Children’s Fund.

“They wanted to say hello because during the shelling in the previous month they had binge-watched The Night Manager. The idea that we could provide some relief and relief for the people who work for UNICEF…” he said, “made me immensely proud.”

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things

“When you play a real life person its tricky, and you rely very much on the people around you,” Claire Foy said before acknowledging Queen Elizabeth’s 63 year presence on the world stage.

“I think the world could do with a few more women at the centre of it.”

Best TV Series, Drama
The Crown, Netflix

Game of Thrones, HBO
Stranger Things, Netflix
This Is Us, NBC
Westworld, HBO

“I’m called a creator on this. That’s as bogus a title as a “film by” for a director,” said writer Peter Morgan, before handing to director Stephen Daldry.

But it was Meryl Streep, winner of the Cecil B. deMille Lifetime Achievement Award, who stole the show with an impassioned plea ahead of Donald Trump’s presidency.

She recalled seeing Trump ridicule a disabled journalist, and defended the independence of the press and importance of artists.

“Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence,” she said. “When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.”

“We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage … We’re going to need them going forward and they’re going to need us to safeguard the truth,” she stressed.

She concluded her speech by quoting Carrie Fisher: “Take your broken heart, make it into art.”

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

“I grew up in a house where magic wasn’t allowed, so everybody here is, like, magical to me,” Glover said.

“But my dad told me I could do anything I want.

“Thank you for helping me to believe that anything is possible.”

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  1. You can’t seem to watch a single American awards show without having to put up with a good amount of liberal propaganda. Is there now content rules with these liberal Hollywood awards shows to feature a required amount of liberal propaganda and lectures. Aren’t these award shows suppose to celebrating achievements in the arts and entertainment?

  2. jezza the first original one

    Some great wins with some really great quality. I get a bit tired of non elected actors dipping in and out of politics at this time of year. I didn’t realise there were auditions for Hilary: The Movie until I saw some of Meryls speech. Ronnie Reagan Mk2 where are ya?

  3. I am not a Trump supporter but I have to say, personally, I don’t understand the excessive adulation of Meryl Streep by the industry. Sure she can act but to be nominated so many times at various industry awards? How about recognising some other outstanding veteran actors/actresses? Don’t bite my head off!

  4. love love Meryl Streep- her speech was brilliant.
    I thought This Is Us would’ve won.
    If James Corden does a good job at hosting The Grammys- he should host the GoldenGlobes in 2018

  5. I thought The Crown would win best drama (tough field) though. Glad to see Atlanta getting the Comedy and for Donald Glover whom is also known as Childish Gambino the musician/rapper.

  6. I sort of expected The Crown to win and am pleased for Claire Foy but was sorry that John Lithgow didn’t win for his narcistic ‘Black Dog’ Churchill that almost stole the show, With Tom Hiddleston present Hugh Laurie didn’t quite create the same charisma as Lithgow did in The Crown, he basically presented another role playing version of himself.

    • I think Lithgow did steal the show as Churchill, to the point where I want a series about Churchill with Lithgow in the role. Laurie and Hiddleston, I believe phoned in their respective roles whereas the other nominees were actually impressive and did something with their roles.

  7. Good choices. Glad The Night Manager is getting the wins it deserves in the best actor categories. I would have gone with Stranger Things or Game of Thrones over The Crown but that’s from personal preference. Not surprised it won as it has gotten a large amount of critical acclaim.

    On a seperate note I like to see these streaming shows mixing things up in these award shows! Makes it more interesting

    • Streaming is the future for TV, with worldwide subscriptions increasing the money to make prestige shows the result is top quality drama at an affordable price (Foxtel take note). There’s no excuse for ‘making reality TV either.

    • I’m glad the real star of The Night Manager won, not Hiddleston but Olivia Coleman. She’s going from strength to strength give her any role in comedy or drama and she owns it.

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