La La Land Sweeps The Golden Globes

Are Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Oscar-bound after big wins?

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La La Land, The Night Manager and The Crown reigned supreme at the 74th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (8 January).

Jimmy Fallon and dozens of Hollywood's biggest stars honoured the very best in television and movies on behalf of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as part of the official kick-off of awards season.

Director Damien Chazelle's whimsical musical La La Land swept the Comedy categories, winning Best Motion Picture and earning individual awards for stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

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"Hope and creativity are two of the most important things in the world. That's what this movie is about," Emma explained as she accepted Best Comedy Actress.

In all, La La Land set a new Golden Globes record as it won all seven of the major categories in which it earned nominations.

Moonlight was named Best Drama, while the lead drama acting awards went to Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and French film icon Isabelle Huppert (Elle).

It was a very good night for British exports in the TV categories, as The Night Manager and The Crown dominated the Limited Series and Drama Series categories.

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Claire Foy was honoured with Best Actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's uber-expensive The Crown, while the show itself won Best Drama Series.

One surprise winner was Goliath's Billy Bob Thornton for Best Drama Actor over higher-profile competitors Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan).

Atlanta's Donald Glover and Black-ish's Tracee Ellis Ross earned the Best Comedy Actor and Actress awards, and the Best Miniseries trophy went to The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Along with The Crown, The Night Manager was the night's other major TV winner as Tom Hiddleston (Best Actor), Hugh Laurie (Best Supporting Actor) and Olivia Colman (Best Supporting Actress) were also honoured.

The hilarious Hugh Laurie used his acceptance speech as an opportunity to skewer Donald Trump, joking: "I'll be able to say I won this at the last-ever Golden Globes.

"I don't mean to be gloomy, it's just that it has the words Hollywood, Foreign and Press in the title. I also think, to some Republicans, even the word 'Association' is sketchy."

Meryl Streep also took aim at Trump's bullying of immigrants and the disabled as she collected the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award late in the evening.

"Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if you kick us all out, you'll have nothing to watch except for football and mixed martial arts, which are not arts," she argued.

From: Digital Spy