NEW YORK: La Land proceeded with its apparently unstoppable charge toward the
Oscars with a record-breaking night at the Golden Globes.
La La Land won seven awards, including best acting gongs for Ryan Gosling
and Emma Stone and best director for Damien Chazelle, however Moonlight – which
had been scorned all through the night – brought home best picture drama.
Moreover, standout moment of the night left far from the awards action.
Meryl Steep’s searing critics of Donald Trump’s impersonation and treatment
of the handicapped New York Times columnist Serge Kolvleski was a sobering moment
which conveyed a stunned silence to the typically boisterous Globes.
There was an early distress when Aaron Taylor-Johnson brought home the award
for best supporting actor over solid most loved Mahershala Ali,
who was required to win for his hand over Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. Taylor-Johnson
has just grabbed one other award this season, while Ali has won about each major award so far.
There were other huge stuns also, including Isabelle Huppert winning best
actress in a film for her performance in Paul Verhoeven’s controversial and divisive
rape revenge comedy Elle. The film likewise won the Golden Globe
for best foreign language film.
The stuns and surprises proceeded in the TV classes, with Donlad Glover’s
Atlanta exchanging its basic praise into awards. The series won for best
TV series, parody, and Glover won in the best performing artist in a
TV series, melodic or comic drama. Glover’s win was one of a few
triumphs for different actors.