74th Annual Golden Globe Awards Results and Commentary

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  • Date of Ceremony: Sunday, January 8, 2017
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Welcome to DigitalHit’s coverage of the 74th Golden Globe Awards, which took place on January 8th, 2017.

8:00 PM

The show opens with a pre-taped La La Land-themed musical number with host Jimmy Fallon joined on the red carpet by many of the nominees as they try to make it into the show on time.

8:04 PM

Fallon takes to the stage to welcome everyone to the show.

“Already the teleprompter’s down, “ says Fallon as he tries to get into his monologue. “Welcome to the Golden Globes, one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote.”

“Don’t Google ‘Ryan Gosling pianist’, trust me it’s an HR nightmare.”

“You might remember Manchester by the Sea for being the only thing from 2016 that was more depressing than 2016.”

“We all lnow Matt Damon for his greatest acting role: telling Ben Affleck that he liked Batman vs Superman.”

Emma Stone who worked with Ryan Gosling in La La Land, now presents with another Canadian Ryan — Reynolds — as they hand out the hardware for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nocturnal Animals.

“Thank you, Tom Ford. Thank you so much for this opportunity. Creating this role and collaborating on this journey was an immense joy. I appreciate it. Thank you Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon for raising the bar high. I enjoyed every second of it.” – Aaron Taylor-Johnson

8:12 PM

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Priyanka Chopra now present Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Billy Bob Thornton for Goliath.

“But on a serious note, I’d really like to accept this award, in memory of Luke Scott, a PA on Goliath who left us this last year. And he was one of those guys who knew what he was doing, and I loved him. So I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press and everyone who is here, and all the actors, musicians, technicians who actually go out and try. It’s easy to talk about people, but it’s really hard to stick your neck out. And God bless you all.” – Billy Bob Thornton

8:20 PM

Fallon says Mariah Carey just called and suggested that Dick Clark Productions sabotaged his monologue. He then introduces Hugh Grant who in turn introduces a clip for Florence Foster Jenkins.

8:22 PM

Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant introduce the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the winner is Tracee Ellis Ross for Black-ish.

“It’s my first time here guys. It’s a nice room. I like it. This is for all of the women, women of color, and colorful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important. But I want you to know that I see you. We see you. It is an honor to be on this show Black-ish, to continue expanding the way we are seen and known and to show the magic and the beauty and the sameness of a story and stories that are outside of where the industry usually looks.” – Tracee Ellis Ross

Drew and Timothy then present Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Atlanta. Producer/actor Donald Glover accepts.

“I really just want to thank — I really want to thank Atlanta and all of, like, the black folks in Atlanta, like, for real, like, just for being alive and doing just amazing and being amazing people. I couldn’t be here without Atlanta.” – Donald Glover

8:32 PM

Jimmy introduces the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Lorenzo Soria.

8:34 PM

Hacksaw Ridge’s Vince Vaughn introduces a clip for the film, which is nominated for three Golden Globes tonight.

8:35 PM

Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman introduce nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Sarah Paulson for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

“Marcia Clark, you are an inspiration to me. If I could live my with a fraction of your wit, integrity, and you unapologetic fierceness, I would be on the road to doing it right.” – Sarah Paulson

Reese and Nicole then present Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

“The trial of O.J. Simpson turned tragedy into entertainment, reminding us that American justice is anything but blind when race, gender, and celebrity are involved. While working on the show, we had no idea how painfully relevant those themes would be in 2016.” – Nina Jacobson

8:45 PM

Annette Bening introduces a clip from the Comedy nominee 20th Century Women.

8:47 PM

Naomi Campbell and Matt Bomer are presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Hugh Laurie for The Night Manager.

“This is obviously a terrible mix-up. Thank you very much. Thank you, first of all, to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this amazing honor, I suppose made more amazing by the fact that 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 just assume I won. I also think that, to some Republicans, even the word ‘association’ is slightly sketchy. But thank you to them. Thank you also to the many, many people who gave me this wonderful, extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So I accept this award on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere” – Hugh Laurie

8:49 PM

Sofia Vergara introduces Sly Stallone’s three daughters, who are this year’s Miss Golden Globe.

Jimmy Fallon attempts a Sting impersonation before introducing Sting and Carrie Underwood, who are presenting Best Original Score – Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to Justin Hurwitz for La La Land.

“I feel like it was the kind of movie where well, first of all, I was lucky to get to work, because it was the music I got to work with, or at least pretty much know all the departments. There was this spirit across the movie where people kind of worked harder than they’re used to working, and went to bed later than they’re used to going to bed, and wore more hats if they needed to, and didn’t believe they created something so unique that allowed us to put so much of ourselves into it. So we didn’t want to take it for granted, and everybody worked so hard and so passionately. So thank you to everybody, and this is very much appreciated.” – Justin Hurwitz

Sting and Carrie then present Best Original Song – Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to La La Land’s “City of Stars” by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

“We never thought that we would get to be a part of a original movie musical. That’s what got us into loving musicals in the first place.” – Justin Paul

8:59 PM

John Legend introduces a clip from La La Land, a nominated comedy tonight.

9:01 PM

After an intro that fell flat from Jimmy Fallon, Micheal Keaton presents Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to Viola Davis for Fences.

“It’s not every day that Hollywood thinks of translating a play to screen. It doesn’t scream moneymaker, you know, but it does scream art. It does scream heart. Thank you to all of the wonderful actors in Fences: Mykelti, Stephen, Russell, Jovan, Saniyya. Denzel, you know, I’m a friend and a fan. Thank you for being an extraordinary leader, great actor, great director. Thank you for saying ‘Trust me’ and ‘Remember the love.’” – Viola Davis

9:08 PM

Kristen Bell and Cuba Gooding Jr. are presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Olivia Colman for The Night Manager. She’s not there to accept.

9:10 PM

Dev Patel and cute young actor Sunny Pawar introduce a clip Lion.

9:11 PM

Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer are presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. Their shtick centres around Hawn forgetting her glasses and destroying the intros. And the Golden Globe goes to Ryan Gosling for La La Land.

“You don’t get to be up here without standing on the shoulders of a mountain of people, and there’s just no time to thank everyone. I just would like to thank one person properly and say while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer. If she hadn’t taken all of that on so that I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So sweetheart, thank you. To my daughters Amada and Esmeralda, I love you. And if I may, I’d like to dedicate this to the memory of her brother Juan Carlos Mendes.” – Ryan Gosling

9:20 PM

Felicity Jones and Diego Luna from Rogue One are presenting Best Screenplay – Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to Damien Chazelle for La La Land.

“I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. I also just would like to acknowledge the other nominees in this category. I’ve been lucky enough — one of the actual benefits of this whole kind of rodeo of award season is getting to meet people whose work you really admire. So all of you, I am in awe of your work, and I’m humbled to be up here.” – Damien Chazelle

9:23 PM

Kristin Wiig and Steve Carell, who worked together on Despicable Me 3 are presenting Best Motion Picture – Animated. They emotionally recount the first animated films they saw: Carell’s was Fantasia on the day his mother announced they wanted a divorce and Wiig’s was Bambi on the day her three dogs were put down. And the Golden Globe goes to Zootopia.

“We wanted Zootopia to be a film not only to entertain kids, but also that spoke to adults about embracing diversity, even when there are people in the world who want to divide us by using fear.” – Byron Howard

9:28 PM

Jimmy Fallon says the industry is a family and pays tribute to the mother and daughter that just passed: Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

9:34 PM

Casey Affleck introduces a clip from Manchester by the Sea.

9:36 PM

Chris Hemsworth and Gal Gadot are presenting Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language. And the Golden Globe goes to Elle from France. Director Paul Verhoeven accepts the award.

“Well, that’s great and I’m a bit amazed because the movie does not really invite you to sympathize with the character. The character goes in directions that you might not think, and so I really thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for being so open-minded.” – Paul Verhoeven

9:38 PM

Anna Kendrick and Justin Theroux are teaming up to present Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. And the Golden Globe goes to Tom Hiddleston for The Night Manager.

“A quick story. I know it’s been a long night, but I recently went to South Sudan, which is a — the youngest country in the world in East Africa, with the United Nations Children’s Fund. I do a little bit of work with them, try to help spread the word as best I can. It’s a terrible situation happening for children. The Night Manager is about arms dealing, and there are far too many arms going into South Sudan. But I was — there’s a curfew at 6 p.m. every night because humanitarian aid workers have to be inside so that it’s safe by 6:00. And one night, we were having a bite to eat at the Cantine Villa Mostain, and a group of young men and women wobbled over at the table, and they were having what they called a ‘dirty beer’ in humanitarian language, and there were a group of Med Funktionsnedsättning, doctors and nurses, and they wanted to say hello because, during the shelling the previous month, they had binge-watched The Night Manager. And the idea that I could provide or that we could provide some relief and entertainment for the people who work for UNICEF and Med Funktionsnedsättning and the world program who are fixing the world in the places where it is broken made me immensely proud. So I dedicate this to those out there who are doing their best. Thank you.” – Tom Hiddleston

9:47 PM

Jake Gyllenhaal presents a clip from the nominated comedy Deadpool.

9:48 PM

Laura Dern and Jon Hamm are presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Claire Foy for The Crown.

“But I really, really, really wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for some extraordinary women. I’m going to thank them. One of them is Queen Elizabeth II. She has been the center of the world for the past 63 years, and I think the world could do with a few more women at the center of it, if you ask me.” – Claire Foy

Dern and Hamm stick around to present Best Television Series – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to The Crown.

“Philip Martin, and all our other directors, we want to thank you and our great ensemble of actors with which we are so blessed to make the show one of the most happiest experiences of our professional careers.” – Stephen Daldry

9:58 PM

The remarkable Viola Davis is out now to pay tribute to tonight’s Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient, Meryl Streep. Her tribute is moving and powerful. She calls her “an observer and a thief” who “waits to share what she has stolen on that sacred place which is the screen” adding that “her artistry reminds us of the impact of what it means to be an artist, which is to make us feel less alone.” Davis finishes by saying that “You make me proud to be an artist. You make me feel that what I have in me, my body, my face, my age is enough.”

10:06 PM

After a clip package of her work, Streep takes to the stage to accept and take a few well-aimed digs at Donald Trump.

“They gave me three seconds to say this. So an actor’s only job is to enter the lives of people who are different from us and let you feel what that feels like, and there were many, many, many powerful performances this year that did exactly that, breathtaking, compassionate work. But there was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hook in my heart not because it was good. It was there was nothing good about it, but it was effective, and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. 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. It was real life. And this instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When The powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.” – Meryl Streep

Mentioning the passing of her friend, Carrie Fisher, Streep added, “As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia said to me once, ‘Take your broken heart. Make it into art.’”

10:19 PM

After a clip of actors talking about their first jobs, Chris Pine presents a clip for the nominated drama Hell or High Water.

10:20 PM

Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller and Zoe Saldana present Best Director – Motion Picture. And the Golden Globe goes to Damien Chazelle for La La Land.

“And last, but not least, I want to thank my family, my parents back home in New Jersey, I think who are watching, my sister Ana, for supporting me, and believing in me. When I told you I wanted to make movies when I was like 3 years old, you said ‘Okay.’ Thank you so much. And thank you again to all of you. Thanks.” – Damien Chazelle

10:24 PM

Gina Rodriguez and Milo Ventimiglia are presenting Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Donald Glover for Atlanta.

“I grew up in a house where magic wasn’t allowed, so everybody in here is, like, magical to me. Like, every time I saw a movie or Disney movies or heard your voices or saw you, I was like, oh, magic is from people. Like, we’re the ones who kind of in a weird way tell a story or a lie to children so they do stuff that we never thought was possible. My dad used to tell me every day, ‘You can do anything you want,’ and I remember thinking as a kid in first grade, like, ‘You’re lying to me.’ But now I do stuff and he’s like, ‘I didn’t think that was possible,’ so I really want to say thank you to my son and the mother of my son for making me believe in people again and things being possible, so thank you.” – Donald Glover

10:31 PM

Matt Damon is presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, pointing out that he won the male version of this category last year despite the fact that the film wasn’t a comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to Emma Stone.

“…to Lionsgate and our producers for taking a chance on this guy Damien Chazelle. He wanted to make a modern original musical. That is sort of a crazy notion. Thank you for that, and thank you, Damien, for this opportunity and for your vision and for your dedication and your passion, and Ryan for being the best partner a girl could ask for, and to Mandy Moore, choreographer, for your brilliance and for your patience, and everyone on our crew. And this is a film for dreamers, and I think that hope and creativity are two of the most important things in the world, and that’s what this movie is about. So to any creative person who has had a door slammed in their face, either metaphorically or physically, or actors who have had their auditions cut off or have waited for a callback that didn’t come or anybody anywhere, really, that feels like giving up sometimes, but finds it in themselves to get up and keep moving forward, I share this with you. Thank you so much for this. Thank you.” – Emma Stone

10:35 PM

Pierce Brosnan intros a clip from the nominated musical/comedy Sing Street.

10:40 PM

Moonlight’s executive producer Brad Pitt intros a clip from the nominated drama.

10:42 PM

Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne are handing out the hardware for Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. And the Golden Globe goes to La La Land.

“And thank you for our cast, crew, and for Damien for reminding us of the magic and the power of cinema, to make us feel, not through cynicism or irony, but with unbridled joy and passion to dream more urgently, to live more fervently, and to love more deeply, and now more than ever, to find music and cinema that enters our mind and our soul and our hearts and unites us, and now more than ever. Thank you.” – Marc Platt

10:49 PM

Last year’s winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Brie Larson, is presenting the male version of the award tonight. And the Golden Globe goes to Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea.

“And lastly, I just say that despite how I might think I’m in charge at my house, it’s my kids who give me permission to do this, because they have got the strength of character to keep at bay all the noise that sometimes surrounds people who live publicly, and to let me travel for months at a time. And so I love you Indiana and Atticus. Thank you very much. And to their mom who gave me just about every good acting idea I ever had, thank you very much. I love you. And lastly, I’ll say I remember years ago when Denzel Washington was on stage. He got up here and said, ‘God is love,’ and, well, I agree. Thank you, Denzel.” – Casey Affleck

10:57 PM

Leonardo DiCaprio is now presenting Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Isabelle Huppert for Elle.

“Thank you for the people from all over the world here in this room from China to the Arabic world, from America to Europe. Do not expect cinema to set up walls and borders. Thank you. Thank you.” – Isabelle Huppert

11:00 PM

In honor of Rocky’s 40th anniversary, Carl Weathers and Sylvester Stallone are here to present Best Motion Picture – Drama. And the Golden Globe goes to Moonlight.

“…as Denzel said in Fences, ‘I gave you everything. I gave you my life.’ Mom, you gave me my life, and I hope being on the stage right now, it’s fulfillment of the life that you gave me. And to everybody on Twitter and Instagram, everybody back home, in Miami and New Orleans, if you have seen this film and you have told a friend, all I have to say is, ‘Please, tell a friend, tell a friend, tell a friend.’ Much love.” – Barry Jenkins

11:03 PM

Fallon bids us goodnight.