LA LA LAND Sweep Breaks Golden Globes Record (AWARDS 2016)


It’s official: La La Land is the biggest slam dunk Oscar favorite in a generation, probably since Schindler’s List.

Going 7-for-7 in an unprecedented sweep, including a win for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), the original tuner beat the previous record of 6 Golden Globe wins set by One Flew Over The Cukoo’s Nest in 1975 (and tied by Midnight Express in 1978).

On the flip side of the coin, fellow Awards Season favorite Moonlight took only one Globe, but it was a biggie: Best Motion Picture (Drama).

Meanwhile, Casey Affleck solidified his Best Actor frontrunner status with yet another win for his turn in Manchester by the Sea, as did Viola Davis in the Best Supporting Actress category for her seemingly inevitable Oscar victory in Fences.

The Best Actress Oscar race remains tight, but wins for La La Land‘s Emma Stone (Musical or Comedy) and foreign language winner Elle‘s Isabelle Huppert (Drama) all-but cement their Academy Award nominations. Those two will likely be duking it out with Amy Adams‘ Globe-nominated turn in Arrival. The Screen Actors Guild Awards (which doesn’t include Huppert as a nominee) will clarify this category’s favorite on January 29.

The evening’s one shocker: Aaron-Taylor Johnson winning the Globe’s Supporting Actor trophy as the psychotic redneck in Nocturnal Animals. He remains a long-shot for an Oscar nomination, though; his co-star Michael Shannon is still more likely.

Beyond all of that, acceptance speeches were peppered with liberal soapboxing even more than usual in the Age of Trump, capped off by Lifetime Achievement Award winner Meryl Streep. She never reflected on her actual career, instead choosing to preach to the Tinseltown choir about how they are the most vilified people in American society today (her actual words, not mine). Oh, the struggles and martyrdoms of the Hollywood elite. #FamousLivesMatter

Thankfully the classy Jimmy Fallon didn’t go there (outside of a few tame, clever references). He spent his time proving what we all already know: he should be hosting the Oscars, not Jimmy Kimmel.

Films of 2016

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
La La Land

Best Male Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Best Female Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama
WINNER: Isabelle Huppert – Elle

  • Amy Adams – Arrival
  • Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane
  • Ruth Negga – Loving
  • Natalie Portman – Jackie

Best Male Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
WINNER: Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Best Female Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
WINNER: Emma Stone – La La Land

Best Male Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture
Aaron-Taylor Johnson – Nocturnal Animals

Best Female Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture
WINNER: Viola Davis – Fences

Best Director
Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Best Screenplay
Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Best Original Score
Justin Hurwitz – La La Land

  • Nicholas Britell – Moonlight
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival
  • Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka – Lion
  • Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch –Hidden Figures

Best Original Song
“City of Stars” – La La Land

  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls
  • “Faith” – Sing
  • “Gold” – Gold
  • “How Far I’ll Go” – Moana

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • Sing

Best Foreign Language Film
Elle (France)

  • Divines (France)
  • Neruda (Chile)
  • The Salesman (Iran)
  • Toni Erdmann (Germany)

The Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award
Meryl Streep

(To see a full list of the Golden Globe Winners that also includes Television categories, click here.)

Click on links below for other Critics Group Awards and Guild Nominees that have been announced so far this season:

Academy Award Nominees
Screen Actors Guild Winners
Directors Guild of America Nominees
Producers Guild of America Winners
Writers Guild of America Nominees
National Society of Film Critics
New York Film Critics Circle
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Boston Society of Film Critics
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
The National Board of Review
Critics’ Choice Awards Winners

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