‘La La Land’ Wins Seven Golden Globes, Including One For Best Comedy Or Musical

“La La Land” set new records at the 74th Golden Globes on Sunday, receiving a record breaking 7 nominations. This beat the previous record held by “Midnight Express” with their crime drama all the way back in 1979.

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“I’m in a daze now officially,” said the man behind “La La Land,” 31 year-old Damien Chazelle, when he accepted his directing award. Referring to the plot of “La La Land” plot in which starry-eyed dreamers struggle to succeed in the tough world of show business, Emma Stone said in her best actress in a musical or comedy acceptance speech: “I think that hope and creativity are two of the most important things in the world, and that’s what this movie is about.” The Lionsgate production “La La Land,” also picked up additional Globes for score, score, actor and screenplay.

Not everyone can be winners and there was much disappointment amongst cast and crew of “Moonlight”. Despite being the second most nominated film of the night, they walked off with only the best drama award, still a great achievement. “Moonlight” tells the story of a young black man growing up in Miami. In his acceptances speech, “Moonlight” director urged the viewers, “Please, tell a friend, tell a friend, tell a friend,” hoping to boost the shows performance at the box office.

After recent years of controversy over the Oscars lack of adversity, it was a noticeable theme this time around. “This is for all of the women of color and colorful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy,” Tracee Ellis Ross said when accepting the best television actress Globe for her role in the ABC series “black-ish”. “I want you to know that I see you. We see you.” This award was the first black woman to win in this category since Debbie Allen won for “Fame” in 1883.

 One of the unexpected wins of the night was Isabelle Huppert receiving best actress in a drama for the French film “Elle”. Natalie Portman was toted to win for “Jackie”. Yet another surprise was HBO leaving empty handed after 14 nominations. The surprises occurred from the very first award of the evening with Aaron Taylor-Johnson taking the best supporting actor award for his role in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” where Mahershala Ali of “Moonlight” was the clear favourite.