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Golden Globes: Some Singing, Some Dancing and Meryl Streep's Shaming of Donald Trump

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The first major precursor to the Oscars next month saw La La Land take home a record seven Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, including Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) and acting awards for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. No film has won more than four Golden Globes since 1970.

Host Jimmy Fallon, opened the show with his own La La Land-inspired production number, nearly duplicating the musical film's big, brassy opening number—complete with singing appearances from Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman, Evan Rachel Wood, and the casts of Stranger Things and the People vs. O.J. Simpson (including John Travolta striking a Saturday Night Fever-esque pose in a white suit).

La La Land now takes the lead in the run-up to the Oscars, which will be handed out in late February. Moonlight, which took home the Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Motion Picture, is also considered a strong contender.


As expected, the evening was ripe for jokes about President-elect Donald Trump, with television awardee Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager) saying he was fortunate enough to win a trophy at the "last-ever Golden Globe Awards."

"I mean, it has the words 'Hollywood,' 'Foreign' and 'Press' in it," joked Laurie. "I also think to some Republicans, even the word 'Association' is sketchy."

It was Meryl Streep, however, who zeroed in on the pending regime change in Washington, D.C., but without mentioning Trump by name.

"There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good—there was nothing good about it—but it was effective and it did its job," Streep said. "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."

The comments were part of Streep's six-minute-long acceptance of a lifetime achievement award.

Here's the list of Golden Globe motion picture winners:

Best Picture, drama: Moonlight

Best Picture, comedy or musical: La La Land

Actress, drama: Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Actor, drama: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Actress, comedy or musical: Emma Stone, La La Land

Actor, comedy or musical: Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences

Supporting Actor: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Screenplay: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Animated Film: Zootopia

Foreign Language film: Elle (France)

Original Score: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land

Original Song: “City of Stars,” La La Land

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