‘La La Land’ became the most decorated film in Golden Globes history after winning seven awards on Sunday (08.01.17).
The musical triumphed in every category it was nominated for, including Best Actor and Actress – Musical or Comedy for its stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
The film’s seven wins beat the record previously held by 1975’s ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ and 1978’s ‘Midnight Express’, which shared the title with six wins each.
During his acceptance speech, Ryan paid tribute to his long-term partner Eva Mendes, the mother of his two children, Esmeralda, two, and Amada, eight months.
Speaking on stage at the Beverly Hilton hotel, he said: “I would like to try 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 have taken all 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.”
Meanwhile, Emma thanked her family, friends, and “dreamers” as she picked up her Best Actress statuette.
She said: “I have to start by thanking my amazing mom. Thank you, mom, for everything. I moved here 13 years ago this week and without my mom and my dad and my brother, who has put up with me his whole life. Thank you, Spence, you’re the best.
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.
“This is a film for dreamers.
“I think that hope and creativity are two of the most important things in the world and that’s what this movie is about…
“To any creative people who’ve had the door slammed in their face… or anybody anywhere that feels like giving up sometimes, but finds it within themselves to get up… I share this with you.”
She also praised filmmaker Damien Chazelle – who won Best Director and Best Screenplay – and her co-star Ryan.
She said: “Thank you Damien for this opportunity and your vision and your passion. Ryan, you’re the best partner a girl could ask for.”
The movie also picked up Best Score in a Motion Picture and Best Original Song for ‘City of Stars’.
Elsewhere at the event, which was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, ‘Moonlight’ was named Best Motion Picture – Drama, and ‘Elle’ star Isabelle Huppert and ‘Manchester By the Sea’s Casey Affleck picked up Best Performance by an Actress and Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama.
On the TV side of the awards, ‘The Night Manager’ was the biggest winner of the night, picking up three prizes, with Tom Hiddleston honoured with Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman taking home the Supporting Actor and Actress prizes.
‘The Crown’, ‘Atlanta’, and ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ each picked up three prizes.
La La Land wins these Golden Globes 2017 awards:
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
‘La La Land’
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Emma Stone, ‘La La Land’
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Ryan Gosling, ‘La La Land’
Best Director – Motion Picture:
Damien Chazelle, ‘La La Land’
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture:
Damien Chazelle, ‘La La Land’
Best Original Score – Motion Picture:
Justin Hurwitz, ‘La La Land’
Best Original Song – Motion Picture:
‘City of Stars’, La La Land’
*Sourced by Bang ShowBiz