Golden Globes recap

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Golden Globes recap

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Jordyn Kalman, Reporter

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The 74th annual Golden Globes aired Sunday, January 8th. Being the industry’s most unpredictable awards show, famous for its zany hosts and holding nothing back, the many shocks and surprises throughout the night were the only thing people could have expected from the show.

This Golden Globes had a record setting year, as La La Land was nominated for a total of 7 awards and won every single one of them. This is the most awards a single movie has won at the awards show in 45 years. It won for best picture in a musical or comedy, best original song, best score, best director, best actress and actor in a musical or comedy, and best screenplay. La La Land was no doubt the big winner of the night and is being looked at as the frontrunner for the rest of the awards season.

The Globes also had a record setting year in terms of diversity and representation. After last year’s #oscarssowhite controversy, this year saw an increase in black nominations and wins. Viola Davis won for best actress in a drama for the movie Fences and the movie Moonlight which features an all-black ensemble cast that won best picture for dramas. There were many more nominations for African Americans with the movie Hidden Figures getting nominated for best actress and supporting actress as well as best picture.

This extension of diversity also included TV nominations such as Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross, who won best actress for her role in the show. Ross was the first African American woman to win in this category ever, making it a monumental victory for people of color and the entertainment industry. She delivered a heartwarming speech, dedicating her award to people of color and women everywhere, saying their stories need to be told.

Some of the other big winners of the night included Manchester by the Sea, which was a favorite as it toured around the film festival cycle. Casey Affleck won best actor for drama for his portrayal of an uncle who has to return to his hometown to raise his nephew and deal with his old life after his brother died.

There were plenty more exciting things that happened at the show outside of the awards that were handed out. The intro number that opened the show spoofed La La Land and featured many of Hollywood’s big players: the Stranger Things kids (and barb!), Kit Harrington from Game of Thrones, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Adams, and many more. The show was definitely star studded and had many great moments with everyone’s favorites.