“La La Land” is the Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture, and it entered the 2017 Golden Globes with the most nominations (seven). Well, it won all seven of its awards, including Best Film Comedy/Musical and lead-acting prizes for Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. No film has ever won that many Globes. The good news for “Moonlight” was that it was still able to prevail as Best Film Drama, its only victory out of six nominations.
Check out the complete list of Golden Globe winners here. And check out our report of Hollywood’s weekend parties to celebrate the top Globe contenders, plus our gallery of all the behind-the-scenes action. Below read our play-by-play and analysis of all of the night’s film winners:
BEST FILM DRAMA: “Moonlight” won the final award of the night. Only one victory, but it was the big one. The film tells the story of a boy growing up and coming to terms with his sexuality in Miami and was directed by Barry Jenkins. It had the second most nominations of any film (six).
BEST FILM DRAMA ACTRESS: Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”) pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the night by defeating Natalie Portman‘s performance as the grieving first lady Jackie Kennedy in “Jackie.” This was the first Golden Globe win and first nomination for the veteran French actress. Watch our interview with Huppert here.
BEST FILM DRAMA ACTOR: Casey Affleck finally puts “Manchester by the Sea” on the board with his victory for playing a grieving Massachusetts man in Kenneth Lonergan‘s drama. He’s also the frontrunner to win the Oscar.
BEST FILM COMEDY/MUSICAL: It’s official — “La La Land” is the most awarded film in Golden Globe history with seven wins out of its seven nominations. It didn’t lose a single award and surpasses the six won by “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “Midnight Express” (1978). Both of those films counted Globes for Best New Star in their tally with “Cuckoo’s Nest” winning for actor Brad Dourif and “Midnight Express” for both Brad Davis and Irene Miracle; those categories were eliminated the year after Pia Zadora won for “Butterfly” in 1982.
BEST FILM COMEDY/MUSICAL ACTRESS: Emma Stone‘s victory for “La La Land” marks her first win on her third nomination. She was previously nominated for her lead role in “Easy A” (2010) and for her supporting turn in “Birdman” (2014). Watch our interview with Sone about her award-winning role here.
BEST FILM DIRECTOR: Shortly after winning Best Screenplay, Damien Chazelle was awarded Best Director for the musical romance.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “Elle” may have been snubbed by the Oscars, which left it off their finalists list, but the Hollywood Foreign Press loved it. Watch our recent interview with director Paul Verhoeven.
BEST ANIMATED FILM: Disney’s billion-dollar blockbuster “Zootopia” takes the prize, cementing its status as the Oscar frontrunner for Best Animated Feature. We interviewed screenwriters Phil Johnston and Jared Bush here.
BEST FILM SCREENPLAY: Chazelle’s win was an upset over frontrunner Kenneth Longergan, the writer (and director) of “Manchester by the Sea.” Watch Chazelle chat about putting together the Hollywood throwback here.
BEST FILM COMEDY/MUSICAL ACTOR: “La La Land” leading man Ryan Gosling won his first Globe win after four losses including one in this category for “Crazy Stupid Love,” which also co-starred Stone – or maybe she just brings out the best in him. Watch our recent interview with Gosling about his performance here.
BEST FILM SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Viola Davis prevailed for reprising her Tony-winning role in “Fences” as a long-suffering wife in 1950s Pittsburgh. It’s the fifth nomination and first win for Davis, who previously contended for “How to Get Away with Murder” on TV and “The Help” and “Doubt” on film. Watch her talk more about her performance in “Fences” here.
BEST FILM ORIGINAL SONG: “La La Land” goes two-for-two — “City of Stars” prevailed. That’s two wins in a row for composer Hurwitz. The song was co-written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who also composed the current Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” We talked in depth with Pasek and Paul — watch here.
BEST FILM ORIGINAL SCORE: “La La Land” draws first blood by winning for its composer Justin Hurwitz, the first of seven nominations for the film. We chatted with Hurwitz about composing the awards juggernaut — watch here.
BEST FILM SUPPORTING ACTOR: Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Nocturnal Animals”) was the first winner of the night at the 2017 Golden Globes, completely shocking our predictions. His rival Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) had swept the critics awards, including Critics’ Choice, while Taylor-Johnson has been mostly overlooked this season. Could he be a stealth Oscar contender? We recently chatted with Taylor-Johnson about his villainous performance — watch here.
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