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10 January 2017

Golden Globes 2017: La La Land is the winner, between surprises and failures

Golden Globes 2017 celebrate La La Land and his cast: seven awards for the movie directed by Damien Chazelle, including best acting and best direction. But not everything has gone like many expected…

And so, this is it: like a bet won from the beginning, Ryan Gosling never fails and makes the fortune of this movie, La La Land, that dominates the 74th Golden Globes Awards. Seven prizes, for Best Film (comedy/musical), best actor and best actress (Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone), Best Film Director (Damien Chazelle), Best Screenplay, Best Film Score and Best Original Song (City of Stars).

And it’s not over: bookies are starting to consider the film as a serious competitor for the best picture at next year’s Oscars.

Someone won’t be as happy as La La Land’s supporters: the ones who prevented a hard fight with Moonlight. Enhanced by the critics, the movie directed by B. Jenkins got home with just one award, even if really remarkable, for best drama picture.

And what about the TV series?

Well, The Night Manager gets its points. Nominated in three categories, it hits them all: best actor in a series (Tom Hiddleston); best actress in a supporting role in a series (Olivia Colman); and finally a Golden Globe for a legend, Hugh Laurie, as best actor in a supporting role in a series.

Golden Globes bring luck to Billy Bob Thornton too, best actor in a drama series for his great performance in Goliath. He outclasses people like Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan).

Good shots also for Atlanta, judged the best television series – Musical or Comedy, that can count on Donald Glover, celebrated as best actor in this category; and for The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story: best television limited series and best actress in a television series (Sarah Poulson).

So, if so many people won, who’s the looser this time?

We have to tell it: HBO will has really nothing to say in this edition. Fourteen nominations but not a prize. Surprising victory of The Crown as best drama series, overtaking super-succesfull shows like Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld!

Last but not least, a celebration for Meryl Streep, who picked up the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award and let herself go to a hard attack to Donald Trump: “This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modelled by someone in the public platform,” she said, “By someone powerful, it filters down into everyone’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence invites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

Here you can find a complete list of the candidates and winners for every category… but now? What will we be waiting for?

Well, the show must go on: are you ready for the road to the Oscar?

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