The Highs and Lows (and Whoas) of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards

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If the Golden Globes are any indication, 2017 promises to keep you on your toes. La La Land took home the most hardware, sweeping all seven categories it was nominated in and setting a record for the most wins by a film ever at the awards. On the drama side, Moonlight took Best Picture, but. surprisingly, Mahershala Ali, who has dominated the awards season thus far, lost out to Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nocturnal Animals. TV kept it more interesting, with wins for Atlanta, Tracee Ellis Ross, and a curiously dominant The Night Manager. Meanwhile, there was a touching tribute to Meryl Streep by way of Viola Davis, and a measly one to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds by way of Final Cut. So without anymore painful rapping, let’s get to it.


HIGH: Queen Streep’s speech.
When Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award, she used her speech to take down what she considered 2016’s most detestable performance: Donald Trump’s. “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,” she said. “It kind of broke my heart when I saw it. I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.” Streep thanked the HFPA for honoring her, but reminded the room that acting is a privilege and that great art (and journalism) shouldn’t cower to bullying. Streep finished with a piece of advice from Carrie Fisher: “As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia said to me once, ‘Take your broken heart, make it into art.’”


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