2017 Golden Globe Awards Live Blog and Recap

74th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Jimmy Fallon, Host, at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

I haven’t blogged anything for MJ since the Emmy Awards, so its fitting that I’m back here again with the Golden Globe awards. Hopefully this means you’ll see me again for the Oscars. So, join me here tonight, and in the comments.

I haven’t seen all of the nominees, so I feel a little out of the loop in some categories, but I’ve seen a lot of the major contenders, including Manchester By The Sea, Lion, Hell or High Water, Arrival, La La Land, Florence Foster Jenkins, Deadpool, The Lobster, Zootopia, Moana, and some others.

If you have any comments on the red carpet, go ahead and start talking in the comments. Who wore something you loved?

They keep saying we can’t miss the “star studded” opening, so I hope everyone is ready to go right at 8.

The opening starts just like La La Land. The red carpet is backed up and Jimmy is stuck in his limo, so he sings about it. Nicole Kidman joins him, then Amy Adams, then Sarah Paulson, Evan Rachel Wood, Sterling K Brown, Rami Malek, Kit Harrington, The Stranger Things Kids (plus Barb). Then he segways into a City Of Stars moment with Ryan Reynolds. This becomes Room Full Of Stars. Tina Fey enters, then Justin Timberlake. They dance together in the stars. Finally, Jimmy makes it to the stage.

Jimmy says his teleprompter is down. “One of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote.” He makes a good Chris Rock joke, as Chris Rock, about The People VS OJ Simpson. “People are wondering what it would be like if King Joffrey had lived. Well, in 12 days we’re about to find out.” Lots of Trump jokes.

Organized in order of presentation:
Best Supporting Actor (Film): Aaron Taylor Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
Actor- TV Drama: Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath)
Actress- TV Comedy: Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
TV Comedy- Atlanta
Actress- TV Limited Series: Sarah Paulson (People VS OJ Simpson)
Limited Series or Movie: The People VS OJ Simpson
Supporting Actor- TV: Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager)
Original Score- La La Land
Original Song- City Of Stars (La La Land)
Supporting Actress (Film)- Viola Davis (Fences)
Supporting Actress (TV)- Olivia Coleman (The Night Manager)
Comedy Actor- Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Screenplay: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Animated Feature: Zootopia
Foreign Language Film: Elle
Actor in a Limited Series: Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager)
Drama Actress (TV)- Claire Foy (The Crown)
TV Drama- The Crown
Director- Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Actor in a TV Comedy: Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Comedy Actress (Movie): Emma Stone (La La Land)
Musical Or Comedy (Movie): La La Land
Drama Actor (Movie): Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)
Drama Actress (Movie): Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Best Drama (Movie): Moonlight

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture- Presented By Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone
Nominees: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Jeff Bridges (Hell Or High Water), Simon Helberg (Florence Foster Jenkins), Dev Patel (Lion), Aaron Taylor Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
Winner: Aaron Taylor Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
WHAT? WOW. I thought he had no chance at winning. None. I’m honestly shocked. I hope this isn’t a hint at how the night is going to go. I don’t think anyone had him projected. He was honestly just lucky to be nominated. This was Ali’s to lose, and he lost it. Does this mean Moonlight is out as Best Picture? Maybe.

Actor- TV Series Drama- Presented By Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Priyanka Chopra
Nominees: Rami Malek (Mr Robot), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath)
Winner: Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath)
I’m actually not that surprised. The Globes love to award the new thing when it comes to TV, and he’s the only nominee on a first season show. Billy Bob dedicates the award to a PA who worked on Goliath and had passed away.

There was some weird thing that said Hugh Grant was a winner tonight? Was that a spoiler?

Best Comedy Highlight: Florence Foster Jenkins- Presented By Hugh Grant
He was incredible in this film. So was Streep. I liked it a lot. I wouldn’t pick it over La La Land though.

Actress- TV Comedy- Presented By: Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant
Nominees: Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex Girlfriend), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce), Issa Ray (Insecure), Gina Rodriguez, Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
Winner: Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)

Wow. First nomination and first win. Good for her. She’s so cool and relaxed. She dedicates it to all the women of color, and says that she sees them.

TV Series-Comedy- Presented By Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant
Atlanta, Black-ish, Mozart In The Jungle, Transparent, Veep
Winner: Atlanta

I’m not surprised. This is a great, fresh new show with a very clear voice. If you haven’t seen it, you should. Donald Glover thanks the city of Atlanta, among other things.

The President of the HFPCA comes out to talk a bit about their organization, and how the celebrate creativity and the arts.

Drama Highlight: Hacksaw Ridge- Presented By Vince Vaughn
Didn’t get to see this. I still really want to.

Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries- Presented By Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon
Nominees: Felicity Huffman (American Crime), Riley Keough (The Girlfriend Experience), Sarah Paulson (People VS OJ Simpson), Charlotte Rampling (London Spy), Kerry Washington (Confirmation)
Winner: Sarah Paulson (The People Vs OJ Simpson)
She gives a typical speech, just like Jimmy predicted.

Limited Series or TV Movie- Presented By Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon
Nominees: American Crime, The Dresser, The Night Manager, The Night Of, The People VS OJ Simpson
Winner: The People VS OJ Simpson
No surprise here.

Best Comedy Highlight: 20th Century Women- Presented By Annette Bening

Supporting Actor- TV- Presented By Naomi Campbell and Matt Bomer
Sterling K Brown (People VS OJ Simpson), Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager), John Lithgow (the Crown), Christian Slater (Mr Robot), John Travolta (People Vs OJ Simpson)
Winner: Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager)
He’s excited to win this last award because the Golden Globes has “Hollywood”, “Foreign”, and “Press” in their name. Another Trump joke. LOL.

Miss Golden Globe- Presented By: Sofia Vergara
She mispronounces Annual a few times. It’s Sylvester Stallone’s three daughters. Beautiful.

Original Score: Presented By: Sting and Carrie Underwood
Nominees: Moonlight, La La Land, Arrival, Lion, Hidden Figures
Winner: La La Land

Original Song: Presented By: Sting and Carrie Underwood
Can’t Stop The Feeling (Trolls), City of Stars (La La Land), Faith (Sing), Gold (Gold), How Far I’ll Go (Moana)
Winner: City Of Stars (La La Land)
Benji Pasek and Justin Paul have written a lot of good musicals.

Best Comedy Highlight- La La Land- Presented By John Legend
Loved this movie.

Best Supporting Actress-Presented By: Michael Keaton
Nominees: Viola Davis (Fences), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Nicole Kidman (Lion), Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures), Michelle Williams (Manchester By The Sea)
Winner; Viola Davis (Fences)
Viola gives a great speech about finally getting her Globe after five nominations. She was fantastic in Fences.

Supporting Actress TV- Presented By Kristen Bell and Cuba Gooding Jr
Olivia Coleman (The Night Manager), Lena Headey (Game Of Thrones), Chrissy Metz (This Is Us), Mandy Moore (This Is Us), Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Winner: Olivia Coleman (The Night Manager)
Winner not present. She probably didn’t thin she was goin to win either. Metz deserved this. I would have also accepted Newton.

Best Drama Highlight- Lion- Presented By Sunny Pawar and Dev Patel
Great movie. Sunny Pawar is amazing.

Best Actor in a Comedy- Presented By: Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer
Nominees: Colin Farrell (The Lobster), Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins), Jonah Hill (War Dogs), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Winner: Ryan Gosling (La La Land)

Amy and Goldie have a good bit where Goldie didn’t bring her glasses, so she can’t read the teleprompter. Ryan jokes that he’s always confused for Ryan Reynolds, but it’s getting out of hand. He then jokes about breaking the award and sharing it with Emma and Damien. Then he dedicates the award to his late brother in law.

Best Screenplay: Presented By: Felicity Jones and Diego Luna
Nominees: La La Land, Nocturnal Animals, Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea, Hell or High Water
Winner: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
La La Land is SWEEPING. That’s four wins so far. It hasn’t lost a category yet.

Best Animated Feature: Presented By: Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell
Steve’s first animated feature was Fantasia. He tells the story of seeing it for the first time, which led to his parents getting a divorce. Kristin’s was Bambi. Later that day, they had to put down three dogs. It’s a good bit.
Nominees: Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, My Life As A Zucchini, Sing, Zootopia
Winner: Zootopia
Totally knew this was going to win.

Jimmy Fallon introduces a tribute segment to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. RIP.

Best Drama Highlight- Manchester By The Sea- Presented By Casey Affleck
A great film with an amazing performance from Affleck.

Foreign Language Feature: Presented By: Chris Hemsworth and Gal Gadot
Nominees: Divines, Elle, Neruda, The Salesman, Toni Erdmann
Winner: Elle
That’s a no brainer. It’s the only film with a nomination in another category. The director praises his lead actress.

Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Justin Theroux and Anna Kendrick
Nominees: Riz Ahmed (The Night Of), Bryan Cranston (All The Way), Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager), John Tuturro (The Night Of), Courtney B Vance (People Vs OJ Simpson)
Winner: Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager)
Wow, they really loved this miniseries. Loki wins! It was almost presented by Thor. They missed out on a great opportunity. He talks about how a group of relief doctors in the South Sudan had complimented him for The Night Manager, and how humbled he was to have provided them with entertainment.

Best Comedy Highlight- Deadpool- Presented By Jake Gyllenhaal
Missed opportunity to have Deadpool present his own film.

Actress in a TV Drama- Presented By: Laura Dern and Jon Hamm
Nominees: Caitroina Balof (Outlander), Claire Foy (The Crown), Keri Russell (The Americans), Winona Ryder (Stranger Things), Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)
Winner: Claire Foy (The Crown)
I’m not too surprised she won. Again, it’s a new show.

TV Drama- Presented By: Laura Dern and Jon Hamm
Nominees: The Crown, Game Of Thrones, Stranger Things, This Is Us, Westworld
Winner: The Crown
I had a hard time figuring out a winner here, with four first season shows.

Cecil B Demille Award- Meryl Streep- Presented By Viola Davis
So many great roles. 30 Golden Globe Nominations, 8 Globe Wins, 18 Oscar Nominations, 3 Oscars. Damn. She’s not even done. Those numbers are just going to keep going up. She’s lost her voice. Awww. She makes a great speech about how Hollywood was built on foreigners. She brings up Trump mocking a disabled reporter, and how it shocked her. She uses this platform to make a point.

A bunch of actors and actresses talk about their first job. It’s a cute bit. Chris Pratt apparently had no first job.

Best Drama Highlight- Hell or High Water- Presented by: Chris Pine
Chris Pine thanks Meryl for her speech. This was a great film.

Best Director: Presented by: Sienna Miller, Ben Affleck, and Zoe Saldana
Nominees: Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals), Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Kenneth Lonegran (Manchester by The Sea)
Winner: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
That’s five for five so far. Wow.

Actor TV Comedy- Presented By Milo Ventmiglia and Mandy Moore
Nominees: Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Donald Glover (Atlanta), Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart In The Jungle), Nick Nolte (Graves), Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
Winner: Donald Glover (Atlanta)
WOW. Awesome.

Actress in a Musical or Comedy- Presented By Matt Damon
Nominees: Annette Bening (20th Century Women), Lily Collins (Rules Don’t Apply), Hailee Steinfeld (Edge Of Seventeen), Emma Stone (La La Land), Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Winner: Emma Stone (La La Land)
That’s SIX wins now for La La Land. Emma Stone thanks her mom first.

Best Comedy Highlight- Sing Street- Presented By Pierce Brosnan
This was a great movie too. John Carney makes really good movies about music.

Best Drama Highlight- Moonlight- Presented By Brad Pitt
It kills me that I haven’t seen this yet.

Best Musical or Comedy- Presented By: Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne
Nominees: 20th Century Women, Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins, La La Land, Sing Street
Winner: La La Land
La La Land won all seven awards it was nominated for. What a feat! This helps its status as an Oscar frontrunner.

Actor In A Drama- Presented By: Brie Larson
Nominees: Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea), Joel Edgerton (Loving), Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), Denzel Washington (Fences)
Winner: Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)

Actress In A Drama- Presented By Leonardo DiCaprio
Nominees: Amy Adams (Arrival), Natalie Portman (Jackie), Ruth Negga (Loving), Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)
Winner:Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Wow. This definitely helps her films profile, winning two Globes tonight. Wow. They cut her mic off. Tacky.

Best Drama- Presented By Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers
Nominees: Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell Or High Water, Lion
Winner: Moonlight
Moonlight manages a win tonight.

Well, that’s it. Those are the Globes. They’re a nice taste of what’s to come with the Oscars. So how did your predictions go?

Hopefully you enjoyed the live blog. I’m hoping to be back for the Oscars in February.

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