Last night, the 2017 Golden Globes made it all but official: this year's Oscars race will probably be a battle between Barry Jenkins' Moonlight and Damien Chazelle's La La Land.
The former won the Golden Globe for Best Picture (Drama), while the latter took home the award for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy). This was something of a foregone conclusion: La La Land was all but guaranteed to take home the big prize in "Musical or Comedy", but "Drama" was absolutely a showdown between Moonlight and Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester By The Sea. Having seen all three of these films, I'm comfortable with how things turned out.
Elsewhere, there were surprises (Isabelle Huppert winning Best Actress for Elle) and snubs (Moonlight's Mahershala Ali losing Best Supporting Actor to Nocturnal Animals' Aaron Taylor Johnson), regrettable comedy bits (Jimmy Fallon brought presenter Eddie Redmayne onstage via Cypress Hill parody, and it was precisely as nightmarish as that sounds), emotional speeches (by now, you've probably heard about Meryl Streep taking Trump to the woodshed) and wacky audience hijinks (Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield made out while Ryan Gosling took the stage to collect his Best Actor Golden Globe). All things considered, it was a fairly standard Golden Globes ceremony.
Anyway, we wanted you guys to have a place to talk about it, so here you go. For reference, here's a list of last night's winners, starting with the awards for film (list courtesy the New York Times):
Best picture, drama: "Moonlight”
Best picture, comedy or musical: “La La Land”
Actress, drama: Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Actor, drama: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Actress, comedy or musical: Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Actor, comedy or musical: Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
Supporting actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”
Supporting actor: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, “Nocturnal Animals”
Director: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Screenplay: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Animated film: “Zootopia”
Foreign language film: “Elle” (France)
Original score: Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land”
Original song: “City of Stars,” “La La Land”
And here's who won in television:
Best series, drama: “The Crown,” Netflix
Best series, comedy or musical: “Atlanta,” FX
Best television movie or mini-series: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” FX
Actress, mini-series or television movie: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Actor, mini-series or television movie: Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”
Actress, drama: Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Actor, drama: Billy Bob Thornton, “Goliath”
Actress, comedy or musical: Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”
Actor, comedy or musical: Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Supporting actress: Olivia Colman, “The Night Manager”
Supporting actor: Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”
What did you guys think of last night's ceremony? Sound off in the comments below.