The 2017 Golden Globe Awards were all about La La Land, from the opening number by Jimmy Fallon to the film’s clean sweep of seven wins. On the television side, newcomers The Crown and Atlanta won, but it was AMC’s six-part miniseries The Night Manager that emerged as the surprise success, picking up three acting awards.
Between the wins, speeches and funny banter, here are my picks for the six best moments from the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.
Jimmy Fallon’s La La Land Opening
Jimmy Fallon’s performance as a host left a lot to be desired with a ton of bad and poorly executed “jokes” (just look at his attempts to impersonate Chris Rock and Sting if you want to cringe). But the La La Land-inspired opening musical number was filled with stars and was a big success. The highlight had to be Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown’s rapping in the middle, accompanied by her fellow young co-stars. Barb is still alive!
Tracee Ellis Ross’ Acceptance Speech
For the acceptance speeches by the winners, my favorite came from the star of Black-ish who spoke beautifully about the need for more representation of women of color in film and television.
Goldie Hawn as a Presenter
While presenting an award with Amy Schumer, Goldie Haw’s schtick about not being able to read the teleprompter was hilarious, especially when she praised the tainted (talented) actors of 20016.
Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig Reflect on the First Animated Films They Saw
While introducing the Best Animated Film, these two comedians reflected on the first time they saw an animated movie. It quickly turned dark with Carell remembering the day he saw Fantasia and his parents got divorced or Wiig seeing Bambi the same day her three dogs were put down. It was easily the funniest banter of the night.
Meryl Streep’s Speech
After a stunning introduction by Viola Davis, Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award with a powerful speech. From her list of all the many great “Hollywood” actors who come from all over the country and the world to her attack on President-Elect Donald Trump for mocking a disabled journalist and concluding with a quote from the late Carrie Fisher, it was a triumph of epic proportions.
(Image and videos courtesy of NBC)