Golden Globes 2017: Live Coverage, Updates and Analysis (Updating)


Hollywood’s awards season kicks off tonight with the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC. Jimmy Fallon takes on hosting duties live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Red carpet arrivals start at 3pm PT/6pm Eastern. Follow along with Breitbart News for live updates, videos, photos, insight and analysis from Hollywood’s big night.

All times Pacific. Most recent updates at the top.


8:07 P.M. — Well, that’s all she wrote. Kind of an uneventful Golden Globes, to say the least.

Jimmy Fallon was nowhere, and the only real upset was Isabelle Huppert’s win in the Best Actress category. Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech and Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig’s presentation provided the night’s only really interesting moments (see both below).

Everything else went pretty much as expected. La La Land destroyed everything in its path, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see it take home Best Picture at the Oscars next month. A bit of a shock to see Hacksaw Ridge walk away with nothing, as it was really a fantastic film.


8:02 P.M. — The night’s final award goes to Moonlight for Best Motion Picture, Drama. Amazon really wanted this one for Manchester by the Sea. Moonlight — the gay coming-of-age drama directed by Barry Jenkins — now gets a substantial boost at the Oscars next month.

7:59 P.M. — Big, big upset as Isabelle Huppert wins Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for her role in Elle. Natalie Portman was the front-runner to win for Jackie.

“Do not expect cinema to set up walls and borders,” Huppert said just before she left the stage.

7:51 P.M. — Casey Affleck wins Best Actor for Motion Picture, Drama, for his role in Manchester by the Sea.

7:43 P.M. — No surprises as La La Land finishes off its sweep, winning Best Picture, Musical or Comedy.

7:33 P.M. — Emma Stone wins Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for La La Land, bringing the movie’s total awards haul to six tonight. If it clears Best Picture, it could have a near-lock on the Best Picture Oscar next month.

7:25 P.M. — Donald Glover wins Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy, for his role in Atlanta.

7:23 P.M. — Damien Chazelle wins Best Director for La La Land. Mel Gibson misses out on completing his comeback, though it could be argued that his nomination is enough of a comeback by itself. La La Land now has five Globe wins tonight.

7:10  P.M. — 

Meryl Streep Uses Lifetime Achievement Award Speech to Bash Donald Trump

Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday night's Golden Globes — and used her acceptance speech to repeatedly attack President-elect Donald Trump in what was one of the night's most pointed political statements.

The three-time Oscar-winner began her speech by noting that Hollywood is the most "vilified" segment of American society following Donald Trump's victory. "Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners. And if we kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and Mixed Martial Arts, which are not the arts," she said. Streep said Trump's mocking of disabled New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski was the "performance" that most "stunned" her. "There was nothing good about it, but it did its job," the actress said. "It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can't get it out my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was in real life. That instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone’s life because it gives permission for others to do the same." "Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence," Streep said. Streep challenged a "principled press" to stand up to Trump; "to hold power to hold power to account, to call to the carpet for every outrage. Streep called on Hollywood to support the Committee to Protect Journalists, "because we're going to need them going forward -- and they'll need us to safeguard the truth." "Take your broken heart, make it into art," Streep concluded, quoting the late actress Carrie Fisher. Watch Streep's full speech above.

6:53 P.M. — Netflix gets a huge win with The Crown picking up Best TV Series, Drama. Massive upset over HBO’s Game of Thrones and Westworld, plus Stranger Things and This Is Us.

The noise level inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel ballroom is pretty noticeable, even on TV. Lots of shushing as winners take to the stage to accept their awards.

6:52 P.M. — Twitter is elated by this kiss between Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield.

6: 50 P.M. — Claire Foy wins Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama, for her role on Netflix’s The Crown. Big win in a crowded category. Plus, the show — about a young Queen Elizabeth — is pretty good, too.

6:41 P.M. — Tom Hiddleston wins his first Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie with his role in The Night Manager.

The actor shares a brief story about how aid workers binge-watched The Night Manager while under fire in South Sudan, and expressed how proud he was to be able to provide some small amount of entertainment to people putting themselves in harm’s way. A humbling speech, and a far cry from traditional awards show acceptance speech virtue-signaling.

6:38 P.M. — France is the big winner in the foreign film category, with Elle picking up the Globe for Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language.

6:30 P.M. — Zootopia wins Best Animated Film, beating out Moana, Sing and the highly underrated Kubo and the Two Strings.

Acceptance speech: “We wanted to make a film about embracing diversity, even when there are people in the world who want to divide us by embracing fear.”

Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig provide the evening’s first truly funny bit while presenting the award.

6: 22 P.M. — Damien Chazelle wins Best Original Screenplay for La La Land, and now the movie’s picked up four awards out of its seven total nominations. Chazelle is also up for Best Director. Look for the movie to steamroller the competition at the Oscars next month.

6:15 P.M. — Ryan Gosling gets a big win for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for La La Land. That’s three awards for the musical, and it looks like it’s on its way to a big night overall.

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn — stars of the upcoming raunchy comedy Snatched — presented the award, with Hawn doing a painfully unfunny bit about how she couldn’t read the teleprompter.

For viewers checking out tonight’s broadcast hoping to see some funny bits or some theatrics, or even a slip-up or viral “fail” moment, nothing to report so far.

6:10 P.M. — Olivia Coleman wins Best Actress in a Limited Series for The Night Manager. Not at the ceremony to accept the award.

6:10 P.M. — We’re about an hour in now, and the show could really use more Fallon, as strange as that is to say. Fallon is an able host, there’s just nothing for him to work with except for worn-out anti-Trump jokes. No joy in this broadcast.

Bring back Ricky Gervais next year — at least he makes the celebs squirm in their seats.

6:02 P.M. — Viola Davis wins Best Supporting Actress for her role in the August Wilson adaptation Fences. Gives a heartfelt shoutout to co-star and director Denzel Washington. Davis becomes an instant frontrunner to repeat at next month’s Oscars.

5:54 P.M. — Hurwitz comes back onstage to accept the award for Best Original Song for “City of Stars” from La La Land. Decent-sized upset over Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from the animated movie Trolls.

5:53 P.M. — Justin Hurwitz wins Best Original Score for La La Land. No surprises there.

5:51 P.M. — Sofia Vergara jokes about not being able to pronounce the word “annual,” instead pronouncing it “anal,” and then “anus,” while introducing Miss Golden Globes. This year’s Miss Golden Globes are the three daughters of actor Sylvester Stallone.

5:47 P.M. — Hugh Laurie wins his third Golden Globe, Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Limited Series or TV Movie, for his role in The Night Manager.

Laurie jokes about the event being the “last-ever Golden Globes.”

“I don’t mean to be gloomy, it just has the words, ‘Hollywood, Foreign and Press’ in the title.” Accepts the award on behalf of “psychopathic billionaires everywhere.”

5: 44 P.M. — President Obama wrote a letter that appeared in the Globes program. Per the Hollywood Reporter:

5: 39 P.M. — Another award for The People vs. OJ Simpson as the FX show picks up the Globe for Best Limited Series or TV Movie. Full cast and crew onstage to accept, including John Travolta, Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Schwimmer and Courtney B. Vance. People vs. OJ is now 2 for 2 on the night. The show won 9 Emmys last year.

5:37 P.M. — Sarah Paulson wins Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. People vs. OJ is nominated for another four awards tonight.

5:34 P.M. — Vince Vaughn presents a preview of Best Drama-nominated Hacksaw Ridge, and one kinda has to wonder why he wasn’t nominated this year. Vaughn stole the show in every scene he was in.

5: 26 P.M. — Freshman FX series Atlanta pulls off a big win for the network, winning Best TV Series, Musical/Comedy. Showrunner and star Donald Glover accepts on behalf of the production. The show beat out Amazon’s Transparent and HBO’s Veep, both critical darlings and awards season mainstays.

5: 24 P.M. — Full video of Fallon’s opening monologue:

5:22 P.M. — Tracee Ellis Ross wins Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for her role on ABC’s Black-ish.

5:14 P.M. — Billy Bob Thornton wins Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama for his role as Billy McBride on Goliath.

5:11 P.M. — Aaron Taylor-Johnson wins the night’s first award, Best Supporting Actor Drama, for Nocturnal Animals. Acceptance speech kept short and sweet.

5:06 P.M. — Six minutes in we’ve already got our first Trump joke, as Fallon says the Golden Globes are “one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote.” Another dig when he says that in 12 days (Trump’s inauguration), America will get to see what it would be like if King Joffrey from Game of Thrones was alive. And another: the votes tonight will be tallied by “Ernst and Young and Putin.”

4:50 P.M. — Showtime in 10 minutes as most of the celebrities have already headed inside. Looks like the big stories tonight will be La La Land, whatever Jimmy Fallon’s got cooked up in terms of anti-Trump material, and Mel Gibson’s big comeback potential. Stay tuned.

4:35 P.M. — Mel Gibson asked on the red carpet about why he took on Hacksaw Ridge, and why now: “Usually I sort of generate the material myself. This came from another source. But it checked all the boxes for me. And it was an adopted child. But I learned to love it.”

“Imagine going into the worst place on earth, the worst combat situation, repeatedly, without a weapon. Yes. That takes a lot of faith. And then to lay his life on the line for his brothers. He did not see race or anything, Japanese, American, he patched them up and lowered them down the hill.”

4:18 P.M. — The stars are out now in full force on the Red Carpet; there’s a lot of talk about certain celebrities “slaying” with their fashion choices, along with much debate over who can wear clothes the best. Early winners seem to include Mandy Moore, Natalie Portman, Ruth Negga and Tracee Ellis Ross.

4:15 P.M. — Jimmy Fallon will open the ceremony with a pre-taped parody of La La Land. Fallon shared a teaser of the opening on social media ahead of the show. La La Land is up for seven awards tonight, including Best Picture Musical or Comedy and actor awards for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

4:00 P.M. — The Golden Globes is Hollywood’s first major awards season bash and is closely watched by insiders to see how next month’s Oscars will shake out. This year’s show could be a little more tame than recent years, as Tonight Show host and NBC darling Jimmy Fallon takes the reins from Ricky Gervais, whose performance last year triggered Hollywood.

Still, Fallon has promised plenty of jokes about President-elect Donald Trump.

Presenters include Ben and Casey Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Amy Schumer, Anna Kendrick, Viola Davis, Sting, John Legend and Jessica Chastain, among many others — so there is a better-than-fair chance that at least one celebrity activist plugs their pet cause onstage. Our money’s on DiCaprio and climate change.

As for the awards: La La Land looks poised to take the Best Motion Picture Music or Comedy prize, while Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight battle it out for Best Motion Picture Drama (though Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge is a sneaky bet tonight, and there’s at least a tiny possibility that the criminally underseen Hell or High Water takes the glory).

Gibson will also look to continue his big Hollywood comeback with a director’s win for Hacksaw.

On the TV side, NBC’s ensemble drama This Is Us hopes to reclaim Best Television Series Drama glory for network television, going up against HBO’s Game of Thrones and Westworld and Netflix’s Stranger Things and The Crown. Freshman FX series Atlanta is vying for Best TV Comedy along with Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle and Transparent, HBO’s Veep and ABC’s Black-ish.

— Daniel Nussbaum and Jerome Hudson



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