La La Land, Moonlight lead the Golden Globes 2017

Musical film La La Land won a record-breaking 7 Golden Globes during the 74th Golden Globe Awards, winning for all the categories in which the film was nominated including Best Motion Picture (Musical and Comedy), Best Director (Damien Chazelle), Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical (Emma Stone), and Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical (Ryan Gosling.)

Barry Jenkins’ powerful film Moonlight took home the Golden Globe for Best Drama. Best Foreign Language Film went to Paul Verhoeven’s Elle while its star, Isabelle Huppert, won Best Actress in a Drama.

Meryl Streep was this year’s recipient of the Cecil B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award. Award-winner Viola Davis presented Streep with the trophy, after speaking about the latter’s impressive career. Streep used her acceptance speech as an opportunity to openly criticize President-elect Donald Trump, saying:

“Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When powerful people use their position to bully we all lose.”

And she also addressed the issue of diversity in Hollywood:

“Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if you kick us all out, you’ll have nothing to watch except for football and mixed martial arts, which are not arts.”

On the television front, some well-deserved recognition was given to shows and performances featuring people of color. Tracee Ellis Ross made history by becoming the first black woman to win Best Actress in a Comedy since 1983, for her role in Black-ish, and in her speech, she said:

“This is for all of the women of colour whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy or important but I see you and we see you.”

Best Comedy program went to Atlanta, a show about a group of wannabe rappers in the city. Star Donald Glover also took home the award for Best Actor in a Comedy.

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story won for Best Miniseries, with Sarah Paulson winning for Best Actress in a Miniseries.

This was also a good year for British actors and British stories. Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, and Olivia Colman took home Golden Globes for their roles in BBC’s adaptation of John Le Carré’s The Night Manager. Claire Foy won Best Actress in a Drama for playing Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown, which also won for Best Drama Series.

This year’s Golden Globes ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

Click HERE for the full list of winners.