La La Land dominates Golden Globes while Meryl Streep slams Trump

Writer and director Damien Chazelle’s La La Land has picked up an astonishing seven Golden Globes, including Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor for Ryan Gosling, Best Actress for Emma Stone, and both Best Director and Best Screenplay for Chazelle.

Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, another Academy Award favourite, picked up the award for Best Picture (Drama),

But it’s eight-time Golden Globe winner Meryl Streep who is dominating headlines for a speech blasting President Elect Donald Trump for his mocking impersonation of disabled New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski.

In accepting the Cecil B. Demille Award for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”, Streep said: “It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head, because it wasn’t in a movie, it was in real life. And this instinct to humiliate; when it’s modelled by somebody in the public platform, by somebody powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence invites violence.”

You can see the full speech below, and the part on Donald Trump from 3.20.

While the Golden Globes are often seen as a good indication as to where the Academy Awards might fall, they also include categories for Television.

Netflix’s The Crown won Best Drama series and Best Actress for Claire Foy, while Donald Glover’s critically acclaimed Atlanta picked up Best Comedy series and Best Actor for Glover’s performance. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story won Best Miniseries or Television Movie.

4 responses to “La La Land dominates Golden Globes while Meryl Streep slams Trump

  1. So right, celebrities should just shut their mouths and divest themselves of the incredible platform they have to just sell perfume. Also the general public should also shut up. Who wants to hear from the great unwashed about politics? All those messy protests, and the other of elections. It’d be better if we had no political discussion and just let those in power do their jobs without any interference from any of us. That’s what you meant wasn’t it K A Bailey…?

  2. Crikey KL Bailey! How did Hilary’s election result come into this discussion?! Meryl Streep’s remarks were about the president-elect’s childish, mocking behaviour, on one of many notable occasions. If you think his behaviour and continued antics aren’t reprehensible and childish and Are how you expect a person in high office to behave, then move to America and enjoy him!

  3. I completely disagree with celebrities using a public forum such as the Golden Globe Awards to make political statements. Hilary lost. Get over it. In the words of my favourite philosopher, Harold Callaghan (aka Clint Eastwood) “Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink”. Right on Dirty Harry.

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