“La La Land” danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of President-elect Donald Trump by Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep.
“La La Land,” a romantic musical about a struggling actress and a jazz pianist trying to make it in Hollywood, took home Globes for best comedy/musical and for its stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, as well as for director Damien Chazelle, screenplay, score and original song.
But the evening’s most dramatic moments came from 67-year-old Streep, the most respected actress of her generation, while accepting her lifetime achievement award.
Although the three-time Oscar winner never mentioned Trump’s name, she said the most heartbreaking performance of the year came “when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter.” “I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life,” Streep said.
Streep wasn’t the only celebrity to get political at the Globes. First-time host Jimmy Fallon opened the three-hour ceremony by calling the awards show “one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote” — a dig at Trump’s victory despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton.
The night belonged to “La La Land,” whose seven wins set a new record for the most Golden Globes by a single movie. The other big movie award went to low-budget “Moonlight,” about a young boy growing up in an impoverished neighborhood of Miami, which was named best drama.