The Golden Moments of the Golden Globes


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Israel Taylor, Entertainment Editor

The Golden Globes reflected a memorable year in cinema and television as its stories brought current political and social issues to their screens.

The night was kicked off with a Jimmy Fallon spoof of the seven time nominated film, “La La Land”, with a cameo by Justin Timberlake. Then the late show host entered the ball room filled with stars and future award winners where Fallon delivered his opening monologue, most of which had to be improved due to teleprompter failure.

History was made when Tracee Ellis Ross won the award for best actress in a musical or comedy in a TV series for Black-ish being the first black woman in 35 years to win; the last being Debbie Allen. As she accepted the award she said, “this is for all the women, women of color, and colorful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important. But I want you to know that I see you. We see you.” “La La Land” won all of the the awards it was nominated for, dominating the night. “Moonlight” won the most coveted award of the night, winning best drama picture receiving a standing ovation from the star-studded audience.

Other big television wins include “The Crown” winning best TV drama series and “Atlanta” winning best series in a comedy or musical. One of the leads in “Atlanta”Donald Glover, received the award for best actor in a musical or comedy. In his speeches he thanked the rap group Migos for producing the song, “Bad and Boujee.”

Meryl Streep received the Cecile B. Demille Award due to outstanding working and presence in the entertainment industry. During her speech she took the opportunity to take a political stand saying, “Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.” She called out president-elect Trump without ever directly naming him then ended her speech in honor of the passed Carrie Fisher saying, “As my friend the dear, departed Princess Leia said to me once, take your broken heart and make it into art.”