La La Land reigned supreme at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, scooping up all seven trophies it was nominated for during a relatively staid installment of what’s typically the most unpredictable night of awards season.
La La Land dominated the Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical categories with wins for stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, writer-director Damien Chazelle, composer Justin Hurwitz and lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Trophies were more widely distributed on the Drama side of things, with Moonlight winning Best Motion Picture, Casey Affleck taking Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea and Isabelle Huppert winning Best Actress for Elle. Aaron Taylor-Johnson scored a Best Supporting Actor win for his performance in Nocturnal Animals, while Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for her role in the adaptation of August Wilson’s play, Fences.
The TV portion of the evening offered several more surprises, with Atlanta, The Crown and The Night Manager all scooping up multiple trophies. While heavy favorite The People v. O.J. Simpson did take home Best Miniseries, and star Sarah Paulson won Best Actress in that sub-category, it was notably bested by The Night Manager in every other acting category, netting wins for Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston and Olivia Colman.
The Crown, meanwhile, notably beat favorites like Stranger Things and Game of Thrones to win Best TV Series, Drama, while its star, Claire Foy, also took home Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama.
The Tonight Show‘s Jimmy Fallon hosted the Golden Globes, which kicked off with — what else — a bombastic La La Land spoof. In a tribute to the film’s opening number, Fallon danced through red carpet traffic alongside A-listers like Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams and the Stranger Things kids. Even beloved Barb (Shannon Purser) was given a break-out tribute with an extended synchronized swimming sequence. Later, Fallon tapped Justin Timberlake and Tina Fey for a performance of “Room Full of Stars,” a spoof of La La Land‘s “City of Stars,” which later won Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.
Following the expertly choreographed opener, Fallon hit the stage where he confronted a malfunctioning teleprompter. The host giggled his way through the technical difficulties and eventually launched into his monologue by cracking, “Welcome to the Golden Globes — one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote.”
Fallon took a few more jabs at president-elect Donald Trump during the night, comparing him to Game of Thrones‘ King Joffrey and quipping the Golden Globes’ vote tallies were counted by the firm of “Ernst and Young and Putin.” Hugh Laurie also landed a few jabs during his acceptance speech, saying, “Thank you first to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this amazing honor. I suppose it’s made more amazing by the fact that I’ll be able to say I won this at the last ever Golden Globes … I don’t mean to be gloomy, it’s just that it has the words Hollywood, Foreign and Press in the title.”