Musical Starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Could Have Big Awards Season After Golden Globe Awards; Streep Uses Speech To Blast Trump
From the moment host Jimmy Fallon took the stage at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, viewers knew that La La Land was in for a big night. Fallon’s opening number was seen by many as a tribute to the Damien Chazelle musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Gosling and Stone were awarded for their performances, director Chazelle took home an award and the film took home an overall award. La Land Land also saw itself awarded for its screenplay, score and an original song.
Other winners included Billy Bob Thorton, Casey Affleck, Donald Glover, The Crown, Tracee Ellis Ross. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story also added to its trophy case.
Check out the overall list of winners at the 2017 Golden Globes.
Meryl Streep Takes On President-Elect Donald Trump
Actress Meryl Streep was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award last night and used her speech to blast U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Her arrows included Trump appearing to mock a reporter during a campaign speech in 2015 and an apparent unwillingness to recognize a free press.
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President-elect Trump gave a phone interview after the telecast and said he had not seen the speech. He added he was not surprised, however, pointing out Streep’s affection for candidate Hillary Clinton during the campaign. Meryl Streep campaigned for Clinton during the 2016 U.S. Presidential contest.
Trump responded to Streep this morning on Twitter in a series of tweets.
Streep’s criticism on Trump mocking a person with a disability stems from a November 2015 incident in Alabama. Trump was talking about the Paris terrorist attacks and claimed “Arabs” were seen celebrating after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. In a later television appearance, Trump brought up an article in the Washington Post by Serge Kovaleski as proof backing up what he said. Afterwards, in another campaign experience, Trump was claiming Kovaleski was backing away from his original story when the alleged mocking happened.
On a lighter note, check out the 2017 Golden Globe Awards cold open featuring Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Nicole Kidman, Rami Malek, the Stranger Things kids, Barb, and many others.
2017 Golden Globe Awards featuring Jimmy Fallon.
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