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The musical ‘La La Land’ breaks record by winning seven Golden Globes

The musical La La Land was the biggest winner at the Golden Globes this year, breaking the record by winning seven awards. The film won in every category for which it was nominated in the musical or comedy section, including best director, best screenplay, best music and best song. Leading actors Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling won the awards for best actor and actress in a musical or comedy for the same film.

The results were announced last night during the 74th ceremony of the Golden Globe Awards which took place at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California, which was presented by comedian Jimmy Fallon. These awards are considered very important in the film industry because they give an indication of which films are expected to win at the Oscars.

Among the winners there was also the film, Moonlight which won the award for best drama, while actors Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert won awards for the best actors in a drama. Meanwhile, Viola Davis won an award for best supporting actress, while the award for best supporting actor was won by British actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Zootopia won for best animated film, while the award for best TV series was won by the British series, The Crown. British actors did very well at these ceremony with other winners including Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman for the TV series The Night Manager, and Claire Foy, for her excellent interpretation of the character of Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown.

Meryl Streep won the Cecil B Demille award for her contribution to the world of entertainment. During her speech when accepting the award,  she referred to when the President-elect Donald Trump ridiculed a journalist who had a disability. She said, “Disrespect invites further disrespect, and violence encourages more violence. And when those in power use their position to bully others, everyone loses.”