Last night was the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, but I can honestly say it was my first time that I tuned in to them (at least in their entirety). I am not much of a television fan, with the exception of my few favorites, and have, therefore, preferred the Oscars over the years.
Jimmy Fallon suffered through some technical difficulties in his opening monologue, barely holding it together until they sorted it all out. Meryl Streep was awarded the Cecil B. Demille Award for her lifetime achievement in film and gave a speech that will not be soon forgotten.
Otherwise, there were no major surprises. La La Land, which opened in theaters last month, walked away with several awards including Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), and Best Actress (Emma Stone) in that category. Moonlight, won for Best Motion Picture - Drama and, on the television front, The Crown, The People v O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story, Atlanta, and The Night Manager were notable winners.
Moonlight: Official Trailer
My favorite animated film of 2016, Zootopia, walked away with the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Animated. I was surprised to see how many nominations Nocturnal Animals received, but was happy for Aaron Taylor-Johnson on his win for Best Supporting Actor.
Again, there weren't many surprises (at least not on the motion picture side). All the films that I walked away wanting to see were already on my radar and include Fences, La La Land, Moonlight, and Manchester by the Sea.