09 January, Los Angeles
La La Land”, a romantic musical comedy-drama film swept the Golden Globes awards by winning in all the seven categories including the top award of best musical or comedy at the ceremony in Los Angeles.
The film director Damien Chazelle took home the trophies for best director and screenplay. The film’s leading stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone won the trophies for best actor and actress. “La La Land” also took the best original score award.
The other big award of the night went to “Moonlight”, for best motion picture. The film pipped Dev Patel-starrer “Lion” and “Manchester By The Sea”, “Hacksaw Rridge” and “Hell or High Water”.
Isabelle Huppert won the best actress in a motion picture – drama for “Elle” which was named the best foreign film. Actor Casey Affleck won the best actor in a motion picture for his moving performance in “Manchester By the Sea”.
In the best supporting actor and actress categories the trophies went to Aaron Taylor-Johnson of “Nocturnal Animals”. Viola Davis won th best supporting actress category for “Fences”.
The Golden Globe Awards is a major part of the film industry’s awards season, which culminates each year with the Academy Awards or Oscars.