Catching up with the Golden Globes
So, we all know about the whole Meryl Streep/Donald Trump thing that happened at last night's 74th annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.
But what else happened?
There were awards handed out, you know. "La La Land" took home most of them — seven in all, which sets a record for most Globes won by a film. The previous record was five, which (Huffington Post points out) was a five-way tie between "Doctor Zhivago" (1965), "Love Story" (1970), "The Godfather" (1972), "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), and "A Star is Born" (1976).
In addition to best picture (musical or comedy), "La La Land" picked up awards for actors Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, director Damien Chazelle, and honors for screenplay, score and song.
Stone had a nice Giphy moment when Chazelle was named best director.
Emma Stone's awkward reaction to her double hug w/ Damien Chazelle was hilarious/reminded me of this: https://t.co/WK2P2hl2tZ #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/Mww9hEPoaf
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 9, 2017
But that's why we love her so much.
Emma Stone is the awkward gal in us all. https://t.co/aBqJv1n9Ma
— Lindsay Rothfeld (@Lfeld824) January 9, 2017
And speaking of Gosling ... as if the ladies don't already fall all over themselves for him, his acceptance speech was enough to pull in the last holdouts with his heartfelt thanks to his wife Eva Mendes:
But before Gosling gave us all the feels, there was an amazing moment between Ryan Reynolds (a fellow nominee in the category) and Andrew Garfield.
Seems that Garfield was offering some consolation to Reynolds for not winning. But it made for a winning moment, for sure (and YouTube's Match Day captured it perfectly):
Then, there was the whole Sofia Vergara "anal" joke.
Here's the end game: The "Modern Family" star came onstage to introduce this year's Miss Golden Globes (always a child of a celebrity).
Twitter couldn't figure out if it was planned or a mistake. (It was planned.)
This year's Miss Golden Globes was Sylvester Stallone's three daughters — Sophia, 20, Sistine, 18, and Scarlet, 14.
We couldn't go without mentioning host Jimmy Fallon's opening. It was pretty slick, with references to most of the night's nominees. Fallon, expectedly, got some pretty sick starpower to help him out.
Check it if you haven't already seen it:
Then, there was a pretty humorous exchange between Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig, who came out to present the award for best animated film. We can't be sure if it was improvised, but it felt like it. And it felt like comedy gold.
One of the more surprising moments happened when French actress Isabelle Huppert picked up the Globe for best actress in a drama for her role in the controversial film "Elle," in which she plays a woman who is raped.
"Oh my god! Thank you! Thank you!" Huppert gushed. "My heart is beating. If you could hear what is going on here!"
This was Huppert's first Golden Globe nomination. The 63-year-old actress was considered a bit of a dark horse in competitive category that included Natalie Portman for "Jackie," Jessica Chastain for "Miss Sloane," Amy Adams for "Arrival" and Ruth Negga for "Loving."
At one point, Fallon halted the ceremony to honor the recent passing of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds with this touching tribute:
And we couldn't end without giving some shout out to the fashion at the Globes. Since we weren't on the red carpet (not to mention have NO sense of fashion whatsoever), we turn to the folks at Clevver Style for the scoop:
Finally, here's the lineup of winners (cuz no one cares about losers):
- Motion Picture, Drama: "Moonlight."
- Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: "La La Land."
- Actor, Motion Picture, Drama: Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea."
- Actress, Motion Picture, Drama: Isabelle Huppert, "Elle."
- Director, Motion Picture: Damien Chazelle, "La La Land."
- Actor, Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Ryan Gosling, "La La Land."
- Actress, Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Emma Stone, "La La Land."
- Supporting Actor, Motion Picture: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, "Nocturnal Animals."
- Supporting Actress, Motion Picture: Viola Davis, "Fences."
- Foreign Language Film: "Elle."
- Animated Film: "Zootopia."
- Screenplay, Motion Picture: Damien Chazelle, "La La Land."
- Original Score, Motion Picture: Justin Hurwitz, "La La Land."
- Original Song, Motion Picture: "City of Stars," ''La La Land."
- TV Series, Drama: "The Crown."
- Actor, TV Series, Drama: Billy Bob Thornton, "Goliath."
- Actress, TV Series, Drama: Claire Foy, "The Crown."
- TV Series, Musical or Comedy: "Atlanta."
- Actor, TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Donald Glover, "Atlanta."
- Actress, TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Tracee Ellis Ross, "black-ish."
- Limited Series or TV Movie: "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story."
- Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Tom Hiddleston, "The Night Manager."
- Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Sarah Paulson, "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story."
- Supporting Actor, Series or TV Movie: Hugh Laurie, "The Night Manager."
- Supporting Actress, Series or TV Movie: Olivia Colman, "The Night Manager."
It's popping up all over the place.
No, we said popping not ... nevermind.
Wine, cats, coffee — what more could you ask for?
A Georgia driver hit more than a bump in the road while driving.
Elysia Morris said she was driving her red BMW through a construction zone when a truck was driving toward her without stopping.
She said she veered to the left to avoid a possible collision when her car got stuck in fresh, wet concrete.
"[The truck is] still driving towards me, still honking the horn, so I bear over to the left and my car ends up submerged in fresh, wet concrete," Morris said.
Morris was rescued safely, but her car was lodged deep into the mixture.
She said the construction company told her the concrete would cure in an hour and the tow truck that responded asked her to sign a waiver saying the county wasn't responsible for any damages before they would tow it.
She refused to sign, and they left the concrete to dry around her car, cementing it into the street.
Construction workers eventually used a jack hammer to remove the block of concrete and the car and loaded it onto a flatbed truck.
Condolences are pouring in from all over ... for a girl they never knew. But her story speaks to all of them.