The 2017 Golden Globes has just ended and La La Land, as expected, was the night's biggest winner with a record seven awards including Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) for Ryan Gosling, Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) for Emma Stone, Best Film Score and Best Song ("City of Stars"). Critics' favorite Moonlight won Best Motion Picture - Drama, while for television, The Night Manager created an upset over The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
The three-hour long program was a tad rushed towards the end but thankfully, there were a good number of entertaining bits throughout.
Here are some of the best quotes, along with some of the most striking images.
1. "I just got off the phone with Mariah Carey and she thinks Dick Clark Productions sabotaged my monologue..."
- Host Jimmy Fallon, after his teleprompter failed the moment the show started.
2. "This is for all of the women, women of color and colorful people whose stories, ideas and thoughts are not always considered worthy."
- Tracee Ellis-Ross, after becoming the first black actress since Debbie Allen (in 1983 for Fame) to take home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for Black-ish
3. "It’s made more amazing by the fact that I’ll be able to say I won this at the last ever Golden Globes…(I mean) it has the words 'Hollywood', 'Foreign' and 'Press' in the title...”
- Hugh Laurie quipped, upon winning the award for Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for The Night Manager
4. "Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose."
- Meryl Streep, in her speech after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.
5. "I received this award in the male category last year for The Martian – and that fact alone is funnier, literally, than anything in The Martian.”
- Matt Damon, as he presents the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
"We get our hair cut together"
Last but not least, a special shout-out to Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell for giving us the funniest moment of the show by retelling their tragically hilarious experiences of the very first animated features they ever saw as they present the award for Best Animated Feature (which went to Zootopia).
(Sources: 2017 Golden Globes, people.com, elle.com)